Browse Abstracts (175 total)

| by Mathers, Petra

Sophie is very shy and never talks to anyone. A dance studio moves across the street from her house so she decides to learn to dance. She goes to the bookmobile in town to get books on how to dance. Sophie eventually meets a man named Lou who dances with her.

| by Clymer, Eleanor

Several children in the city find that they have nowhere to play. They have to play in a big pile of dirt in an empty lot. Finally, the mayor builds a park for the kids in the empty lot to play in.

| by Ryan, Pam Munoz

Families can be made up of one to one hundred people joined by heritage, community, friendship, and love, all working together for a better life.

| by Lionni, Leo

Little blue and little yellow are good friends. One day they are playing and they hugged each other and became green. When they went home, their parents sent them away because they did not look the same. Little blue and little yellow both began to cry and they turned back into blue and yellow.

| by Wild, Margaret

Mr. Nick and Mrs. Jolley ride the train to the city and knit together each day. Mrs. Jolley gets ill and Mr. Nick decides to cheer her up and knit her a very special gift.

| by Handford, Thomas

Mei Li is celebrating New Year's Day with her family. But, she isn't allowed to the fair because she is a girl. She sneaks off to the fair and encounters many adventures.

| by Hughes, Shirley

Sam and Barney build a snow lady that resembles their elderly neighbor, mean Mrs. Dean. Sam decides that it would only be polite to invite lonely Mrs. Dean to Christmas dinner.

| by Saunders, Susan

Edith wakes up and rushes out of bed. She is excited because today is the fish fry. The whole town gathers down by the river to fish and have a picnic.

| by Watson, Wendy

A family shows how they enjoy celebrating the Fourth of July through a series of events like a parade, picnic, and watching fireworks.

| by Crews, Donald

A picturesque ride on a carousel which goes from empty to full, then faster and faster. Finally the carousel slows and stops.

| by Boynton, Sandra

Hester wants to go camping, but she keeps running into problems. First she has a hole in her canoe, then in her foot. After many other catastrophies, she finally goes home.

| by Buckley, Helen E.//Eagle, Eleen

A little girl has many dreams of things she would like to do with her father. She is not able to do them because she has a broken leg. She will have fun when the cast comes off.

| by Locker, Thomas

Two young boys ask their grandfather about the source of the river that runs by his place. They go on a camping trip to the top of the mountain in order to find the answer.

| by Adams, Jeanie

An Australian girl tells how she fishes for oysters and fish. It is a long and dangerous job. The whole family enjoys eating the fish that she catches.

| by Hershey, Kathleen

A little girl tells about her visit with her grandma. She wishes she too could live in the cotton mill town. She tells of all the things they do until it is time for her to return home. She enjoys picking berries and peaches, gardening and fishing.

| by Guiberson, Brenda

Tommy and his uncle Russ spend the day out on the lobster boat pulling up traps and eventually selling what they catch.

| by Sharp, N.L.

A young boy is preparing to go fishing with his dad. Preparations include cleaning Dad's tackle box, digging for worms, and preparing lunch. However, as they approach the lake, the boy reveals that he really hates to go fishing because of the mosquitoes, the heat, he has to be quiet all the time, and he has to go to the bathroom in the trees. But because he likes to spend time with his dad, he goes fishing with him.

| by Seligson, Susan//Schneider, Howie

Amos is a dog that rides his couch everywhere, even camping. He has a good time camping and even uses his couch to scare a bear away from camp.

| by Orr, Katherine

A little girl and her grandpa go fishing on a boat. Grandpa starts a sea moss farm when he loses his job as a fisherman.

| by Seuss, Dr.

As a boy fishes in Farmer McElligot's pool, he describes many of the fish he could possibly catch. The farmer tells him that he will never catch anything there. The boy is determined to be patient; if he waits long enough he may catch something.
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