Browse Abstracts (133 total)

| by Supraner, Robyn

A girl is upset that her brother causes all the trouble but then never gets in trouble with their parents. She feels because she is older, she gets into more trouble. Finally, she finds the true advantages of being older.

| by Marshall, James

Joe and Spud start school. The assistant principal doesn't like them and watches them at all times. When things start getting out of hand, the only ones who can help him are Mary Frances and Big Al!

| by Hoberman, MaryAnn

Mr. and Mrs. Peters have seven lovely children but they are all very picky eaters. Each child wants his or her particular food at every meal. Soon they discover a food that all the children will eat - Mrs. Peter's birthday cake made from a combination of everyone's favorite foods!

| by Kellogg, Steven

Timmy's long, frustrating search for his favorite green ball ends with a surprising turn of events.

| by Mahy, Margaret

Norman was a good swimmer who was upset with all of the other swimmers who got in his way. He pretended he was a shark to get them out of his way.

| by Warburg, Sandol Stoddard

Jamie has to deal with the death of a King. We see the healing process is long and slow, but healthy.

| by Wolff, Patricia Rae

Everyday on his walk to school Trigg must cross the tollbridge where a mean troll lives. The troll will not let Trigg pass, so Trigg must think of ways to outsmart the troll.

| by Viorst, Judith

Alexander has what everyone has experienced at least one time -- a bad day. Nothing goes right the entire day for Alexander. He gets gum in his hair in the morning and has to eat lima beans for dinner. His mom tells him that there are good days and bad days.

| by Titherington, Jeanne

Ben wants a place of his own. When his brother's crib is moved into his room, Ben begins to search for a place of his own. Ben puts some of his things in the garage, but he still feels like something is missing. He needs visitors. When his little brother, Ezra, comes to visit, Ben is happy. Ben decides that Ezra isn't so bad after all.

| by Lasky, Kathryn

Lucille wants desperately to go out and play with her older brother and sister in the snow. As Lucille works at putting on her snowsuit, she gets stuck, frustrated and hot. Her patience is wearing thin as she waits on her mom to help. Finally, Lucille joins the snow fun, but does her bad mood go away?

| by Thomas, Elizabeth

Dorthea's Gramma has very proper and strict ways of doing things including growing green beans. When Gramma leaves for a trip, she leaves Dorthea and her father in charge but they forget to take care of the beans. Everyone is surprised when Gramma returns.

| by Hickman, Martha Whitmore

Andy Wilson's father is sent to jail for stealing. In order to be closer to him, Andy and his family move to a new city. Andy has to deal with the added pressure of a new school and a father who is in prison. He actually seems to cope and deal with the situation very well.

| by Munsch, Robert

A mother loves her son. No matter how frustrated she becomes with him, every night she says that she will love him forever. He carried this on and said the same thing to his daughter.

| by Vigna, Judith

A young boy copes with his mother's cancer. Going through a range of emotions, he finally comes to more of an understanding about her illness.

| by Hoban, Lillian

Arthur is bored one spring day so he decides to go on a field trip to collect specimens. He finds himself in some difficult situations and quickly discovers how quickly his bravery can wear off. Even though things don't go as planned, he still manages to have some fun, thanks to his friends.

| by Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman//Sharmat, Craig

When Annie's dog, Fang, is unhappy, everyone is unhappy, especially Nate the Great. When Fang's Christmas mail turns up missing, Nate agrees to help solve the mystery of the missing card. Join Nate the Great in solving this holiday case in time for Fang to have a crunchy Christmas.

| by Munsch, Robert

Andrew's tooth is loose and he can't eat breakfast until it comes out. Mom tries, dad tries, the dentist tries, and even the tooth fairy tries, but the tooth won't come out. Will his best friend's final plan work to get Andrew's tooth out?

| by Kuskin, Karla

Herbert hates being small, and Philomel hates being tall. They meet and see that they are the same height. They then understand that size is based on perspectives such as who you are standing next to.

| by Parish, Herman

Amelia Bedelia is a maid who is not quite together. She misunderstands everything she is told to do, always with hysterical results. What will happen if Mr. Rogers lets her test drive his car?

| by Shannon, David

David is quite the mischievous student, full of energy and always keeping his teacher on her toes. His entertaining antics make it impossible not to enjoy him.
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