Browse Abstracts (219 total)

| by Thomas, Patricia

When an elephant announces that he is going to sneeze, all of the animals panic. If he sneezes, chaos will erupt by feathers flying off birds and stripes leaving zebras. Fortunately, the mouse has a plan, and it is up to him to save the animals from the elephant's devastating sneeze.

| by Williams, Vera B.

There is a jar that a mother saves all her change in from work. When the jar is finally full, she buys a chair that is very comfortable. It is important because all the furniture was destroyed in a fire.

| by Rounds, Glen

Although it seems impossible, there once was a day when the sun did not rise. As it turns out, the Earth's axle froze at the North Pole and the world stopped revolving. With the help of Paul Bunyan and a few friends, the earth was set in motion again.

| by Balian, Lorna

A young lazy Irish girl, Ninny Nanny, finds it difficult to do chores around the hut she shares with Gram. She decides to catch a leprechaun and get his pot of gold to solve all their problems.

| by Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman

Nate the Great is a detective and he has an assignment to find Annie's missing picture. After looking at all the clues, he tracks down the culprit - Annie's little brother.

| by Nagel, Karen Berman

Kim left her lunch on the bus so she now has to buy lunch at the school cafeteria. Kim and Alex decide that they could get more to eat if they share their food. They both buy a little bit and end up with a very healthy lunch.

| by Levy, Elizabeth

A group of young friends start a music group and want to enter a contest. Their dog, Arnold, howls in their song It's a Dog's Life. A boy from another group sabotages them by feeding Arnold so much pizza that he will not howl anymore.

| by Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman

Nate is confronted by his scatter-brained friend, Claude, to help find Claude's missing grocery list. Nate, after eating Claude's pancakes, realizes that the recipe for these is Claude's grocery list.

| by Munsch, Robert

Jason is repeatedly awakened from the noises his father makes when he is sleep walking. The last straw is when he finds him outside in the snow with only his pajamas on.

| by Kirk, David

Miss Spider is planning to have eight for tea. But what is she to do when the bugs are too scared to eat her cake?Ask Miss Spider how she makes friends with every moth, tick, and flea -- just by having cake and tea.

| by Colman, Penny

Ever since they moved into their new house, Susan and Alex are scared to sleep in their own rooms. Alex is scared of his dark closet, and Susan is fearful of the noises that go bump in the night. Each uses their imagination and creative minds to solve their problems.

| by Joslin, Sesyle

This is a manners book for children. Each page presents a question of etiquette in an unbelievable setting. It then gives the correct answer.

| by Merrill, Jean//Solbert, Ronni

Emily's father promises her he can give her the moon, but Emily's brother does not believe he can. Her father finds a creative way to present her with the gift of the moon.

| by Stanek, Muriel

A little girl is learning to read then learns that her mother cannot read. Finally, she and her mom get help so that they can read together.

| by Chall, Marsha Wilson

Jean Claude is going to boarding school, but no dogs are allowed at La School d'Excellence. Poor Bonaparte must find a way to be with Jean Claude!

| by Soto, Gary

Ricky is always being told he looks like his mother. When he is given the chance to choose his costume for the school play, Ricky chooses the big bushy mustache. Now he will look like his papi. But Papi must come to the rescue when Ricky loses his mustache. There's only one way to replace a big bushy mustache!

| by Feiffer, Jules

Raymond is busy fighting pirates, cowboys, and martians, but MEANWHILE...mom wants his help time and time again. Will Raymond ever listen?

| by McDonald, Megan

A grandpa tells his grandchildren a story about his childhood when he and a friend mistakenly cut the vine on his sister's pumpkin. Grandpa's sister grew the pumpkin in order to earn a patch for her quilt. The boys find a way to save the pumpkin so that her hard work is not lost.

| by Ness, Evaline

Elizabeth has four brothers who look exactly alike and she cannot tell who is who. Though her brothers make fun of her, she decides to be nice and share her toys with all of them. In return, they are nice to her and tell her their names.

| by Burnett, Frances Hodge

Young Sara is forced to attend Miss Minchin's select seminary for young girls in London when her father gets shipped off to war. Miss Minchin, the director of the seminary becomes a bit apprehensive about Sara's stay with them because her father said that she is to have the very best of everything. When a note arrives that says Sara's father died, things change for the worse. Poor Sara is forced to live the life of a slave. She eventually meets up with an Indian gentleman who helps her to gain her life back.
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