Browse Abstracts (1748 total)

| by Zolotow, C.

A little boy wishes he had a father. He tells his mother all the things he would do with his father if he were there.

| by McPhail, David

Emma's television will not turn on one day, so her family tries to keep her occupied while they fix it.

| by Coerr, Eleanor

Ariel almost causes her famous mother to lose a balloon race and then helps her to win.

| by Yolen, Jane

A ring is stolen before a royal wedding. The only person who can crack the case is Piggins who is at his home.

| by Zolotow, C.

A tiger family moves and Thomas worries that no one will like him in his new home.

| by Cowcher, Helen

A tigress and her cubs kill animals for food. The sanctuary ranger and herdsmen must find a way to save the animals and the tigress so they develop a plan.

| by Geisert, Arthur

Baby pigs sneak away and get into mischief while their mother sleeps. Eventually they are rescued from their troubles.

| by Vincent, Gabrielle

A dog is left behind on a road to begin an adventure through the fields, city, beach, and country. Will it ever find someone who will love it again?(A Wordless Book)

| by Miles, Miska

A rabbit goes out to play all by himself for the first time. He watches out for danger and meets a friend along the way.

| by Graham, Thomas

Mr. Bear makes another chair for Mrs. Bear after it breaks at breakfast. Mr. Bear spends the whole day making a new chair for her. Then his chair breaks at dinnertime.

| by Zweibel, Alan

In a letter to his children, a father reflects upon the importance of a good friend and the value of a place to feel safe and secure. The father recalls various memories of his family as it has grown in relationship to a favorite tree that had been part of their lives since they built their home. The tree seems to help the family through many events but does not withstand a huge storm. The father uses the wood to build a tree house to continue its importance to the family.

| by Wormell, Christopher

Character building lessons are presented in a condensed version of Aesop's Fables. Bright illustrations and simple explanations of these famed lessons present self development messages that range from Be prepared to Be careful what you wish for.

| by Reynolds, Aaron

A very creative bunch of farm animals at the Nuthatch Farm decide they are tired of their regular feed, and that they want something different. They begin to create sumptuous Mexican dishes with spices that they get from the farmer's garden. After planning a fiesta, the animals discover that all of the foods from the garden have been harvested and they cancel the fiesta and begin to eat their old, dull food once again. Until, the next day, when the rooster makes crepes and white grapes with sauce.

| by Jurmain, Suzanne Tripp

George Washington shows his leadership skills by leading the United States Army to victory to gain their independence. Although George is nervous and reluctant, he accepts the challenge to become the first President of the United States of America.

| by Jenkins, Steve

All living things are related in some way. The reality of human destruction, and its impact on the survival of animals are key components to the extinction of many animals in our environment. As each species disappears, the world as we know it, forever is changed. Will the little bird who visits your morning windowsill be next?

| by Vander Zee, Ruth

After being thrown from a train as a baby during the Holocaust, Erika finds safety, love, and peace in the family that saves her.

| by Anderson, C.W.

Billy and his pony, Blaze, ride off for a day in the woods together. They get lost in the woods and they need to find their way home before the storm.

| by Millman, Isaac

Over fifty years have passed, and Isaac finally tells his story. He is one of the few survivors of the Holocaust. Isaac experiences many tragedies during the war including losing both parents, friends, and being left to strangers, but finally, was adopted into a home. Although he changes his name, he is adopted in a home where people grow to love him.

| by McCloskey, Robert

A family goes to a summer island house. The daughter makes friends and learns a different way of life. They all experience a hurricane.

| by Barrett, Judi

Grandpa tells a bedtime story about a town where all the food came from the sky in rain, snow, hurricane, and tornado forms. It becomes a disaster, and people flee to a new town.
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