Browse Abstracts (315 total)

| by Alexander, Martha

A little boy gets on the school bus and gets bullied out of his seat. He tries to build muscles, but that does not work. He cleverly calls himself Supertwerp and all the big kids love it and no one ever asks him to move again.

| by Numeroff, Laura

This book is about a little boy who meets a mouse and gives him a cookie but that's not enough fo rthe mouse. He wants more and more from the little boy and they become friends.

| by Williams, L.

A little old lady, who isn't afraid of anything, takes a walk in the woods at night. A pumpkin head, a tall black hat, a pair of pants, a shirt, two gloves and two shoes try to scare her.

| by Guback, Gloria

Luka and Tutu are best friends. Tutu decides to make a quilt for Luka but she doesn't like it. For a while they aren't friends anymore, but then they are again.

| by Clifton, Lucille

A four-year old girl asks if she can go to work with her dad, buy a cake from the bakery, see where her mom works, and drink coffee with her brothers. One day on her birthday, she gets everything she's been asking for.

| by Prestine, Joan Singleton

A young girl is sad that she has to move from her house. She must leave her friends, her school, and all of her favorite things, like playing baseball and running in the fields with her dog. She soon makes new friends, though, and learns her new apartment is not much different from her old neighborhood and begins to like it.

| by Winthrop, Elizabeth

Every night a monster comes into Maggie's room and messes it up. Maggie asks the monster what she wants and the monster tells Maggie that she is looking for her mother. Maggie helps the monster find her mother in the hall closet.

| by Fuchshuber, Annegert

A person's main intention in life should not be for money. Magic makes it fun though.

| by Wood, Audrey

A mother goes to market. While she is gone, a witch persuades her children to let her in the house. The witch turns the children into her supper, but the mother arrives home in time to save her children and chase the witch away.

| by Zimelman, Nathan

An animal likes his Mother but not his Father -- so off he goes to Africa where he hopes to find some loving animals. In the end, the Dad returns home, telling his family that no animal will ever be like him. Dad is happy that his family still loves him.

| by Rydell, Katy

A child is having a hard time going to sleep. The wind must convince all of the night creatures to go to sleep. The moon is loud and eventually stops glowing. It begins to rain and finally it is time to rest.

| by Rappaport, Doreen

During the Revolutionary War, a group of women boycott a local merchant's store and get all the coffee in the warehouse.

| by Beskow, Elsa

Four forest children learn about nature and their surroundings. Their days revolve around the light and the weather. The children also are taught lessons throughout their childhood.

| by Zavos, J.//Drahos, Z.

Murgatroyd screams whenever his parents wash his hair so they stop washing it and a huge garden -- complete with animals -- grows on his head. When Murgatroyd can no longer stand up under his garden, he realizes that hairwashing really isn't so bad!

| by O'Keefe, Susan Heyboer

A group of hungry monsters tear up a boy's house looking for food. When they finally get the food, they make an even bigger mess. The boy gets so upset that he orders them all to get out of his house so he can have some peace.

| by Ross, Tony

Jezebel is a little girl who is perfect in every way. She never does anything wrong or anything she is not supposed to do. Jezebel is in for a surprise when her perfectness brings her face-to-face with a hungry alligator.

| by Williams, Barbara

Some of Donna Jean's family members are so sure she will fail in reciting a poem at a school program that they almost convince her that she cannot do it. Luckily, her uncle believes in her and helps her.

| by Brown, Marc

Arthur is scared of Halloween. He finally makes it through his day at school when he has to take his sister trick-or-treating. His sister wanders into the scariest house, and Arthur has to go in and get her.

| by Colman, Hila

A boy hates school because it is boring and the teachers never answer his questions. He would prefer to spend his time ate the zoo playing tic tac toe with an ape. Doing this, he works hard to learn how to beat the ape because he's having fun. He overcomes the doubts of his peers and teacher.

| by Carey, Valerie Scho

A young girl is pressured by her parents to get married but she wants to find a man who is as reliable as her broom. Her broom turns into the man of her dreams and she marries him.
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