Browse Abstracts (142 total)

| by Waterton, B.

Simon receives a fishing pole and fishes for salmon. An eagle flies over and catches a salmon and drops it in a hole. Simon helps the fish get back to the ocean instead of keeping it.

| by Bang, Molly

One day, a goose egg falls into the home of woodchucks and hatches open. A goose is raised by the woodchucks and becomes part of their family. Eventually, the goose feels very sad and doesn't know why. When she ventures out to find happiness, she accidentally learns to fly.

| by Pryor, Bonnie

Lottie moves with her family away from the ocean she loves. She dreams of returning when she is old enough to move back to begin her own life with her family.

| by Brandenberg, Aliki

Take a trip to the seaside through memories. Travel to the seaside to build sandcastles and splash around in the ocean with family members. Experience the magical, musical spell of the boardwalk at night. Never forget those wonderful memories from the trip to the seaside.

| by Smith, Maggie

A family recalls its summer vacation to Maine through number. From packing one baby to backing sixteen blueberry pies to catching twenty fireflies the trip is remembered.

| by Zolotow, Charlotte

A little boy questions the beginning and end of nature, and his mother helps him to understand that there truly is no end.

| by Ehrlich, H.M.

Louie's toy goose goes everywhere he goes. Sometimes the goose needs to be fixed. Louie's mom and dad, and even the sun, fixes the goose.

| by Rockwell, Anne

The bear family takes a vacation to an island. They pack their things and hit the road. They see many water activities from the deck of the boat. After pitching their tent they begin a busy two weeks of swimming, fishing, and many other fun activities.

| by Nolan, Lucy

What if Jack and Jill had been playing on a nice soft sand dune instead of that treacherous hill? And suppose Mary's pet wasn't really a lamb? What if Mary had a little clam? This collection retells Mother Goose rhymes and celebrates America's coastlines and waterways from sea to shining sea.

| by Waddell, Martin

A mother and daughter grow closer as they take a walk to the beach at night. This memorable experience will stay with them throughout their lives.

| by Wright, D.

A doll, Edith, and Little Bear are told about boats by Big Bear. Little Bear is told not to go on a boat, but he and Edith disobey and get lost in the big ocean. Big Bear saves them and they learn their lesson about going on a boat by themselves.

| by Kennedy, Richard

When two farmers find a beautiful red stone while digging a well, the King of Karnica becomes very greedy. This greed eventually destroys the kingdom.

| by Madder, Eric

A curious clownfish wants to explore the other creatures of the ocean. He goes out on an adventure and finds out what creatures are friendly and what creatures are dangerous.

| by Carle, Eric

Hermit crab outgrew his shell in January so he must find a new home. Month by month he collects friends to make his home better. As he outgrows his shell, Herman is sad because he will have to leave his friends. A smaller homeless crab comes along and promises to take care of Herman's friends and home.

| by Turkle, Brinton

While spending the summer at the beach, a boy notices that the clouds look like a dog. He wishes the dog was real and that it belonged to him. One day the boy finds a dog like the one in the clouds. He asks people in the town if it belongs to them, but no one claims it. At the end of the summer, the boy takes the dog home.

| by Lester, Helen

Tacky the penguin always seems to be getting himself in trouble. This time, while he is surfing, he lands on a tropical island. An elephant named Rocky is envious of Tacky's pretty flowered shirt. He almost doesn't get home because Rocky wants him to decorate his table. Thanks to Tacky's quick thinking, he leaves the island safely.

| by Berkes, Marianne

Count one through 10 while using rhymes to talk about different activities between mother fishes and their babies. Move to the rhythm of this ocean creatures poem!

| by Rylant, Cynthia

An artist dreams and then creates a world that contains the earth, sky, trees, and living creatures. We are all children of this artist.

| by Levinson, Riki

A girl's grandma tells her a bedtime story on Friday night of her mother's journey to the New World. She tells the girl how much she is like her great grandmother.

| by Komaiko, Leah

A little girl wants to go to the ocean with her father, but she soon realizes that their whole family will be joining them. She escapes to another place where she is the only person in the world.
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