Browse Abstracts (37 total)

| by Cohen, Miriam

A new boy in the first grade boasts and tells lies to impress his classmates. It backfires and the kids will not play with him because he is a liar. He makes friends at the Christmas party by being himself and telling the truth.

| by Oneal, Zibby

Maude and Walter are brother and sister and they fight often. When separated, they miss each other and realize that they are not only related, but are also friends.

| by Burningham, John

On his way to school, a little boy is held up by various problems along the way which make him late to school. His teacher makes him write sentences because he thinks he is making up his excuses for being tardy.

| by Seuss, Dr.

The Grinch wants to stop Chrismas in Who-ville, so he dresses up as Santa and takes all the materialistic parts of Christmas. When the Grinch realizes the Who's are not upset and that there still is a Christmas, he realizes that Christmas is more than presents and decorations. He returns their belongings and discovers the true meaning of Christmas.

| by dePaola, Tomie

Mr. Satie has to decide whose paintings are better - Henri or Pablo. His decision ends up uniting the two artists and ending their feud.

| by Locker, Thomas

Adrian loves to paint landscape pictures, but portraits are more popular. He always paints the truth. When the king asks him to paint a portrait of twenty-seven nobel men and women, he is asked to make the people nice looking.

| by Crary, Elizabeth

When Matt sees his Reggie Jackson baseball card floating in the toilet, his jaw drops. He is furious that his little brother did that. One thing that will solve his problem is to hit his little brother, right?Wrong!His mother presents him with six ways to successfully handle his anger. After resolving his problems, Matt makes peace with his brother.

| by Hoban, Russell

Frances saves money to buy a real china tea pot. Thelma swindles Frances out of her money and buys the tea pot. Frances then tricks Thelma out of the tea pot and they are friends again.

| by Brown, Marc

Arthur is captivated by a new computer game and plays it while his mom is gone, even though she asked him not to. While he is playing with his friend, they both reach for the mouse and the screen suddenly goes blank. Find out if he can fix the computer before his mom gets home, or if he gets the nerve to confront his wrong doing!

| by Schur, Maxine Rose

Shnook the peddler arrives in the town of Korovenko with his assortment of beautiful, hand-carved dreidels. Leibush notices on that is left behind and makes excuses for keeping it. He soon realizes that the peddlers ways may be a cover for wisdom and forgiveness. As Hanukkah approaches, Shnook leaves Leibush a gift that will last a lifetime.

| by Potter, Beatrix

Two mice raid a little girl's doll house, while the dolls are out one day. They break the dolls belongings and take some things. In the end, the two bad mice have to pay for everything they broke and clean up the mess they made.

| by Marshall, James

A series of stories about seven hippos who are best friends. The story depicts the trials and tribulations of their friendship.

| by Peterson, Ester Allen

Frederick always told everyone that he had wild animals in his closet, under his bed and in his room. One day, he finds an egg and puts it in a box under his bed and an alligator hatches out of it. He shows everyone who did not believe him and then he sets the alligator free.

| by Henkes, Kevin

Lilly wants to be a teacher like Mr. Slinger. She always says wonderful things about him until one day he takes her purple plastic purse away. For revenge, Lilly draws a nasty picture of Mr. Slinger which makes her feel worse than before. This teaches Lilly that revenge is the wrong way to resolve conflict.

| by Pyle, Howard

Bearskin, an infant son of a miller, is sent down the river by the king only to be found by a she-bear who raises him. As Bearskin gets older he goes out into the world to be with other people. He learns about a three-headed dragon who takes the princess. If anyone can kill the dragon, then they get to marry the princess. Will Bearskin be able to kill the dragon and win her heart?

| by Marshall, James

Fox needs a job so he tries four different places. Because of his honesty, fear and clumbsiness, he loses his first three jobs. He then finds the perfect job where he can dream all day.

| by Stadler, John

Mrs. Calamari moves into a new apartment and the landlord tells her No cats allowed! Mrs. Calamari is not about to put her cats out on the street, she'll have to think of something. Mrs. Calamari and her cats become friends to the landlord and he accepts them.
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