Browse Abstracts (172 total)

| 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 Duvoisin, Roger

Veronica, a hippopotamus, goes into the city to be different. While she is there, she gets into all sorts of trouble. Everything works out in the end.

| by Henkes, Kevin

Annie is bored waiting for her father to come home so her mother suggests a stroll around the block. On her walk, she meets and interacts with several neighbors. When she returns, Annie's father is waiting for her!

| by Keats, Ezra Jack

Sam searches for the blind harmonica player in his apartment complex. They eventually get acquainted and take a walk together through the neighborhood.

| by Davol, Marguerite W.

A little girl who has a white father and a black mother compares the differences between them. Mama like to dance ballet and walk fast along the street. Papa likes to dance to rap and stroll along the street. They have different tastes in food and art, but all is just right in this special family.

| by Crews, Donald

An evening at the fair is seen through the eyes of young children. There are so many fun things to see and do. Enjoy the food and rides, but hurry -- the fair is closing soon!

| 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 Winthrop, Elizabeth

There are different types of shoes for various purposes such as skating, swimming, walking, and skipping. We can do many fun activities in so many fun shoes -- especially with your own feet.

| by Mordivnoff, Nicolas

Terii dreams of growing bigger so he can become a pearl-shell diver like his Uncle Teopu. Uncle Teopu always tells Terii that he will grow bigger when Teopu's hat is all worn out. Whe Terii saves the hat from Kaveka, Uncle Teopu let Terii paddle the canoe. After he saves Teopu from a shark, Terii is ready to become a diver.

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

A little old woman walks into town with a basket of eggs her hen has laid. As she walks she thinks about her future and about how rich she'll be because of these eggs. When she drops all of the eggs she realizes she became too proud.

| by Napoli, Donna Jo

Each day Albert reaches out the window to check on the weather for his walk. One day when he reaches his hand out the window, two cardinals build a nest. Now Albert must stand there until the eggs hatch. Days pass and Albert longs to be outside. When the family of birds fly away, Albert walks a lot.

| by Gauch, Patricia Lee

Poppy is an amazing puppeteer who has the magical ability to listen to wood and carve beautiful marionettes. When he comes across the unique teakwood, Clarinda, he makes the mistake of not listening to what she wants to be. He wants her to be a ballerina, but that is not her passion. Will Poppy help this special marionette achieve her dream and allow her to blossom?

| by Lears, Laurie

Ian, a boy who has autism, goes for a walk in the park with his two sisters. They explore and learn the differences between how Ian views things and how they do.

| by Sortland, Bjorn

Anna is at the museum with her uncle and comes into contact with many new friends. Anna befriends all of the painters whose art is inside the museum. All of these encounters take place because Anna needs to find a toilet.

| by Duncan, Lois

A cat enjoys spending time with its owner, but yearns for adventures of the night. The cat waits for night to fall so that all the memories will come back again. When morning dawns, the cat returns to being a familiar pet.

| by DeFelice, Cynthia

Playing the bagpipes is Willie McPhee's favorite form of entertainment, but because his audience is unable to pay for his entertainment, Willie is forced to leave. On his journey to find money, he becomes tired and his clothes wear out. Across the forest he sees a dead man and since his shoes are torn, he takes the dead man's boots. As he approaches a house to find hospitality, see how the dead man comes back to haunt him.

| by Zolotow, Charlotte

A sister tells her younger brother all the different things that she will do for him. She will bring him things that will apply to his five senses. Most of all, she brings her brother her love and attention.

| by Van Leeuwen, Jean

On their way to the park, Elizabeth and her sister, Sarah, stop to buy ice cream. However, it is such a hot day that the ice cream melts all over them. Before they make it to the park, it begins to rain so they decide to turn around and go back home.

| by Asch, Frank

The child in the story describes the reciprocity between himself,herself and the earth using activities such as playing, listening and growing and emotions and relationships, such as sadness and friendship.

| by de Regniers, Beatrice Schenk

Red Riding Hood's grandmother is sick so she takes her a little cake to eat. On her way there she stumbles upon a mean, hungry wolf. Will the wolf get to grandma's house before Red Riding Hood?
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