Browse Abstracts (112 total)

| by Hughes, Shirley

Alfie takes you on a search for the things and people in his life that match the letters of the alphabet. Alfie's family and friends are drawn with detail and bright colors that make you excited to see what is next. His sister, Annie Rose, also enjoys Alfie and his things. She is shown quite frequently along with him.

| by Rey, H.A.

Curious George begins to look through books and wants to read them. His owner teaches him the alphabet by giving him examples of words that begin with each letter.

| by Miller, William

Due to segregation in the 1920s, African Americans are not allowed to check out books from the library. Richard Wright discovers his passion which becomes a road to his freedom - books.

| by McGill, Alice

After spilling a bucket of milk and being brought before the court, Molly Walsh is sent from England to America as an indentured servant. After seven long years she gains her freedom, a farm of her own, and an African slave who becomes her husband.

| by Sanvoisin, Eric

A boy, who hates to read, is stuck in his father's bookstore for summer vacation. He doesn't like books, so what's he going to do?Things change and an adventure begins when the boy spies a strange customer and follows him. Maybe the boy will realize he does like reading after all, or maybe not.

| by Stanek, Muriel

An only child is upset about a foster child temporarily living in her home, but then she grows to love the child as a sister. A bond grows between them through reading, singing, and playing together. The little girl grieves when the foster child is adopted by her aunt and uncle.

| by Spinelli, Eileen

Mama tells her child about all the things they will do together when she gets home from work. For example, they will share many activities together leading up to bedtime where mama will read a story, sing lullabies, and finally, tuck her child into bed.

| by McPhail, David

Edward has problems reading. He proves to himself that he can read when he has to help Santa on Christmas Eve deliver toys to the girls and boys listed in Santa's book.

| by San Souci, Robert

Family is defined differently when Tarzan is raised by a group of apes. Tarzan grows into a curious being. Confused by what he knows and what he is finding out, his confusion builds to power as he rules the apes. Can he forget his past to pursue his future?

| by Seuss, Dr.

This book points out the importance of reading things that interest you.

| by Blance, Ellen/ Cook, Ann

Monster lives in a tall house in the city. He loves his house! It is very fine. Monster thinks the house will be even finer after he cleans it. He works hard making sure he cleans all of the rooms for potential visitors. He takes a break after all that cleaning and the house looks fine indeed.

| by Lewis, J. Patrick

In this collection of sixteen poems, children's favorite books are highlighted. Some poems include, What if Books had Different Names, The Big Word Girl, and Reading in the Dark.
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