Browse Abstracts (78 total)

| by Hamanaka, Sheila

A girl uses her imagination to become a tiger, dolphin, horse, jaguar, and wolf. She needs nature to become independent so she can follow her dream.

| by Mitchell, Rita Phillips

Hue Boy is very concerned about his height. Everyone thinks that he is too short. He and his mother try every possible remedy, but nothing works. Finally, Hue Boy's father returns, and Hue Boy loses his feelings of smallness through his pride of being with his father.

| by Tarpley, Natasha Anatasia

Although she is often teased by her classmates about her Afro hair, Kenyana learns her hair makes her unique. Both her mother and teacher help show Kenyana why her hair is so special. Kenyana learns that it only matters what she thinks, not others.

| by Munsch, Robert

A mud puddle is chasing Jule Ann!Every time she goes outside in clean fresh clothes, the puddle is hiding and just waiting to jump on her and make her dirty. Will Jule Ann's next plan work to stop the mud puddle?

| by Swope, Sam

A bug crawls all the way out of her skin!She sleeps then she blossoms into a beautiful butterfly. On her journey, she repeats her chant, Gotta Go!Gotta Go To Mexico! to all the insects and animals along her way. When her destination is reached, she flutters and dances around in the warm sky with her companion. A bug returns, lays her eggs, and the cycle of life is repeated again and again.

| by Milgram, Mary

A family has an adopted son named Joshie. Their neighbor tells them that Joshie is not really their brother because he does not look like them. His new sisters explain to him that Joshie is still their brother even though he is adopted.

| by Moore, Elaine

In a typical city, the morning dawns. Have you ever wondered what goes on before the sun rises while you are still in bed?

| by Brooks, Jennifer

A young princess with a pure heart plays with three gnomes who are handicapped. She is kind and accepting to her new friends. In turn, she gains another friend.

| by Valentine, Johnny

Lou and his friend are discussing their dads. Lou has two dads that are blue. Lou's two blue dads like to cook, play, laugh, and work just like his other dads. Lou and his friend discover that blue dads aren't really different from other dads.

| by Stadler, John

Mrs. Calamari moves into a new apartment and the landlord tells her No cats allowed! Mrs. Calamari is not about to put her cats out on the street, she'll have to think of something. Mrs. Calamari and her cats become friends to the landlord and he accepts them.

| by Say, Allen

Sam, a young Asian American boy, realizes first hand what it is like to be an old man. He wakes up one morning with a much older look, but is the same young boy on the inside. He has a difficult time convincing his family and friends that he is the same boy they all know.

| by Moeri, Louise

Both an old woman and a star want to experience Christmas. The star's mother turns him into an ugly child and sends him to earth. There, he and the old woman share their first Christmas with someone.

| by Garcia, Maria

Connie and Diego are born multi-colored and get laughed at by their siblings. They travel to try to find a place where they fit in. They find that they are human beings and the place they belong is with their parents and family with the other humans.

| by San Souci, Robert

Family is defined differently when Tarzan is raised by a group of apes. Tarzan grows into a curious being. Confused by what he knows and what he is finding out, his confusion builds to power as he rules the apes. Can he forget his past to pursue his future?

| by Peacock, Carol Antoinette

Elizabeth is a young Chinese girl who has been adopted by an American family. Elizabeth begins to question her adoption and wonders why her mommy in China did not keep her. Elizabeth's mother explains the adoption to her and loves that she has a mother who is far away and one who is close.

| by Branner, Toni Tickel

Learn to exercise, stretch, eat well, and feel good about yourself with Wilby. He instructs you on how to be healthy through rhymes.

| by Blance, Ellen/ Cook, Ann

Monster lives in a tall house in the city. He loves his house! It is very fine. Monster thinks the house will be even finer after he cleans it. He works hard making sure he cleans all of the rooms for potential visitors. He takes a break after all that cleaning and the house looks fine indeed.

| by Litchfield, Ada B.

Valerie, a young girl, has poor eyesight. She needs to use a cane to walk around. She eventually learns to use the cane and not feel bad about it.
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