Browse Abstracts (139 total)

| by Slobodkina, Esphyr

Billy, an old cat, retires with his owner to a condo in Florida. When they visit their former hometown, they reminise about when they were younger. In the end, they appreciate their present place in life.

| by Chocolate, Debbi

A young girl tells a tale of her admiration for her grandfather's musical talents. She describes his experiences in playing the piano in silent films, Broadway, and Vaudeville. His love for music is passed on to her through these tales.

| by Chall, Marsha Wilson

A little girl spends the summer up north at a cabin with her grandparents and family. Her summer is filled with exploration and activities that she cherishes during the winter months until she can return again.

| by Keats, Ezra Jack

Peter has a fun day in the snow including adventures of making snow angels and climbing snowy mountains.

| by Sis, Peter

A man returns to his hometown of Prague. He goes through adventures to find three keys that open the door to house of his childhood. Legends are revealed and the city comes alive.

| by Ray, Mary Lyn

Take a trip with Anna through the happenings in her life. Look at Anna's experiences with piano lessons, picking blueberries with siblings, her marriage, and her children. After eighty years she is still playing the piano in the same house she grew up in.

| by Schachner, Judith Byron

A young girl has a special relationship with her Aunt May and Willy, her aunt's bird. The girl is only able to visit them twice a year, but always has an unforgettable time. When the girl's mother becomes ill the summer trip is cancelled and Aunt May plans to visit over Christmas. Unfortunately, a huge snowstorm makes the trip nearly impossible, but with the help of a Christmas friend Aunt May and Willy arrive safely.

| by Cross, Verda

Great Grandma tells her grandchildren of threshing day. It is a day in late June when the wheat is harvested. The men harvest the wheat while the women cook a hearty meal. This was always an exciting day for grandma and her brother. Threshing day was a day she will never forget.

| by Burleigh, Robert

It was clear at a young age that Babe Ruth was talented at baseball. This talent became even more amazing as he got older, when he wowed the stadium fans with his memorable home runs. These historic moments will be remembered in baseball forever.

| by Barbour, Karen

A family makes friends with a homeless man. They find out his name and invite his parents to see him. Mr. Bow tie goes home with his parents, but leaves behind his memory.

| 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 Viorst, Judith

A young boy copes with the death of his cat by remembering what he loved about it.

| by Bunting, Eve

Laura and her family are moving, so they are coming to visit the Manzanar War Relocation Center one last time. Years ago, this center was used to house anyone living in the United States that were of Japanese descent. These people were forced to leave their homes and come to the center because Japan bombed the United States. The center is bare now except for all of the memories and the cemetary, including her grandfather's grave.

| by Zolotow, C.

A mother reflects about her trip to Paris as she shows her daughter beautifully enlarged photos of her favorite places.

| by Gerstein, Mordicai

The history of a room for rent is depicted. The past owners of the house, their lives, and why they moved is shown.

| by Komaiko, Leah

A girl's best friend, Annie Bananie, is moving. The girl is sad because they shared many memories together.

| by Stevenson, James

A man looks back and remembers when he was a young boy and the fun times he had.

| 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 Herzig, Alison Cragin

Great-Great Uncle Thaddeus always gives unique birthday presents to his nephew. This year Uncle Thaddeus gives him best present ever. The present is a book about all the birthdays they have shared together. Their relationship grows stronger as they grow older.
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