Browse Abstracts (275 total)

| by McGrath, Barbara Barbieri

Have fun with your cereal, even after breakfast time!Counting is made easy with Cheerios and fruits. Practice counting to ten, counting teens, and seeing patterns of tens.

| by Hall, Zoe

Halloween is on its way, and it is time to plant the pumpkin seeds. A little girl and her brother plant the seeds and watch them grow. The shoots pop up, grow into vines, flowers bloom, and at last the pumpkins are ready to be picked!

| by Aker, Suzanne

What comes in two's?Some of the things are two pieces of bread for a sandwich, two body parts, and two wings on a bird. What comes in three's?Three wheels on a tricycle, three meals each day, and three primary colors. Can you come up with thing that comes in four's?

| by Hru, Dakari

April and Erica love to Double Dutch, but they have no friends to Double Dutch with. When their Uncle Zambezi returns from a trip to Tanzania, he gives the girls a jump rope that will grant wishes because it is made from magic moonberries. The girls Double Dutch and wish for two new friends to arrive. Suddenly, a moving van pulls up, and a family with a boy and girl moves in across the street.

| by Otey, Mimi

A boy looks out the window at a blue moon while his mom makes stew. The boy goes outside to wait for his dad to come home for dinner. When his dad gets home, they all sit down for dinner and the boy eats with his blue moon soup spoon.

| by Baer, Gene

Spots of color turn into a Marching Band. The book describes all the noises the instruments in the band make.

| by Chanin, Michael

After the rain, Flower longs for a day when she will see the great chief. When she has to make a blanket for him, she doubts her weaving skills. With her grandmother's love and encouragement, Flower makes the blanket. Will the chief ever receive such a gift?

| by McKissack, Patricia C.

David Earl knows what day of the week it is by the color of Ma Dear's aprons. She wears a different apron each day to reflect the day's chores. Ma Dear is a single, hard-working mother from the South that creates a loving home for her son.

| by Wright, Mildred Whatley

Lee Chow's grandfather shows him the wonderful items in the magic Chest of Dragons. What Lee Chow really wants is marbles and the Chest of Dragons cannot provide them. Fortunately, the Spring Festival creates good times, friends, and the beautiful marbles Lee Chow desires.

| by Hooks, Bell

A whimsical rhythm of sweet jive jumps from watercolored illustrations on different pages to portray portraits of little girls who celebrate their African American culture. Hooray for the frizzy, fuzzy, nappy, twisty hair!Hooray for the sizzling semblance and fantastic flare that shines in every hair on every head. Beauty lies everywhere.

| by McMillan, Bruce

This mouth-watering introduction to the basic unit of money uses tempting jelly beans and a simple progression of coins.

| by McMillan, Bruce

Math is fun and in this case -- delicious!As each child displays the number of jelly beans, coins are also displayed to show the correct and equal amount of money.

| by Willard, Nancy

Follow along in an adventure as a yellow ball rolls out of sight and into a place where all lost things are found. Discover a quiet, small, and plain house where its rooms run far and wide and adventure lurks in the shadows.

| by Kirk, David

Families are different. Miss Spider knows best -- when finding her mother, love is the truest test.

| by Fleming, Denise

A dark night of Halloween fright brings you colors, sounds, and sensory sights.

| by Hutchins, Pat

Ella and Emily, a pair of identical twins, dress up as witches for a Halloween party. No one can tell which witch is which. Eventually, their choice of food, games, and colors help to tell them apart.

| by Tarbescu, Edith

When Tanya and Annushka's mother dies, their father has no choice but to leave Russia for the streets paved with gold. Several years later, the girls' father sends two tickets for their own voyage to America. Before the girls leave, their grandmother gives them each a Sabbath candlestick which will light their way to the New World. Tanya and Annushka's voyage is filled with many sick and sleepless nights. The girls unite with their father by raising their candlesticks.

| by Levenson, George

Did you ever wonder how pumpkins grew?From seeds to plants to flowers to pumpkins, the color of this vegetable changes three times. Beautiful photographs show the life cycle of the pumpkin.

| by Pittman, Helena Clare

Rosa wants to paint a still-life picture. First she has to gather the vegetables from her garden that she will use in her painting. Once she is done painting, what will Rosa do with all the vegetables?She's going to make still-life stew!

| by Serfozo, Mary

In order to find out what is soft and hard, warm and cold, wet and dry, long and short, and light and dark, come along and play this unique guessing game.
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