Browse Abstracts (344 total)

| by Nevius, Carol

A group of children practice karate. They kick, punch, chant and roll as they learn the value of self discipline, respect, and self esteem in both self and others.

| by Demi

Born in Afghanistan in the thirteenth century, Rumi settled in Turkey and became the greatest mystical poet who ever lived. Although he began his adult life as a highly respectable scholar, he found his true calling after becoming the disciple of a mysterious holy man, Shamsuddin, who taught him for three years. From Shams he learned to listen for the sacred sound of God within himself. When his creative spirit was awakened, he recited more than 50,000 rhymed couplets. He wrote about the love that resides in the soul of everyone regardless of religion or background. He founded the order…

| by Ward, Jennifer

Spectacular illustrations rendered in oil paint, and a rhyming text that describes tree's activities from its roots to its branches, introduce young readers to the amazing activities that go on in a tree. See acorns nibbled by chipmunks, ants scurrying across a trunk, and a spider spinning a web. Everything adds up to a busy tree for all to come and see.

| by Javernick, Ellen

Danny can have a pet for his birthday and he knows exactly what he wants. The other members of his family think differently.

| by Slade, Suzanne

Lyrical text provides fascinating information onnimals such as location, position, and duration of their sleep patterns on animals living in different habitats. Learn about the interesting sleeping habits of different animals that live on land, in water, and fly through the air.

| by Dragonwagon, Crescent

As Susan starts to fall asleep, she hears all the sounds of summer. She hears people talking and the animals outside moving. When she wakes, she knows that another beautiful summer day will greet her.

| by Martin, Bill Jr.//Archambault, John

Using a rhyme, this book introduces the beautiful sequences of sound that are produced by a rainstorm.

| by Gerrard, Roy

Maximus and his twin sister Vanilla are slaves to the cruel master Slobbus Pompius. They run away when Slobbus buys Polydox the horse then quickly decides to kill him. Maximus and Vanilla go through a chariot race and an invasion of Rome before they finally gain their freedom.

| by Lopshire, Robert

A spotted animal wants to live in the zoo. After demonstrating his colorful talents, the animal's friends decide that there is a better place for him to live.

| by Seuss, Dr.

By rhyming everyday objects with nonsense words, the character tells exactly what kind of house he lives in.

| by Koontz, Robin Michal

Learning to count to ten is made easy when you sing This Old Man and rhyme each of the numbers with different words.

| by Seuss, Dr.

This alphabet continues on beyond Z using nonsense and rhyming words. Unknown animals and places are described by using these made-up letters after Z.

| by Grossman, Bill

A little girl can eat almost anything -- except her peas!An excellent counting book for young children.

| by Eichenber, Fritz

This book represents each letter of the alphabet with the name of an animal and puts that animal in a rhyming sentence to facilitate the learning of that letter.

| by Base, Graeme

Rhyme and animals are utilized to show the letters of the alphabet.

| by Siebert, Diane

A rhymed text and several illustrations describe the journey of a transcontinental truck.

| by Suen, Anastasia

The train trip of a little girl and her family is described through colorful illustrations and rhyming words. She travels over streets, past horses at play, around growing fruit trees, and through a city to the final stop.

| by Haber, Jon Z.

Enjoy this pop-up book version of the song This Old Man.

| by Trinca, Rod//Argent, Kerry

The numbers one through fourteen are introduced by illustrating fourteen Australian animals and using rhyming sentences.

| by Rand, Ann//Rand, Paul

This book describes all the things one child is familiar with.
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