Browse Abstracts (312 total)

| by McGinnis, Lila

In kindergarten, everyone talks about their daddies except Kate. She doesn't have a daddy in her life. Her mom explained that he moved away. Kate and her sister, Glory, are curious so one day they walk to his house. They meet him and his new baby, which he claims is his only one. They run all the way home to tell their mom. They talk about love and what it means.

| by Murphy, Jill

Mrs. Large wants five minutes all to herself. She tries to take a bath only to have all three children intrude. She then goes downstairs for some peace and quiet, only to have the kids join her there as well.

| by Viorst, Judith

A little boy is angry when he finds out that his parents are going to a French restaurant without him. He tries to convince his parents to either stay home or take him along. The little boy finally says good bye to his parents when his favorite babysitter arrives.

| by Ehrlich, H.M.

Louie's toy goose goes everywhere he goes. Sometimes the goose needs to be fixed. Louie's mom and dad, and even the sun, fixes the goose.

| by Say, Allen

Emma is a talented child artist who always finds her inspiration in an old rug. After her mother ruins the rug by washing it, Emma must discover that she can still draw without it.

| by Erskine, Jim

Bert, a little boy pig, is sent by his mother to take her chrysanthemums to the flower show. Bert is distracted and plays in the mud. When he gets to the show he breaks the flowers. His mom sends him home with the flowers.

| by Zagwyn, Deborah Turney

One summer, as young Clee finds herself lost in the shuffle with the arrival of a new baby brother, Uncle Fishtank Hal comes to the rescue when he asks her to care for his special southern-breed turtle. For Clee, caring for the turtle is like therapy to cope with the new changes in her life. That is until the turtle dies due to the harsh cold winter and Clee is forced to bury him out in the yard. Without the turtle, Clee spends time with her new brother and learns to enjoys his company. In spring however, the turtle springs back to like in the compost pile and Clee gains a new outlook on theā€¦

| by Gauch, Patricia Lee//Primavera, Elise

When Christina's family goes to visit her mom and new baby sister, Christina makes a train out of boxes and baskets for her teddy bears. She travels around the block. Just when she thinks she may be lost, her father comes to get her.

| by Keats, Ezra Jack

Peter has a new baby sister. He is upset because his crib, chair, and other furniture have been painted pink. Peter runs away and becomes very frightened to be by himself. When his mom calls him home, he is very happy and tells his father that he wants to paint his favorite chair pink for his little sister.

| by Browne, Anthony

A little boy is told by his father that things are going to change. The boy imagines the tea kettle growing a tail and other ridiculous things to explain what his father said. However, when his mother and father arrive home with a new baby he realizes what his father meant about things changing.

| by Schwartz, Amy

Annabelle's sister, Lucy, tries to describe to Annabelle what her first day of Kindergarten will be like. It is much better than she thought.

| by Grifalconi, Ann

Sissy is sad and lonely because she thinks about her father who died when she was a baby. Sissy's Uncle Dan helps her to understand differences among people and cheers her up through the use of his cornfields. He also makes her understand that even though her father is not alive, she has a family that loves her very much.

| by Joosse, Barbara M.

When Dinah is sent to her room, she and her mother both work out their frustratrions in different ways. Dinah wishes bad things would happen to her mother, but then she changes her mind, and the two of them reconcile.

| by Sherkin-Langer, Ferne

When a little girl's mom is sick and has to stay in the hospital she becomes sad and doesn't want to sing or play with her friends. She visits her mom, but she is nervous that her hugs might hurt her. When her mom finally comes home, the little girl is happy to have her back but worries that she won't be there when she wakes up.

| by Roche, P.K.

Webster the mouse cannot stand his older brother, Arnold. When Arnold leaves for a weekend, Webster gets all of the attention. However, while he's gone, Webster misses Arnold.

| by Meddaugh, Susan

A dog Martha has the ability to speak when she eats alphabet soup. But when the soup company starts using only half the letters in the soup to save money, Martha can't say what she wants. Afraid of what will happen to her, Martha confronts the owner of the company who agrees to put all the letters back in.

| by Shecter, Ben

A grandma and her grandson take a tour of her house and recount old memories in each room of the house she will be moving out of.

| by Stevenson, James

Mary Ann and Louie thought that nothing could be worse than their new baby brother. After talking to their Grandpa, they discovered that their new baby brother is not so bad after all.

| by Sellers, Naomi

Charley has permission from his mother to move to Texas with his best friend, if he cannot find another friend after he leaves.

| by Brooke, L. Leslie

Tom Thumb was a tiny boy given to a ploughman and his wife. Tom has many misfortunes including getting put in a pudding, being swallowed by a cow, and almost drowning. However, he ends his journey at the King's Court.
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