Browse Abstracts (419 total)

| by Steig, William

Dr. and Mrs. De Soto travel all the way to Africa to fix an elephant's tooth. When the elephant's enemy kidnaps Dr. De Soto, the elephant worries that Dr. De Soto will never get away.

| by Simmons, Lesley Anne

Kofi, Maria, and Sunita come from Ghana, Peru, and India. They tell about traditions of their country, their school, and their family.

| by Mandel, Peter

Willie Mays grows up in a time when black athletes were separate from white athletes in America. But due to Willie's baseball skills, the New York Giants recruit him. Willie breaks many baseball records because of his fast running and powerful hitting power.

| by Young, Ruth

Daisy ferries to and from the island all day in her water taxi. Throughout the day, Daisy takes passengers and their valuables to the island and back to shore no matter what kind of weather. After a long day, Daisy wants to go for a row with her husband.

| by Miller, Margaret

Decide if you have an answer to the main question in this book. Words and photographs become an exciting and educational game for the reader.

| by Brown, Marc//Brown, Laurene Krasny

A bunny is portrayed as a Bionic Bunny on a television show. Follow the steps that show how a real bunny is made to look like an imaginary character.

| by Rowan, Kate

Sam's discovery of his loose tooth strikes up a conversation about teeth and the importance of caring for them. Sam and his mom take an indepth look at teeth and the proper way to care for them.

| by Waber, Bernard

A crocodile named Lyle has a big impact on those he meets in his community. One day, a member of his family loses his job. In the end this bad event is turned around into a job well done by everyone.

| by Day, Alexandra

Frank and Ernest are a bear and an elephant who need jobs. Mr. Palmer lets them manage his baseball team. They do not know very much about baseball so they are always looking up baseball terms in the baseball dictionary.

| by Bauman, Kurt

Piro wants to be a firefighter but he is told he is too small. One day he finally gets to prove to everyone that he can do it.

| by Creech, Sharon

Mr. Keeene knows he has a fine school with great teachers and students. Since everyone is learning so much, he decides to have school on Saturdays, then Sundays, and then eventually all summer. Eventually, one student named Tillie tells Mr. Keene that they are not learning anything outside of school. Everyone is relieved when Mr. Keene announces the return of a normal school year.

| by Wildsmith, Brian

Professor Noah's spaceship is a spinoff from the religious version of Noah's Ark. The animals of the earth are going to be destroyed by men and pollution and want a way out. Professor Noah saves them by taking them to another planet. However, they go back in time and try to save the earth by not destroying it.

| by Richardson

Stephen, a page in King Wenceslas's court, is always being teased by other pages. Stephen is called upon to accompany the king on a journey through the snow and cold. Stephen is surprised to find out how enjoyable the trip is -- especially the feast at the end!

| by Agee, Jon

A man's paintings come to life. This causes some people problems, so he is imprisoned. When one of his paintings helps the king, so he is released.

| by Cohen, P//Landstrom, O.

Olson makes meat pies with the best ingredients. One day his bookkeeper runs off with all of Olson's money. Olson is forced to put strange ingredients in the pies- like watches. Finally, the bookkeeper comes back with most of Olson's money and the meat pies are good again.

| by Loomis, Christine

The diner is a busy place. Waiters run around, busboys set the tables, and chefs prepare the food. Bacon sizzles, coffee brews, bagels toast, burgers broil, and many other things happen in the busy diner.

| by Gibbons, Gail

Everyone goes to Marge's Diner because it is open 24 hours a day. Marge feeds all kinds of people: truck drivers, families, travelers, school kids, businessmen, and telephone company workers. Everyone is friendly at the diner, and it is a big meeting place for friends.

| by Yeoman, J.

Seven washerwomen get fed up, run wild, and meet seven woodsmen. They all get married.

| by Watts, Mabel

Mr. Hobbs is the town photographer who does well in his business until the town plans to start having activity weeks. The townspeople get so busy with each new activity that they don't pay much attention to Mr. Hobbs, until Take-A-Picture Week comes along.

| by Howard, Arthur

Six year-old Jeremy points out many interesting changes he has undergone since he was five years old, including playing with his favorite car and thinking about his career. However, his best friend, Mark, is still his favorite.
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