Browse Abstracts (229 total)

| by Calhoun, Mary

Henry, the cat, is jealous of all the attention his family pays to the new puppy. He learns how to walk a high-wire. In the end, Henry rescues the puppy from disaster. He finally gets the attention he's been craving for so much.

| by Keats, Ezra Jack

The neighborhood is having a pet show but Archie can't find his cat. He searches diligently for the cat but can't find it. When the judges are passing out awards, an old woman arrives with the cat while Archie arrives with another pet and also gets a prize.

| by Bonsall, Crosby

A group of friends lose of their cat, Mildred. To find her, they form a private eye detective club. Little do they know that when they find Mildred, they will find new kittens, also!

| by Modell, Frank

Marvin and Milton want to go to the circus but they do not have enough money. They decide to make a circus of their own and make cats the entertainment. They cannot train cats, but they devise a way to earn money.

| by Martin, Bill Jr.

A young child, Curly Kidd, wants to grow up to be just like Dad. Dad is a bronco rider, and together they ride the toughest bulls in all the country. In the end, the reader learns that Curly Kidd is a girl.

| by Oppenheim, Joanne

A pesky black fly troubles alot of animals and eventually gets caught.

| by Rand, Gloria

After an oil spill covers Prince William Sound, a little girl rescues a baby seal and helps get him ready to go back to his natural home.

| by Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman

Everytime Jason Bear does something terrific, he gives himself a star. He soon realizes that his behavior is ruining his friendships. Thus, Jason Bear decides to change.

| by Gammell, Stephen

A bear who hibernates every year in the winter, decides that this winter he was going to wake up for Christmas. To his surprise, when he wakes up it is wonderful. He met a special guy dressed in a red suit that took him around to see things. The bear did not know it was Santa Claus.

| by Asch, Frank

Bear thinks the rainbow he sees is a fire in the sky. Bear experiences many new things when he tries to put out the fire.

| by Marino, Dorothy

Buzzy Bear is determined to find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, despite what everyone has told him. In his mind, he finds the treasure - it is a tree full of honey.

| by Thomassie, Tynia

Feliciana Feydra LeRoux is her grandpa's favorite grandchild, and he lets her do just about anything, except what she most wants to do--go alligator hunting with the boys. Determined to show her grandfather that she can handle the hunt, Feliciana sneaks out only to come face to face with an alligator and become a hero.

| by Hoberman, Mary Ann

Nod sets out to look for his lost cat. He finds Pistachio on page 28 in a box.

| by Haas, Jesse

Hurry!Hurry!If the grass gets wet, then the hay will spoil. Grandpa, Grandma, and Nora work hard to gather the hay before the gray clouds bring the rain. Cooperation and commitment help the family successfully gather the hay.

| by Aliki

When a child moves to a new school it can be frightening. Mari not only moved to a new school, but a new culture as well. Mari uses painted pictures to communicate her words and recalls her life through spoken memories.

| by London, Jonathan

Hip Cat is cool and is idolized by others in town. Rhythm and music rock this cat's world.

| by Kidd, Ronald

Grandpa always say that it take two things to make dreams come true: faith and a hammer. After Grandma passes away, Grandpa sets aside his hammer and nearly loses his faith. His granddaughter tries everything she can think of to bring back his faith but nothing seems to work. One day, Grandpa visits a Habitat for Humanity worksite with a neighbor and realizes that he can made dreams come true for others.

| by Schwartz, David M.

Nobody thinks that a 66 year old man can run in a race, let alone win!

| by Meddaugh, Susan

Martha is not an ordinary dog. She learns to speak by eating alphabet soup. On her afternoon walk she discovers a new dog in the neighborhood who bullies everything he sees. Through the help of a parrot, Martha learns that kind words can have a large effect-even on a bully.

| by Schroeder, Alan

Louis Armstrong loves to watch the musicians play jazz music. He dreams of playing the cornet someday just like Bunk Johnson who plays in the Eagle Band. One day, Louis spots a cornet in a pawn shop and discovers that it costs five dollars. Louis works very hard for two weeks earning money any way that he can. Once the cornet is his, Louie begins living out his dream of becoming a musician.
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