Browse Abstracts (299 total)

| by Ipcar, Dahlov

After the farmer plants his crops, he needs to keep a close eye on them. He puts up a scarecrow to scare the birds, then chases the chickens out of his field. When autumn comes, he harvests his crops and makes a big Thanksgiving dinner.

| by Brett, Jan

Berlioz the bear is going to be late for the ball if the donkey doesn't move!The donkey doesn't move until a bee stings him -- then they get to the ball in no time!

| by Rylant, Cynthia

A scarecrow is more than just borrowed parts to make up a man. This scarecrow gets to see everything from vegetables growing to all the different animals that surround him. He sees how many of the simple things in life are the greatest.

| by Raskin, Ellen

A mouse wants to join the other animals in a special celebration but must choose what to wear. The mouse finally chooses a blouse and is invited for a Christmas and New Year gathering on Twenty-two, Twenty-three.

| by Dragonwagon, Crescent

It is a Thanksgiving feast and animals from all the letters of the alphabet bring all kinds of food to the potluck. The alligator brings apples, a bear brings bread and butter, and the cat comes with cherry cobbler.

| by Pearson, Susan

Monnie, Lydia's little sister, does all she can to be nice to her on her birthday, but Lydia is still very mean. In the end, they resolve their conflict and enjoy the rest of the day.

| by Asch, Frank

A new character is added to the story of the three little pigs, changing the tale to four little pigs. The fourth pig saves his brothers from the wolf by being resourceful.

| by Rylant, Cynthia

Past the stars, the moon, and the sun is where cat heaven is, and every cat knows the way there. With trees to climb, toys to play with, angel laps to purr in, and food to eat, all cats love going to cat heaven and God loves having them there too!

| by Gustafson, Scott

Otter has a housewarming party and invites twenty-six friends to create a potluck soup. Each animal and a food represents a letter from the alphabet. For example, N-Newt was a nearby neighbor, who brought a net full of ninety-nine noodles.

| by Shelby, Anne

Alpha and Betty plan a potluck dinner and invite all their friends. Each person brings a different type of food. Acton brings asparagus, Ben brings bagels, Don brings dumplings and there are many more.

| by Lessac, Frane

Come and take a trip through the Caribbean with the letters of the alphabet. Experience the different animals, foods, music, games, and landmarks of the Caribbean. The cultures and lifestyles of the people in the Caribbean are explained and pictured through this alphabetical adventure.

| by Grossman, Bill

A guy is born five minutes late. He is always five minutes late for everything he tries to do. When he feels bad that he is late again, he meets a princess who was also born five minutes late!

| by Kimmel, Eric A.

Bubba Brayna, a very old woman, fixes a Hanukkah dinner for the rabbi and friends. She has an unexpected guest when a bear appears instead.

| by Bunting, Eve

Tony and his extended family celebrate the birthday of the Statue of Liberty every October. They travel out to Libery Island to have a picnic and show their appreciation to the meaning the statue brings. Tony is embarrassed by his family's dedication, but in the end realizes the meaning of the statue.

| by James, J. Alison

This true story tells the tale of a Japanese village defeating their enemy samurai. The villagers use their minds instead of weapons to scare the samurai. Wearing wild masks, setting fires on the beach, and playing the drums of Noto Hanto, kept the village safe.

| by Davis, Patricia

Brian receives a bird for his birthday. The two quickly become friends after Brian overcomes his fear. When Brian's brother Kevin carelessly lets the bird escape, Brian becomes upset. Will he ever see Scratchy again?

| by Steptoe, John

A little girl's family moves to Africa from America because of racism. The little girl's birthday is celebrated by the whole town.

| by Medearis, Angela Shelf

An African American family watches a Seminole Indian celebration. After watching and learning of this culture and its customs, the family joins in the dancing.

| by Brunhoff, Jean de

Babar is an elephant who has a wonderful adventure. After his mother died tragically from a hunter, Babar goes into the city, where he lives with a little old lady. Upon returning to the forest, Babar is elected king and is married to Celeste, another young elephant. The two set off for their honeymoon.

| by Boegehold, Betty

Come along on the adventures of Pippa Mouse!Pippa and her friends have loads of fun as they teach Pippa to swim, play games, find a pet for Pippa, play in the snow, and even help her celebrate her birthday. Don't miss the fun!
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