Browse Abstracts (133 total)

| by Eversole, Robyn Harbert

April has a very vivid imagination which turns her house into a magical house. April's sister does not believe in the magic and when she is around it disappears for April too. One day when Meredith is struggling with her dance steps, April helps her to see the magic.

| by Weitzman, Jacqueline

A little girl spends a day with her grandma at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. When the little girl decides to bring along her bright yellow balloon, a security guard sees her and quickly tells her that she can't bring it in. He assures her he will watch over it as she views the exhibits, but the task ends up being more work than he ever imagined. (A Wordless Book).

| by Krasilovsky, Phyllis

A little girl overcomes obstacles of being small when she begins to grow up and get bigger. Size comparisons are made to other objects and people in her life.

| by Krasilovsky, Phyllis

A little boy overcomes obstacles of being small when he begins to grow up and get bigger. Comparisons are made to other objects and people in his life.

| by Graham, Bob

Max is the son of the legendary superheroes Captain Lightning and Madam Thunderbolt. His family has high expectations for him to follow in their footsteps and become a superhero too. Now he just needs to learn how to fly. After many persistent tries, Max still can't keep himself off the ground. His family is supportive and determined to get him to fly. Will this confidence be enough to help him fly like the birds?

| by Carle, Eric

The very clumsy click beetle goes for a walk and accidently falls onto his back. The wise old click beetle sees him struggling and demonstrates how he can flip back to his feet. The clumsy click beetle tries and tries but cannot master it until he's about to get stepped on. He narrowly avoids the foot and saves his own life.

| by Litchfield, Ada B.

Angela Perkins sturggles to hear others, so her parents take her to the doctor for an examination. She must wear a hearing aid. Her friends think she is special and she enjoys wearing the hearing aid.

| by Yorinks, A.

Irv Irving is not happy with his life. He wants fame and fortune. One day, Irv loses his identity and everyone mistakes him for someone else. After he finally retrieves his identity, he realizes what he has and becomes content.

| by Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds

A man and his wife set off in their wagon to go to the market. On the way there the husband is very rude and impatient to everyone he comes across on the trip. During the trip, the man's wife tells her husband how much she would love to have some strawberries from the market but he tells her to stop complaining. At the market, the husband exchanges his fish for flour and his wife is very upset and doesn't talk to him on the way home. The next trip to market, the husband is friendly to everyone he meets and buys a big basket of strawberries for his wife. He thinks everyone else has changed, not…

| by Shange, Ntozake

Helene-Angel is the only person in her class to have to wait for her brother, Mauricio to walk her home. On their walk home, a group of boys decide to pick on her. Her brother is out-numbered so the boys paint her white. She is devastated and refuses to leave her room. Find out how her grandma helps her overcome her fears.

| by Johnston, Tony

At midnight, Nicholas Greebe dies. The following day he is buried by his family. However, a small dog digs around his grave and runs off with one of Nicholas Greebe's bones!This upsets Nicholas. His ghost decides to haunt his family until the missing bone is returned.

| 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 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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