Browse Abstracts (190 total)

| by Buckley, Richard//Carle, Eric

A tortoise leaves his shell because he is tired of being slow. Without his shell, he is less protected from other animals and the environment. The tortoise decides that his shell is part of who he is.

| by Rosen, Michael

A family overcomes the loss of their grandmother and run into obstacles when cooking Thanksgiving dinner. All their Thanksgiving wishes come true with a kind, helping hand from their new neighbors.

| by Ahlberg, Allan

Grandma calls in her three grandchildren to tell a story. A boy, a girl, and their baby brother all shrink until they can sneak out of the house unnoticed. They move into a snail house for a day where they have adventures with an earthquake, a disappearing baby, and a scary bird. After the adventures, they thank the snail and return home to become their normal size.

| by Stevenson, James

Rose rolled out the door one day in her walker because no one was paying attention to her. She and her friends toured the area in their walkers until rain set in and they had to return home where everyone was happy to see that they were safe.

| by Gershator, David//Gershator, Phillis

When a little boy leaves bread on his plate, his mother reminds him how important bread is and the hard work that goes into making it. Through a song, children learn why they should not waste food, and how to be thankful for grain and bread.

| by Serfozo, Mary

In order to find out what is soft and hard, warm and cold, wet and dry, long and short, and light and dark, come along and play this unique guessing game.

| by Watson, Clyde

A girl picks shiny red apples, fills her cart, and takes off to the county fair. Judges at the fair decide who brought the best pumpkins, jelly, and apples. The winner takes the prize.

| by Mora, Pat

With a combination of lyrics in English and Spanish, this poem describes different sounds of the desert. Each page describes new sounds for a frog, coyote, rain, wind, and snake.

| by Brown, Marcia

Different parts of nature make many different shapes and sounds. Children can use their imaginations to create shapes in nature.

| by Baker, Barbara

Digby and Kate spend every day together. They play games, eat, draw pictures, take walks, and just enjoy each other's company. The only problem is that they often disagree, as a dog and cat should. Still they have fun together and continue to be best friends.

| by Stevenson, James

It hasn't rained for months in Mud Flat, and the animals have never been so hot. They try to help each other stay cool, but it is the rain that brings relief and happiness in the end.

| by Zolotow, C.

A little girl tells her younger brother what she will do when it snows or rains or when she goes to a party.

| by Gilson, Jamie

Two brothers are always putting each other up to things. These two boys begin their day inside playing the game at which the older brother is winning. They end up outside fishing where the younger boy is most comfortable.

| by Johnson, Angela

One day, aunt moves into the home of her nephew, niece, and their mom and dad. The children love their aunt and are so glad that she has moved in with them.

| 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 James, Betsy

Susi and her family are in desperate need of rain to save their corn and land. If it does not rain soon Susi and her family will have to move to a different place. Susi runs away to a secluded place and prays to her mud family to bring rain to the canyon. Eventually, the rain does come bringing Susi back to the family that needs her most of all.

| by Ray, Mary Lynn

When a young boy learns through nature his purpose in life, he has a hard time dealing with it. He has to overcome peoples' judgement on the career he chooses. But in the end he comes to se the true meaning of his work.

| by Lawrence, Michael

Baby loves so many things, including Mommy and Daddy, slippers, food, rain, and bathtime. Each thing is loved more than the last. But Mommy and Daddy love baby more than anything in the world.

| by Ardizzone, Edward

Tim wants to be a sailor, so he stows away on a boat. He stays on the boat until a storm overturns it, and then he heads for home.

| by Ardizzone, Edward

Tim, a little boy, comes home after being at sea to find his parents have moved. He goes out looking for them. He travels on different boats and stays with different people. Then, one day by luck, he finds his parents.
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