Browse Abstracts (533 total)

| by Duvoisin, Roger

A cat and a hippo from two different farms develop a friendship. They find ways to see one another, but they are interrupted several times by their different owners.

| by Zimelman, Nathan

Arabella takes her ten cats for a walk every day, but Mean Murgatroyd, the dog next door, scares them away. Arabella comes up with a great idea for dealing with Murgatroyd.

| by Crunk, Tony

Billy Boyd's grandmother is the best according to the neighborhood kids. She allows them to use their imaginations when she works and plays with them. Their journey to the ice cream shop is full of neighborhood excitement, but the trip back home is the most important part.

| by Scieszka, Jon

Jack writes about a series of events that occur in his book such as a cat eating a rat and a cow jumping over the moon.

| by Palazzo, Tony

Othello, the seal, performs at carnivals. His trainer, Mr. Higgins, helps him perform at all of the carnival shows. Once Othello becomes famous, he is invited to Sealskin Island where he decides to stay.

| by Rylant, Cynthia

Mr. Putter and Tabby decide to help Mrs. Teaberry when she hurts her foot. Her dog is supposed to be a dream dog, but he turns into a nightmare everyday when Mr. Putter takes him for a walk.

| by Stevens, Carla

With the help of his friends, Pig overcomes his fear of water and learns to swim.

| by Hest, Amy

Sophie always spends a weekend with her grandparents when her parents take a trip to honeymoon cottage. Every year her grandparents have a special surprise, so she can hardly wait for this year's surprise.

| by Munsch, Robert

Any stays up too late watching television and does not make it to breakfast with her family. They decide to take Amy to school in her bed because she was going to be late. At school the principal tries to wake her up but she keeps sleeping. Her teacher covers reading, math, and art, and her friends go to the gym, recess, and lunch-- all while Amy sleeps!The next day, Amy's habit is hilariously contagious!

| by Blake, Quentin

Mrs. Armitage starts out with just a bike, but ends up with a one of a kind contraption!After a great deal of additions and improvements, Mrs. Armitage's bike can't take any more. She is forced to junk the bike and start over with roller skates.

| by Reiser, Lynn

A child can't wait to go fishing on Rocky Pond so she can see animals and have picnics. It's a day full of adventure and fun.

| by Degen, Bruce

A boy and his bear friend love berries. They rhyme about berry picking while walking in the forest and decide what they are going to do with their berries.

| by Riddell, Chris

When a young boy encounters a harmless playful bear, the two become best friends. They go back to Ben's house and eat lunch, dance, and clean up their mess. Then the bear goes home and tells the boy that they will have lunch at his house the next day.

| by Watanabe, Shigeo

Bear asks his father to take him to the swimming pool on a hot day. At first Bear is frightened but then he realizes that swimming is fun.

| by Hurwitz, Johanna

There are six stories in this book. Russel is entering kindergarten. On the first day of school, he plays a joke on his teacher. Russel, the adventureous and creative lad that he is, makes up stories and learns how to ride his bike.

| by Marino, Dorothy

On his way camping, Buzzy meets three different creatures and learns how they do certain things. This helps him find his way home.

| by Harrison, Ted

A Northern Alphabet provides many examples of people, places, animals and objects under each letter. It also displays an accurate representation of northern life throughout the year.

| by Duvoisin, Roger

Snowy, the white bear, and Woody, the brown bear, work together to solve their problems and keep each other safe.

| by Cazet, Denys

Arnie comes home from his first day of school in the first grade. His mother makes him a snack and sits down to talk about his day. Arnie tells his mother about all the activities that took place at school. Arnie has a field trip the next Friday, and he begins to get ready for it. Arnie really enjoys school.

| by Tryon, Leslie

Pleasantville is the place where the games take place on Old Field. Every spring two teams meet to play baseball. The ball is thrown, caught, hit, and pitched. In the end, one team wins and the other team loses.
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