Browse Abstracts (228 total)

| by Merriam, Eve

A variety of natural images are shown. These images ask the reader to pause and listen to their silent beauty.

| by Greene, Rhonda Gowler

When some barnyard animals catch the flu, it is up to the farmer to nurse them back to health and restore the barnyard song to its usual splendor.

| by McMillan, Bruce

A little girl shares exciting adventures with her grandfather on his trolley. Sounds and photographs make it an exciting trip!

| by Martin, Bill Jr.

All the haunting sounds of Halloween are pieced together in this house. A stool begins making noises, and then everything else joins in until the wind decides to join in and blows everything away.

| by Riley, Linnea

A little mouse wakes up after a family goes to bed. He tries everything from crackers to peanut butter and makes a big mess while he is at it!

| by Booth, Barbara

Mandy, a hearing-impaired girl, spends time at her grandmother's house. On a walk in the woods, her grandmother's precious pin is lost. Mandy goes out alone in a storm that night to find the pin.

| by Brandenberg, Aliki

Take a trip to the seaside through memories. Travel to the seaside to build sandcastles and splash around in the ocean with family members. Experience the magical, musical spell of the boardwalk at night. Never forget those wonderful memories from the trip to the seaside.

| by Powell, Polly

The apple family finish their dinner and desert, but Pasty wasn't quite full yet. Pasty wants that last piece of cake. Her mom tells her that she can not eat it. That piece of cake is on Pasty's mind all night long. After everyone was asleep, Pasty goes downstairs to get the cake. Pasty's journey to the cake provides her with obstacles of the mind.

| by Harris, Robie H.

A child is born and loved from the very first day of his life. Though long and tiring, the day of birth is filled with hearing voices, seeing faces, and many more wonderful things.

| by Fraustino, Lisa Rowe

Louis is born blind. He and his Gran play hide-and-seek or just sit and tell stories in her favorite old hickory chair. When Gran dies, her memory lives on through the gifts she leaves behind for her family.

| by Nixon, Joan Lowery

Michael John brings in a secret science project that makes wierd noises. It gets loose and a new classmate helps him catch the mystery animal. The new boy gains acceptance by the students.

| by Krockover, Gerald//Krochover, Sharon

A girl talks about her Uncle Bill's Ice Cream Shop. She describes the different kinds of ice cream and tells of her favorites.

| by Bond, R.

A young girl from India plants a cherry seed with her grandfather. They observe the tree as it grows through the seasons and eventually it grows quite large. The tree serves as a constant reminder of the girl's grandfather.

| by Grifalconi, Ann

Sissy is sad and lonely because she thinks about her father who died when she was a baby. Sissy's Uncle Dan helps her to understand differences among people and cheers her up through the use of his cornfields. He also makes her understand that even though her father is not alive, she has a family that loves her very much.

| by Roca, Nuria

Your body can do so many things. When you were born, you were only a baby. Then as you grew, you learned how to walk, eat, hear, taste, smell, see, and touch things. It is important to take care of your body so that it can continue to sense the world around you.

| by Schertle, Alice

Hetty has the chance to prove she is a big girl when her parents send her to Mr. Birdie's store to buy a dozen eggs. Hetty is very careful not to break the eggs until she reaches the apple tree.

| by Marzollo, Jean

A series of questions ask children to use their imaginations so they can leap like a cat, beg like a dog, and act like many other animals.

| by Rockwell, Anne

Bicycle, pinwheels, balloons, sand, slides, and kites are some of the things to play with in the park. Noisy things to play with in the yard, things to play with at school, and things to play with at a party are some of the other areas described.

| by Blanchard, Arlene

A girl's feet make different sounds depending on what shoes she wears, how she moves, and where she is.

| by McNulty, Faith

After a snake is captured, it escapes inside a young boy's house. This snake finds clever places to hide while the young boys searches for him.
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