Browse Abstracts (96 total)

| by Kurtz, Jane

A little girl remembers how her family survived a flood. The once friendly river that she loved turned wild and drove the community to evacuation. The little girl thought she would only be gone a couple of days. Days turned into weeks. When she returns, her family starts over, but where is the cat, Kiwi, that she left behind?

| by Chalmers, Mary

Harry is a little cat who has been misbehaving all day and getting himself into trouble. He gets stuck on top of a house and the fire department gets him down. His mother tells him to throw them a kiss, but he will not. Finally, when he leaves, he blows a kiss.

| by dePaola, Tomie

Bill and Pete are best friends who leave the Nile in search for Pete's cousin, Little Jane Allison Crocodile. Little Jane has been stolen and taken to the United States. Bill and Pete get separated when Pete helps a rich lady retrieve her purse. Bill joins forces with alligators from the swamp to save cousin Jane- just as Pete escapes the rich lady!

| by Ahlberg, Allan

Bert is a young man whose life is full of adventures. He ends up safely with his family in the end --- but he spends some time in Scotland, is chased by a giant sausage, and rescues a puppy in the river.

| by Fleming, Candace

Agnes Peregrine has always loved birds and has recently found out that she has a true talent for bird calling. She goes to the Himalayan Mountains with her mother in search of the rarest bird of all. Little does she know that an evil colonel has followed them and wants this rare bird for his own collection!

| by Graham, Bob

Max is the son of the legendary superheroes Captain Lightning and Madam Thunderbolt. His family has high expectations for him to follow in their footsteps and become a superhero too. Now he just needs to learn how to fly. After many persistent tries, Max still can't keep himself off the ground. His family is supportive and determined to get him to fly. Will this confidence be enough to help him fly like the birds?

| by Polacco, Patricia

A young boy eating at a restaruant notices a bee on a tree and drops his book on the ground which causes the waiter to trip and tip his tray. One event leads to another as the mess gets worse and worse. Drinks are spilled, a man falls onto the dessert tray and a pot full of spaghetti falls onto a cat. All of this chaos occurs because a bee landed on a tree!

| by Brunhoff, Jean de

King Babar and his wife, Celeste, go on a trip but their balloon they are traveling in, crashes. They find different people to help them get back. When they arrive home they must help the other elephants regain their kingdom.

| by Cohen, Miriam

A boy named George feels like an outcast because other students pick on him. He is not able to do some of the things they can so he gets depressed. He rescues someone by calling 911 and is on television and becomes famous at school.

| by Barber, Antonia

Gemma is a very caring young child. She saves one of the hen's babies from dying. This child, with the help of her mother, understands that she can't keep it but must put it back into the hen's nest.

| by Lorenz, Lee

A terrible ogre comes to live at the edge of a peaceful kingdom. When he kidnaps the princess, a small piper volunteers to rescue her. In his efforts to do so, many secrets of the town are revealed and several spells are broken, allowing the people to live happily ever after.

| by Geisert, Arthur

Baby pigs sneak away and get into mischief while their mother sleeps. Eventually they are rescued from their troubles.

| by Jenkins, Steve

All living things are related in some way. The reality of human destruction, and its impact on the survival of animals are key components to the extinction of many animals in our environment. As each species disappears, the world as we know it, forever is changed. Will the little bird who visits your morning windowsill be next?

| by Vander Zee, Ruth

After being thrown from a train as a baby during the Holocaust, Erika finds safety, love, and peace in the family that saves her.

| by Millman, Isaac

Over fifty years have passed, and Isaac finally tells his story. He is one of the few survivors of the Holocaust. Isaac experiences many tragedies during the war including losing both parents, friends, and being left to strangers, but finally, was adopted into a home. Although he changes his name, he is adopted in a home where people grow to love him.

| by Barasch, Lynne

In 1923, a young boy works hard to learn morse code in order to get his amateur radio operator license and his very own call letters. Everyday he excitedly puts on his headphones and warms up his station, talking to people all over the world. During a far away hurricane, he uses his radio to send out messages to rescue stranded people.
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