Browse Abstracts (200 total)

| by Byars, Betsy

Ant is a young boy with a wild imagination. An imagination that allows him to be a bear and a dog. He also imagines a giant outside his window and experiences the careers of his dreams.

| by Davis, Katie

This little girl hates to go to bed because she knows she is missing a party. But she still comes up with plenty of ways to make it to the party before it's over.

| by Gauch, Patricia Lee

Poppy is an amazing puppeteer who has the magical ability to listen to wood and carve beautiful marionettes. When he comes across the unique teakwood, Clarinda, he makes the mistake of not listening to what she wants to be. He wants her to be a ballerina, but that is not her passion. Will Poppy help this special marionette achieve her dream and allow her to blossom?

| by Lamorisse, Albert

A boy finds a balloon that quickly befriends him and follows him everywhere. It gets him in trouble sometimes, but it also helps him out of trouble too.

| by Sortland, Bjorn

Anna is at the museum with her uncle and comes into contact with many new friends. Anna befriends all of the painters whose art is inside the museum. All of these encounters take place because Anna needs to find a toilet.

| by Vincent, Gabrielle

It is Christmas time and Ernest promises Celestine that they could throw a party. Now Ernest doesn't think it is possible because they don't have any money. But Celestine persists and they make all the decorations and presents by hand. The party is a hit based on love and friendship.

| by Markun, Patricia Maloney

Feraundo Espino is a little boy with a great talent for art. He wants to paint but has no paper. After some thinking he finds something he can paint on and surprises his village.

| by Carle, Eric

An artist begins by drawing a star then the sun, people, a house until many different things are formed.

| by Muller, Robin

Nib is an orphan boy who dreams of being an artist. One day as a reward for a kind deed, Nib is given a magical paint set with a paint brush that brings things to life. Nib encounters a terrible king who uses Nib for his talent.

| by Isadora, Rachel

Willaby is always drawing in school. When her teacher is absent from school, Willaby draws her a picture instead of writing.

| by Johnson, Crockett

A little boy creates his own adventure by drawing with purple crayon. He explores forests, oceans and cities by drawing pictures and putting himself in those pictures. After all the adventures, he finally follows the moon back home.

| by Wishinsky, Frieda

Henry, the baker, creates magnificent cakes. No two cakes are alike and his customers love the beautiful decorations. Henry's friend Ben visits Henry and watches him work each day after school. When the bakery is bought by new owners, Henry loses his job. Henry is sad when he can no longer decorate cakes, but only until Ben helps his friend find a new outlet for his creativity.

| by Kesselman, Wendy

Emma is a seventy-two year old woman who has a large family that rarely visits. She finds a creative way to surround herself with familiar things at all times so that she isn't loney anymore.

| by Steig, William

Two wooden men sit in a field wondering why they are there and how they were created.

| by Krahn, Fernando

Two boys create a monster that mysteriously appears and disappears all over town until they have to reveal their prank to get out of a tight spot. (Wordless book)

| by Stolz, Mary

A monument in Egypt that is part man and part lion, symbolizes the greatness of Egypt, the pride of the pharaoh and the skill of an unknown stone carver.

| by Reid, Margarette

A young girl and her grandma spend time together making necklaces from beads. Beads can come in all different shapes, sizes, textures, and materials. They were used by many cultures throughout time. When she puts her necklaces together she learns about each bead.

| by Buchholz, Quint

A violin player becomes quick friends with an artist, Max, who moves into the apartment above her family's. She is curious about the secrets that were held in his imaginative paintings. When Max does share his paintings with her, she is amazed at what she sees.

| by Rathmann, Peggy

When dad yells 10 minutes till bedtime, the hamster parade shows up to take you on a tour to get ready for bed. From the kitchen to the bath and the bedroom the hamsters help along each step of the way to make getting ready for bed fun.

| by Mathers, Petra

Lottie's new beach towel certainly comes in handy during her day with Herbie. They are just going on a picnic, but they run into many adventures on the way. From using the towel as a sail, to using it as a veil, both Lottie and Herbie are ingenious when it comes to solving problems.
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