Browse Abstracts (262 total)

| by Rounds, Glen

Although it seems impossible, there once was a day when the sun did not rise. As it turns out, the Earth's axle froze at the North Pole and the world stopped revolving. With the help of Paul Bunyan and a few friends, the earth was set in motion again.

| by Wirth, Victoria

A small seed falls into the woods. It grows into a beautiful tree and develops friendships with neighboring trees.

| by Barklem, Jill

During the first snow, a Brambly Hedge community of field mice have many exciting adventures. Their activities include a snowball fight and a snowman in an Ice Hall.

| by London, Jonathan

When Froggy wakes up and decides to play in the snow, he needs to get dressed. Each time he goes out, he forgets to put something on and must come back inside. At last Froggy is ready to play, or is he?

| by Gershator, David//Gershator, Phillis

When a little boy leaves bread on his plate, his mother reminds him how important bread is and the hard work that goes into making it. Through a song, children learn why they should not waste food, and how to be thankful for grain and bread.

| by Adelson, Leone

How do animals get ready for winter?Is it different from how children get ready for winter?

| by Chapman, Cheryl

Playing in the winter snow leads to a search for a missing companion.

| by McCurdy, Michael

Hannah helps her family cut wood, plant crops, gather crops, and make Christmas dinner on their farm in the early days of America. She discovers that her job changes with the seasons.

| by Stock, Catherine

It is time for Christmas, so the family goes to look for a tree. They find one and take it home to decorate it. In preparation for the arrival of Santa, they also bake cookies, sing songs, and make hot cocoa.

| by Freschet, Bernice

Follows the natural habitat of a mouse who must feed her family, dodge predators, and search for food during the winter.

| by Hoban, Lillian

Arthur decides to bake some cookies for his parents for their Christmas presents. Even though they turn out badly, Arthur finds another way to make wonderful presents out of his cookies.

| by Munsch, Robert

Jason is repeatedly awakened from the noises his father makes when he is sleep walking. The last straw is when he finds him outside in the snow with only his pajamas on.

| by Carlstrom, Nancy White

When the first snow falls, the children know that winter is just beginning. To each child the snow means many different things. As Christmas nears the snow means Christmas.

| by Brown, Marcia

Different parts of nature make many different shapes and sounds. Children can use their imaginations to create shapes in nature.

| by Tejima, Keizaburo

During the winter, a young swan becomes ill and is unable to fly to her summer home. Her family stays with her until she dies, then they fly to their summer home and grieve the loss of their daughter.

| by Bodnar, Judit Z.

A fox catches fish for his dinner. WHen his friend, the bear, finds out he wants to know where the fox got all his fish. The bear takes his friend's advice and spends all night trying to catch fish. At dawn, he does not think he has caught any, but then he realizes he has caught a lot of fish on the way home.

| by Wilde, Oscar//Zwerger, Lisbeth

When a selfish giant forbids the neighborhood children to play in his garden, the only thing that remains is the cold winter season. However, one little boy opens the giants heart to kindness. The seasonal changes of the garden return along with the children.

| by Peterson, Jeanne Whitehouse

A mother sings songs to her little boy just like her mama used to sing to her. One day when the mother comes home from a bad day at work, the little boy makes up a song about his mother. This makes his mother very happy.

| by Edmondson, Madeleine

A mean, old witch, Agatha, discovers a great friendship with a bird she hatched. When the bird flew south, Agatha was very sad. Finally the bird comes back because he missed Agatha too. Although the bird would always leave for the winter, he would be back to see Agatha each spring.

| by Wolff, Ashley

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