Browse Abstracts (299 total)

| by James, Betsy

A moving of a best friend is sad for a young girl. She befriends a praying mantis and names it after her best friend. She must cope with the death of the mantis and the surprise at the end.

| by Van Laan, Nancy

Little Maria learns all about La Boda, a mexican wedding, from her grandmother, in a bilingual manner. She becomes part of the celebration and is happy to learn about and be part of her first wedding.

| by Kleven, Elisa

It's Clara's birthday, and she wants a pinata for her party. Clara, her mom, and her friend Samson go to the pinata store and Clara chooses a cute dog. Clara grows to love the dog and will not break him open. Samson saves the day by bringing another pinata to the party!

| by De Angeli, Marguerite

April Bright's family encounters all sorts of racism as African Americans. April ends up making a new friend when prejudices are overcome.

| by Kimmel, Eric A.

Mindy, a mouse-sized girl, bravely faces a cat in the synagogue to retrieve a candle for her tiny family's Hanukkah menorah. Her mission allows her family to celebrate their special holiday together.

| by Prelutsky, Jack

Everyday the students at Diffendoofer School learn many new things. They become worried though, when they discover that they must pass a special test. They pass with no problems and Diffendoofer Day is declared!

| by Mordivnoff, Nicolas

Terii dreams of growing bigger so he can become a pearl-shell diver like his Uncle Teopu. Uncle Teopu always tells Terii that he will grow bigger when Teopu's hat is all worn out. Whe Terii saves the hat from Kaveka, Uncle Teopu let Terii paddle the canoe. After he saves Teopu from a shark, Terii is ready to become a diver.

| by Sherrow, Victoria

Wilbur is waiting for his birthday. When it finally arrives, he gets exciting presents like a kite, a sail boat and a sled. Unfortunately, the weather is not suitable for playing with any of his new toys. Instead of using his new toys, Wilbur finds other things to occupy his time until the weather improves.

| by Carson, Jo

Uncle Tom is willing to help pull the loose tooth. He says he will need a hammer, screwdriver, and pliers. As she is being tickled by her father and Uncle Tom, her loose tooth falls out. She is now able to eat porkchops at her grandmother's birthday. Uncle Tom decides that all of his tools were not necessary to remove her tooth.

| by Stevenson, James

These three short animal stories describe a different birthday for an elephant, rest for a hippo, and fun for a bunch of penguins.

| by Parish, Herman

Amelia Bedelia is a maid who is not quite together. She misunderstands everything she is told to do, always with hysterical results. What will happen if Mr. Rogers lets her test drive his car?

| by Beech, Linda

It is Ms. Frizzle's birthday so the kids plan a party, but something is missing -- a cake!For a field trip, they go to the bakery and bake a cake and accidentally get baked inside the magic school bus.

| by Politi, Leo

Since Juan loves to watch the swallows in the Mission Garden, he is sad when they fly away at the end of the season. While waiting for their return, Juan decides to build a garden at his house in hopes that swallows will return to his garden.

| by Haugaard, Erik Christian

Princes from all around want to marry the princess. The king promises his daughter to the prince that brings back the most wonderful bird.

| by Cassedy, Sylvia

Pierino, the son of a church warden in a small village in Tuscany, claims the bell is what brings all the pigeons. On San Colombino Day, Pierino finds a silver egg. The silver egg hatches into a beautiful silver pigeon. Pierino says the bird is his and does not share it with the village. One day, Pierino sets the bird free. Some time later, the village is full of silver eggs for everyone.

| by Emberley, Michael

Arne Hansen has been invited to his nephew's birthday party. His search for the perfect gift creates a problem when he discovers he would rather keep the gifts for himself. He must find something new for his new nephew, and in the end it all works out.

| by Walton, Marilyn J.

Karen goes to Gwendolyn's house for a tea party. They tell stories, drink tea, and eat whoppers.

| by Hammerstein, Oscar

A bunch of friends gather to have a big clambake at the beach. Everyone eats a lot and enjoys the beautiful day.

| by Simon, Norma

A young boy named Carl encounters many people and activities in the course of a day. We see how he feels about each one.

| by McGrath, Barbara Barbieri

Smell the hot dogs, hear the crowd, see the ball soar. Time for a baseball game!Count from 1-20 while having baseball fun.
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