Browse Abstracts (281 total)

| by Yagyu, Genichiro

Children's curiosity about scabs is addressed, including different answers to many commonly asked questions about scabs are explained.

| 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 Van Leeuwen, Jean

This book contains five stories about Amanda the pig. Amanda learns to finish her food before going outside, she learns to have fun on a rainy day, she overcomes her fear of monsters, and she learns to get along and play with her brother.

| by Waber, Bernard

An anteater named Arthur learns that he can overcome certain problems with the help of his mother. Arthur learns to eat right, clean, and become a responsible anteater.

| by Francoise.

Jeanne-Marie visits her aunt in Paris. Her aunt gives her money to do whatever she wants. Jeanne-Marie sees all the sights, but saves some money to buy presents for her friends.

| by Ross, Tony

After trying to work for the rich, a little cobbler realizes that having money is not everything. He decides that he enjoys life much more when he works for the town for food and supplies.

| by Rukeyser, Muriel

A little boy asks his grandmother about the night. She tells him all of the things that are active at night. In the morning the little boy wakes up remembering a dream and is excited for night to come again so he can dream some more.

| by O'Neil, Alexis

Emily has a very loud voice and her parents and tutor do not know what to do with her. The tutor suggests that she go to a boarding school for quiet girls. Before she leaves for the school, Emily takes a trip into town where she sees a sign for loud help on a ship that is setting sail that day. Emily uses her voice to save several ships from crashing at sea.

| by Lester, Helen

Pinkerton always has to be first in everything. On a trip he learns a lesson that being last is alright too.

| by Winthrop, Elizabeth

Dumpy La Rue is a pig with a passion for dancing. All of the other animals, including his family, keep telling Dumpy that pigs can't dance. But Dumpy doesn't listen and soon all of the animals are dancing with him.

| by Polacco, Patricia

Patricia has waited ten years to learn to ride a horse. Her father takes her to a stable where she will spend most of her summer learning to ride with Mrs. Mack who knows all about horses. Patricia meets the horse of her dreams named Penny and works hard all summer so that she can ride her. Patricia's summer is complete!

| by Marshall, Edward

Fox learns important lessons from his friends on how to be a friend. For example, he learns how not to be greedy and how not to be too proud.

| by Howe, James

One day a new teacher came to school. He was quite a unique individual, in fact, he was a gorilla.

| by Brown, Mary K.

Mr. Sillypants enrolls himself in swimming lessons. When he thinks about what he has done, he gets scared. When he goes to bed, he dreams that he is a fish. When he wakes up, he feels a little better about taking swimming lessons.

| by Van Leeuwen, Jean

Through four short stories, Oliver pig takes us along on his exciting first day of school and how he makes friends.

| by Friskey, Margaret

Rackety goes out one day to learn something. Rackety is able to read the signs in the garden and is excited, but then a dog comes along and spoils it for him. He goes to the zoo and finds happiness there after he is able to read the sign and finds that no dogs are allowed.

| by Kellogg, Steven

Pinkerton is sent to to obedience school when his family can't teach him to obey commands. Even in school, the Great Dane gets all the commands confused. Pinkerton saves his family from danger, however, when they use the commands his way.

| by Martin, Patricia Miles

Molly White Horse is a little girl who learns not to be afraid and learns to trust an enemy.

| by Lipkind, William//Mordvinoff, Nicolas

Nap and Winkle, two dogs, find a bone. They ask several people and animals who should get the bone before finally realizing that the best thing to is to share.
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