Browse Abstracts (166 total)

| by Kelley, True

Jess is excited to have the chicken pox because she gets to miss school. Unfortunately, this happiness quickly ends when she realizes it isn't fun to be stuck home without your friends.

| by Collins, Pat Lowery

Missy was waiting for her new brother or sister. The baby came prematurely and had many problems. Missy waited and waited for the baby to get better. Finally, he came home and she was glad that she waited.

| by Summers, Susan

Atraban is the fourth wise man who is to go see the new born King of the Jews. He never meets the Messiah, but during his travels he is able to help many people with the gifts he carries for the King. After years of travel, Artaban still hasn't met his King, but before both men die Artaban hears the voice of the Messiah.

| by Gretz, Susanna//Sage, Allison

When William catches a cold, all of the bears pull together to take care of William and help him get better.

| by Thompson, Colin

A man moves into the town dump after it closes. He watches nature heal itself from the polluted earth.

| by Williams, Barbara

No one believes that Albert, the turtle, has a toothache, because turtles don't have teeth. His family thinks he wants attention and is being difficult. His grandmother visits and realizes that all Albert needs is for someone to believe him.

| by Vigna, Judith

This is a story about a boy name Paul and how his older sister, Tina, begins to take drugs to deal with the pressure when their family moves. Tina ends up getting arrested and has to go to a drug hospital. Paul learns how bad drugs are and realizes that Tina's friends were not true friends by giving her drugs.

| by Bouchard, Lois Kalb

Carlos, a Puerto Rican boy, lives in America and is frustrated with learning the English language. He decides not to talk at all and just nod and draw pictures. He meets a blind boy who cannot see his pictures or nods, so Carlos must talk. Carlos is so happy to meet this boy that he begins to talk again.

| 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?

| by Quinlan, Patricia

Joel's uncle, Michael, dies of AIDS. Joel remembers the fun times he and Michael spent together. These happy memories help to comfort Joel.

| by Loomis, Christine

Little rabbits acting as cowboys spend their day playing, eating, swimming, and having fun. When they grow tired, their parents put them to bed.

| by Martin, David

Everyone knows the five little piggies- one that goes to the market, one stays home, one has roast beef, one has none, and one goes we, wee, wee all the way home. Now we will finally learn why these little piggies did all these different things!

| by Hoban, Lillian

Silly Tilly, the mole, seems to be slightly senile. She looses her glasses and thinks that the Easter bunny has come to visit her. She eventually finds her glasses and the Easter bunny really does come to see her. Then they celebrate together.

| by Thaler, Mike

This story consists of four chapters which relate the troubles that hippo has when building a house, when he is painting a landscape scene, when he is healthy while all of his friends are ill, and finally when hippo's friends throw him a surprise party.

| by Leaf, Munro

Gordon the goat learns to do his own thinking after a series of disasters when following the flock. Gordon questions his aimless following of the flock leader and learns about peer resistance.

| by Gunthorp, Karen

One day, Rina went to a farm. She got into a lot of mischief and the animals did not like her. When a storm came, they would not help her. Finally when Rina was very sick, the animals took her in and helped her.

| by Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman

Melvin is a dog who does everything except take care of himself. He does other people's wash, food, shopping, and polishing. When he gets sick, he makes everyone do the same for him in return. He soon realizes he just needs to be himself and not a crowd pleaser.

| by Potter, Beatrix

When the tailor of Glouchester falls ill, he worries that he will not get the mayor's waistcoat finished and not make any money to use for food. But some helpful mice come to the rescue and surprise the tailor on Christmas morning.

| by Dugan, Barbara

Mrs. Simpson and a girl, Anne, become friends. Mrs. Simpson shows Anne how to do a loop the loop with a yo-yo before she is placed in a nursing home and cannot remember anything.

| by Van Leeuwen, Jean

A young boy and his family leave England with many other people to search for a new life in a new land. They dream of finding a place where they can worship God in their own way. During their journey, everyone endures many hardships, but they find what they are looking for.
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