Browse Abstracts (315 total)

| by Waber, Bernard

A crocodile named Lyle has a big impact on those he meets in his community. One day, a member of his family loses his job. In the end this bad event is turned around into a job well done by everyone.

| by Luttrell, Ida

A king thinks that the stars in the sky are made of gold. He believes they all belong to him. He counts them every night to make sure that none are missing. When he gets tired of this, he tries to find an animal to count them for him.

| by Coerr, Eleanor

Pio is a young Indian who lives on a mission. The people at the mission discover that pirates will arrive in two days so they hide in the hills. Pio stays behind to ring the bells so his friends and family know when the pirates come and leave.

| by Cleary, Beverly

Jimmy and Janet each get a dog biscuit from their neighbor. Since they don't have a dog to give the biscuits to, they go on a walk with their mother to find one. After searching for the perfect dog, they decide to give the biscuits to a cat, who eats them quickly.

| by Hellsing, Lennart//Strayer, Paul

The crow disobeys and flies into a farmer's yard to eat berries. The farmer catches him and sells the bird because he is so bad. The baker buys him and becomes frustrated too, so he sets the bird free. The crow goes back home to his family who missed him.

| by Szaj, Kathleen

Katie hates goodbyes!She would rather sing at the top of her lungs, yell at her teddy bear or wiggle her loose teeth than tell her loved ones goodbye. Her family helps her cope with goodbyes, then very soon she will be saying hellos.

| by Gosselin, Kim

Maddie and Alex get the facts about smoking!They learn the truth by interviewing Maddie's grandpa, Norman. His mistakes intrigue their class's journey to stay healthy and live smoke-free.

| by Arnold, Ted

Walter always wanted to jump on his bed. One night he dreamed that he fell through the floor. When he awoke, he never wanted to jump on his bed again.

| by Wildsmith, Brian

A dog is raised by a hunting dog, but refuses to bring back the wounded birds. Instead he brings back sticks. The hunting dog is ashamed at first, but then begins to help the wounded birds fly away to safety.

| by de Regniers, Beatrice Schenk

A boy is invited to go to the King and Queen's house. Everyday he brings a friend along. They invite him to come once again, but he says that he wants them to visit his friends in the zoo.

| by Brenner, Barbara

The prince carries an old pink blanket around with him at all times. It makes the prince feel safe, brave, and happy to carry the blanket. The king decides no kids are allowed to carry blankets. The king is shown a film of when he was a kid and that he too carried a blanket. Finally, the king allows the children to have their blankets back.

| by Nikly, Michelle

A prince searches to find the perfect bride and finds a princess on a nut.

| by Osborn, Lois

Harry and his friend Ron compare their fathers. Harry becomes upset because Ron's father seems to be so much better than his father. As is turns out, Ron is making everything up because his dad had died a few years ago.

| by Rey, H.A.

Curious George, a monkey from Africa, receives a new bicycle from a man who wears a yellow hat. He has many interesting adventures on his new bike, including riding into a rock when he watches boats travel down the river.

| by Petersham, Maud//Petersham, Miska

This book is a collection of nursery rhymes.

| by Zion, Gene

Nibble, a squirrel, plans his Thanksgiving dinner of acorns, but a mean squirrel comes up and cons the food from Nibble. Through a series of strange circumstances, Nibble is able to get his family's acorns back and even get back at the mean squirrel.

| by Yeoman, J.

Seven washerwomen get fed up, run wild, and meet seven woodsmen. They all get married.

| by Wells, Rosemary

On Christmas morning, Morris and his two sisters and brother all get their gifts. Morris's sisters and brother will not share their gifts with him. When they see the gift Morris receives, they want to use it. While they are playing with his gift, Morris finally gets to play with all of their toys.

| by Chorao, Kay

Ida and Betty are summer friends. When playing, the girls find a bird's nest with eggs in it. A new girl moves into the neighborhood, and Betty makes friends with her. Ida becomes jealous of their friendship. The nest and eggs restore the original friendship when Betty's new friend shows her real personality.

| by Cleary, Beverly

Jimmy decides he wants to dig a hole. After he digs the hole, he doesn't know what to do with it. His father brings him a tree and he plants the tree in the hole, so Jimmy can take care of it.
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