Browse Abstracts (262 total)

| by Houston, Gloria

Little Jim wants a tool set for Christmas so that he can prove to his father that he is a man. Father does not find time for Christmas until a church event opens his eyes to the season.

| by Vangheli, Spiridon

Through a collection of eight short stories, young Guguze and his family enjoy adventures from season to season.

| by Dunphy, Madeleine

The animals of the fascinating world of the arctic show their land. Nature and the environment are the themes.

| by Burns, Diane L

The making of maple syrup is a long process. First you must grow maple trees. Next is the tapping of the maple trees to collect the syrup. Once the syrup has been collected, it is cooked. the next step is grading and then the packing of the syrup.

| by Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman//Sharmat, Craig

When Annie's dog, Fang, is unhappy, everyone is unhappy, especially Nate the Great. When Fang's Christmas mail turns up missing, Nate agrees to help solve the mystery of the missing card. Join Nate the Great in solving this holiday case in time for Fang to have a crunchy Christmas.

| 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 Fisher, Aileen

A girl loves the night and watches the sky and environment almost nightly. For her birthday, she wants to go out and explore that night. Her father takes her out, and they explore a wooded area finding a variety of plants, animals, and insects.

| by Delton, Judy

Lee Henry's mom hates him in the cold, snowy, winter month of January. Everything irritates his mom during this month especially Lee Henry. Does his mom really hate him in January or does she really hate January?

| by Duvoisin, Roger

Petunia is a goose that wants to save her friend from being eaten Christmas Day. She uses many resources to get this done.

| by Peters, Lisa

When a little duck comes back to soon for spring, he finds himself in the dead of winter. So the little duck imagines what it would be like if it were spring. To his surprise when he wakes the ice is melting and other ducks are around him.

| by Stevenson, James

Howard the duck misses his annual migration and spends the winter in New York City making friends.

| by Ehlert, Lois

Children wait for a big snowday to make their snow family. They create a dad, mom, boy, girl, baby, dog, and cat by using objects found around the house. When the sun comes out, the family melts away.

| by Stoeke, Janet Morgan

A silly loving chicken ventures out in the cold for an winter adventure. See how he mistakes some mittens for a hat to keep himself warm.

| by Coste, Marion

The female nene keeps watch over her eggs, while the male nene stays close by watching for danger. When the eggs finally hatch, the birds must keep close watch over the baby goslings so that no cats, rats, or mongooses eat the young. The family must stay in this area for a few months, waiting until the babies get their flying wings. Not all of the goslings survive the wait, but when all the new feathers grow in, the family flies from the land near the ocean to the mountain.

| by Laurin, Anne

A lonely magician makes a paper crane come to life. He is surrounded by many friends. When winter comes, the crane must leave, but his new friends still come over.

| by Rylant, Cynthia

As summer comes and goes, we can see all of the good things that come out of a garden. It's never too early to think about next year's garden.

| by Kherdian, David

A mother sings a lullaby which describes all things that her daughter, Emily, will do as she grows older. Some of the things the mother envisions Emily doing are picking blueberries for cereal, jams, and pies, making cider, playing in the meadow, planting a garden and playing in the snow.

| by Robbins, Ruth

As Baboushka cleans her hut one evening, three gentlemen visit and ask if she would like to go with them to where a child is born. She declines, but decides to go the next morning. Much to her dismay, she cannot find the child. As legend goes, each year she sets out in search of the child.

| by Quinn, Greg Henry

A family plants seeds in spring, watches them grow in summer, says goodbye to the garden in fall, then lets it sleep in winter.

| by Fleming, Denise

Each season brings changes to the pond including a variety of animals.
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