Browse Abstracts (420 total)

| by Hooker, Ruth

A little girl and boy know that at grandma and grandpa's house there are always special things to see and do. There are beds for bouncing, rooms full of toys, books, and games, and a tree to climb in the yard.

| by Winteringham, Victoria

Penguins are portrayed as being very similar to human beings. The penguins get up, play, laugh, make friends, eat, exercise, and sleep.

| by Kuklin, Susan

Heath describes his day playing with his classmates at nursery school. The children play with the water table, the class rabbit, and the blocks. After their snack, they run, climb, ride, slide, bounce balls, play chase and pretend games on the rooftop playground.

| by Moss, Thylias

This young girl is asked, What do you want to be? She spends all day going around her town imagining all the things she wants to be. Finally, she figures it out. She wants to do everything.

| 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 London, Jonathan

Sean, an imaginative little boy, has asthma. Sometimes, he has a hard time breathing while he is playing. With the use of his nebulizer, Sean feels better and gets to be a pilot too.

| by Rylant, Cynthia

Henry and his dog Mudge are having a boring weekend until his mother comes up with an idea. They build a castle in their basement, which turns a boring weekend into something great.

| by Gomi, Taro

A little girl tells of all the things she has learned from her friends, animals, books, teachers, and schoolmates.

| by Yashima, Taro

A person reflects on growing up in Japan and playing at the big tree in the center of the village. The games and quiet moments were what helped him grow up to be who he is now.

| by Pocock, Rita

All summer long, Annabelle has watched the big kids slide down the slide. Finally, she decides to give it a try and climbs up the ladder -- higher that she's ever been before. When she reaches the top, she has no choice but to go down. She slides down, realizes it is no big deal, and does it again.

| 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 Oxenbury, Helen

A young girl is hostess at the Queen's royal tea party.

| by Prestine, Joan Singleton

A young boy expresses his feelings about his parents' divorce. He feels angry, sad, and lonely at the same time, and often takes it out on his friends. But eventually, he learns to adjust to the change, and learns that he is not at fault for the break up of his parents.

| by Rotner, Shelley

Take a look at mothers and the many ways they are involved in their children's lives. They teach you, play with you, protect you, and love you.

| 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 Russo, Marisabina

Sam is playing in his room when his mother calls him for lunch. He keeps stalling because he in lining up blocks, books, toys, and shoes. When he completes a line from his room to his mother in the kitchen, he is ready for lunch!

| by Lindgren, Astrid

Some children live in a little, simple village. They all play together and resolve any little conflicts. They watch out for one another.

| by Robins, Joan

Addie's parents want to send her to camp. She thinks that they do not want her anymore, so she runs away. Her friend, Max, tells her camp is fun and they decide to go to camp together.

| by Marshall, James

Fox and his friends are bored, so they decide to put on a scary play for the neighborhood. The play goes wrong and instead of being scary it is the funniest play the neighbors have ever seen.

| by Hru, Dakari

April and Erica love to Double Dutch, but they have no friends to Double Dutch with. When their Uncle Zambezi returns from a trip to Tanzania, he gives the girls a jump rope that will grant wishes because it is made from magic moonberries. The girls Double Dutch and wish for two new friends to arrive. Suddenly, a moving van pulls up, and a family with a boy and girl moves in across the street.
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