Browse Abstracts (197 total)

| by Levenson, George

Did you ever wonder how pumpkins grew?From seeds to plants to flowers to pumpkins, the color of this vegetable changes three times. Beautiful photographs show the life cycle of the pumpkin.

| by Delton, Julie

Helena and her uncle have a very special relationship. Journey with Helena to her uncle's house up in the mountains of Greece.

| by Singer, Marilyn

A little girl thinks about the upcoming day at the Strawberry Day Fair in June.

| by McCurdy, Michael

Hannah helps her family cut wood, plant crops, gather crops, and make Christmas dinner on their farm in the early days of America. She discovers that her job changes with the seasons.

| by Cunningham, David

Imagine the sights and sounds of summertime by a country lake. During bright mornings, hot afternoons, and clear summer nights, the lake is full of life and beauty. Watch deer drink out of the lake and listen to frogs croak with delight as summer arrives.

| by McMillan, Bruce

Which of your five senses are you likely to use when you look at the photos?Learn English by reading the words printed in black and learn Spanish by reading the words in blue.

| by Grifalconi, Ann

Jimmy's dad talks about keeping up with the rhythm of the city, but Jimmy doesn't understand what his dad means until the end of the summer when Jimmy makes the city rhythms his own.

| by Tejima, Keizaburo

During the winter, a young swan becomes ill and is unable to fly to her summer home. Her family stays with her until she dies, then they fly to their summer home and grieve the loss of their daughter.

| 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 Wilde, Oscar//Zwerger, Lisbeth

When a selfish giant forbids the neighborhood children to play in his garden, the only thing that remains is the cold winter season. However, one little boy opens the giants heart to kindness. The seasonal changes of the garden return along with the children.

| by Root, Phyllis

Aunt Nancy won't be bothered by Old Man Trouble and his mean tricks. Instead, she turns every bad situation into a good one, ruining his fun so he'll leave her alone.

| by Peterson, Jeanne Whitehouse

A mother sings songs to her little boy just like her mama used to sing to her. One day when the mother comes home from a bad day at work, the little boy makes up a song about his mother. This makes his mother very happy.

| by Wolff, Ashley

Let's view a monthly listing of animals around a farm.

| by Williams, Karen Lynn

A home is a place of security and happiness. Peter finds Africa to be more of a home than America. In Africa, Peter is treated with respect, politeness, and care. After learning more about the world, Peter gets to go home again.

| 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 Smith, Maggie

A family recalls its summer vacation to Maine through number. From packing one baby to backing sixteen blueberry pies to catching twenty fireflies the trip is remembered.

| by Howard, Elizabeth Fitzgerald

After President Lincoln frees the slaves a man opens up a school for African Americans. All boys attend the school. Five boys that go to this school have a little sister that badly wants to go also. They tell her the hourney is too treacherous. After asking to go all summer, her parents finally allow her to go to school with her brothers.

| 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 Anno, Mitsumasa

Eight children from eight different countries are shown at the same time each day over two days. The contrasts and similarities of the children and their activities are described.

| by Shannon, George

Sam's father takes him to climb Kansas Mountain one day. The mountain in reality is a grain elevator. His father takes him to the top, and they both now share this place together.
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