Browse Abstracts (67 total)

| by Steig, William

A hungry fox ruins Pearl the Pig's beautiful day. A talking magic bone saves the day.

| by McCully, Emily Arnold

Even on the boat, Felix has to play the piano and practice but he can't sit still. After watching the magic show, he decides he'd rather practice that. Felix ends up saving the day and amazing his father.

| by Fleischman, Paul

A grandmother tells the story of a mountain girl who is lost in a blizzard. As she tells this story to her granddaughter, she uses string to illustrate it. Even you can learn how to make the string pictures!

| by Fenton, Edward

A little boy takes a walk with his big yellow balloon. A cat follows him because he believes the balloon is the sun. Suddenly a dog follows the cat and a dogcatcher follows the dog. Soon there is a long parade of people and animals following one another. The balloon is finally broken, but the boy is given a hero badge to replace the balloon since the parade he created helped a policeman catch a thief.

| by Novak, Matt

Irwin is the smallest of Santa's elves, and everyone is always bossing him around. After Santa leaves to deliver the Christmas presents, Irwin discovers a forgotten present. Determined to deliver the present, he goes on the journey himself. He proves to Santa and everyone that he is the head elf.

| by Nixon, Joan Lowery

Dip and his family are dinosaurs that need to head south because it is winter. They are afraid of the meat-eating Tyrannosaurus Rex. When a group of time travelers visit Dip's land, Dip learns about the T-Rex from a man named Harold who has a television. Dip cleverly saves his family from the T-Rex.

| by Edwards, Pamela Duncan//Cole, Henry

Do you remember what happened to Cinderella?Well, Dinorella not only goes to the ball, but she defends the duke against a hungry deinonychus. The dinosaur dames, Dora and Doris, want the jewels but Dinorella has but one dazzling jewel.

| by Valens, Evans

Topple, the long-finned herring, learns that his difference is actually a blessing. He learns from another long-finned herring that he can fly, and in turn his seemingly unlucky fins save his life.

| by Norman, Howard

Owls overrun the village of Big Footprint Lake. Little does the town know that the old lonely man by the lake can help them. Jake scatters the owls and reminds the town of how useful he is!

| by Isadora, Rachel

Pop!The numbers 1-1,000,000 are counted through pop art, ranging from astronauts, fish, and gargolyes to animals, flowers, and food. Can you count 1,000 jellybeans and 1,000,000 stars?

| by Pinkney, Brian

Henry, the paperboy, loves to read the comics. One day while on his route, he imagines that he has the ability to fly. He flies around saving the day like his favorite comic hero.

| by Radcliffe, Theresa

Shadow, the deer, leaves her fawn to search for food in the forest. She senses danger and returns just in time to save her fawn from a hungry fox.

| by Lipkind, William//Mordvinoff, Nicolas

A little tiny rooster is disliked by the other chickens. One night a meeting is held to find a night watch man. The little rooster volunteers but is told he's too small. He does it anyway and saver the day.

| by Rayner, Mary

When Garth Pig goes to buy ice cream for himself and his nine brothers and sisters, he is kidnapped in the ice cream truck by a wolf pretending to be the ice cream lady. His siblings come to rescue him.

| by Lester, Julius

Using his amazing tracking ability, black cowboy Bob Lemmons is accepted by a herd of wild horses allowing him to corral them. Based on a true story, the reader gets a glimpse of the struggles that faced the cowboys in the plains of the United States.

| by Ernst, Lisa Campbell

A dog and its owner enjoy time together. Some town members dislike the dog until he saves the day.

| by Pilkey, Dave

The Tosis family has a dog named Hally. Hally is a wonderful dog except that she has very bad breath. When Mr. and Mrs. Tosis cannot take Hally's bad breath anymore they decide to give her away. The kids try to fix the problem by taking her to a mountain top to see the view, a movie, and a carnival to ride a roller coaster in the hopes that they will take Hally's bad breath away but nothing works. That night two burglars break into the house but when Hally kisses them the burglars pass out from the smell and Hally and her breath are, heroes!

| by Kroll, Steven

Llewellyn, the cat, earns the villager's respect when he challenges the ghost of Martin Grimes on Halloween night.

| by Titus, Eve

While working as the Cheese Taster at M'sieu Duval's factory, Anatole the Mouse is forced to face his biggest fear: a cat. When the cat threatens Anatole's job, Anatole puts his brain to work and comes up with a plan that saves his job and makes him the most respected mouse in all France.
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