Browse Abstracts (166 total)

| by O'Connor, Jane

Lulu is nervous about starting witch school and really wants to do well. But, there is one little witch named Sandy that always does things better. Lulu realizes there are some things that she can do better!

| by Wild, Margaret

Mr. Nick and Mrs. Jolley ride the train to the city and knit together each day. Mrs. Jolley gets ill and Mr. Nick decides to cheer her up and knit her a very special gift.

| by Bemelmans, Ludwig

A little girl, Madeline, goes out of her way to take care of other sick children. Madeline makes a very special Christmas for all of her friends.

| by Rosenberry, Vera

Vera is sick. She has to sleep in the spare bedroom until she feels better, but it's lonely and scary in there. Her mother tries to make her more comfortable, but she just can't sleep and she's too sick to do anything else. After a few days of rest, Vera is feeling better. She plays games, sings songs, painted pictures, and then finally goes outside to play.

| by Bunting, Eve

Tim and his parent go to visit his grandmother in the Sunshine Home. Tim's mother and grandmother both act brave and refuse to cry in his presence. Tim catches both of them crying at the end of the visit, and he insists that they share their feelings.

| by Lasker, Joe

Nick, confined to a wheelchair, is going to school for the first time. He is anxious and scared. Nick overcomes his feelings and makes friends at school.

| by Waber, Bernard

Lyle, the crocodile, lives with the Primms who are preparing to celebrate Joshua's birthday. Lyle is jealous because he wants a party too. After Lyle does good deeds for others who are sick, the Primms throw him a party.

| by Brown, Margaret Wise

An old lady lives with seventeen cats and a kitten. On a windy day she brings the cats in the house. She gets a toothache and her kitten soothes it.

| by Rylant, Cynthia

Mr. Griggs works at the post office. He loves his job so much that everything reminds him of the post office.

| by Borden, Louise

Mrs. K teaches Ann's third grade class. In class they are explorers, scientists, poets, and astronauts. They are always learning something new. One day, Mrs. K doesn't come to school. The students learn that she is in the hospital with cancer. For the rest of the year the third grade has a substitute. On the last day of school, Mrs. K comes back to surprise her students.

| by Vigna, Judith

A young boy copes with his mother's cancer. Going through a range of emotions, he finally comes to more of an understanding about her illness.

| by Scarry, Richard

After contracting his third sore throat of the year, Huckle is told that his tonsils need to be taken out. Afraid of the hospital and the word operation, Huckle tries to sneak out. His friend, Lowly, takes Huckle around the hopital to show how others are brave. Huckle decides that he too is brave and will go through with the operation.

| by Amadeo, Diana M.

Jamey has leukemia and becomes very sick. His brother feels like his family cares more about Jamey than they do him. His mother assures him that he is loved just as much as Jamey. When Jamey needs a bone marrow transplant he agrees to be the donor.

| by Russo, Marisabina

It's Saturday morning, which means Celeste and her Mama make a trip to the market!As they walk through their urban neighborhood, Celeste and her Mama stop every few minutes. Mama always stops to talk, talk, talk with her friends. Will they ever make it to the market?

| by Buckley, Helen E.//Eagle, Eleen

A little girl has many dreams of things she would like to do with her father. She is not able to do them because she has a broken leg. She will have fun when the cast comes off.

| by Rowan, Kate

How do we get sick?Join Sam and his mom as they talk about germs and their bodies. Help them figure out how bodies fight off enemy germs.

| by MacLachlan, Patricia

John's grandfather is blind. John spends the day with him and tries to look at things in the same way his grandfather does.

| by Brown, Margaret Wise

A dog gets something in his eye, so they have to cover both eyes with a bandage. The dog has to use his ears to sense what is going on.

| by Damjan, Mischa

Ben goes bird catching for the first time and catches a beautiful jay. Ben takes the bird home but it grows sick and lonely and Ben must set it free. The jay doesn't forget Ben and they remain life-long friends.

| by dePaola, Tomie

Gemma and her father, Duke Gemma, love to sit in their courtyard where birds of all colors decorate the trees and sing beautiful songs. When her father becomes ill, Gemma realizes that the only hope for her father's recovery comes from the bird songs. Unfortunately, it is winter and all of the birds fly south, all except the Duke's favorite bird, La Colomba. La Colomba withstands the cold wind and snow in order to sing the Duke back to health.
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