Browse Abstracts (55 total)

| by Zion, Gene

On a hot day at the beach, Harry cannot stay cool. He suddenly is covered with seaweed and everyone mistakes him as a sea monster, even his family!

| by Pilkey, Dav

While everyone else is still asleep, the paperboy is up making his rounds. He has to get up very early and get dressed, eat breakfast, and fold his papers. When he is finally done delivering his papers, he goes back to bed just when everyone else is getting up.

| by Bogacki, Tomacz

When two friends, Cat and Mouse, go outside one day to play in the green meadow, they are very surprised to find snow instead of grass. Together, they discover the fun of playing in the cold, white snow.

| by Harrison, Ted

A Northern Alphabet provides many examples of people, places, animals and objects under each letter. It also displays an accurate representation of northern life throughout the year.

| by George, Jean Craighead

Bessie finds a new friend while exploring an ice ship-- a baby polar bear. She and Snow Bear play together like best pals. Bessie's brother and Snow Bear's mother watch carefully because they are both concerned and worried about their friendship. Will Bessie and Snow Bear's happiness be enough to keep them together?

| by Kurtz, Jane

A little girl remembers how her family survived a flood. The once friendly river that she loved turned wild and drove the community to evacuation. The little girl thought she would only be gone a couple of days. Days turned into weeks. When she returns, her family starts over, but where is the cat, Kiwi, that she left behind?

| 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 Rylant, Cynthia

Right after Henry gets over his cold, his dog, Mudge, comes down with one!Henry does all he can to make Mudge feel better.

| by Tunnell, Michael

May is determined to visit her grandmother who lives far away. Since her family cannot afford to send her by train, May's dad gets the brilliant idea to mail her. After an adventurous ride in the mail car, May arrives at Grandma's house safe and sound.

| by Kirk, Daniel

Join a young boy as he wanders into the snow to meet new friends. His friends are missing their noses, hats, and part of their family. Help the boy try to find what his new friends need.

| 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 Anholt, Laurence

A new baby is coming, and Sophie's going to be a big sister!She helps her mother and father prepare for the arrival of the baby, but when her little brother is born, she wishes that her family could give him back!Sophie slowly begins to realize that having a new brother might not be so bad after all.

| by High, Linda Oatman

A young boy gets out of bed early to head to work with his father. They work all day long restoring an old barn to keep it from being torn down. They are the barn savers.

| by Garland, Sherry

When a raging storm destroys the sand dunes that several animals and plants called home, a community works together to restore the dunes in a most creative way. Includes an author's note about the ecology of the coastal sand dunes and what is being done to preserve them.

| by Dahl, Michael

Count by twos and see where your tracks take you. Can you follow the footprints in the snow?
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