Browse Abstracts (1748 total)

| by Wyeth, Sharon Dennis

A little girl looks out her window only to see broken glass and trash in the court yard. She remembers her mother once told her everyone should have something beautiful. She sets out to look for something beautiful in her neighborhood.

| by Ziefert, Harriet M.

Pushkin lives with Kate and Michael. Kate and Michael took Pushkin everywhere and did everything with him. That is, until one day when Kate and Michael brought home a bundle. They started paying attention to the bundle and not to Pushkin. The bundle was a baby. Pushkin does everything in his power to get Michael and Kate's attention. The baby always cries, too. Finally, Pushkin decides to do some of his tricks and the baby started laughing. The baby and Pushkin were best friends from then on.

| 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 Carrick, Malcolm

Shrew and Bullfrog are friends. Shrew is lively and Bullfrog is lazy. The book has many different stories about their lives and adventures together.

| by Kasza, Keiko

A lonely bird, Choco, tries to find his mother by going to a variety of animals and comparing features to see if they match. Choco finally comes across a bear who takes Choco as her baby.

| by San Souci, Robert

Family is defined differently when Tarzan is raised by a group of apes. Tarzan grows into a curious being. Confused by what he knows and what he is finding out, his confusion builds to power as he rules the apes. Can he forget his past to pursue his future?

| by Peacock, Carol Antoinette

Elizabeth is a young Chinese girl who has been adopted by an American family. Elizabeth begins to question her adoption and wonders why her mommy in China did not keep her. Elizabeth's mother explains the adoption to her and loves that she has a mother who is far away and one who is close.

| by Hoberman, Mary Ann

Travel beyond the waterspout -- out into the garden, pond, brook, shoe store, and even the park with this determined spring-loving spider. Sing the all-time classic tune or just read with rhythm!This book will catch you in its colorful web and keep you on your toes as you advance beyond the traditional limits.

| by Fatio, Louise

A lion in the zoo is happy because everyone comes to visit him. One day he decides to leave his cage and visit some of these friends. Outside of the cage, everyone is not so happy to see him. They are frightened of him, except for one boy who takes the lion back to the zoo.

| by Roth, Susan L.

The biggest frog in Australia just woke up, and he is very thirsty!After he drinks all the water in the ground and the sky, there isn't any left for the other animals. The other animals now have to come up with a plan to get the water out of the frog!

| by Heine, Helme

Katie shows Auntie Dumpling, Uncle Plod, and Mr. Brian how to have an interesting and unique holiday.

| by Zolotow, C.//Lobel, A.

The inclement weather causes a father to be in a bad mood. He takes his feelings out on the mother, then the mother takes it out on the children. The quarreling continues with other characters, but is resolved at the end of the book.

| by Fowler, Susi

A young child is sorry to see the summer end but remembers all the good things the other seasons bring.

| by Wallace-Brodeur, R.

Molly is tired of her younger sister, Susan. She tells stories about Susan for one week and realizes she's not so bad afterall.

| by Alexander, Martha

Anthony is tired of his mean mother always yelling at him, so he runs away with his bear. After some fun, he misses his mother, his bed, his pillow, and food. He happily returns to his home.

| by Purdy, Carol

A pioneer woman named Iva Dunnit tries to save her house from the Big Wind. Her children use their wits and work with their mother to save their property from the wind storm.

| by Hest, Amy

Stella, a young girl, saved nickels for weeks to buy a ring. Eventually, she gives it all away so she can help a girl come to the United States from Germany during WWII.

| by Goffstein, M.B.

Goffstein depicts how an artist's work is part of him and how his work is like a creation from God.

| by Nixon, Joan Lowery

Shirley and Tom are a lonely old couple until Tom comes to stay with them. Shirley tries to make pie but everytime she tries, robbers come. The pie is so bad it makes them all sick.

| by Waddell, Martin

After Tom's mother brings her new baby home, friends and family bring over lots of teddy bears for the new baby. Soon there are so many teddy bears that there is no room left for Tom to sit with mom and the baby. Tom's mother reassures Tom that there is always a place for Tom.
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