Browse Abstracts (212 total)

| by Powell, Polly

The apple family finish their dinner and desert, but Pasty wasn't quite full yet. Pasty wants that last piece of cake. Her mom tells her that she can not eat it. That piece of cake is on Pasty's mind all night long. After everyone was asleep, Pasty goes downstairs to get the cake. Pasty's journey to the cake provides her with obstacles of the mind.

| by Polacco, Patricia

When a little girls meets a ghost which turns out to be a girl that is hiding in the cellar with the rest of her family from the Nazi's. They form a friendship that is strong. But the friendship is broken up by the sudden movement of her and her family. But butterflies show that everything is fine even though they are apart.

| by Bunting, Eve

A young boy wakes up around midnight to no electricity, scary sounds, and the howling wind. He gets really scared, but his parents comfort him.

| by Peterson, Jeanne Whitehouse

This story is a bedtime chant about a little boy who is too excited to sleep. His grandfather tells him to clean the house, get ready for bed, drink some milk, rock on his lap, listen to stories and finally kiss him goodnight.

| by Gosselin, Kim

Halloween is quickly approaching. Sarah is feeling sad because she knows that she cannot eat as many sweets as her friends. This is because Sarah has diabetes. Sarah and her mother eventually learn that Halloween is not all about candy; it's about having fun.

| by Weston, Martha

When Gran first comes to visit, Polly wishes she would leave so her life could get back to normal. One night, Gran babysits and they have a tea party. After that, there are many more tea parties and special times.

| by Bronin, Andrew

Brothers Gus and Buster start fighting over their top and bottom bunkbeds. They continue to learn how to trust, share, and cooperate. Eventually they get along very well.

| by Stevenson, James

Mary Ann and Louie's grandpa tell them a scarey story. Later one night, they run to tell him that something is under their bed. The grandpa shares another story about when he was young and what he would do when he was scared at bedtime.

| by McBratney, Sam

While tucking the three young mice into bed, the old mouse asks the young mice what they would like to do in the morning. The three agree that they want to see the dark at the top of the stairs. Together the four mice venture to the top of the stairs where they run into a monster -- the cat!

| by McBratney, Sam

When it is time for Little Nutbrown Hare to go to bed, he tells Big Nutbrown Hare how much he loves him. Little Nutbrown Hare tells Big Nutbrown Hare that he loves him all the way to the moon. Big Nutbrown Hare tells Little Nutbrown Hare that he loves him to the moon and back as Little Nutrbrown Hare falls asleep.

| by Rathmann, Peggy

A zookeeper's keys are taken by a gorilla, who sets all of the animals free. The animals follow the zookeeper home, and his wife returns them to the zoo.

| by Gervais, Benadette//Pittau, Francisco

Phil dreams of walking on a tightrope. He practices on the edge of his bed and on the clothesline. Phil walks a tightrope that takes him over fields, past Louises's house, past the city, out to the sea, into the mountains, and back home just in time for bed.

| by Wiesner, David

After falling asleep with a book, a boy dreams of a magical adventure. He travels to a kingdom, a forest, and a city where he meets animals and many characters. (A Wordless Book)

| by Brown, Marc

Arthur is having his first sleepover in a tent in his backyard. Arthur and his friends Buster and Brian plan to watch for spaceships and aliens during the night. Arthur's sister plays a trick on the boys, and they come up with a plan to get her back.

| by Wood, Audrey//Wood, Don

Ten pigs dance on a child's fingers, and eventually go to sleep.

| by Ormerod, Jan

Polly wakes up in the middle of the night and wants to play with her pillow. Polly and her pillow play and dance with other pillows in the house and then a pillow fight breaks out. Polly's feelings get hurt, but the other pillows make sure she is okay.

| by Pomerantz, Charlotte

It is Posy's bedtime and she asks for her father to tell her stories about when she was little. He tells her four separate stories and they discuss their memories.

| by Jeffers, Susan

A small girl is having trouble sleeping during the night. Her mother comes into her room and begins to tell her about the horses that she can have when she wakes up.

| by Roth, Susan//Phang, Ruth

Right before bedtime, a little girl asks her grandma to tell her stories about her quilt.

| by Waddell, Martin

When bedtime comes, Little Bear is afraid of the dark until Big Bear brings him light and love.
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