Browse Abstracts (219 total)

| by Cuyler, Margery

Jessica always worries and in first grade her biggest worry is the class bully, Brenda. Brenda picks on Jessica about her homework, her clothes and sports, but it was the worst at lunch. Jessica feels lonely and hurt, and can't seem to stand up for herself. Finally Jessica has had enough and she takes a stand for herself!

| by Roth, Susan

A little girl's grandfather is sick. She lists all the positive things they can do when he gets better.

| by James, J. Alison

This true story tells the tale of a Japanese village defeating their enemy samurai. The villagers use their minds instead of weapons to scare the samurai. Wearing wild masks, setting fires on the beach, and playing the drums of Noto Hanto, kept the village safe.

| by Meddaugh, Susan

Martha is not an ordinary dog. She learns to speak by eating alphabet soup. On her afternoon walk she discovers a new dog in the neighborhood who bullies everything he sees. Through the help of a parrot, Martha learns that kind words can have a large effect-even on a bully.

| by Smalls, Irene

Dawn wakes up early every day, but everyone in her family is too busy to play with her. She is sad, but figures out a way that they can make time for her, and it works.

| 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 Wisniewski, David

After discovering that his long time partner, Chips, has been eaten by Fingers, Tough Cookie travels to the Top of the Jar to find Fingers and put him away for good. Pecan Sandy shows how she can be a smart cookie in the end.

| 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 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 Lewis, Marjorie

A boy grows up in a small village and trains to be a hero. After growing up he leaves the village to become a hero, but instead of rescuing a princess he is caught by a witch. He outwits the witch and returns to the village to be a farmer.

| by Zemach, Kaethe

Although the character in this book enjoys his life immensely, he is ecstatic to receive an invitation to visit his Auntie in another book. There's just one problem, he can't figure out how to get out of his book!After many attempts, he is finally able to hop, skip, whirl, twirl, skate, scoot, and crawl his way through his book and into some new adventures in his Auntie's book.

| by Mayer, Mercer

Hippo causes accidents wherever she goes and always says oops.

| by Brooks, Jennifer

A young princess with a pure heart plays with three gnomes who are handicapped. She is kind and accepting to her new friends. In turn, she gains another friend.

| by Korschunow, Irina

A young dragon comes to stay with Adam for a while and they help each other overcome the problems that make their school days unhappy.

| by Roth, Susan L.

The biggest frog in Australia just woke up, and he is very thirsty!After he drinks all the water in the ground and the sky, there isn't any left for the other animals. The other animals now have to come up with a plan to get the water out of the frog!

| by Scarry, Richard

This book is collection of little stories about busy people and what they do. The book depicts all the different things that go on in a city.

| by McPhail, David

A boy and a lost bear have many adventures as they try to find the bear's home.

| by Reynolds, Aaron

A very creative bunch of farm animals at the Nuthatch Farm decide they are tired of their regular feed, and that they want something different. They begin to create sumptuous Mexican dishes with spices that they get from the farmer's garden. After planning a fiesta, the animals discover that all of the foods from the garden have been harvested and they cancel the fiesta and begin to eat their old, dull food once again. Until, the next day, when the rooster makes crepes and white grapes with sauce.

| by Murphy, J. Stuart

Through rhyme and rhythm, this story focuses on counting skills by 5s and 10s. The lizards are set for a show to begin. However, snake cannot find all of the lizards! One by one, five by five, and ten by ten, the reptiles begin to arrive by air, sea, car and bicycle. The finale includes a fifty leaping lizards show!
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