Browse Abstracts (265 total)

| by Brooke, L. Leslie

Johnny Crow makes a garden that all the animals in the kingdom come to see. When a clever fox captures all the animals, Johnny Crow must save them. He rescues all the animals and they have a party to thank him.

| by Hughes, Shirley

More than twenty rhymes tell about the daily life and activities of a young girl named Annie Rose. The playful poems cover several topics including animals, people, seasons, routines and adventures that children love.

| by Brooke, L. Leslie

Johnny Crow has a new garden of the local animals. They sang, dance, and have a party thanking Johnny Crow.

| by Battle-Lavert, Gwoddolyn

Derrick, a young African American boy, learns to make music on the harmonica. Uncle Booker T., a talented musician, spends each day, one hot summer, teaching Derrick the art of playing the harmonica. Finally, after much practice and determination, Derrick discovers the secret of Uncle Booker T.'s music: it comes from the heart.

| by Bang, Molly

A restaurant owner loses business when the road changes. An old man comes to the restaurant and pays for his meal by making a paper crane. The crane dances when he claps his hands. The crane becomes famous and attacts many customers to the restaurant.

| by Ray, Mary Lyn

At age six, Celeb comes to live with the Shakers and he spends the rest of his life in their unique culture. He learns their ways, their songs, and is inspired by angels.

| by Kijikawa, Kimiko

Yoshi is a fan maker in the city of Yedo. His favorite food in the whole world is broiled eels. Every night, his neighbor Sabu goes off to catch eels, broils them on his hibachi, and waits for customers, but they never come. Yoshi thinks that Sabu should share the leftover eels with him, but he is too greedy to give Sabu any of his money. Yoshi continues to sit day after day smelling Sabu's eels, but never buying any of them. Finally, Sabu presents Yoshi with a bill for smelling his eels. Yoshi dances around the town shaking his money box and tells Sabu that he will charge his for listening to…

| by Morris, Ann

A rhyme about shoes from all over the world ranges from new shoes to work shoes, game shoes to fun shoes.

| by Schroeder, Alan

Jumper never wants to stop dancing, especially after she wins a dance contest.

| by Dumas, Philippe

Once in the real world, a donkey tried to pretend he is not a donkey. When he is discovered, he dances the waltz to capture his bride.

| by Komaiko, Leah

Katy's family is of Yiddish decent, born in Mexico. However; Katy's Aunt Elaine enjoys spanich dancing and speaking spanish phrases. Katy attends one of Aunt Elaine's dance shows and realizes why her aunt grealty enjoys spanish dancing.

| by French, Vivian

Two ballerinas practice their movements in a sequence of the numbers one to ten.

| by Adler, David A.

Mendal, the caretaker of the Chelm synagogue must find a table to set the menorah on. He searches the synagogue and cannot find one. Rabbi Nachman sends him to a carpenter to get one. Preparation for Hanukkah in this town of Chelm is remarkably eventful and fun.

| by Rosenberg, Liz

A young girl escapes alone to America and finds companionship in a runaway shadow. They experience their new world together.

| 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 Smalls, Irene

Irene Jennie, a young girl living on a plantation, is sad when she can't spend Christmas with her parents. She prays for things to change and a Christmas parade cheers her up. As she watches the parade with her godmother, she receives a nice surprise.

| by Cazet, Denys

Arnie and Raymond come home from a Halloween celebration at school. Arnie's mother asks them all about the adventures of the day. They tell her about decorating the classroom, playing games, and marching in a parade. After their story, they go off to trick-or-treat.

| by Scheffrin-Falk, Gladys

Max is a dancing bear and his best friend, Boris, is sad and envious of him. Max teaches Boris to dance and each of them enjoys the time that they spend together. Boris is happy again.

| by Paul, Ann Whitford

A little girl packs her bag full of things she will need for an overnight at her grandparents. She brings, snacks, toys, clothes, a toothbrush, and many other things A through Z. She does forget one very important thing, her pajamas. She borrows some from her grandfather and says I love you!

| 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.
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