Browse Abstracts (200 total)

| by Cohen, P//Landstrom, O.

Olson makes meat pies with the best ingredients. One day his bookkeeper runs off with all of Olson's money. Olson is forced to put strange ingredients in the pies- like watches. Finally, the bookkeeper comes back with most of Olson's money and the meat pies are good again.

| by Sanders, Stephanie

Now that Q.T. Pie is finished with her chores, she can join her friends outside for play. But when it starts to rain, she must find something fun to do indoors. With help from her mom, Q.T. discovers how to catch a rainbow inside her own house!With colored beads strung in her hair, Q.T. can now wear her very own rainbow.

| by Cooney, Nancy Evans

Missy does not like carrying an umbrella with her when she is playing outside. When it does rain, her imagination takes over and she has various imaginary adventures with her umbrella. In the end, Missy finds that it is fun to have her umbrella with her on a rainy day.

| by Provensen, Alice

Mr. Punch is separated from his fellow puppets when he is stolen by a thief. He has many adventures in New York City then is finally reunited with his puppet show. The puppets perform for the richest man in the world.

| by Rylant, Cynthia

Henry and his dog Mudge are having a boring weekend until his mother comes up with an idea. They build a castle in their basement, which turns a boring weekend into something great.

| by Anno, Masaichiro//Anno, Mitsumasa

Children's eyes are opened to the excitement of seeing and learning the alphabet in a different way. Although initially distorted, the letters can be easily viewed when using a silver tube as directed.

| by McCully, Emily Arnold

Based on real events, Maisie Ferris, a girl from the mid-1800s, and her family don't really fit in with their neighbors in the small town of Galesburg, Illinois with their new ideas. They take one of their American creations, popcorn, to England and impress everyone with their corn that turns to snow.

| by Wade, A.

This is a story about a boy who finds a solution for getting rid of things he doesn't like -- he ties balloons to them so they float away. He then floats away to a place where everything is peaceful and there are no problems.

| by Scheer, Julian//Bileck, Marvin

In this book, every page has a new saying and it is always responded to by and the rain makes applesauce. The little girl in the story says that it is silly, but finally by the end of the book she begins to believe that rain does make applesauce.

| by Komaiko, Leah

A young girl goes out into her neighborhood and finds many extraordinary things. What do you think about grown ups lining up for recess and poodles getting married?

| by Bang, Molly

A restaurant owner loses business when the road changes. An old man comes to the restaurant and pays for his meal by making a paper crane. The crane dances when he claps his hands. The crane becomes famous and attacts many customers to the restaurant.

| 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 Hamilton, Virginia

Jahdu uses creativity to outwit his shadow in order to recover his magic dust.

| by Cole, Joanna

A class takes a field trip to the waterworks. The trip is magical because the children actually become the size of raindrops. They go through the water purification cycles and learn all about water.

| by Stevenson, James

Whitney is a clever fish who shows his mom how clever he is. He helps without knowing it and outsmarts some egotistical mackerels.

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| by Perry, Sarah

This imaginative book takes you through different If... scenerios that will help you think and learn about new situations.

| by Stoeke, Janet Morgan

Minerva Louise is a chicken on a mission. She ends up finding a really fancy barn, which is really a school. Minerva Louise goes exploring through the school and then returns home. She wants to go back to the fancy barn because it is a wonderful place to get ideas.

| by Seuss, Dr.

A young boy walking home from school fantasizes about events on Mulberry Street. Although he tells his father a fantastic tale about an elephant pulling a brass band, a policeman, a trailer and the mayor, he later admits that all he saw was a horse and wagon.

| by O'Malley, Kevin//O'Tunnell, Michael

An old witch makes Halloween pie and puts a spell on it so she is protected when she flies on her broom. Several graveyard creatures smell her pie and eat it-- only to have the spell cast upon them.
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