Browse Abstracts (1277 total)

| by Kay, Verla

In a rhyming story a farmer joins a group of miners to look for gold. They travel through praries, deserts, and mountains panning for gold but never find much. The farmer, after finding no gold, leaves the miners to go back home to his farm and family.

| by Chalmers, Mary

Harry is a little cat who has been misbehaving all day and getting himself into trouble. He gets stuck on top of a house and the fire department gets him down. His mother tells him to throw them a kiss, but he will not. Finally, when he leaves, he blows a kiss.

| by Hines, Anna Grossnickle

While Jackie's sister is at school, Jackie is lonely because she must play by herself. When it is lunchtime, Jackie gets out her lunchbox and eats with her mom. Then Jackie takes a nap until her sister comes home. When her sister gets home, she has a surprise for Jackie.

| by Brown, Palmer

There is a family of mice that live in an old grandfather's clock. One of the mice named Hickory decides that he wants to move out into the field. Hickory lives out there and makes friends with a grasshopper named Hop.

| by Van Leeuwen, Jean

A collection of four short stories tell the adventurous tales of a young pig and her family. Often having a moral or value, the pigs usually resolve their problems well.

| by Williams, Vera B.

Stringbean sends postcards to his Ma, Pa, and Grandpa. His postcards describe his trip to the Pacific Ocean.

| by Eversole, Robyn Harbert

April has a very vivid imagination which turns her house into a magical house. April's sister does not believe in the magic and when she is around it disappears for April too. One day when Meredith is struggling with her dance steps, April helps her to see the magic.

| by Lewin, Betsy

Pepe hatches from his egg to enter the world of the blue-footed boobies. Pepe learns the ways of life on the island as he grows up. One day Pepe meets Tina and they dance, showing off their bright blue feet. Soon Pepe and Tina will be awaiting the arrival of a little blue-footed boobie of their own.

| by Rogers, Paul

Lucy falls asleep listening to the sounds of the night. Lucy was thinking about the arrival of her Grandma the next day. When Lucy wakes up, she finds herself in another world. Her house ia now located on an island. Throughout the day Lucy explores the atmosphere on the island.

| by Lindbergh, Reeve

The goose gets loose and causes all kinds of racket around the farm. If the brother hadn't known why the goose got loose who knows what might have happened?

| by Herbert, Barbara

Two children and their mother discuss what is the greatest treasure? The children believe that it is the riches and gold. The mother relates the story of Gamal and how the spirit of the cave showed Gamal that water is truly the greatest treasure.

| by dePaola, Tomie

Bill and Pete are best friends who leave the Nile in search for Pete's cousin, Little Jane Allison Crocodile. Little Jane has been stolen and taken to the United States. Bill and Pete get separated when Pete helps a rich lady retrieve her purse. Bill joins forces with alligators from the swamp to save cousin Jane- just as Pete escapes the rich lady!

| 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 Kirk, Daniel

Join a young boy as he wanders into the snow to meet new friends. His friends are missing their noses, hats, and part of their family. Help the boy try to find what his new friends need.

| by London, Jonathan

A little girl named Katie is curious about adoption and who her real mom is. Katie goes to the zoo and adoptes a stuffed Koala so sch can protect and teach someone.

| by Zisk, Mary

A girl tells the story of her single mother's decision to adopt her from overseas. She discusses their time together and their happy life as a family.

| by Kroll, Virginia

Parents tell their children how they became a family. There are birth families, adoption families, single-parent families, two parent families, and different ethnic families.

| by Keller, Holly

A young leopard named Horace is adopted by a tiger family. Horace searches for other leopards but realizes in the end that his family is the tiger family.

| by Girard, Linda Walvoord

Upon learning that she is adopted, Celia experiences feelings of insecurity about her birth-parents. Through openly talking with her parents, Celia learns that she is loved by her birth-parents and her parents, and accepts her feelings about adoption.

| by Boelts, Maribeth

Little Bunny saves up all of his money to buy a tool kit, then decides to take it to school for show-and-tell the next day. Although he is usually good at sharing, Little Bunny finds it difficult to share his new tool kit while at school, even with his best friend.
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