Browse Abstracts (197 total)

| by Demarst, Chris L.

Orville pretends to go fishing on his front steps of his house. He imagines getting pulled underwater for a great adventure. He barely escapes the mouth of a fish and ends up on his step again. (Wordless Book)

| by Schatell, Brian

Midge has a fish named Fred and they are best friends. Fred can do amazing things such as balancing things on his nose. One day an aquarium salesman comes to town and fishnaps Fred but Midge saves him by using her intellect.

| by Brandenburg, Franz

Otto is sad because he is an octopus and has eight arms. He feels different from everyone else. He learns that eight arms are better than two and that it is okay to be different.

| by Bodnar, Judit Z.

A fox catches fish for his dinner. WHen his friend, the bear, finds out he wants to know where the fox got all his fish. The bear takes his friend's advice and spends all night trying to catch fish. At dawn, he does not think he has caught any, but then he realizes he has caught a lot of fish on the way home.

| by Anholt, Catherine//Anholt, Laurence

Everyone is different, no one is quite the same. Discover all about you!How do you feel today?Are you hungry?Each time it's a new story.

| by Pinkwater, Daniel

All of his life, a boy has been afraid of the devil in his drain. When he confronts the devil, he tells him that he is not afraid of him and that he is mean. Not believing him, the boy takes revenge by turning on the water.

| by MacLachlan, Patricia

Eli is a little boy growing up on a farm. He lives with his parents and grandparents, who show him the beauty of farm life.

| by Gilson, Jamie

Two brothers are always putting each other up to things. These two boys begin their day inside playing the game at which the older brother is winning. They end up outside fishing where the younger boy is most comfortable.

| by Johnson, Angela

One day, aunt moves into the home of her nephew, niece, and their mom and dad. The children love their aunt and are so glad that she has moved in with them.

| by Smith, Linell

A young girl named Miranda discovers an alley cat while playing ball in her neighborhood. She tries to win the cat's heart by bringing him food every night and making sure he's okay. One night, she finds him injured. She takes him into her home, nurses him back to health, and lets him go, despite knowing she will never see him again.

| by Fromm, Lilo

A father and son enjoy many activities together. They get up in the morning, go fishing, have a picnic, and shovel snow. (A Wordless Book).

| 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 Bishop, Clair Huchet//Wiese, Kurt

A young boy persuades one of the five identical brothers that has special powers to drink the sea so he could catch fish. The boy exploits his power and ends up drowning. The brother goes to trial and the other brothers come to his rescue. The brother that tried to help the boy was found innocent.

| by George, William T.

A girl goes on her first fishing trip with her grandfather. While fishing, they see the wildlife around the pond, and she catches her first bass. At the end of the day, they go home and eat their fish.

| by Heins, Ethel

Twelve fables from Ivan Krylov of Russia are presented. Some of the fables include The Cat and the Cook, The Swan, the Pike, and the Crab, and The Miser. Many of these fables feature animals with a valuable moral built in.

| by Marzollo, Jean

A series of questions ask children to use their imaginations so they can leap like a cat, beg like a dog, and act like many other animals.

| by Nolan, Lucy

What if Jack and Jill had been playing on a nice soft sand dune instead of that treacherous hill? And suppose Mary's pet wasn't really a lamb? What if Mary had a little clam? This collection retells Mother Goose rhymes and celebrates America's coastlines and waterways from sea to shining sea.

| by Cone, Molly

Mr. King's fifth grade students work on a project to restore Pigeon Creek to its original beauty. They cannot believe the water was once clear and had fish. They learn about the life cycle of salmon, grow their own salmon, and release them into their now clear Pigeon Creek. The next fall they look for their salmon to return.

| by Woodman, Nancy

The JASON Project is studies underwater life in Mexico. When Dusty finds out about this, she writes the scientists to ask if she can go along. During her adventures, Dusty learns all about deep sea plants and animals. It is the adventure of her life!

| by Valens, Evans

Topple, the long-finned herring, learns that his difference is actually a blessing. He learns from another long-finned herring that he can fly, and in turn his seemingly unlucky fins save his life.
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