Browse Abstracts (190 total)

| by Zolotow, Charlotte

A little boy questions the beginning and end of nature, and his mother helps him to understand that there truly is no end.

| by Fromm, Lilo

A father and son enjoy many activities together. They get up in the morning, go fishing, have a picnic, and shovel snow. (A Wordless Book).

| by Stevenson, James

Two children are upset because it rains for two days. Their grandpa tells them a story about when he was young, it rained for weeks and his house flooded. Finally, a man walks in the door and the children see it has stopped raining.

| by Rockwell, Anne

The bear family takes a vacation to an island. They pack their things and hit the road. They see many water activities from the deck of the boat. After pitching their tent they begin a busy two weeks of swimming, fishing, and many other fun activities.

| by Gray, Libba Moore

A ballerina remembers how she developed a dancing heart just like her mother's. After each dance, both mother and daughter shared in a special moment for that season. For example, the autumn dance would be a leaf-kicking leg lifting, hand clapping, hello autumn ballet, and afterwards, they would press leaves and drink hot tea spiced.

| by Skofield, James

A little boy takes a walk while it is raining and finds that everything in nature responds to the rain. When the rain goes away and the sun dries everything, nature is even more beautiful.

| by Johnston, Tony

After her father dies, Farethee Well, is left with a huge herd of longhorns on a big Texas farm to find a husband to help her run it. She must determine whether or not he is a real cowboy by his sensitivity while riding a horse with a blackeyed pea under the saddle.

| by Ernst, Lisa Campbell

Four boys and five girls come in two cars to the park to play and have a picnic lunch. They bring along six balls, seven boats, and eight baskets.

| by Greenfield, Eloise

Two African American children explore numbers on a rainy day. The children play in the rain, counting all the things they see.

| by Sanders, Scott Russell

New settlers in Ohio get stuck in a rain storm. Villagers come to take the new settlers to their land.

| by Lyon, George Ella

Snow and rain come together and cause a flood. This story explains how one family overcomes the flood.

| by Vincent, Gabrielle

Ernest and Celestine plan to go on a picnic, but it is raining outside. They decide to pretend it is a sunny day and they go on the picnic anyway. While they are on their picnic, they make a new friend who invites them to his house.

| by Hest, Amy

In order to get to Grandpa's house for the traditional pancake breakfast, Baby duck has to walk in the rain. Baby duck doesn't like the rain but his grandpa shows him a way to enjoy it.

| by Nesbit, Edith

Effie has something in her eye. It is a mysterious little dragon. Soon the whole country is invaded by dragons of all sizes. Effie and her brother Harry are the ones who discover how to get rid of all the dragons.

| by Sopko, Eugen

Three well educated men go to the country to help the simple folk. The three cannot take care of themselves in the country and decide to go back to town.

| by Gerstein, Mordicai

May gets lost and is found by her Aunt Jane. She is informed that she has a father and trys to find him.

| by Thomas, Elizabeth

Dorthea's Gramma has very proper and strict ways of doing things including growing green beans. When Gramma leaves for a trip, she leaves Dorthea and her father in charge but they forget to take care of the beans. Everyone is surprised when Gramma returns.

| by Greenberg, Barbara

Heather babysits Lisa on a rainy, stormy night. Terrified of lightning and thunder, Heather seeks comfort from Lisa. Lisa ends up babysitting Heather until the storm is over.

| by Polacco, Patricia

A little girl visits her grandma in Michigan and experiences a storm while she is there. The grandma has her help make a cake while the thunder is sounding which helps her to overcome her fear of thunder.

| by Steig, William

When Pete is in a bad mood, his dad makes him into a pizza. As each ingredient is assembled, Pete becomes more and more cheerful until he is laughing and running out the door to play football with his friends.
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