Browse Abstracts (533 total)

| by Porter, Sue

Ambrose, the badger, buys a pair of skates. He loses control and takes a whole group of animals along for a ride. Ultimately everyone ends up at the ocean to swim and play.

| by Hest, Amy

Baby duck dislikes her new eyeglasses. She believes they look bad and hinder her ability to play. Her grandpa convinces her that her glasses are not so terrible after all.

| by Steig, William

Caleb and Kate get into an argument, so Caleb leaves to go for a long walk in the woods where he meets a witch who puts a spell on him to changes him into a dog. In the end, burglars end up cutting off Caleb's foot (where the witch put the spell on him) in order to change him back to a man.

| by Leech, Jay//Spencer, Zane

Bright Fawn is a young Indian girl who is left in the care of her older sister. Bright Fawn's sister is upset at this, but learns to appreciate her younger sister. The tribe trades, dances, and plays games.

| by Parker, Vic

Where's all that music coming from?It's bear doing his bearobics!Everyone wants to get in on the action, so kangaroos start hopping, penguins start sliding, and ants start marching. Soon everyone is doing that cool bearobics thing.

| by Slate, Joseph

An alphabet of animal students get ready for kindergarten and so does their teacher Miss Bindergarten. There are many activities and tasks for each student to do before arriving at school to hear Good morning, Kindergarten!

| by Crews, Nina

Have you ever been bored on a rainy day?Follow these two young girls on an exciting adventure with their imaginations and a magic map. Just as the magical map ends their rainy day doldrums, their mother tells them the sun is out and it's time to go to the park.

| by Ransom, Candice F.

Candice's mother marries Howard and they move to a new house. When Candice asks how long they will live there, Howard replies forever and she wonders how long that is. One day Candice realizes how long forever is.

| by Holabird, Katharine

Angelina and Alice were very good friends and they did everything together. One day when Angelina tried to do a handstand on the playground and fell, everyone laughed including Alice. Angelina was very mad at Alice for laughing. But when Angelina needed a partner in gymnastics class, Alice volunteered and they had a great performance.

| by Cook, Jean Thor

Joey wishes Daddy still lived at home and has a great deal of trouble accepting Bill, his new stepfather. After many experiences with Bill, like playing ball and swimming, Joey decides there is plenty of room in his life for Daddy and Bill. He loves both of them.

| by Martin, Patricia Miles

Two young children enter their newly found frog into a jumping contest. They train the frog to jump, but the frog decided he did not want to jump that day.

| by Kalan, Robert

A frog foes all over the pond to try and catch a fly. But in the mean time, he must jump out of danger to avoid getting eaten himself.

| by Walsh, Ellen Stoll

Betsy the frog is tired of hopping and jumping so she begins to dance.

| by dePaola, Tomie

Despite Oliver's teasing classmates, he does not give up doing what he likes -- tap dancing. All of his dedication and hard work pays off in the end.

| by Isadora, Rachel

At ballet class, a young girl named Lili explains to the leader all about ballet. One day she dreams of becoming a great ballerina.

| by Hughes, Shirley

Alfie takes you on a search for the things and people in his life that match the letters of the alphabet. Alfie's family and friends are drawn with detail and bright colors that make you excited to see what is next. His sister, Annie Rose, also enjoys Alfie and his things. She is shown quite frequently along with him.

| by Agard, J.

This ABC book shares Caribbean vocabulary in a rhyming fashion. Each page is rich with foods such as okra, roti, sugarcane and yams.

| by Lester, Mike

A is for salad?N is for lunch?R is for bowling?Look at the alphabet in a whole different light with colorful and humorous animals. A isn't for salad, but for the alligator that munches on a big bowl of greens. Find out for yourself if K is for doctor or if M is for cowboy boots.

| by Rubel, Nicole

Alfie, the alligator, gets knocked out during a baseball game. When he recovers, he cannot remember who he is. Alfie flees from his friends and finds refuge with humans. He finally gets hit in the head again and comes to his senses.

| by Grossman, Bill

A guy is born five minutes late. He is always five minutes late for everything he tries to do. When he feels bad that he is late again, he meets a princess who was also born five minutes late!
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