Browse Abstracts (237 total)

| by Falwell, Cathyrn

Ten turtles rest on a log. Startled by various sounds, they jump in one-by-one from around the pond then rest in the water for the night.

| by Williams, L.

A little old lady, who isn't afraid of anything, takes a walk in the woods at night. A pumpkin head, a tall black hat, a pair of pants, a shirt, two gloves and two shoes try to scare her.

| by Rowe, John

Albert, an old rabbit, does not sleep well so he finds nightly comfort in gazing at the moon. One night, Albert does not see the moon, so he takes full responsibility for putting the moon back into the sky, once he finds it. Can Albert really do this?

| by Rosenberg, Liz

A young girl goes out moonbathing at night when her cousin comes to visit. They search along the coast looking for different treasures.

| by Donnio, Sylviane

One morning, Achilles the crocodile decides that he wants nothing more than to eat a child. His parents try everything to get Achilles to change his mind, but he refuses. He fails his mission and hunger winds up getting the best of him.

| by Weiss, Nicki

When the lights go down on the city street and the sun sinks far behing the seas, the animals of the world are on the way home for the night.

| by Hunter, Anne

Possum awakes one evening and decides to throw a party in celebration of the beautiful harvest moon. He convinces his meadow friends to take time from preparing for the winter to celebrate with him.

| by Spier, Peter

Two children play outside in the rain discovering all of the wonderful things to do. When it is dark, they come in and warm up. The next day, the sun is shining.

| by Otey, Mimi

A boy looks out the window at a blue moon while his mom makes stew. The boy goes outside to wait for his dad to come home for dinner. When his dad gets home, they all sit down for dinner and the boy eats with his blue moon soup spoon.

| by Cazet, Denys

It is a dark and stormy night on the farm when Minnie and Moo hear a scream. The barn doors open and out come all the animals panicking. Olga the pig is missing and everyone thinks a monster is responsible. When a flash is seen in the barn, the animals get the nerve up to see what it is. Finally, they learn that it was Olga, not a monster after all.

| by Carlstrom, Nancy White

The night hides everywhere, in shadows and in dark places. The night is not something to be feared, but a place of mystery and comfort.

| by Moss, Marissa

Mabel's parents own a diner where she helps every morning before school. Mabel introduces all the patrons of the diner, then explains what she and her friend do after school.

| by Adlerman, Dan

A young girl dreams of all the animals in Africa. The animals seem to capture her attention through their actions. The animals frolick in the dusk of beautiful Africa.

| by Schoberle, Cecile

A young boy concentrates on all the sounds he hears during his daily routine. Listen to the morning sounds and evening sounds of his day.

| by Zemach, Margot

Jake and his mule, Honebunch, earn their wings in Heaven by hanging up the moon and the stars each night.

| by Rosenberg, Liz

An evening goes complete circle, beginning and ending with the moon.

| 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 Winthrop, Elizabeth

Every night a monster comes into Maggie's room and messes it up. Maggie asks the monster what she wants and the monster tells Maggie that she is looking for her mother. Maggie helps the monster find her mother in the hall closet.

| by Hayes, Sarah//Craig, Helen

A boy leaves his bear behind in the park. The bear begins an exciting nighttime adventure. After the boy realizes he forgot his bear, he goes back to the park to retrieve him.

| by James, Betsy

Marie is afraid of the dark while she is sleeping over at her grandparent's house. Her grandpa gives her a flashlight to become familiar with her surroundings and to overcome her fear.
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