Browse Abstracts (143 total)

| by Monjo, F.N.

During the American Revolution, a father fights under George Washington. This leaves the mother and children to fend off some Indians by themselves.

| by De Angeli, Marguerite

Jonathon is such a curious little boy that his father calls him Yonie Wondernose. His parents go away and leave him in charge of the farm. The barn catches on fire and it is up to Yonie to save the animals.

| by Pfister, Marcus

Rainbow Fish and his friends are playing flash-tag with their shiny scales. When a striped fish comes to play, they won't let him join their game. Suddenly a shark appears, so Rainbow Fish and his friends risk their lives to save the lonely striped fish.

| by Cullen, Catherine Ann

Each day of the week, a young girl goes out searching for something new to see. Each day she encounters someone who needs the help of one of the six buttons on her magical coat. They are all grateful of the young girl's kindness and help. After helping each of them, her magic runs out on Sunday.

| by Burroway, Janet

A circus truck is stuck on railroad tracks. The circus animals and people try to push the truck off the tracks. They are unable to and the train hits the truck.

| by Neville, Emily Cheney

Ben loves machines. When his family's bridge collapses, he is excited and happy to see a new bridge built with many machines.

| by Baker, Leslie

A house cat, Alice, longs to visit the park across the street. One day, Alice escapes her comfortable apartment. She meets a streetwise cat and has a hair-raising day. After Alice's adventures, she gladly goes home - until tomorrow.

| 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 Rathmann, Peggy

A policeman shares his safety tips with school children. His dull speeches become entertaining when his dog performs tricks on stage behind him. The children pay attention and improve their safety skills.

| by Kessler, Ethel//Kessler, Leonard

After he retires, Stan becomes a hot dog man. He finds that his new job help him come to the rescue during a big snow storm.

| by Scarry, Richard

Huckle and Lowly are learning all sorts of fun things. First, they visit the doctor and learn about x-rays. Then they learn about making bread. Finally, they practice safety outside playing in the sun and while walking to the grocery store.

| by Oxenbury, Helen

Tom goes to the beach with his dad and his stuffed monkey, Pippo. Tom's dad says he must wear a hat so that he will not get sick. Tom thinks Pippo should do the same. Tom lets Pippo wear his sun hat, and Tom wears a newspaper hat.

| by Beech, Linda

It is Ms. Frizzle's birthday so the kids plan a party, but something is missing -- a cake!For a field trip, they go to the bakery and bake a cake and accidentally get baked inside the magic school bus.

| by Radcliffe, Theresa

Shadow, the deer, leaves her fawn to search for food in the forest. She senses danger and returns just in time to save her fawn from a hungry fox.

| by Ginsburg, Mirra

The chick does everything the duck does. The chick finds out the hard way that he is not a good swimmer and it saved by the duck. The chick never tries to swim again.

| by Napoli, Donna Jo

Each day Albert reaches out the window to check on the weather for his walk. One day when he reaches his hand out the window, two cardinals build a nest. Now Albert must stand there until the eggs hatch. Days pass and Albert longs to be outside. When the family of birds fly away, Albert walks a lot.

| by Daly, Niki

Joe loves the beach. He likes splashing his mom and playing in the sand. He doesn't like the big waves though. He would rather pretend to be in the water. When Joe's pretending game tosses him overboard, he becomes scared. A friendly lifeguard helps him find his parents and everyone is happy again.

| by Will, Nicolas

No one pays attention to the rooster because he is so tiny. When some eggs disappears, the tiny rooster wants to be the watchman, but the barnyard leader said he was too small. When the watchman falls asleep, the tiny rooster saves the eggs.

| by Munsch, Robert

A little girl is determined to go shopping in a place called Kapuskasing. Her father stops her from going several times, but Gah-ning doesn't give up. Finally she ends up getting there by balloons.

| by Hoagland Hunter, Sara

A young boy is insecure about moving away and leaving what is familiar to him. His grandfather tells about the time when he felt the same way and how he grew proud of his accomplishments.
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