Browse Abstracts (142 total)

| by Wlodarski, Loran

A dolphin imagines that she is a fish, a turtle, a bird, an octopus, a shark, and a manatee. Learn how special she really is and how special each of her other sea animal friends are too.

| by Agee, Jon

Freddy Legrand tries to fly across the Atlantic, but crashes. He is rescued by Sophie and Albert. He builds a new plane and plans and encounters great new adventures.

| by Taylor, Mark

Henry and his dog set out on an exploratory adventure. When they become shipwrecked, they learn survival skills and how to be brave.

| by Suen, Anastasia

The train trip of a little girl and her family is described through colorful illustrations and rhyming words. She travels over streets, past horses at play, around growing fruit trees, and through a city to the final stop.

| by Paradis, Susan

A little boy observes his father crossing the street, running outside in the rain, mowing the grass, riding his bike and diving into the ocean. The boy has great admiration for his father and everything his father does seems extraordinary to him. When the boy's father hugs him and throws him in the air, the boy feels very special and loved.

| by Shelby, Anne

Follow the path of a child's dream world as she describes many wonderful places to live from the mountains to a bakery to the moon.

| by Robbins, Ken

There are many reasons why people go to the beach. Some include riding the waves, eating hot dogs and ice cream, playing in the sand, or just sitting and watching the sunset.

| by Gramatky, Hardie

Little Toot is known only to play, but when he decides to work, no one lets him. So he drifts away to the ocean where he saves a big liner who gets stuck between rocks.

| by Cole, Sheila

A child wants to go to the beach, but her mom will not let her because the tide is too high. When the tide is low again, they are able to go to the beach.

| by Merriam, Eve

This rhyming book uses the numbers one through ten in the fashion of one, two buckle my shoe.

| 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 Andrews, Jan

Eva, a little girl who lives in an Inuit Village in Canada, makes her first trip under the ice on the Seabed looking for mussels. While under the ice, she makes many discoveries and has an adventure.

| by Goodall, John S.

Jacko, the monkey, runs away from his organ-grinder master. He takes a journey on a ship out to sea.

| by Hopkinson, Deborah

Ten year-old Bertha, daughter of a lighthouse keeper, receives a diary for her birthday. She records significant family events such as their relocation to rugged Turtle Island and the time when her brother went to sea for a long time.

| by MacDonald, Amy

Nobb, the spider, needs a place to set her egg but the sun, moon, and cloud don't want her around. Her only friend, Air, offers her a place but Air can't hold an egg so Nobb uses her net to catch the sun, moon, and cloud and uses pieces of them to create a home for her egg. When she had created the world the egg hatched and from it came all the creatures of the world.

| by Lobel, Arnold

Uncle Elephant comes to the rescue of his nephew because his parents are lost at sea. When the parents are rescued, Uncle Elephant leaves. The nephew promises to keep in touch with his uncle.

| by Stock, Catherine

A boy struggles to find his own place among the hard working people of Kalk Bay in Southern Africa.

| by Tarbescu, Edith

When Tanya and Annushka's mother dies, their father has no choice but to leave Russia for the streets paved with gold. Several years later, the girls' father sends two tickets for their own voyage to America. Before the girls leave, their grandmother gives them each a Sabbath candlestick which will light their way to the New World. Tanya and Annushka's voyage is filled with many sick and sleepless nights. The girls unite with their father by raising their candlesticks.

| by Johnson, Angela

A young boy and his granddaddy spend a lot of time doing different activities together. For example, they fish, go to the ocean, play cards, talk to people, and learn about the past.

| by Florian, Douglas

A family takes a trip to the beach on the Fourth of July. The family flies kites, collects shells, builds castles, and watches fireworks.
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