Browse Abstracts (1552 total)

| by Stamaty, Mark A.

Alia is the librarian of the Central Library in Basra, Iraq. When the war in Iraq begins to move closer and closer to Basra, Alia makes an important decision and takes huge risks to preserve the historical literaure of her country, as well as many other books in the library. The war progresses and Alia enlists the help of friends to do all they can to move and protect the contents of the library.

| by Blance, Ellen/ Cook, Ann

Monster lives in a tall house in the city. He loves his house! It is very fine. Monster thinks the house will be even finer after he cleans it. He works hard making sure he cleans all of the rooms for potential visitors. He takes a break after all that cleaning and the house looks fine indeed.

| 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 Herzig, Alison Cragin

Great-Great Uncle Thaddeus always gives unique birthday presents to his nephew. This year Uncle Thaddeus gives him best present ever. The present is a book about all the birthdays they have shared together. Their relationship grows stronger as they grow older.

| by Rosoff, Meg

Morris, Boris, Horace, and Doris are four wild boars that are not good at all. Although the children try to be polite and help the wild boars or share their snack with them, the boars still cannot be good. The contrast of good and poor behaviors are pointed out in the humorous text.

| by Stevenson, James

Do not laugh or smile,

| by Hutchins, Pat

A hunter is on a mission to find animals. The hunter comes upon all the animals at once and is overwhelmed! The sight of all the animals scares him, and he runs away.

| by Beard, Darleen Bailey

Lucille and her younger brother, Natt, play together and use their imagination. They run around and exercise in their yard. While they are playing, a bad storm hits. Their mother puts them in the cellar as she goes to help an elderly neighbor. The storm is a tornado. When the storm is over, the two children find the two adults, and life is back to the way it was: imaginary.

| by Cousins, Lucy

Come travel along with Little Fish to meet his many friends. As we count, identify colors, and look for opposites among the many examples, we learn it is okay to have friends different from you.

| by Dotlich, Rebecca K.

There are so many families who do different things. Different families eat different foods, enjoy different activities, speak different languages, and live in different dwellings. There is always a family that is just right for you.

| by Krauss, Ruth

As a young boy drifts off to sleep with his teddy bear, out of jealousy, his dog jumps up, takes it and runs away. The boy follows the dog through a series of beary full scenes involving bears with simple rhyming text. At last the dog retrieved the bear. The boy, the bear, and the dog happily retreat to bed. Was it a dream or was it reality? Decide for yourself.

| by Stefanik, Alfred T.

Freddie thinks his new neighbor, Sam, is annoying. Freddie does not understand that Sam has Down's Syndrome, and he needs a friend.
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