Browse Abstracts (89 total)

| by Titus, Eve

Anatole finds a way to leave something in return for getting food. He becomes the greatest cheese taster by his secret identity, working late at night in the factory.

| by Lawson, Julie

Xiao Sheng finds a magic pearl. He and his mom are robbed. To save the pearl, Xiao swallows it and becomes a dragon.

| by Mora, Pat

A little Mexican girl and her family throw a surprise party for her tia (aunt). She makes her a special present of sentimental value. Tia opens her present and loves it.

| by Hyman, Robin//Hyman, Inge

Casper has been sent off on his own, and finds a new friend. Casper talks the Rainbow Bird into joining him in the freedom of flying. They go and play in the forest.

| by DeFelice, Cynthia

Playing the bagpipes is Willie McPhee's favorite form of entertainment, but because his audience is unable to pay for his entertainment, Willie is forced to leave. On his journey to find money, he becomes tired and his clothes wear out. Across the forest he sees a dead man and since his shoes are torn, he takes the dead man's boots. As he approaches a house to find hospitality, see how the dead man comes back to haunt him.

| by Summers, Susan

Atraban is the fourth wise man who is to go see the new born King of the Jews. He never meets the Messiah, but during his travels he is able to help many people with the gifts he carries for the King. After years of travel, Artaban still hasn't met his King, but before both men die Artaban hears the voice of the Messiah.

| by Wild, Margaret

Samantha writes Santa a thank-you letter and the two become pen pals. Santa writes about his reindeer and Samantha writes about the polar bear at the zoo. By the time Christmas comes, Samantha has learned many things about Santa and giving.

| by Rylant, Cynthia

In November the air is chilly. The earth and all of it's animals and people begin to prepare for winter. Animals begin to sleep more and make warm homes for themselves. Friends and family gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving. Enyoy the sites, sounds, and activities of November.

| by dePaola, Tomie

Jingle and Il Circo Riccolo, the little circus, venture off to perform their circus at a little town, as they do every Christmas, on their way to the city. To their surprise, the town is poor, almost abandoned, and can't afford the circus. See how Jingle brightens their Christmas.

| by Lionni, Leo

Geraldine the mouse finds a large chunk of cheese. She gnaws the cheese into a statue that plays music. She then learns that she has music in her too.

| by Guzzo, Sandra E.

Fox tries to earn enough money to buy a Greek fishing hat by helping out all his friends and neighbors. But, his generosity keeps him from earning the money, so his friends pull through for him in the end.

| by Lindgren, Astrid

Reynard is a hungry fox who goes to a farm to steal food. There he meets a tomten who shares his food with Reynard.

| by Rylant, Cynthia

Poppleton the pig is welcoming the fall. He celebrates the new season with some friendly geese. His friend, Cherry Sue, helps him find a great new coat to stay warm. Pancakes with the Lions turns out to be a sticky situation for Poppleton. Fall has begun and Poppleton is getting ready!

| by Oleson, Claire

It is Pepita's birthday soon, and all she talks about is getting an orange tree. Her family thinks that she is silly, so they give her presents but no orange tree. Manolo is her best friend and knows exactly what Pepita wants.

| by Zemach, Margot

Based on the popular lullaby, a baby is promised a strange assortment of things, from a mockingbird to a horse and cart--all for not crying.

| by Newberry, Clare Turlay

April owns a cat who gives birth to three kittens. There is not room for all four of them, so April must give away three. She gives away two kittens and her family decides to keep the other two.

| by London, Jonathan

Froggy discovers the truth behind having a crush. His clumsiness and confusion lead him to discover his one true love, his mother.

| by Moon, Nicola

Lucy's blind grandpa is coming to visit today, and she wants to make him a special collage. Lucy gathers many different materials to make the collage that her grandpa can see with his hands. She uses sticks and leaves to make a tree, sand to make a path, and her own hair to make a dog with fur.

| by Gunthorp, Karen

Tom the cat wants fish for breakfast, but when he is unsuccessful in catching one, his friends saves the day and they have breakfast together.
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