Browse Abstracts (299 total)

| by Rylant, Cynthia

In November the air is chilly. The earth and all of it's animals and people begin to prepare for winter. Animals begin to sleep more and make warm homes for themselves. Friends and family gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving. Enyoy the sites, sounds, and activities of November.

| by Nixon, Joan Lowery

Muffie Mouse is determined to help her mom have a good birthday. First, she makes her breakfast. She then makes sure to get along with Tommy Mouse and teaches him to share.

| by Hoban, Lillian

Silly Tilly, the mole, seems to be slightly senile. She looses her glasses and thinks that the Easter bunny has come to visit her. She eventually finds her glasses and the Easter bunny really does come to see her. Then they celebrate together.

| by Liang, Yen

Dee-dee and Boo celebrate the Chinese New Year with their family. The celebration includes decorations, dancing, and fireworks.

| by Stover, Jill

Popsicle Pete had a pony named Chiefy who had a taste for a variety of snacks found around the town. Chiefy got his snacks while Popsicle Pete traveled around the town selling popsicles to children. When Popsicle Pete gets sick and goes into the hospital, Chiefy takes charge and leads everyone during the county parade.

| by Novak, Matt

Mr. Floop shares his lunch with animals in the park, but then Mr. Floop is hungry. A woman stops by and shares her lunch with Mr. Floop.

| by Goode, Diane

Two sweet spirited, young siblings and their mischievous dog exercise their muscles and goodwill as they search for the perfect present for Mama. They experience a comic escapade through the city blocks of markets and vendors.

| by Reid, Barbara

Two sisters leave their friends to go to a family birthday party. When the girls get to the party, they play games with lots of children and eat lots of good food and birthday cake. They have so much fun at the party that they don't want to leave!

| by Steffy, Jan

Amish children have a full day of activities which start very early in the morning. After school, all the children and their parents go on a large picnic and have lots of fun.

| by Kimmel, Eric A.

Asher, a Jewish boy, wonders into the night to borrow an egg for his mother. Along the way he gets lost and discovers a house with three old women inside knitting caps. Asher finds out that these caps are magical and he, the women, and the fairies fly off to Jeruselum for a Hanukkah party. He returns home some time later to discover his family thought he was not coming back.

| by Haas, Irene

One summer evening a frog jumps into Lucy's room and invites her to a magical birthday party. Lucy goes outside and joins her animal friends in celebrating owl's birthday. While outside in the garden, Lucy discovers an old doll she recognizes as her grandmother's and returns it to the delighted woman.

| by Soto, Gary

Chato's friend, Novio Boy, always gets sad at birthday parties because he is from the pound and does not know when his birthday is. Chato decides to throw his friend the biggest party ever, but in the hustle and bustle, forgets to invite the cat of honor!Now that he is found, it's time to celebrate.

| by Manushkin, Fran

A snowstorm limits the supply of apples and potatoes during Hanukkah. A family gives shelter to a hungry kitten and a puppy, which deepens the meaning of the holiday.

| by Lasker, Joe

Justin is a newly made knight who prepares for his first tournament. Justin must fight a more experienced knight named Rolf in order to keep his honor.

| by Kelley, True

Everybody eats. People, animals, and plants all need food. Food comes from many places including the garden, trees, and the sea. There are many different times to eat-breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.

| by Greene, Carol

A group of kids bake the world's biggest birthday cake for their friend in an old water tower by heating it with a volcano. They decorate it with hedges, a pond, a zoo, a circus, and a brass band.

| by Schweninger, Ann

The Rabbit family makes Buttercup's fifth birthday special by throwing her a party and planning lots of fun activities, not to mention giving her many nice gifts.

| by Caseley, Judith

Zoe decides to have a slumber party for her birthday celebration. She invites four of her friends, and they celebrate with pizza and chocolate cake. After a couple of conflicts at bedtime, they all fall asleep with the help of Zoe's mom.

| by Politi, Leo

As Juanita grows up, she brings happiness to her parents, even when the business is not going well. She partakes in the blessing of the animals and shows her kindness to others.
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