Browse Abstracts (556 total)

| by Thompson, Colin

A young child learns about life by looking at it the way his grandfather did. He learns about himself at the same time.

| by Hamm, Diane Johnston

Josh's grandmother has to stay in a motorized bed because her legs don't work. Josh enjoys visiting her because she is very lively and as active as she can be.

| by Willhoite, Michael

Daniel's daddy marries a man. A commitment ceremony is viewed through the eyes of a child.

| by Martin, CLG

After making veterinary rounds with her grandfather, Junie Mae realizes that money and curly hair are not the most important thing in life when she sees how her grandfather is paid in food.

| by Henkes, Kevin

A young mouse named Wemberky worries about everything. Now she faces her biggest worry, the first day of school. Find out what Wemberly will do with so many worries to worry about!

| by Bunting, Eve

Laura and her family are moving, so they are coming to visit the Manzanar War Relocation Center one last time. Years ago, this center was used to house anyone living in the United States that were of Japanese descent. These people were forced to leave their homes and come to the center because Japan bombed the United States. The center is bare now except for all of the memories and the cemetary, including her grandfather's grave.

| by Ross, L

A little old man's wish before his death is to attend his granddaughter's wedding and see her happy with her new husband. His journey is plagued with troubles and his gift of pearls is stolen.

| by Ormerod, Jan

Three families come together every day of the week to do activities help each other out. Some observe activities, do chores with others, or run errands with their friends. With so many people doing things together it is hard to keep track of who's whose!

| by Tobias, Tobi

Rachel and her grandmother prepare for a special dinner guest, Sophie, who is grandmother's oldest friend. They go through a lot of work to make sure everything is perfect.

| 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 Choi, Sook Nyul

Yunmi's grandmother moves from Korea to New York City and is not used to American traditions. Yunmi worries that other people will make fun of her grandmother.

| by Yolen, Jane

The hatching of a goose helps Betsey forget her homesickness.

| by Hall, Donald

Peter goes on a trip to a farm to visit his father and experiences many adventures.

| by Garland, Sherry

When a raging storm destroys the sand dunes that several animals and plants called home, a community works together to restore the dunes in a most creative way. Includes an author's note about the ecology of the coastal sand dunes and what is being done to preserve them.

| by Barrett, Judi

Grandpa tells a bedtime story about a town where all the food came from the sky in rain, snow, hurricane, and tornado forms. It becomes a disaster, and people flee to a new town.

| by Dotlich, Rebecca K.

There are so many families who do different things. Different families eat different foods, enjoy different activities, speak different languages, and live in different dwellings. There is always a family that is just right for you.
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