Browse Abstracts (46 total)

| by Carlson, Nancy

Two best friends do everything together from the time they are babies. When one friend moves away, the other person is sad and lonely, wondering if she will ever be happy again. All is well when a new family moves in next door.

| by Cain, Barbara S.

When you first started school, were you excited?Where you scared?Did you feel both excited and scared?Feelings can be hard to understand, especially when you have two feelings at the same time. Everyone has feelings at different times for different reasons.

| by Powell, E. Sandy

Daisy is a nine year old girl who grows up in an abusive environment. She lives with her father who drinks, did not want to work, and both physically and mentally abuses her. Daisy's tutor saw the bruises and Daisy is able to confide in her what was happening. She is placed in a foster home.

| by Gosselin, Kim

This book looks at exercise and how it can induce asthma. It explains that some children may have this problem, but encourages them to participate in physical activities.

| by Testa, Maria

Rico, a boy with Downs Syndrome, overcomes many obstacles. See how he does it in three different stories.

| by Fine, Anne

Sometimes when a single parent works so much, their children may feel a bit neglected. Single parents are loving parents too.

| by Hamilton, Dewitt

Amanda Martha's mother has a disease called depression. Amanda and her father call them sad days, glad days, mostly in-between days. Amanda wants a cuddly pet and when an alley cat comes along she finally gets a chance.

| by Gosselin, Kim

Having asthma is never easy. Come learn the basics of asthma through the alphabet: A is for asthma, B is for bronchial tubes, C is for can't catch, and D is for dust mites.

| by Ehrlich, H.M.

Different animals are under the care of an old-fashioned country doctor named Dr. Duck. A crow has a broken toe, a baby mouse has a fever, and a beaver has a cough. Everyone comes to help Dr. Duck when he gets sick.

| by Rappaport, Doreen

Jessica convinces her hestiant parents to take her to visit her grandma in the nursing home. She is alarmed and hurt by how much her grandma has changed. The visit helps Jessica begin to accept her grandma's loss of memory and failing health.

| by Rice, Judith Anne

Rosa has been playing all day and now she has germs all over her hands. Germs can make her sick. They are invisible bugs that no one can see. Rosa knows just what to do to get rid of the germs, because they like wet places and warm places to grow.

| by Gosselin, Kim

Jamie is a girl who has a seizure disorder. Jamie explains what happens when she has a seizure and shares how others can help her.

| by Gosselin, Kim

Justin is scared to leave his parents for the first time to travel to camp. Asthma camp turns out to be a place he greatly enjoys. He learns about asthma and its effects on his body. By the end of the week Justin leaves camp but he can't wait until the following year to come back.

| by Pirner, Connie White

A little girl talks about her diabetes and how she and her family deal with the special consideration that must be taken.

| by Jordan, Mary Kate

A little boy tells a story of how he watches his Uncle Tim, who he looks up to and likes to spend time with, die of AIDS. He learns about death and funerals and inherits some of his favorite toys of his uncle's.

| by Vigna, Judith

A young boy copes with his mother's cancer. Going through a range of emotions, he finally comes to more of an understanding about her illness.

| by Scarry, Richard

After contracting his third sore throat of the year, Huckle is told that his tonsils need to be taken out. Afraid of the hospital and the word operation, Huckle tries to sneak out. His friend, Lowly, takes Huckle around the hopital to show how others are brave. Huckle decides that he too is brave and will go through with the operation.

| by Rowan, Kate

How do we get sick?Join Sam and his mom as they talk about germs and their bodies. Help them figure out how bodies fight off enemy germs.

| by Seuss, Dr.

King Bistram's stilts are taken away and he becomes depressed. His kingdom, which is surrounded by the sea, is sabotaged by an awful lord. Because the king is so depressed, he neglects his duties and the city is in danger of becoming flooded, until his page boy comes to the rescue.
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