Browse Abstracts (55 total)

| by Felt, Sue

Woodrow was always a very ill-behaved boy. When he started kindergarten, he realized he had no friends from whom to receive Valentine's cards, so he changed his behavior and everyone liked him.

| by McPhail, David

The narrator is innocently reading when a pack of pigs invades his house. They create quite a ruckus eating, dancing, and ordering pizza. The narrator convinces the pigs to clean up and go to bed.

| by Allard, Harry//Marshall, James

The kids in Miss Nelson's class were misbehaving. They were so awful Miss Nelson decided to have a new teacher, Miss Swamp, come in the next day. She was a very mean teacher that made them do a lot of work. The kids missed Miss Nelson, so they looked for her. A couple of days later, Miss Nelson came back and the kids all behaved for her. She will now tell them that she was Miss Swamp.

| by Morrison, Toni//Morrison, Slade

Patty, Mickey, and Liza Sue just can't handle their freedom. The things they do frighten the adults around them. The adults decide to put them in a big brown box because they care about the youngsters. The children will have everything they need, except their freedom. Isn't that the one thing children need?

| by Potter, Beatrix

Nutkin is a little squirrel with no manners. Nutkin and the other squirrels ask Old Brown the owl if they can gather nuts. Nutkin is very disrespectful and bothers Old Brown. Old Brown bites Nutkin's tail off. Nutkin learns a hard lesson.

| by Joosse, Barbara M

A little girl is testing her mother's love by imagining different scenarios in which she misbehaves. Then she asks her mother if she would still love her and the answer is always yes.

| by Feiffer, Jules

Raymond is busy fighting pirates, cowboys, and martians, but MEANWHILE...mom wants his help time and time again. Will Raymond ever listen?

| by Hutchins, Pat

Sister monster tries to prove she is the very worst monster - at least worse than her brother.

| by Stevenson, James

When Warren comes for a brief visit, he acts like his great-uncle and proves even more difficult to get along with.

| by Galvin, Matthew

Otto has trouble paying attention in school. He is a young car who honks his horn during class, races away from the gas pumps causing a spill, and several other hyperactive behaviors. His parents take Otto to visit a special mechanic in order to get medicine to help control his behavior.

| by Merriam, Eve

Harry is a daydreamer. Throughout his day, his dreams are interrupted consistantly by routine activities such as school, eating, playing, and reading. At the end of the day, Harry retires happily to his dreamworld.

| by Polacco, Patricia

After a long day with an impatient doll, Natasha learns that she cannot be so demanding of her grandmother. Natasha gains an understanding and appreciation of her grandmother.

| by Marshall, James

Joe and Spud start school. The assistant principal doesn't like them and watches them at all times. When things start getting out of hand, the only ones who can help him are Mary Frances and Big Al!

| by Lorenz, Lee

A cheap miller steals wheat from people as they bring it to him. So two lads from Cambridge University set out to fool the miller.

| by Fox, Mem

Harriet is a very busy little girl. She loves to play and be silly. When she makes messes in the house, her mother does not know what to do with her. Harriet spills her juice, drips paint on the floor, and dribbles jam on her pants. What will Harriet do next?How will her mom react?

| by Gantos, John B.

Ralph is a really rotten cat, so bad that he is abandoned at a circus by his family. He learns the errors of his ways.

| by Bradman, Tony

Michael is different from his classmates. He misbehaves, always runs late, and does not do very well in his classes. His teachers believe he will have trouble all through life. He proves them wrong when he grows up to be an astronaut.

| by Marshall, James

Spud Jenkins and Joe Turner are a couple of boys who have wild imaginations, create chaos through their neighborhood, help a girl get some toys and start off on the wrong foot with the assistant principal.

| by McCain, Becky Ray

Members of a class are always picking on Ray. Finally, a student decides that he can't continue to ignore this, so he tells a teacher about the situation. When the bullies come around this time, so do the teacher and principal.

| by Nickle, John

Lucas is different than the other kids and he is often bullied by one boy in particular, Sid. Sid takes Lucas' hat and sprays him with water and to take out his frustrations, Lucas in turn bullies the ants. To teach Lucas a lesson the ants take him to their queen ant. The Queen ant has the wizard ant shrink Lucas so he can live and work as an ant so he can appreciate what they do. Lucas gathered food, defended the colony, and attended to the queen. The queen has Lucas turned back into his normal size and when Lucas wakes up, he sees that the ants have decided to teach Sid a lesson because how…
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