Browse Abstracts (200 total)

| by Johnson, Crockett

A little boy named Harold decides he wants to take us through the ABCs. He uses everyday events, materials, and ideas to take us from A to Z.

| by Tryon, Leslie

A duck, Albert the school carpenter, is asked to build an alphabet for the schools walking path. Albert relies on all the supplies in his workshop to build the alphabet.

| by Ringgold, Faith

A young, 8 year old, African American girl dreams of flying above her Harlem home and having the many things she sees. She speaks of her wish to have money and liberation for her family and herself.

| by Smalls, Irene

Dawn wakes up early every day, but everyone in her family is too busy to play with her. She is sad, but figures out a way that they can make time for her, and it works.

| by Tarpley, Natasha Anatasia

Although she is often teased by her classmates about her Afro hair, Kenyana learns her hair makes her unique. Both her mother and teacher help show Kenyana why her hair is so special. Kenyana learns that it only matters what she thinks, not others.

| by Kroll, Steven

A group of children relate their adventures with a tyrannosaurus. The created story is passed on to others in the group to continue.

| by Tryon, Leslie

It's Halloween time, but someone has stolen the pumpkins from the pumpkin patch. Detective Albert and his friends solve the mystery piece by piece. Readers can join in this game and solve the mystery with Albert and his friends.

| by Testa, Fulvio

When you take a pencil and begin to draw, your imagination will soar. You may go from drawing cats, to birds, to fish, to sailors, and to treasure chests, where the biggest treasure is the pencil in your hand.

| by Seibold, J. Otto

In the wild and colorful dreams of a young penguin, the adventure unfolds. In his dreams Chongo-Chingi and his friend Icicle-Barnicle fly with airplanes and geese and see many wacky scenes.

| by Rockwell, Anne

Children really like snowmen, fish, bubble bath, goodnight kisses, lullabies, and many other things that excite the five senses. Each page is filled with the things children like to do, wear, feel, eat, and play.

| by Slate, Joseph

Miss Bindergarten and her class have lots of fun preparing for the 100th day of kindergarten. Everyone must bring 100 of some wonderful, one-hundred-full thing! Watch as everyone prepares their special thing and find out what Miss Bindergarten does for the 100th day.

| by Carle, Eric

The Duke and Duchess love the sweet rolls prepared by Walter the Baker each morning. One morning, an accident forces Walter to change his recipe which results in a bad tasting sweet roll. In order to stay in the kingdom, the Duke orders Walter to create a roll through which the rising sun can shine three times, be made from one piece of dough, and taste good. In his effort to please the Duke and Duchess, and to prevent being banished from his homeland, Walter creates the pretzel.

| by Polacco, Patricia

Appelemando's dreams color the town. The adults do not appreciate the significance of his dreams until he uses his power to save the children.

| by Ryan, C

An old woman hates the night and decides to try to get rid of it. One evening, she stays up and tries to catch the night, but is unsuccessful. When the sun arises, she is so tired she cannot enjoy the sunlight.

| by Lesieg, Theo

A boy wishes that he has several different unique body parts, such as duck feet, an elephant's nose, etc. Until he realizes that he is just glad to be himself.

| by Gauch, Patricia Lee

A little girl dreams about a secret house by the sea. She wishes that she could live there with her doll.

| by Steig, William

Yorick considers his brother, Charles, to be a first rate pain. When Yorick concocts a potion that shrinks himself to the size of a peanut, Charles takes care of him and struggles to find an antidote before their parents return.

| by Micklethwait, Lucy

Search for shapes in colorful works of art. Learn about famous works and artists, while looking deeper into each painting.

| by Garza, Carmen Lomas

Papel picado, the art of cut paper, is shown. Learn how to hold the tissue paper and scissors. A few papel picado projects are explained including how to make papel picado with a craft knife.

| by Byars, Betsy

Anthony is a wild and creative little brother who, in the course of four different stories, tests the patience of his older brother.
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