Browse Abstracts (2210 total)

| by Zolotow, C.

A tiger family moves and Thomas worries that no one will like him in his new home.

| by Polacco, Patricia

A meteor crashes into the Gaw's front yard and changes the quiet communitylives forever.

| by Yolen, Jane

The hatching of a goose helps Betsey forget her homesickness.

| by Cazet, Denys

It is Alex's bedtime, but he is not tired. Alex's father tells Alex a bedtime story about a little boy's adventure to the jungle. By the end of the story, Alex is asleep in his bed.

| by High, Linda Oatman

A young boy gets out of bed early to head to work with his father. They work all day long restoring an old barn to keep it from being torn down. They are the barn savers.

| by Williams, Barbara

Davey tries to feed his difficult little brother, Jeremy, while his mom tries to get ready. Davey tries many things, and finally Jeremy feeds himself.

| by Wells, Rosemary

No one pays attention to Nora. Her parents are always busy doing something else, and they always make Nora wait. The only time they notice her is when she is noisy, but then she gets yelled at!Only when Nora decides to hide, and the house is quiet, does her family realize Nora is missing.

| by Locker, Thomas

When Miranda's father paints her portrait, he can't seem to get her smile right. After many trials, he finally realizes that it's not her smile, but her eyes that he needs to capture differently.

| by Geisert, Arthur

Baby pigs sneak away and get into mischief while their mother sleeps. Eventually they are rescued from their troubles.

| by Appelt, Kathi

Rama and Raja are elephants who receive a letter from their aunt. The elephants live in India while the aunt lives in Africa. Their aunt wants them to come and visit her. The elephants travel to India in a hot air balloon.

| by Lyon, George Ella

A boy and his mother walk down a road. The boy is curious about the history of the road.

| by Alborough, Jez

Eddie and his mother plan to have a picnic in the woods but a big bear comes and eats all the food.

| by Hall, Donald

Peter goes on a trip to a farm to visit his father and experiences many adventures.

| by Albert, Burton

A boy explores Summertime Island and observes many things. At the end of the trail, he is back with his family.

| by Zweibel, Alan

In a letter to his children, a father reflects upon the importance of a good friend and the value of a place to feel safe and secure. The father recalls various memories of his family as it has grown in relationship to a favorite tree that had been part of their lives since they built their home. The tree seems to help the family through many events but does not withstand a huge storm. The father uses the wood to build a tree house to continue its importance to the family.

| by Tatham, Betty

A baby sea otter and her mother spend their days searching for food and playing. They spend time in a raft with a group of otters and escaping predators. Soon the baby grows up and ventures out on her own. All of the life lessons she learned will be used when she becomes a mother herself.

| by Vander Zee, Ruth

After being thrown from a train as a baby during the Holocaust, Erika finds safety, love, and peace in the family that saves her.

| by Gustafson, Angela

Take a walk through 15 countries around the world and learn about different types of dwellings. A brief geographical tour is taken when you traverse the pages of real-life photographs and maps.

| by Millman, Isaac

Over fifty years have passed, and Isaac finally tells his story. He is one of the few survivors of the Holocaust. Isaac experiences many tragedies during the war including losing both parents, friends, and being left to strangers, but finally, was adopted into a home. Although he changes his name, he is adopted in a home where people grow to love him.

| by McCloskey, Robert

A family goes to a summer island house. The daughter makes friends and learns a different way of life. They all experience a hurricane.
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