Browse Abstracts (180 total)

| by Keats, Ezra Jack

Jennie gets a hat from her aunt but it is very plain. Jennie is upset because it isn't as pretty as other hats. She tries to find a prettier hat. Finally, as Jennie is leaving church, the birds come and decorate it.

| by Flack, Marjorie

Danny asked severl animals what he could give his mother for a gift. The animals did not know, but told him to find Mr. Bear and he would know. Mr. Bear had the perfect gift - a hug!

| by Keller, Holly

Joey gets a big package for Christmas from Grandma. Joey's mom hides the package but Joey finds it and ends up tearing the teddy bear. He is depressed, but in the end, his mom fixes the bear.

| by Waldron, Jan

All the little pigs are in a hurry to go Christmas shopping. However, they discover they have an empty wallet. When angel pig pays them a visit, they soon learn what Christmas is really about.

| by Cook, Jean Thor

Joey wishes Daddy still lived at home and has a great deal of trouble accepting Bill, his new stepfather. After many experiences with Bill, like playing ball and swimming, Joey decides there is plenty of room in his life for Daddy and Bill. He loves both of them.

| by Kellogg, Steven

Louis receives a tadpole for his birthday from Uncle McAllister in Scotland. He names his new pet Alphonse and takes him to school for show and tell. However, Louis and Alphonse must be creative to find Alphonse a new home when he keeps growing and growing and growing...

| by Whitelaw, Nancy

The feelings of three generations are shared through the loving story of a girl and her grandmother who has Alzheimer's Disease.

| by Rylant, Cynthia

Nat is terrified to go into the house of Miss Maggie because he has heard that there is a snake inside her house. But he is so curious that he begins peeking through the windows. Even though Nat does not find a snake, he does find a good friend.

| by Loomis, Christine

Three children and their mother find new and fun things at the mall. As they walk and shop, they notice the candy store, white mice, teens gathering and more. They eventually find the perfect gift to complete their trip.

| by Davis, Patricia

Brian receives a bird for his birthday. The two quickly become friends after Brian overcomes his fear. When Brian's brother Kevin carelessly lets the bird escape, Brian becomes upset. Will he ever see Scratchy again?

| by Knotts, Howard

Luke is very sick but determined not to miss Christmas. He has a very high fever, loses consciousness and dreams of a wild flight through the countryside. When he awakens, Christmas has passed but a new present awaits him.

| by Bang, Molly

Delphine receives a present from her grandmother, but she must go to the post office (far away) to get it. Delphine encounters many exciting adventures on her way to pick up the present.

| by Yorinks, A.

One day, aliens land in Moe and Shirley's yard. They seem friendly, so Shirley invites them to dinner. Moe becomes distressed and calls the FBI. The entire country becomes unnecessarily threatened by these harmless visitors.

| by Paterson, Katherine

It's almost Christmas and Marvin doesn't know what gift to give his parents. After he asks his older sister for some help, he ends up making a wreath. Marvin's parents love their gift and it hangs on their trailer almost all year. When they finally decide to take it down, they discover a family of birds who have been enjoying it too.

| by Ross, L

A little old man's wish before his death is to attend his granddaughter's wedding and see her happy with her new husband. His journey is plagued with troubles and his gift of pearls is stolen.

| by Gordon, Shirley

Two girls get together to celebrate Crystal's birthday. They play many games and open presents.

| by Pearson, Susan

Cary gets a stuffed cat for her birthday and names her Izzie. She takes Izzie everywhere, but when Izzie gets too dirty, Cary stops carrying him around.

| by Waddell, Martin

After Tom's mother brings her new baby home, friends and family bring over lots of teddy bears for the new baby. Soon there are so many teddy bears that there is no room left for Tom to sit with mom and the baby. Tom's mother reassures Tom that there is always a place for Tom.

| by Munsch, Robert

Moira's birthday wish is to have a party with all of the kids in the school from kindergarten to sixth grade. She orders 200 pizzas and 200 birthday cakes. What will her parents do?

| by Herzig, Alison Cragin

Great-Great Uncle Thaddeus always gives unique birthday presents to his nephew. This year Uncle Thaddeus gives him best present ever. The present is a book about all the birthdays they have shared together. Their relationship grows stronger as they grow older.
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