Browse Abstracts (156 total)

| by Rockwell, Anne

Bicycle, pinwheels, balloons, sand, slides, and kites are some of the things to play with in the park. Noisy things to play with in the yard, things to play with at school, and things to play with at a party are some of the other areas described.

| by Merriam, Eve

Dale and Leda are each jealous of what they do not have. They decide to fight and hurl a number of creative words at each other.

| by Baylor, Byrd

An adult man runs into a girl in a field and she encourages him to play her favorite game. The game describes nature and it's beauty.

| by Steig, William

Toby just loves to hide from his parents in every part of the house. This time, will they find him, or will they give up the search?

| by Marshall, Edward

Elsie Fay Johnson is a little girl who is fascinated with trolls and would like to meet one. After she hears her mother's story, she finds herself in the same situation and must use quick thinking to get free.

| by Stadler, John

Snail oversleeps and his football team may lose the game if he cannot get there in time.

| by Nixon, Joan Lowery

Herbie wants to prove that when he is eight, he'll do everything his older brother does -- but even better!He will be the best at baseball, video games, and bike riding. Herbie realizes that he won't always be in his brother's shadow.

| by Pfister, Marcus

Rainbow Fish and his friends are playing flash-tag with their shiny scales. When a striped fish comes to play, they won't let him join their game. Suddenly a shark appears, so Rainbow Fish and his friends risk their lives to save the lonely striped fish.

| by Falwell, Cathryn

The antics of a circus clown includes magical appearances and word play. Bright colors bring magic to life.

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| by Rosenberry, Vera

Vera is sick. She has to sleep in the spare bedroom until she feels better, but it's lonely and scary in there. Her mother tries to make her more comfortable, but she just can't sleep and she's too sick to do anything else. After a few days of rest, Vera is feeling better. She plays games, sings songs, painted pictures, and then finally goes outside to play.

| 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 Watson, Wendy

A family shows how they enjoy celebrating the Fourth of July through a series of events like a parade, picnic, and watching fireworks.

| by Hughes, Shirley

Lucy and Tom have a busy day of shopping and celebrating their grandmother's birthday. During these events, they create their own game of counting various objects.

| by Napoli, Donna Jo

Each day Albert reaches out the window to check on the weather for his walk. One day when he reaches his hand out the window, two cardinals build a nest. Now Albert must stand there until the eggs hatch. Days pass and Albert longs to be outside. When the family of birds fly away, Albert walks a lot.

| by Byars, Betsy

Ant is a young boy with a wild imagination. An imagination that allows him to be a bear and a dog. He also imagines a giant outside his window and experiences the careers of his dreams.

| by McGrath, Barbara Barbieri

Smell the hot dogs, hear the crowd, see the ball soar. Time for a baseball game!Count from 1-20 while having baseball fun.

| by Kessler, Leonard

Bobby is very good at throwing and catching a baseball, but he can't seem to hit the ball. His friend, Willie, helps him learn that with hard work, Bobby can do anything, especially hit a baseball.

| by Pearson, Susan

Kelly enjoys all the seasons, because she and her family do many things together.

| by Wishinsky, Frieda

Sandy always plays with her little sister Carly, but when Lily Jean moves in next door, she has a new friend. Lily Jean never wants to include Carly and bosses her around. When Sandy stands up for her little sister, the three girls learn to play together nicely.
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