Browse Abstracts (1187 total)

| by Bunting, Eve

Laura and her family are moving, so they are coming to visit the Manzanar War Relocation Center one last time. Years ago, this center was used to house anyone living in the United States that were of Japanese descent. These people were forced to leave their homes and come to the center because Japan bombed the United States. The center is bare now except for all of the memories and the cemetary, including her grandfather's grave.

| 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 Heine, Helme

Katie shows Auntie Dumpling, Uncle Plod, and Mr. Brian how to have an interesting and unique holiday.

| by Farber, Norma

While a turtle is crossing the Boston Common, he sees a man with many animals. All of these uncommon animals are in alphabetical order.

| by Monjo, F.N.

Tom misbehaves in church and is sent home early. He goes to play in the barn and discovers runaway slaves. He and his father help them escape and Tom learns all about freedom through the Underground Railroad.

| by Hest, Amy

Stella, a young girl, saved nickels for weeks to buy a ring. Eventually, she gives it all away so she can help a girl come to the United States from Germany during WWII.

| by Buscaglia, Leo

With few words, this story describes all the aspects of humanity in a child's vocabulary.

| by Johnston, Tony

At midnight, Nicholas Greebe dies. The following day he is buried by his family. However, a small dog digs around his grave and runs off with one of Nicholas Greebe's bones!This upsets Nicholas. His ghost decides to haunt his family until the missing bone is returned.

| by Hoban, Julia

It is a windy fall day in the park. Amy plays on the swings and flies a kite.

| by Coerr, Eleanor

Ariel almost causes her famous mother to lose a balloon race and then helps her to win.

| by Scarry, Richard

This book is collection of little stories about busy people and what they do. The book depicts all the different things that go on in a city.

| by Demi.

Children try to identify a certain animal within a larger sea picture.

| by Pomerantz, Charlotte

After a bird learns how to fly, he goes from nest to nest trying to encourage other birds to fly.

| by Arnosky, Jim

A bear wakes up in autumn to get food and eventually hibernate. The big bear scares all the other animals.

| by Cowcher, Helen

A tigress and her cubs kill animals for food. The sanctuary ranger and herdsmen must find a way to save the animals and the tigress so they develop a plan.

| by Grahame, Kenneth

Little animals have differing opinions on exploration of nature. They cannot come to one consensus, so they all go off and do their own thing.

| by Peterson, Hans

Tom and Tabby are two cats that are best friends.

| by Jurmain, Suzanne Tripp

George Washington shows his leadership skills by leading the United States Army to victory to gain their independence. Although George is nervous and reluctant, he accepts the challenge to become the first President of the United States of America.

| by Schlein, Miriam

How do you say hello or greet someone? Learn how some animals say hello to one another including lions, polar bears, wolves, monkeys, beavers, zebras, penguins, and elephants. Some animals say hello by nuzzling, some touch hands or hug, and some kiss.

| by Jenkins, Steve

All living things are related in some way. The reality of human destruction, and its impact on the survival of animals are key components to the extinction of many animals in our environment. As each species disappears, the world as we know it, forever is changed. Will the little bird who visits your morning windowsill be next?
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