Browse Abstracts (245 total)

| by Lee, Karen

Go on an around-the-world rhyming journey with animals, in different habitats, biomes, and geographic regions. From the cold tundra to the hot deserts and from the jungles of Africa to the high mountains, find the hidden safari boy and his pet parrot in each illustration.

| 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 Lillegard, Dee

Five times a young girl throws her ball into the sky. With each throw, her imagination grows more and more as her ball travels to different parts of the world where it encounters various people and animals. On her last throw, the ball strikes a star and the girl makes a delightful wish.

| by Cleary, Beverly

Jimmy and Janet each get a dog biscuit from their neighbor. Since they don't have a dog to give the biscuits to, they go on a walk with their mother to find one. After searching for the perfect dog, they decide to give the biscuits to a cat, who eats them quickly.

| by Hall, Zoe

Three children eagerly wait to discover what marvelous plants will grow from the seeds they sowed.

| by Anholt, Laurence

Billy is very nervous about starting at his new school. He wants to stay home with his mother. Then he meets a small bird who is hurt and cannot fly. Billy takes care of it until it is ready to fly again. Find out how Billy gets himself ready to go to school and how he uses his bird story to make a friend.

| by Wilhelm, Hans

A little boy grows up with his dog Elfie and they do everything together. When Elfie dies, the boy is very sad. He knows that he can get another dog, but no dog will replace Elfie.

| by Pilkey, Dav

Dragon helps a stray cat warm up from the snowy outside night. Dragon names the cat and tries to take care of him. Realizing that he does not know how to care for a cat, he goes to the pet store and asks for help.

| by Martin, Sarah//Galdone, Paul

Old Mother Hubbard tries to get food for her dog, but he is always doing something else. The dog even learns to write and read.

| by Jonell, Lynne//Mathers, Petra

Robbie tries to convince his mommy to get him a pet snake. His mommy tries to discourage Robbie many times. He eventually finds an good solution to please himself and his mom.

| by Taylor, Mark

Henry and his dog, Angus, go exploring in the mountains. Henry ends up stopping a forest fire and being a hero.

| by Priest, Robert

An old pirate who lives in New York City takes a walk in Central Park and spends time with other old pirates. One day, when he brings his ship to sail on the pond, he meets the retired Queen. A battle ensues between vessels. Chaos reigns until a truce is called. Now the Old Pirate and the Old Queen spend time together at the pond every day as Retirates.

| by Anderson, C.W.

A young boy named Billy and his pony, Blaze, meet a group of gypsies on a road. The gypsies steal Blaze. Billy searches for Blaze, while Blaze searches for home.

| by Ardizzone, Edward

Tim and Ginger are cabin boys who find a dog on the S.S. Royal. The captain does not like dogs, so they try to find it a home every time they go to shore. When the captain finds the dog in hiding, he scolds the boys. In the end, the boys get to keep the dog.

| by Barasch, Marc Ian

A little boy wants a pet, but does not want a plain pet. He examines a long list of unusual pets. He finally decides that it does not matter what kind of pet he has as long as he loves it.

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| by Collins, Pat Lowery

A young boy named John finds a tumbleweed one summer day. He treats it like a pet and takes it everywhere with him until people start making fun of him. Then he loses it and his parents buy him some fish so he can have real pets.

| by Say, Allen

When Allison finds out that she has been adopted, she lashes out at her adoptive family in confusion and frustration. She is happy when her parents let her bring a stray cat into their family.

| by Ungerer, Tom

Madam Bodot was given a pet snake for her birthday and she named it Crictor. She treated Crictor like her child. She fed him and took him everywhere with her. Crictor becomes the heroic snake of the town when he saves Madam Bodot.

| by Woolf, V.

This Victorian tale is about a parrot named James. A poor widow learns the rewards of having a pet.

| by Schenley, Ruth Stewart

When a mother says there are too many kittens, the four children in the family must find homes for them. As the children journey, they each find a good home for their kitten by trading it in for another animal. Now there are too many pets for the mother to take care of.
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