Browse Abstracts (190 total)

| by Locker, Thomas

Two young boys ask their grandfather about the source of the river that runs by his place. They go on a camping trip to the top of the mountain in order to find the answer.

| by George, Jean Craighead

Someone is writing a letter to a friend to remind her that winter is here again. She also reminds her that summer will be back.

| by Tresselt, Alvin

This book describes how rain drops start, where they land, and eventually how they become puddles, lakes, rivers, and seas.

| by Locker, Thomas

Elizabeth's uncle comes sail boating into two every two years to see her family. This year he takes Elizabeth on a sail boating trip to see the ocean.

| by Polacco, Patricia

Mabel and Will go on an adventure with Lillian Two Blossom. She answers many of their questions about the world and nature on a magical boat ride.

| by Keats, Ezra Jack

Peter writes an invitation to Amy to attend his birthday party. It is an adventure trying to mail it in the wind and rain. Peter thinks Amy may never come to his party.

| by Bright, Robert

Georgie, the ghost, makes spooky sounds to let the Whittaker's know when its time to go to bed. Herman, the cat, knows when its time to prowl and Miss Oliver, the owl, knows when to WHOO!When the Whittaker's fix the creaking sound, Georgie doesn't know what to do. Eventually everything gets back to normal.

| by Rumford, James

Five brothers decide to go on an adventure to discover the Island-below-the-Star. They each have a love for something in nature. By using their talents and working together, the brothers overcome obstacles on their journey to the island.

| by Peliowski, Michael J.

Puddles the duck loves to splash in water. When the land becomes dry, he goes on a quest to find water. Puddles gets into trouble for using other people's water. Finally it rains and he is happy again.

| by Cowley, Joy

One night as old men and women are going to sleep, the weather outside is stormy and noisy.

| by Stolz, Mary

On the night of a big storm, Thomas is a little afraid, so his grandfather tells him a story about how he overcame his fear when he was a young boy. Thomas is no longer afraid, so he can go to sleep.

| by Spinelli, Eileen

A young boy points out various places to go and different things to look at -- all with a special color.

| by Ahlberg, Allan

The familiar lullaby beginning with Hush, little baby, don't say a word,finds many new twists in this story. Read all about the many adventures that the baby encounters with other members of the family.

| by Lionni, Leo

Twin mice, Willie and Winnie, befriend Woody, the talking tree. They visit her every month and witness the changes the different seasons bring to their friend.

| by Borden, Louise

Gil is on his way to get the laundry for his mom when he sees it. Up in the sky is the shiny orange biplane trying to land in a neighboring field. After the plane lands, Gil discovers the pilot is Colonel Lindbergh. Gil has so many questions to ask him, but he doesn't get the chance.

| 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 Van Leeuwen, Jean

This book contains five stories about Amanda the pig. Amanda learns to finish her food before going outside, she learns to have fun on a rainy day, she overcomes her fear of monsters, and she learns to get along and play with her brother.

| 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 Tresselt, Alvin

This book outlines how a farmer, his son, and the farm animals prepare for a rainstrom.
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