Browse Abstracts (1133 total)

| by Garcia, Maria

Connie and Diego are born multi-colored and get laughed at by their siblings. They travel to try to find a place where they fit in. They find that they are human beings and the place they belong is with their parents and family with the other humans.

| by Egan, Tim

Bennett Gibbons, the only calf in his neighborhood, often feels very bored and alone. When the Andersons, a family of pigs, move in next-door, Bennett instantly becomes friends with Webster, the youngest Anderson. Come join Bennett and Webster in the joy and pains of friendship.

| by Kasza, Keiko

A lonely bird, Choco, tries to find his mother by going to a variety of animals and comparing features to see if they match. Choco finally comes across a bear who takes Choco as her baby.

| by Peacock, Carol Antoinette

Elizabeth is a young Chinese girl who has been adopted by an American family. Elizabeth begins to question her adoption and wonders why her mommy in China did not keep her. Elizabeth's mother explains the adoption to her and loves that she has a mother who is far away and one who is close.

| by Curtis, Gavin

Reginald loves playing the violin. His father only has time to worry about the Duke's losing streak. Reginald passionately plays the violin to improve the baseball team's losing streak. Find out what else Reginald's love for the violin improves.

| by Fatio, Louise

A lion in the zoo is happy because everyone comes to visit him. One day he decides to leave his cage and visit some of these friends. Outside of the cage, everyone is not so happy to see him. They are frightened of him, except for one boy who takes the lion back to the zoo.

| by Ross, Dave

This book depicts many ways of giving and receiving hugs, as well as the many types of hugs possible.

| by Hest, Amy

Stella, a young girl, saved nickels for weeks to buy a ring. Eventually, she gives it all away so she can help a girl come to the United States from Germany during WWII.

| by Buscaglia, Leo

With few words, this story describes all the aspects of humanity in a child's vocabulary.

| by Goffstein, M.B.

Goffstein depicts how an artist's work is part of him and how his work is like a creation from God.

| by Komaiko, Leah

A girl's best friend, Annie Bananie, is moving. The girl is sad because they shared many memories together.

| by Hoban, Julia

It is a windy fall day in the park. Amy plays on the swings and flies a kite.

| by Fassler, Joan

Ellen's mother goes away on a business trip leaving her alone with her father. Ellen and her father have a very good time being together while the mother is away. Ellen decides she wants to marry somebody just like her daddy when she grows up.

| by Branner, Toni Tickel

Learn to exercise, stretch, eat well, and feel good about yourself with Wilby. He instructs you on how to be healthy through rhymes.

| by Stanley, Diane

A magic pencil, which Mary Ann discovers by mistake, brings her more good luck than she can handle.

| by Zolotow, C.

A tiger family moves and Thomas worries that no one will like him in his new home.

| by Zolotow, C.

A little girl's best friend finds a new friend to play with. The little girl hopes she finds a new friend too.

| by Polacco, Patricia

A meteor crashes into the Gaw's front yard and changes the quiet communitylives forever.

| by Miles, Miska

A rabbit goes out to play all by himself for the first time. He watches out for danger and meets a friend along the way.

| by Tatham, Betty

A baby sea otter and her mother spend their days searching for food and playing. They spend time in a raft with a group of otters and escaping predators. Soon the baby grows up and ventures out on her own. All of the life lessons she learned will be used when she becomes a mother herself.
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