Browse Abstracts (139 total)

| by Pomerantz, Charlotte

Rosie is sick and asks her mother to tell her stories about when her mom was young. Her mother remininses about the clothes she used to wear, the toys she played with, and the foods she ate when she was little. At the end of the day, Rosie is feeling better so they make a paper doll together.

| by Shecter, Ben

A grandma and her grandson take a tour of her house and recount old memories in each room of the house she will be moving out of.

| by Stevenson, James

Two children, Mary Ann and Louie, tell their grandpa how terrible their first day of school was. Grandpa tells them a story about his own horrible day at school with an evil teacher named Mr. Smeal, but the next few days were lots of fun.

| by Stevenson, James

Mary Ann and Louie's grandpa tell them a scarey story. Later one night, they run to tell him that something is under their bed. The grandpa shares another story about when he was young and what he would do when he was scared at bedtime.

| by Stevenson, James

Marry Ann and Louie try to scare their grandpa on Halloween. Instead he tells them a story about a terrible Halloween he had years ago. He went into an old, rundown house and was scared by terrible creatures.

| by Schertle, Alice

William goes to his grandpa's house where they enjoy singing, jumping on shadows, watching the stars and other things that grandpa enjoyed doing as a child.

| by Bunting, Eve

A family has a beautiful tree in their yard which becomes poisoned and dies. The young daughter plants her acorns in hopes of a new tree growing someday.

| by Flournoy, Valerie

It's family reunion time so Tanya goes to the farm early with her grandmother to help with the preparations. Tanya is excited to see the farm house and to spend time with her grandmother. But when Tanya gets to the farm, she is very disappointed. Will Tanya be able to overcome her disappointment and get something positive from this trip?

| by Seredy, Kate

Gypsy, a mother cat, has kittens. As she lays with her kittens, she remembers her past and thinks about what her kittens will go through.

| by Prestine, Joan Singleton

A young girl deals with the death of someone close to her. She has many feelings of anger, sadness, and loneliness. She has many feelings of anger, sadness, and loneliness. She finds a way to feel better, though, when she makes a scrapbook to remember everything about this special person. She learns that everything dies.

| by Coerr, Eleanor

A small girl named Faith had a very special friendship with her goose Josefina. Faith is part of a pioneer family moving West. Throughout their journey, Faith makes a patch to represent each event she encounters, including the death of Jusetina. At the end, the quilt tells the story of the friendship between the goose and the little girl.

| by Carlstrom, Nancy White

A young girl, Sara, has an elderly woman as her best friend. They spend much time together. One day the old woman dies and Sara is very sad. She remembers the good things about her best friend and still feels her love.

| by Yolen, Jane

A little boy tries to understand his feelings about his grandfather's death by asking adults how they feel. At the end, he realizes his feelings are his own and that his gradfather is still alive in him.

| by Pomerantz, Charlotte

It is Posy's bedtime and she asks for her father to tell her stories about when she was little. He tells her four separate stories and they discuss their memories.

| by Roth, Susan//Phang, Ruth

Right before bedtime, a little girl asks her grandma to tell her stories about her quilt.

| by Bunting, Eve

A father and son go to the Vietnam Memorial Wall to see the boy's grandfather's name. The little boy does not understand the wall at first, but this experience tells him a little about how his grandfather died.

| by Jewell, Nancy

A little girl remembers her uncle who has died. She talks about what they did together, and the things that remind her of his coming and going.

| by Bruchac, Joseph

Jamie remembers her grandmother and all the things that they did together. These memories help Jamie deal with the loss of her grandmother.

| by Joosse, Barbara M.

An annual family reunion involving berry picking and jam making, reminds Ben that he is part of a big family, even though his immediate family is small. It is also a noisy family of grandparents, cousins, uncles, and aunts.

| by Danziger, Paula

Justin is Amber Brown's best friend and companion in all sorts of imaginative and pretend play. Amber is sad when she discovers Justin is moving away. Third grade adds up to one terrible year.
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