Browse Abstracts (165 total)

| by Hearne, Betsy

A young girl tells the story of her family's history. She explains how each of her female ancestors played a very important role in the shaping of this family's history.

| by McCully, Emily Arnold

Pip and Ski go on a camping trip with their Grandmas Nan and Sal who cannot agree on anything. The kids do not have any fun until they take a boat into the middle of the lake, and the Grandmas learned to compromise.

| by Lent, Blair

Bayberry Bluff starts out as a summer tenting island but some of the campers wish to extend their visit. The campers stay and the little island becomes a small village with houses instead of tents.

| by Flack, Marjorie

There are many, many different kinds of boats that float down the river. The river comes from the mountains, by the city, and out to the sea.

| by Lobel, Anita

Nini the cat takes an exciting journey in which he discovers the concepts of color, days of the week, months of the year, and numbers. Nini sees a different colored pair of shoes each day of the week, explores a variety of activities during each month of the year, and counting the sights that surround the sea where he finally comes to one hundred stars and one moon lighting up the sky around the lighthouse.

| by Hutchins, Pat

Two dolls work together to build various things. They build a house, a boat, and a train out of wooden blocks. (A Wordless Book)

| by Kitamura, Satoshi

Three sheep go to the beach for the last swim of the year and ask some wolves to watch their fleecy coats. When they return from their swim, they find that their wool is gone. They hire a detective to solve the mystery of their stolen wool.

| by Taylor, Mark

This is a story about a man who had no experience on a ship. When he was forced to sail, he ruined everything. However, in the end he managed to save the ship with his musical talent.

| by Haley, Gail E.

Noah dreams about an empty zoo with extinct animal signs, so he builds an ark to save the animals from the badly polluted environment.

| by Haas, Irene

A little girl wishes she could sail all day on a boat. Her wish comes true when she gets to sail on a boat named for her best friend, maggie b.

| by Mordivnoff, Nicolas

Terii dreams of growing bigger so he can become a pearl-shell diver like his Uncle Teopu. Uncle Teopu always tells Terii that he will grow bigger when Teopu's hat is all worn out. Whe Terii saves the hat from Kaveka, Uncle Teopu let Terii paddle the canoe. After he saves Teopu from a shark, Terii is ready to become a diver.

| by Levinson, Riki

A girl's grandma tells her a bedtime story on Friday night of her mother's journey to the New World. She tells the girl how much she is like her great grandmother.

| by Ardizzone, Edward

Ginger, a little boy, runs away to live on a ship, and Tim and Charlotte go after him. They both join the crew on another ship and work. Their ship collides with Ginger's ship. Ginger comes aboard. They all work and go back home to their parents.

| by Dalgliesh, Alice

The pilgrims voyage across the ocean from England to the new world. Many hardships await them in America, but they are determined to get there. After a long, cold winter and a beautiful spring, summer and autumn, the pilgrims celebrate Thanksgiving with the Indians.

| by Guiberson, Brenda

Tommy and his uncle Russ spend the day out on the lobster boat pulling up traps and eventually selling what they catch.

| by Haley, Gail E.

A love story is told between a mortal man and a mystical creature.

| by Hedderwick, Mairi

Wednesdays are very hectic at the post office on the Isle of Struay, especially today with baby Liam teething. Katie Morag decides to help out by delivering the mail until she runs into some deep water. With her confidence and the help of her grandmother, Katie successfully solves her dilema.

| by Orr, Katherine

A little girl and her grandpa go fishing on a boat. Grandpa starts a sea moss farm when he loses his job as a fisherman.

| by Locker, Thomas

Elizabeth's uncle comes sail boating into two every two years to see her family. This year he takes Elizabeth on a sail boating trip to see the ocean.

| by Ikeda, Daisaku

Akiko and Hiroshi are anxious to explore their new home. They meet a boy named Pablo who helps them explore the sea by swimming and by boat. Pablo becomes their good friend once he is able to accept the fact that Akiko and Hiroshi are not natives of the land.
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