Browse Abstracts (40 total)

| by McPhail, David

Edward falls asleep while reading a book about pirates, then awakes to find them in his room. Edward's mother and father come to the rescue.

| by Brown, Marc

Arthur's little sister, D.W., finally gets her first library card. However, in oder to get it she must first learn to write her full name. She finds hilarious ways to take care of her first library book until Arthur shows her the tricks of the trade.

| by Loomis, Christine

An exciting trip to the library takes you through many activities -- from looking for books, to checking the computer, to playing with blocks, to listening to fun stories. You will find so much at the library.

| by Stewart, Sarah

Elizabeth Brown spends her whole life buying and reading books because she loves them so much. When she realizes that there is no room for books in her house, she decides to give them all away so others can enjoy them too.

| by Alexander, Martha

There is a new library being built near Dinah's house. She watched it get larger and could not wait for it to open. When it did she wanted to get a card of her own, so Dinah learned how to write her name and got her own library card.

| by Heide, Florence Parry//Gilliland, Judith Heide

The House of Wisdom, an ancient library in Baghdad, is the center for new ideas and a quest for knowledge from all parts of the world. As scholars study and translate the ancient manuscripts, one boy, Ishaq, learns the wisdom on Aristotle through his expedition and a special book.

| by Ernst, Lisa Campbell

Stella Louella cannot seem to find her library book that is due at 5:00 All day, she tracks down its whereabouts along with others in the community who have seen the book along its trip. Find out where the book ends up.

| by Cuneo, Diane

Mary Louise loses her manners during breakfast one day and goes on a journey to find them all around town. Through the journey, the importance of manners becomes a reality for Mary Louise while at the restaurant, doctor's office, and library.

| by Polacco, Patricia

For years, the people of Triple Creek have been glued to their televisions. That is until Aunt Chip opens up the world of reading to her young nephew. Reading spreads from child to child until one of them accidentally opens the dam. The flood that follows destroys the TV tower and the adults are lost without their TVs. Guess who teaches them to read?

| by Mora, Pat

Tomas and his family are migrant workers who travel between Iowa and Texas to find work. Tomas loves to listen to his grandfather's stories but he knows all of them and decides to go to the library to learn some new stories. The librarian welcomes Tomas in and offers him cold water to drink and stories to read. Tomas visits the library lady whenever he can and even teaches her some of his native language, Spanish. When Tomas' family must leave the library lady gives Tomas a book to take with him.

| by Reeves, Katherine

Henry and his dog, Laura, live and travel with the circus. When a problem occurs with their newest member, a giraffe, Henry has to do some critical thinking to solve the problem. Henry becomes friends with the cloud eater in the process.

| by Wild, Margaret

Old pig and Granddaughter have spent a long time together, but soon Granddaughter will be on her own. Before Old Pig leaves, she takes time to notice all the great things around her. Grandaughter will miss Old Pig, but she will always remember everthing Old Pig has taught her.

| by Hassett, John//Hassett, Ann

Nana Quimby saves the day when she executes a creative plan to rescue stranded cats from a tree outside her window. The old woman called the firehouse, police station, library, and zoo for help but no one was willing to lend a hand.

| by Porte, Barbara Ann

Sam and Abigail take Benton, their dog, everywhere because their mother doesn't like him. However, she learns to like Benton when he scares away another dog to protect her.

| by Kimmel, Eric A.

Bridgett has many unusual animals as pets. Each day she tries to take a different animal to the library with her. Each animal creates a mess in one way or another.

| by Crews, Nina

Have you ever been bored on a rainy day?Follow these two young girls on an exciting adventure with their imaginations and a magic map. Just as the magical map ends their rainy day doldrums, their mother tells them the sun is out and it's time to go to the park.

| by Sanvoisin, Eric

A boy, who hates to read, is stuck in his father's bookstore for summer vacation. He doesn't like books, so what's he going to do?Things change and an adventure begins when the boy spies a strange customer and follows him. Maybe the boy will realize he does like reading after all, or maybe not.

| by Lester, Julius//Cepeda, Joe

God created the world with water, trees, land, animals, and people, and thought he had done a great job. God's angel Shaniqua told God that the world looked too boring. God then set out to make the world more interesting. First he made grass but that did not help much so God started singing and making beautiful music. When the flowers complained about being lonely, God called on Shaniqua to sing. Her voice was so pretty that the planets and starts started crying. The people on earth were very happy with their world and so was God.

| by Stamaty, Mark A.

Alia is the librarian of the Central Library in Basra, Iraq. When the war in Iraq begins to move closer and closer to Basra, Alia makes an important decision and takes huge risks to preserve the historical literaure of her country, as well as many other books in the library. The war progresses and Alia enlists the help of friends to do all they can to move and protect the contents of the library.

| by Lewis, J. Patrick

In this collection of sixteen poems, children's favorite books are highlighted. Some poems include, What if Books had Different Names, The Big Word Girl, and Reading in the Dark.
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