Browse Abstracts (250 total)

| by Krensky, Stephen

Imagine growing up and being just a little different than everyone else. Morgan was never interested in troll things, even the games they played. He wanted more than troll life could give him. When he gets the job of forager, he begins a whole new life.

| by Greenblat, Rodney A.

Uncle Wizzmo goes looking for a new used car and it turns out that the journey to the car dealer is just as much fun as buying the new used car.

| by Lyon, David

Truck driver Jim gets up when everyone else is going to sleep. He will drive seven hours to Woosterville to deliver strawberries. Drive along with Jim and his big truck.

| by Bradman, Tony

Michael is different from his classmates. He misbehaves, always runs late, and does not do very well in his classes. His teachers believe he will have trouble all through life. He proves them wrong when he grows up to be an astronaut.

| by Desbarats, Peter

Gabrielle and Selena are tired of the same routine everyday. They switch places for the evening, and their parents play a trick on them. Be ready for a funny ending.

| by Prelutsky, Jack

Everyday the students at Diffendoofer School learn many new things. They become worried though, when they discover that they must pass a special test. They pass with no problems and Diffendoofer Day is declared!

| by Seuss, Dr.

There are all kinds of different feet. People use their feet for different things and also their feet can be used for the same things.

| by Wild, Margaret

While some grannies have thin legs or fat kneees, and some grannies wear pantsuits or baggy underwear, and some grannies drive trucks or write books, this granny is special.

| by Hyman, Robin//Hyman, Inge

Casper has been sent off on his own, and finds a new friend. Casper talks the Rainbow Bird into joining him in the freedom of flying. They go and play in the forest.

| by Piatti, Celestina

The birds alway fights, so they go to see the owls, who are always peaceful. The birds do not like the answer from the owls as to why they are always happy, so they go back to fighting.

| by Gerstein, Mordicai

A boy is taken from his home and dropped into a duck nest. He grows up thinking he is a duck. He eventually must struggle to regain his true identity.

| by Ipcar, Dahlov

Among the different types of birds, we see which kinds of birds live in the day and the night. We are able to see what they do, sing, and eat while in their environment.

| by Brindel, June Rochuy

A small boy, Luap, goes through a day in his school and town. He sees things differently than most people. For example, he sees people walking on their hands and riding their bicycles backwards. Through this, Luap learns a valuable lesson.

| by Gerstein, Mordicai

A boy has dreams of visiting the world. He grows up and dies in the same city. Once he dies, he has a chance to live again as any animal, in any planet, in any country, and with any parents. He chooses the same life, except he decides to be a girl.

| by Yeo, Yumi

Yungsu's family moves from Korea to America. When Yungsu goes into his new town and sees children playing, he missed his friends from Korea. Yungsu tells his mother that he wants to go back to Korea, but his father explains that their life will be better in America.

| by Will, Nicolas

No one pays attention to the rooster because he is so tiny. When some eggs disappears, the tiny rooster wants to be the watchman, but the barnyard leader said he was too small. When the watchman falls asleep, the tiny rooster saves the eggs.

| by Kessler, Ethel//Kessler, Leonard

A three year old boy describes all the things he can do that his baby sister, Kim, can't do. He then reflects that all the thngs he used to do, Kim does does now. Someday, she will be able to play with him, also.

| by Browne, Anthony

Follow along as Willy includes himself in fun remakes of classic paintings. Then challenge yourself to match Willy's art to the original masterpiece.

| by Isadora, Rachel

Willaby is always drawing in school. When her teacher is absent from school, Willaby draws her a picture instead of writing.

| by Rosen, Michael

Elijah and Michael have a unique friendship. Elijah is an 80 year old black Christian barber and Michael is a 9 year old Jewish boy. Elijah and Michael exchange Hanukah and Christmas gifts and reach a level of understanding between their different religions.
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