Browse Abstracts (401 total)

| by Ross, Tony

Jezebel is a little girl who is perfect in every way. She never does anything wrong or anything she is not supposed to do. Jezebel is in for a surprise when her perfectness brings her face-to-face with a hungry alligator.

| by Allard, Harry//Marshall, James

The Stupid family go on a trip to escape from their bizarre uncle. While on their trip, they run into more bizarre relatives. They have one adventure after another until they reach home.

| by Herriot, James

A kitten is left on Christmas Day for Mrs. Pickering by a stray cat who dies. Buster, the kitten, changes the lifestyle of Mrs. Pickering.

| by Williams, Barbara

Some of Donna Jean's family members are so sure she will fail in reciting a poem at a school program that they almost convince her that she cannot do it. Luckily, her uncle believes in her and helps her.

| by Colman, Hila

A boy hates school because it is boring and the teachers never answer his questions. He would prefer to spend his time ate the zoo playing tic tac toe with an ape. Doing this, he works hard to learn how to beat the ape because he's having fun. He overcomes the doubts of his peers and teacher.

| by Stock, Catherine

A boy struggles to find his own place among the hard working people of Kalk Bay in Southern Africa.

| by Shulevitz, Uri

A magician, who is actually the prophet Elijah, comes to town. He gives an old, poor couple dinner and a soft place to sit during the Passover celebration. The reason the couple is chosen is because they are unselfish and they do not think that they are that bad off, since they have each other.

| by Rappaport, Doreen

With the help of Mother Jones, a famous leader, the miners go on strike to fight for better working conditions and wages. Rosie's family struggles to survive the eight-month strike. The persistant women and miners force the owners to give in, and the strike ends with victory.

| by Bemelmans, Ludwig

Madeline is in London and meets a prince. She is distraught when they have to separate. The boy runs away and Madeline finds him.

| by White, M.

Lee Chow and his grandfather talk about the magic of China. Lee Chow plays kites with his friends and they give him marbles. In the end, Lee Chow has many new friends.

| by Hathorn, Elizabeth

Kieran loves to watch the tram. He wants to be a paper boy at the tram stop like Saxon. So his dad gets him a job there, and after learning the job the hard way, he is successful.

| by Nash, Ogden

Two boys are playing and a girl walks by. Billy says that all girls are silly, then his friend points out that his mom was once a girl.

| by Lobel, Arnold

Frog and Toad are two friends that have many adventures together, including after baking cookies, trying not to eat the whole batch.

| by Munsch, Robert

One day Stephanie shows up at school with her hair in a ponytail. At first all of her friends make fun of her, but she quickly becomes a trend-setter. When Stephanie tricks everyone into shaving their heads, they aren't very happy with her.

| by Kasza, Keiko

Mr. Pig goes to Miss Pig's to invite her for a picnic and on the way gets advice on how he should look from others. He finds he is better off just being himself.

| by Seuss, Dr.

Sam-I-Am follows another person around trying to get him to eat green eggs and ham, but the person insists he would never eat green eggs and ham. Eventually he agrees to try them and decides he does like green eggs and ham and thanks his new friend, Sam-I-Am.

| by Brown, Marcia

A new cook is hired on a ship, because the old cook just fixed beans. After a few days, the crew finds out all the new cook does is fry fish and make beans just like the olde cook. Once again, the crew looks for a new cook.

| by Austin, Margot

William the woodchuck wakes up after hibernation and is starving. William's friends bring him his meals in bed one day because they do not want him to see his shadow.

| by D'Aulaire, Ingri//D'Aulaire, Edgar

A story about a boy, his travels, and his adventures through Norway.

| by Crews, Donald

Train tracks run right behind Big Mama's house in Cottondale, Florida. Every summer the children go to visit her. They are told time and time again to stay off the tracks. They are in a hurry one day and decide to walk along the tracks for a shortcut. When they get to a point where they can't turn back, a train appears.
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