Browse Abstracts (172 total)

| by Cole, Henry

A boy goes on a nature walk along the woods, meadows, and pond. He explores a variety of animals, birds, plants, insects, and fish on his journey. He explores the ground, sky, and water and sees more than fifty living things.

| by Ward, Helen

Just like Aesop's original folktale, the hare and the tortoise are going to race. The quick but lazy hare takes his speed for granted when he challenges the tortoise. However, when the hare becomes too confident, the tortoise creeps past him to win the race.

| by Hendershot, Judith

Papa is a coal miner who works at night and Mamma works at home. They are hard working people who live near the Block Diamond Mine. They go through each season and recall a special memory.

| by Oakley, Graham

Humphrey and the other mice decide to go back to nature, and Sampson, the church cat, follows. They experience lots of adventures and also realize how much they love their home.

| by Ayliffe, Alex

Join animals of many shapes and sizes doing the activities they do best. Watch snakes slither, bats swoop, monkeys swing, penguins waddle, and other animals on the move.

| by Mainland, Pauline

Yoga is an activity that children can experience in many forms. Children can imitate the ways animals move and position themselves to help relax the body and free the mind.

| by Hayes, Ann

Join the parade as the drum major leads the rest of the marching smithereens down the street towards the cheering crowd. Each animal plays a different instrument to make a sound the crowd loves.

| by McCutcheon, Marc

Mr. Biggins, a three-legged dog, is lost in the mountain on Christmas Eve. Grandfather and Lizzie dress warmly, pack a small bag, and head up the mountain to find their dog. They camp overnight in an igloo and find two surprises on Christmas Day.

| by Zion, Gene

On a hot day at the beach, Harry cannot stay cool. He suddenly is covered with seaweed and everyone mistakes him as a sea monster, even his family!

| by Ludwig, Warren

Granny Rose and her dog, Henry, go for a walk in the woods and get stuck in a blizzard. Henry finds a cave for shelter, where the two run into a bear.

| by Lasky, Kathryn

A farmer is on his way home from the market and discovers the emperor's old clothes along the road. He tries them on and feels wonderful!When he gets back to his farm and beloved animals, he discovers how hard it is to do his chores in his new clothes and finds it is better to just be himself and wear his regular clothes.

| by Singer, Marilyn

Chester is a sheep dog whose family moves from their farm to New York City. Chester no longer has a job to do, so he gets into trouble in the strange city. He runs away, then finds a group of lost students which he leads back to school.

| by Wood, Audrey

On the way to town, Silly Sally gets sidetracked by a dancing pig, a singing loon, a dog who wants to play leapfrog, and a sheep who wants to sleep. When Neddy Buttercup comes along, they all go to town.

| by Wild, Margaret

Old pig and Granddaughter have spent a long time together, but soon Granddaughter will be on her own. Before Old Pig leaves, she takes time to notice all the great things around her. Grandaughter will miss Old Pig, but she will always remember everthing Old Pig has taught her.

| by Rylant, Cynthia

Henry and his dog, Mudge, discover the excitement of snowy winters, Christmas time, and long winter walks.

| by Guest, Elissa Haden

Iris is disappointed when her family moves to the country. There are no other children to play with and it is very boring for her. No one can seem to cheer Iris up, and then Grandpa comes along. He asks her to take a walk down the road. Will this walk help Iris find what she has been missing?

| by Duvoisin, Roger

A cat and a hippo from two different farms develop a friendship. They find ways to see one another, but they are interrupted several times by their different owners.

| by Zimelman, Nathan

Arabella takes her ten cats for a walk every day, but Mean Murgatroyd, the dog next door, scares them away. Arabella comes up with a great idea for dealing with Murgatroyd.

| by Crunk, Tony

Billy Boyd's grandmother is the best according to the neighborhood kids. She allows them to use their imaginations when she works and plays with them. Their journey to the ice cream shop is full of neighborhood excitement, but the trip back home is the most important part.

| by Rylant, Cynthia

Mr. Putter and Tabby decide to help Mrs. Teaberry when she hurts her foot. Her dog is supposed to be a dream dog, but he turns into a nightmare everyday when Mr. Putter takes him for a walk.
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