Browse Abstracts (174 total)

| by Low, William

Chinatown is a city that is home to street cobblers, herbalists, tai chi masters, kung fu students, fish markets, and restaurants. And best of all, the celebration of the Chinese New Year which has a parade and lion dance!

| by Anno, Mitsumasa

Daily activities in a countryside village are shown through the numbers 0 through 12

| by Mochizuki, Ken

Shorty and his family are sent to an American camp after an attack on Pearl Harbor because they are Japanese-American. To help keep their spirits up, the people at the camp make a baseball field and play games. Shorty learns how to believe in himself, even when others do not treat him nicely.

| by Delessert, Etienne

Acrobats and musicians appear out of nowhere and perform on the front steps of a town hall. The show takes place in a small New England village. Those who see them perform never forget who they are.

| by Piumini, Roberto

A circus acrobat loses his balance on the tightrope, and a saint in Heaven comes to his aid in ways that are more harmful than helpful.

| by Roe, Eileen

Younger siblings often wish that they were old enough to do the things that their brothers and sisters enjoy. But sometimes, older siblings do spend special, quality time with their younger siblings. These make special moments and deeper relationships.

| by Brisson, Pat

A father and his daughter plant a garden every year, and every year she hears the story of how the ritual started. When her father was ten, he and some friends destroyed a neighbor's garden. In the father's guilt, he makes amends with the neighbor, and gains a friend.

| by Carlson, Nancy

Two best friends do everything together from the time they are babies. When one friend moves away, the other person is sad and lonely, wondering if she will ever be happy again. All is well when a new family moves in next door.

| by de Mejo, Oscar

The alphabet is brought to life in colorful illustrations of patriotic words. The history and culture of American life influences the representation of each of the letters of the alphabet.

| by Allard, Harry//Marshall, James

The Smedley football team was having a horrible season. They hadn't won a game all season. Miss Nelson comes up with a great idea to whip the team into shape by dressing up as a substitute coach. After a few practices with Coach Swamp, the team won the biggest game of the year.

| by Davenier, Christine

Leon falls in love with Albertine, but he's not sure how to get her attention. Leon takes the advice of his friends, but no matter how hard he tries, Albertine does not notice him. What will it take for Leon to win the love of Albertine?

| by Gosselin, Kim

This book looks at exercise and how it can induce asthma. It explains that some children may have this problem, but encourages them to participate in physical activities.

| by Teague, Mark

A boy with a vivid imagination plays in the outfield of a real baseball game then imagines a game of his own.

| by Testa, Maria

Rico, a boy with Downs Syndrome, overcomes many obstacles. See how he does it in three different stories.

| by Brandenberg, Aliki

Take a trip to the seaside through memories. Travel to the seaside to build sandcastles and splash around in the ocean with family members. Experience the magical, musical spell of the boardwalk at night. Never forget those wonderful memories from the trip to the seaside.

| by McLerran, Alice

A family moves from their house in town to a homestead ranch in 1919 The family feels many uncertainties about the move and has several adjustments to make. Together they make the best of their situation while Papa pursues his farming dreams.

| by Shannon, David

Before a boy named Geogie is born, baseball becomes illegal. Baseball can't even be talked about. Georgie breaks all the laws and challenges the man responsible for the laws to play against him. Georgie strikes him out and wins.

| by Carr, Jan

Manda curls up on her bed, mad because Bobby took the basketball right out of her hands. Aunt Ruby sits down and talks with Amanda, trying to cheer her up. With Manda in the crook of her arm, Aunt Ruby shares her list of favorite things causing Manda's frown to turn into a smile.

| by Fromm, Lilo

A father and son enjoy many activities together. They get up in the morning, go fishing, have a picnic, and shovel snow. (A Wordless Book).

| by Taulbert, Clifton

Little Cliff is dreading the first day of school. He has heard that school is all work and no fun. With the continued encouragement of his great-grandmother, Cliff finally heads to school. Upon arrival, he sees all of his friends and discovers that school can be fun too.
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