Browse Abstracts (238 total)

| by Girard, Linda Walvoord

Upon learning that she is adopted, Celia experiences feelings of insecurity about her birth-parents. Through openly talking with her parents, Celia learns that she is loved by her birth-parents and her parents, and accepts her feelings about adoption.

| by Hausman, Bonnie

How are you feeling today?Join the children in this book to find out if they are feeling the same way. Learn the letters of the alphabet while you solve the puzzles of emotions. Have fun!

| by Brooks, Jennifer

A young princess with a pure heart plays with three gnomes who are handicapped. She is kind and accepting to her new friends. In turn, she gains another friend.

| by Stevenson, James

Mary and Louie have just moved into a new neighborhood. They are worried because they do not have any friends. Their grandpa tells them about when he moved to a new neighborhood when he was young.

| by Caudill, Rebecca//Ayars, James

Contrary Jenkins was a man that was always doing the opposite of what everyone told him to do. By doing the opposite, he got himself in trouble many times. Not many people liked him or wanted him around.

| by Freeman, Don

A lion tries to impress his friends through fashion and materialistic things. He is very lonely. It is when he is forced to be himself that he finds the acceptance of his friends.

| by Lionni, Leo

Mr. Timothy McMouse, a city mouse, runs away to the country. He meets a group of field mice who live in a castle and tries to fit in. Timothy cannot pass the test of the country mice. When Timothy saves himself and another mouse from the cat, he is given an honorary Field Mouse License.

| by Say, Allen

Sam, a young Asian American boy, realizes first hand what it is like to be an old man. He wakes up one morning with a much older look, but is the same young boy on the inside. He has a difficult time convincing his family and friends that he is the same boy they all know.

| by Moeri, Louise

Both an old woman and a star want to experience Christmas. The star's mother turns him into an ugly child and sends him to earth. There, he and the old woman share their first Christmas with someone.

| by Anholt, Laurence

A new baby is coming, and Sophie's going to be a big sister!She helps her mother and father prepare for the arrival of the baby, but when her little brother is born, she wishes that her family could give him back!Sophie slowly begins to realize that having a new brother might not be so bad after all.

| by Egan, Tim

Bennett Gibbons, the only calf in his neighborhood, often feels very bored and alone. When the Andersons, a family of pigs, move in next-door, Bennett instantly becomes friends with Webster, the youngest Anderson. Come join Bennett and Webster in the joy and pains of friendship.

| by Rylant, Cynthia

A young girl goes everyday to watch the amazing blue house that an old woman lives in. The house is always surrounded by birds and one great barred owl. When the old woman finds the young homeless girl, she takes her in to live in the beautiful house.

| by Nixon, Joan Lowery

Shirley and Tom are a lonely old couple until Tom comes to stay with them. Shirley tries to make pie but everytime she tries, robbers come. The pie is so bad it makes them all sick.

| by Scott, Ann Herbert

A little girl, named Margarita, becomes discouraged when no one in the post office will say hi to her. Finally, the lady working says hi to Margarita and she is happy.

| by McCully, Emily Arnold

In hopes of a better life, a young orphan girl disguises herself as a boy and goes to work for a cruel professor and his flea circus.

| by Wells, Rosemary

No one pays attention to Nora. Her parents are always busy doing something else, and they always make Nora wait. The only time they notice her is when she is noisy, but then she gets yelled at!Only when Nora decides to hide, and the house is quiet, does her family realize Nora is missing.

| by Vincent, Gabrielle

A dog is left behind on a road to begin an adventure through the fields, city, beach, and country. Will it ever find someone who will love it again?(A Wordless Book)

| by Millman, Isaac

Over fifty years have passed, and Isaac finally tells his story. He is one of the few survivors of the Holocaust. Isaac experiences many tragedies during the war including losing both parents, friends, and being left to strangers, but finally, was adopted into a home. Although he changes his name, he is adopted in a home where people grow to love him.
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