Browse Abstracts (379 total)

| by Hazen, Barbara Shook

A little girl breaks a vase and asks her mom about all these horrible things she could have done. She wonders if her mom will still love her. Her mom proves to her that she will love her, no matter what.

| by Winter, Jeanette

Captain Herman and his crew cut trees in Michigan to deliver to the city of Chicago for Christmas. When a blizzard forms over Lake Michigan, the Captain and his crew disappear. From then on, the Captain's wife and daughters carry out the Christmas Tree Ship tradition for many years.

| by DeWitt, Jamie

Eleven year old Jamie helps his stepfather, Butch, pick corn one autumn day. When the corn picker becomes plugged up, Butch attempts to climb off the tractor but gets caught and is seriously injured. Jamie saves Butch's life by turning the corn picker off and running for help. Jamie keeps the farm running while Butch recovers from the accident.

| by Alexander, Martha

Oliver's new baby sister gets a lot of attention and he feels neglected. He tries to give his sister away, but realizes that she wants to be with him. Oliver discovers that he will have a playmate when she is a little older.

| by Simon, Norma

Everyone is good at some things, but no one is good at everything. No one can do everything perfectly. People can be wonderful just the same.

| by Mayer, Mercer

Whinnie, a dragon, falls in love with a knight, but a knight and a dragon are supposed to be enemies.

| by Mizumura, Kazue

The narrator of this story speculates about the going's on in several different imaginary villages. At the conclusion of the story, the narrator realizes that people will care about any village and fill it with love.

| by Grant, Joan Marshall

A hippopotamus falls in love with an Egyptian princess. He finds a magician who turns him into a statue. The princess discovers the statue and there is a surprise ending.

| by Willhoite, Michael

Daniel's daddy marries a man. A commitment ceremony is viewed through the eyes of a child.

| by Halliman, P.K.

A vision of harmony celebrates differences among people. These vibrant pictures and rhymes help portray the notion that uniqueness in individuals is what makes each of us so special.

| by Valentine, Johnny

Lou and his friend are discussing their dads. Lou has two dads that are blue. Lou's two blue dads like to cook, play, laugh, and work just like his other dads. Lou and his friend discover that blue dads aren't really different from other dads.

| by Brunhoff, Jean de

The story is about the famous elephant Babar and his adventures in getting married. It illustrates how he introduces his bride to family and friends, the wedding ceremony, and the celebration afterwards. This book was entirely in French and the pictures tell the story.

| by Politi, Leo

Diego is taught by Father Serra that there is always a mission in life. Diego learns that you must learn to accept and love people for who they are and in turn, they will teach you.

| by Bunting, Eve

A mother and son huddle together in a cardboard box on Christmas Eve when a mysterious woman knocks on their door. They give her a place to sleep, a small cookie, and a coat for a blanket. On Christmas morning, an angel appears and changes their life forever.

| by Steig, William

Yorick considers his brother, Charles, to be a first rate pain. When Yorick concocts a potion that shrinks himself to the size of a peanut, Charles takes care of him and struggles to find an antidote before their parents return.

| by Waddell, Martin

After Tom's mother brings her new baby home, friends and family bring over lots of teddy bears for the new baby. Soon there are so many teddy bears that there is no room left for Tom to sit with mom and the baby. Tom's mother reassures Tom that there is always a place for Tom.

| 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 Vander Zee, Ruth

After being thrown from a train as a baby during the Holocaust, Erika finds safety, love, and peace in the family that saves her.

| by Blance, Ellen/ Cook, Ann

Monster lives in a tall house in the city. He loves his house! It is very fine. Monster thinks the house will be even finer after he cleans it. He works hard making sure he cleans all of the rooms for potential visitors. He takes a break after all that cleaning and the house looks fine indeed.
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