Browse Abstracts (70 total)

| by Mochizuki, Ken

Donnie is always the bad guy when he plays war with his friends. They think because Donnie is Japanese American that he should be the enemy. When his father and uncle take a trip to school, they prove they can be heroes too.

| by Seuss, Dr.

One day during class, a daisy grows from the top of Mayzie McGrew's head. With a daisy on her head, Mayzie experiences many things. Mayzie becomes the talk of the school and town and gains fame and fortune. She also experiences loneliness. Mayzie did learn one very important thing from the daisy on her head--her parents love her no matter what!

| by Moore, Shiela

Samson Svenson is a homely, lonely man. When he finds a small duck egg, he is surprised that it offers him both a small feathered friend and a new love, Kristin Kavversdatten.

| by Stanley, Diane

Cleo and Lucy are great friends who live in the country. Mrs. Snickers, who came from the city, moves into the mansion next door and Cleo is enchanted by her elegance.

| by Woodson, Jacqueline

A fence not only divides two properties -- it segregates two families because of their different cultures. Initial fears from the parents cause them to set rules that will forbid the friendship of their young daughters. Little did they know that their daughters would break the barrier as they climbed the fence together to see the world as it should be, not as it is.

| by Hooks, Bell

A whimsical rhythm of sweet jive jumps from watercolored illustrations on different pages to portray portraits of little girls who celebrate their African American culture. Hooray for the frizzy, fuzzy, nappy, twisty hair!Hooray for the sizzling semblance and fantastic flare that shines in every hair on every head. Beauty lies everywhere.

| by Krasilovsky, Phyllis

A very tall young girl was unhappy about being six inches taller than her friends. Then she realizes that being tall enables her to do many more things then most girls her age. Most of all, she learns that it is fun to be special.

| by Munsch, Robert

One day Stephanie shows up at school with her hair in a ponytail. At first all of her friends make fun of her, but she quickly becomes a trend-setter. When Stephanie tricks everyone into shaving their heads, they aren't very happy with her.

| by Ormerod, Jan

A little girl wakes up very early then wakes her father so they can make breakfast. Afterwards, her dad gets back into bed and reads the paper while the mother sleeps. The little girl then begins to get herself ready for school.

| by Bang, Molly

One day, a goose egg falls into the home of woodchucks and hatches open. A goose is raised by the woodchucks and becomes part of their family. Eventually, the goose feels very sad and doesn't know why. When she ventures out to find happiness, she accidentally learns to fly.

| by Soto, Gary

Ricky is always being told he looks like his mother. When he is given the chance to choose his costume for the school play, Ricky chooses the big bushy mustache. Now he will look like his papi. But Papi must come to the rescue when Ricky loses his mustache. There's only one way to replace a big bushy mustache!

| by Cohen, Miriam

A new boy in the first grade boasts and tells lies to impress his classmates. It backfires and the kids will not play with him because he is a liar. He makes friends at the Christmas party by being himself and telling the truth.

| by Goodall, John S.

This very detailed book shows the development of an English village from the 14th century to the present day. (A Wordless Book)

| by Bornstein, Ruth

A little green elephant finds himself out of place among a herd of large gray elephants. He sets off in search of a belonging place. Finally he finds one.

| by Tobias, Tobi

Jane wishes she could change her name, hair, eye color, the number of children in her family, and even who her best friend is. In the end, Jane realizes all her wishes will not come true, and she decides to be happy anyway.

| by Baker, Jeannie

A wordless book that depicts changes occurring outside a window throughout one boy's life.

| by Aliki

The ways that we use our feet are explained in an amusing way. Running, skipping, walking, and kicking are discussed, as well as the different parts of our feet and how we use them.

| by Hudson, Cheryl Willis//Ford, Bernette G.

Young children, who are African American, go about their daily lives. They describe their features including their bright eyes and brown skin.

| by Maguire, Arlene

Children of diverse backgrounds are shown and differences are emphasized. Every child has different interests and strengths and all characteristics should be valued. Everyone is special!

| by Munsch, Robert

Prince Ronald and Princess Elizabeth's castle is burned down by a dragon, who then steals the prince. Elizabeth chases after the dragon to free her prince.
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