Browse Abstracts (250 total)

| by Say, Allen

Masoko's life changes dramatically when her parents move from California back to their native country, Japan. Masako feels like she will never belong in this new country where her life is so completely different.

| by Wolkstein, D.

Little mouse paints a picture and her friends Bear, Squirrel, and Porcupine all see their images in it. Mouse tells them that they are seeing things, but when she takes the painting home she sees it from a new perspective.

| by Seuss, Dr.

This book encourages readers to use their imaginations.

| by Gramatky, Hardie

A trolley's imagination keeps his repetitive job exciting but also gets him into trouble sometimes. At last the town council decides to turn him into a diner. He saves the day and is rewarded in the end.

| by Vigna, Judith

Homosexuality is a topic that is very difficult for most people to accept. This book examines how to deal with differences.

| by Wiseman, B.

Morris thinks that every animal with four legs and a horn is a moose. The cow and deer disagree with him. When they all go to get a drink in the pond, they see that they are all different.

| by Lester, Helen

Tacky is not like the other penguins that he lives with. One afternoon, they participate in a cheering contest with other penguins. Tacky puts on a great show and his team wins shiny, blue ribbons.

| by Hutchins, Pat

Although two little girls possess different abilities, they love each other and are best friends. They appreciate each other's differences.

| by Sage, James

A diverse band of children march through a town, bringing enjoyment to the townspeople through their music.

| by Lionni, Leo

Little blue and little yellow are good friends. One day they are playing and they hugged each other and became green. When they went home, their parents sent them away because they did not look the same. Little blue and little yellow both began to cry and they turned back into blue and yellow.

| by Bright, Robert

Jenny likes red, which is the color of her hair as well as many things in the world. One day she meets Tony, also a redhead, and they enjoy the world of red together.

| 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 Zobel-Nolan, Allia

Features are what make each of us different. The children of this story like their unique appearance.

| by Lester, Helen

Tacky the penguin always seems to be getting himself in trouble. This time, while he is surfing, he lands on a tropical island. An elephant named Rocky is envious of Tacky's pretty flowered shirt. He almost doesn't get home because Rocky wants him to decorate his table. Thanks to Tacky's quick thinking, he leaves the island safely.

| by Richter, K

Simon is made fun of all the time because he is very simple. One day, he catches a magic fish who grants him some wishes. Simon's life changes forever.

| by Carlstrom, Nancy White

A young boy is apprehensive about moving to another house. The boy is willing to let his mother take all of his things, but he is not willing to go. She reminds him that at his new home he will have many new things and special places, but more importantly, the family will be together.

| by Keller, Holly

Harrison and Tucker are twin brothers who are very close and act alike as they are growing up. When they go to kindergarten, they end up in different classrooms. Although they are upset intially, they learn to develop differences and like it.

| by Griffith, Helen V.

A young girl named Emily kisses a frog and turns him into a handsome prince. The prince does not enjoy being a prince, so he wants to be turned back into a frog. The prince must first be kissed by another frog that has been turned into a beautiful princess.

| by Kalman, Maira

Alexander tells his older sister that he wants to go to Japan, so she takes him. When they get there, Hiroko guides them through Japan to learn all about their way of life.

| by Pinkwater, Daniel

Mr. Plumbean and all of his neighbors are comfortable with their ordinary street. When faced with a change, Mr. Plumbean uses this time as a way to be original, no matter what others think.
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