Browse Abstracts (62 total)

| by Steig, William

When Pete is in a bad mood, his dad makes him into a pizza. As each ingredient is assembled, Pete becomes more and more cheerful until he is laughing and running out the door to play football with his friends.

| by Vigna, Judith

Disappointed when her mother's ex-boyfriend forgets her birthday, Amy is comforted by her family when they give her a surprise birthday party and a special gift.

| 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 Shimin, Symeon

Sam is a little boy who is told by everyone that he is too young to help out around the house. When Sam begins to cry, the perfect job is found for Sam.

| by Brown, Marc

Arthur is captivated by a new computer game and plays it while his mom is gone, even though she asked him not to. While he is playing with his friend, they both reach for the mouse and the screen suddenly goes blank. Find out if he can fix the computer before his mom gets home, or if he gets the nerve to confront his wrong doing!

| by Gage, Wilson

Due to his love for squash pie, a farmer plants many crops of squash, only to have them stolen repeatedly. The farmer creates different devices to catch the thief, but fails on each attempt. His wife admits to the crime and discovers her own love for squash pies.

| by Wormell, Christopher

Blue Rabbit, Bear, Goose, and Dog all go looking for new places to live because each of them are unhappy with where they currently live. They help each other find new places to live.

| by Brown, Marc

Arthur wants to lose his first tooth. He is the last one in his class to lose a tooth. Finally, when one of his classmates accidentally hits him, the tooth falls out, and Arthur is happy.

| by Browne, Anthony

Willy is a monkey that tries to succeed at many different things. Everytime Willy tries something, he is made fun of. Willy accidentally beats up the bully and becomes the champ.

| by Brown, Marc

Trouble for Arthur begins while he is watching TV. He sees a commercial for Treat Timer and just has to buy one for his dog, Pal. Arthur works hard to save and collect the money, but Treat Timer does not turn out to be all that Arthur had imagined.

| by Meddaugh, Susan

The whole family, including Martha, the talking dog, is excited when Skits arrives. Skits is a young and mischievious dog. As he grows, the family thinks that it is time to give him alphabet soup so he will be able to talk. However, it doesn't have the same effect on Skits as it did on Martha. At first everyone is sad, especially Skits, until they discover his other talents.

| by Hurd, Edith Thacher

Wilson paints a picture of a beautiful world that becomes overrun by too many cities and people. Wilson decides the world he has painted is not suitable to live in and begins to paint what he wants his world to look like.

| by Guest, Elissa Haden

Iris is disappointed when her family moves to the country. There are no other children to play with and it is very boring for her. No one can seem to cheer Iris up, and then Grandpa comes along. He asks her to take a walk down the road. Will this walk help Iris find what she has been missing?

| by Edwards, Pamela Duncan

Mimi Swan loves the ballet. She practices her dancing all of the time and shows that she is very persistent. Mimi Swan dances her way into the Paris Opera House to perform in a production of Swan Lake.

| by Martin, Bill Jr.//Archambault, John

A little girl describes her adventure on a merry-go-round using the sights and sounds around her.

| by Hazen, Barbara Shook

A little boy and his family have plans to go camping, but they are cancelled because of the rain. The little boy gets angry and disappointed, but has a fun day at home after all.

| by Greenfield, Eloise

William remembers how wonderful things were before his grandmother got sick. However, he slowly finds ways to make some good new days and is hopeful for the future.

| by Simon, Norma

Everyone is good at some things, but no one is good at everything. No one can do everything perfectly. People can be wonderful just the same.

| by Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds

A man and his wife set off in their wagon to go to the market. On the way there the husband is very rude and impatient to everyone he comes across on the trip. During the trip, the man's wife tells her husband how much she would love to have some strawberries from the market but he tells her to stop complaining. At the market, the husband exchanges his fish for flour and his wife is very upset and doesn't talk to him on the way home. The next trip to market, the husband is friendly to everyone he meets and buys a big basket of strawberries for his wife. He thinks everyone else has changed, not…

| by Anholt, Laurence

A new baby is coming, and Sophie's going to be a big sister!She helps her mother and father prepare for the arrival of the baby, but when her little brother is born, she wishes that her family could give him back!Sophie slowly begins to realize that having a new brother might not be so bad after all.
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