Browse Abstracts (281 total)

| by Gardella, Tricia

A young boy follows his father throughout the day on a ranch. The boy enjoys working with his father and helping him out. He admires his father.

| by Brown, Marc

D.W. does not like much food, especially spinach. When she goes out to dinner, she throws a tantrum which embarrasses her parents. From then on she has to stay home with a babysitter until she agrees to try new things and eat what's on the menu. When she does this, she finds out she likes spinach.

| by Battle-Lavert, Gwoddolyn

Derrick, a young African American boy, learns to make music on the harmonica. Uncle Booker T., a talented musician, spends each day, one hot summer, teaching Derrick the art of playing the harmonica. Finally, after much practice and determination, Derrick discovers the secret of Uncle Booker T.'s music: it comes from the heart.

| by Paek, Min

A little girl named Aekyung has trouble adjusting to America, because it is so different from Korea. She doesn't like to go to school because her classmates make fun of her. Eventually she begins to feel more comfortable and accepted.

| by Bunting, Eve

A young Sioux is taught the way of life by his father. The young boy is too young to do many things, but one day he will be able to do what he is taught. When the seasons change, he makes another notch in his moonstick.

| by Harshman, M.//Collins, B.

The Woods family is a poor, farming family who lives on top of a windy mountain. They have little food, clothes, or money, but they work hard on the farm. They all carry rocks in their pockets while farming to keep their skinny bodies from blowing away. They also use rocks to heat and keep them warm in the winter. The rocks become shiny and smooth and are sold for money.

| by McMillan, Bruce

Math is fun and in this case -- delicious!As each child displays the number of jelly beans, coins are also displayed to show the correct and equal amount of money.

| by Leedy, Loreen

Miss Prime's class is learning about fractions. After class they all go home and practice using their new knowledge by dividing fruit and selling lemonade. The next day the class has a test, but even Miss Prime doesn't always have the right answer.

| by Johnson, Neil

A young boy named Nick joins a baseball team and learns everything about the game. He has to deal with losing a big game. The loss helps him to refine his weaknesses.

| by Lasky, Katheryn

Elzibah Swan decides to take up swimming at the age of seventy-five. She shares her new hobby with her grandchildren.

| by Miller, Margaret

Various children learn where different objects are supposed to go. After four tries, the correct answer is given.

| by Seuss, Dr.

This book presents two or three rhyming words and then uses them in a sentence to help beginning readers.

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| by Purdy, Carol

Mrs. Merriwether gives piano lessons to neighborhood children. Their ordinary lives are transformed when a cat joins the piano lessons and helps keep the beat of the music. The cat even brings her three kittens to the lessons.

| by Neitzel, Shirley

A girl is playing in the snow. Her zipper gets wet and becomes stuck so she goes home so her mother can help her.

| by Kellogg, Steven

During his summer vacation with his eccentric aunt, Ralph is forced to take bassoon lessons. When he succeeds at charming snakes, Aunt Georgiana sends Ralph to charm a sea serpent for the navy!The music only makes the monster angry, but Ralph saves the day with his secret weapon.

| by Perry, Sarah

This imaginative book takes you through different If... scenerios that will help you think and learn about new situations.

| by Behn, Harry

A five year old tells about how she learned to tell time. She compares clocks to people's faces. She also compares time to bugs, children, people, Sunday School, Santa Claus, and George Washington.

| by Berson, Harold

Young Henry Possum has so much energy that he'll never learn to play dead. He makes many friends, but one is a wolf, so he soon discovers what his mother has been trying to teach him all along.

| by Stoeke, Janet Morgan

Minerva Louise is a chicken on a mission. She ends up finding a really fancy barn, which is really a school. Minerva Louise goes exploring through the school and then returns home. She wants to go back to the fancy barn because it is a wonderful place to get ideas.

| by Sanders, Scott Russel

A father takes his son on an educational walk through the woods stopping to look at all of nature's details. They identify different trees and leaves and see several animals along the way.
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