Browse Abstracts (379 total)

| by McCourt, Lisa

A mother explains to her child how she would love her child no matter how the child smelled or what she looked like. The child's imagination creates an ugly, sick, terrible, and scary monster that the mother says she still loves.

| by Ungerer, Tomi

Piper, a young cat, acts out at home and at school because he is sick of being treated like a baby. He and his mother get into a big fight because Piper's mom kisses him too much.

| by Shannon, David

The author recalls a book he wrote as a child consisting of the words no and David, and several pictures of things he was not supposed to do. David remakes the idea of a mother telling her son no, but ends with a happier picture and more caring words, including the word yes.

| by Bunting, Eve

Carlos and his family go home to Mexico for Christmas. He and his siblings think of California as their home, but they discover their roots in Mexico.

| by Dumas, Philippe

Once in the real world, a donkey tried to pretend he is not a donkey. When he is discovered, he dances the waltz to capture his bride.

| by Melmed, Laura Krauss

An old couple wants a child of their own. They find a bunch of little rainbabies in the grass and they take care of them. A fairy comes to Earth and gives them a real child to love.

| by Zimelman, Nathan

An animal likes his Mother but not his Father -- so off he goes to Africa where he hopes to find some loving animals. In the end, the Dad returns home, telling his family that no animal will ever be like him. Dad is happy that his family still loves him.

| by Williams, Vera B.

Three different families give their babies love. First a father, then a grandmother, then a mother shower their baby with attention and affection.

| by Zolotow, C.

Lew misses his grandfather who died when he was two. Although Lew was young, he can still remember his grandfather's beard and eyes. Together, Lew and his mother reminisce about someone they both loved very much.

| by Kirk, David

Families are different. Miss Spider knows best -- when finding her mother, love is the truest test.

| by Schotter, Roni

Eva sits on her building's steps to write about things she knows. She knows that nothing ever happens on 90th street, but her neighbors help her to write a wonderful story.

| by Jonell, Lynne//Mathers, Petra

Christopher is tired of his mommy telling him what to do. Christopher tells his mommy to go away. Suddenly, mommy shrinks to the size of a toy and he sends her away on a toy boat in his bathtub. After Mommy's scary adventure, she realizes that it is rough being little.

| by Dahl, Roald

A man is in love with a woman who lives downstairs from him. The woman has a turtle that she wants to grow bigger, so the man helps change the size of the tortoise. The woman falls in love with the man and the two get married.

| by Emmert, Michelle

Nine year old Michelle describes the joys, loving times, difficulties, and other special situations involved in living with her older sister. Her sister, Amy, has cerebral palsy.

| by Carlstrom, Nancy White

Jesse Bear tells of his adventures of his day from start to finish. He tells his adventures through songs. Jesse Bear gets sick and must stay in bed to get better. Mama Bear comes in to put Jesse Bear to bed for the night and tells him to rest up for adventures tomorrow.

| by Spinelli, Eileen

Mr. Hatch is a lonely man. He does the same thing every day. On Valentine's Day he receives a box of candy and a note that says, Somebody loves you. He begins to talk with his neighbors and finds out that many people love him.

| by Polacco, Patricia

Welcome Comfort is the new kid in school and his peers tease him. Quintin Hamp, the school custodian, befriends him and teaches him to believe in himself and Christmas. Welcome is visited by Santa and starts to believe. After graduating from high school, Welcome joins Quintin as the school custodian and their Christmas experiences continue on a whole new level of love.

| by Waber, Bernard

Lyle the Crocodile is ready for Christmas, but his neighbor Mr. Grumps is having the blahs - enough blahs to make his cat Loretta run away. Lyle and the rest of his neighbors set out on a searching adventure where much excitement follows.

| by Tews, Susan

Rebecca lived during the Depression when times were hard, so when she gets a gingerbread doll instead of the porcelain doll she has always wanted, she understands and loves the doll. When times get better, Rebecca eventually gets a porcelain doll, but remembers the love she had for her gingerbread doll.

| by Stevenson, James

Every animal living in various villages celebrates Valentine's Day in a different way. All the animals learn how to appreciate the many ways to celebrate this fun holiday.
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