Browse Abstracts (172 total)

| by Carle, Eric

A rooster decides to take a trip around the world. Two cats, three frogs, four turtles and five fish join him along the way. When night falls, all the animals leave the rooster. When all alone, the rooster realizes he is homesick and he returns home.

| by Low, William

Chinatown is a city that is home to street cobblers, herbalists, tai chi masters, kung fu students, fish markets, and restaurants. And best of all, the celebration of the Chinese New Year which has a parade and lion dance!

| by Hesse, Karen

Two boys are afraid to go by the house where the fierce dog, Lester, hides under the porch. On their adventure they cross busy streets then find a baby kitten. They try to save the kitten and find an excellent home for it.

| by Lundgren, Max

Matt and his family go to visit Matt's grandfather in a retirement home for his eighty-fifth birthday. Matt's grandfather is old and he forgets a lot. At first, Matt is afraid of his grandfather, but when they go for a walk in the park, he learns that older people are not so scary.

| by Waddell, Martin

Big bear and little bear walk home through the woods in the snow. When little bear is frightened by noises he hears during the walk, big bear reassures him about how the sounds are made.

| by Tworkov, Jack

In this book, the forest is waking up and the sun is slowly rising. A camel takes a walk through the forest and approaches other animals who have come up with a plan. However, the camel turns around before he reaches the other animals and their plan falls through.

| by Marshall, James

Emily, the pig, decides she needs to lose weight. She takes a walk then eats everything in sight. Eugene Turtle suggests that walking is a good way for losing weight.

| by Bodnar, Judit Z.

A fox catches fish for his dinner. WHen his friend, the bear, finds out he wants to know where the fox got all his fish. The bear takes his friend's advice and spends all night trying to catch fish. At dawn, he does not think he has caught any, but then he realizes he has caught a lot of fish on the way home.

| by Gosselin, Kim

This book looks at exercise and how it can induce asthma. It explains that some children may have this problem, but encourages them to participate in physical activities.

| by Schnur, Steven

On the last day of Chanukah, an old man stops by Seth's house to sell ties. After talking with the old man for awhile, Seth learns how the man lost his whole family in the Holocaust. Seth makes a wish for the old man as the menorah candles burn out.

| by Howard, Elizabeth Fitzgerald

After President Lincoln frees the slaves a man opens up a school for African Americans. All boys attend the school. Five boys that go to this school have a little sister that badly wants to go also. They tell her the hourney is too treacherous. After asking to go all summer, her parents finally allow her to go to school with her brothers.

| by Bradby, Marie

Booker and all the other African Americans have been set free. Money is tight and food is scarce, but the one thing that Booker cares most about is learning to read. His mother gives him an alphabet book, so he seeks the help of a man who knows how to read.

| by Henderson, Kathy

A baby is born and as she grows she learns to do many new things. As her brother watches her grow during her first year, he shares his observations. She sits, walks, runs, and finally dances as her brother looks on.

| by Waddell, Martin//Dale, Penny

People look like giants to infants. A young girl grows up and experiences a lot through life. Now she is a mother and a giant herself.

| by Dragonwagon, Crescent

A family on a hike discovers an old house that is deserted. Looking through remains, they learn about who once lived there.

| by Fleischman, Paul

A grandmother tells the story of a mountain girl who is lost in a blizzard. As she tells this story to her granddaughter, she uses string to illustrate it. Even you can learn how to make the string pictures!

| by Coleman, Evelyn

A young African American girl walks into town and is faced with prejudice. The community proudly stands up for her and the rights of all African Americans.

| by Weston, Martha

When Gran first comes to visit, Polly wishes she would leave so her life could get back to normal. One night, Gran babysits and they have a tea party. After that, there are many more tea parties and special times.

| by Rockwell, Anne

The bear family takes a vacation to an island. They pack their things and hit the road. They see many water activities from the deck of the boat. After pitching their tent they begin a busy two weeks of swimming, fishing, and many other fun activities.

| by Lonergan, Joy

A little boy named Brian always watches his father get a newspaper every morning. One morning his father is sick and cannot get the paper, so Brian goes into the big city and brings back a paper.
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