Browse Abstracts (262 total)

| by Williams, Karen Lynn

A home is a place of security and happiness. Peter finds Africa to be more of a home than America. In Africa, Peter is treated with respect, politeness, and care. After learning more about the world, Peter gets to go home again.

| by Henderson, Kathy

A baby is born and as she grows she learns to do many new things. As her brother watches her grow during her first year, he shares his observations. She sits, walks, runs, and finally dances as her brother looks on.

| by Anno, Mitsumasa

Eight children from eight different countries are shown at the same time each day over two days. The contrasts and similarities of the children and their activities are described.

| by Ray, Mary Lynn

When a young boy learns through nature his purpose in life, he has a hard time dealing with it. He has to overcome peoples' judgement on the career he chooses. But in the end he comes to se the true meaning of his work.

| by Mack, Gail

A young girl recalls the time when she played in the snow at nightfall with her mother and brother.

| by Shannon, David

Before a boy named Geogie is born, baseball becomes illegal. Baseball can't even be talked about. Georgie breaks all the laws and challenges the man responsible for the laws to play against him. Georgie strikes him out and wins.

| by Zolotow, Charlotte

A little boy questions the beginning and end of nature, and his mother helps him to understand that there truly is no end.

| by Zagwyn, Deborah Turney

One summer, as young Clee finds herself lost in the shuffle with the arrival of a new baby brother, Uncle Fishtank Hal comes to the rescue when he asks her to care for his special southern-breed turtle. For Clee, caring for the turtle is like therapy to cope with the new changes in her life. That is until the turtle dies due to the harsh cold winter and Clee is forced to bury him out in the yard. Without the turtle, Clee spends time with her new brother and learns to enjoys his company. In spring however, the turtle springs back to like in the compost pile and Clee gains a new outlook on theā€¦

| by Wahl, Jan

Cabin fever strikes the Pipkins and sends them on a journey through the wilderness. Lack of foresight, planning, and common sense is comical throughout the story.

| by Stevenson, James

Whenever his grandchildren complain about the cold, Grandpa tells about the really cold winters he experienced when he was young.

| by Hest, Amy

Maggie and Brette visit their grandmother to help her set up for her birthday party. This is their annual visit to see each other, sleep in the same room that their mom slept in, and spend some precious time with their grandmother. Challenges always seem to occur when they need to get their grandmother a present.

| by Pinkey, Jerry

When a poor girl finds herself using matches to imagine things that are important in her life, she recalls the lessons that her grandmother has taught her. With hands stiff with cold, the little match girl studies the bright light that gives her warmth, imagination, and the closure to her young life.

| 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 Winthrop, Elizabeth

A young brother and sister are excited that the sledding hill is covered with snow. When they finally get dressed to go outside, they have fun with the other children sledding down the hill.

| by Florian, Douglas

A family spends a winter day together. After a breakfast of pancakes, everyone puts on their coats, boots, and hats. While outside, they skate, sled, and make snowballs. They warm their toes by the fire when they go inside for their evening meal.

| by McCully, Emily Arnold

A scared little mouse discovers the joys of sledding in the first snow of winter (A Wordless Book)

| by Gray, Libba Moore

A ballerina remembers how she developed a dancing heart just like her mother's. After each dance, both mother and daughter shared in a special moment for that season. For example, the autumn dance would be a leaf-kicking leg lifting, hand clapping, hello autumn ballet, and afterwards, they would press leaves and drink hot tea spiced.

| by Ryder, Joanne

Imagine that you are a place streaked with roads and bridges, spinning so that cities wake up when you face the sun and sleep when you are in darkness. Imagine that cracking icebergs are your voice. You are earth, and you are home.

| by Bodecker, N.M.

An old man sits in his chair. He tells his wife that winter is coming. While he sits and directs, she carries out the chores needed to be done for them to be prepared for the winte. She works hard to get ready for winter while he does nothing. But in the end, she gets her revenge.

| by Emberley, Michael

From Septmeber to March, there is no sun in Norway. Waiting for spring to come can be difficult. The heroine follows the legend of a girl who climbed the Gausta Mountains to take a peak at the sun. She travels with her family.
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