Browse Abstracts (1550 total)

| by Miller, Edna

A little mouse finds a jack-o-lantern in the woods and gives it a home. It protects him from predators and the cold air.

| by Lester, Helen

A young porcupine named Fluffy is unhappy with his name and tries to change himself until he meets a rhino named Hippo.

| by Barber, Antonia

Gemma is a very caring young child. She saves one of the hen's babies from dying. This child, with the help of her mother, understands that she can't keep it but must put it back into the hen's nest.

| by Hoff, Syd

Mrs. Brice has twenty-five mice. The mice do everything that Mrs. Brice does. There is one very small mouse that will not work. However he saves all the mice from a vicious cat.

| by Lionni, Leo

Mr. Timothy McMouse, a city mouse, runs away to the country. He meets a group of field mice who live in a castle and tries to fit in. Timothy cannot pass the test of the country mice. When Timothy saves himself and another mouse from the cat, he is given an honorary Field Mouse License.

| by Stadler, John

Mrs. Calamari moves into a new apartment and the landlord tells her No cats allowed! Mrs. Calamari is not about to put her cats out on the street, she'll have to think of something. Mrs. Calamari and her cats become friends to the landlord and he accepts them.

| by Bunting, Eve

Laura and her family are moving, so they are coming to visit the Manzanar War Relocation Center one last time. Years ago, this center was used to house anyone living in the United States that were of Japanese descent. These people were forced to leave their homes and come to the center because Japan bombed the United States. The center is bare now except for all of the memories and the cemetary, including her grandfather's grave.

| 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 Petrides, Heidrun

A teacher brings an African priest into her classroom to talk about the discovery of America.

| by Farber, Norma

While a turtle is crossing the Boston Common, he sees a man with many animals. All of these uncommon animals are in alphabetical order.

| by Webber, H.

This picture book shows different types of objects and vehicles that use wheels.

| by Fowler, Susi

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

| by Seuss, Dr.

This book points out the importance of reading things that interest you.

| 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 Gigante, Paul Jr.

Learn to count the number of objects in a scene. How many snails do you see?

| by Monjo, F.N.

Tom misbehaves in church and is sent home early. He goes to play in the barn and discovers runaway slaves. He and his father help them escape and Tom learns all about freedom through the Underground Railroad.

| 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 Spier, Peter

This book depicts many things that make sounds in our world.

| by Munsch, Robert

Moira's birthday wish is to have a party with all of the kids in the school from kindergarten to sixth grade. She orders 200 pizzas and 200 birthday cakes. What will her parents do?

| by Coerr, Eleanor

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