Browse Abstracts (95 total)

| by Sturges, Phileman

In this repetitive story, two children catch ten fireflies and keep them in a jar. Eventually they release them one by one.

| by Rosenberg, Liz

A young girl goes out moonbathing at night when her cousin comes to visit. They search along the coast looking for different treasures.

| by Conrad, Pam

Ahnighito is a large meteorite that wants to be recognized and remembered, but it is stuck in Greenland all alone and and cold. Once discovered, Ahnighito slowly makes his way to New York where he is put on display in a museum for all to see.

| by Zemach, Margot

Jake and his mule, Honebunch, earn their wings in Heaven by hanging up the moon and the stars each night.

| by Knutson, Kimberly

Two young children become bed bouncers in a fantasy through the sky. They see the moon, the stars, and friends from other lands. The kids return home to wait for their next bed bouncing adventure.

| by Ets, Marie Hall

Christmas is soon coming, and Ceci will get to experience her first pasada. She is very excited that she gets to have a pinata at her pasada, but she doesn't want anyone to hit and break it. When the pinata does break, Ceci finds out she added a star to the sky.

| by Carle, Eric

Monica wants her father to get the moon so she can play with it. So her father finds the tallest items he can and climbs until he reaches the moon. He brings the moon back only to discover that it keeps changing sizes as it passes through the lunar cycle.

| by Kvasnosky, Laura McGee

A new boy named Eugene has moved in next door to Zelda and Ivy. the three quickly become friends. A romance blooms, they play imaginary games, and go camping. Like all friends, they don't always get along, but they work out their differences.

| by Aliki

How do you taste your favorite food or see an airplane in the sky?Your five senses let you see, hear, touch, taste, and smell. You may use one sense or several at one time. Wherever you go and whatever you do, your senses are always working for you.

| by Banks, Kate

A young child gets ready for bed. Her father reads her a book, and her mother tucks her into bed. Soon, she is fast asleep and dreaming. The moon watches from outside as the world prepares for nightfall.

| by Rylant, Cynthia

The celebration of a little girl's birthday begins as soon as she is born. As each year passes, her personality, behavior, and presents change. Her parents celebrate the special moments of growing up by surrounding her with love, presents, and memories.

| by Hoberman, Mary Ann

Oliver Tolliver lives alone in his one little house that has just one of everything. He thinks he is happy until he discovers that having more to share with friends is even better!

| by Berger, Barbara Helen

Mother Moon is looking for her lost child who is floating in the sea. As she cries for her lost child, Mother Moon's tears become falling stars. A group of otters swimming near the bay begin to play with the falling stars. The sparkle from those stars lead Mother Moon to her son.

| by Fleischman, Paul

A grandmother tells the story of a mountain girl who is lost in a blizzard. As she tells this story to her granddaughter, she uses string to illustrate it. Even you can learn how to make the string pictures!

| by Matze, Claire Sidhom

Alex enjoys a brief but special visit of his grandfather to the United States from the Middle East. They spend a lot of time together as Alex learns of his grandfather's homeland, customs, religion, and language.

| by Wells, Rosemary

As Berty grows up, life on the farm is full of simplicity, hardwork, and tradition. Berty's older brother, Luke, has aspirations of traveling to see the world. This makes life a little more complicated for Berty so he wishes upon an evening star.

| by Pinkey, Jerry

When a poor girl finds herself using matches to imagine things that are important in her life, she recalls the lessons that her grandmother has taught her. With hands stiff with cold, the little match girl studies the bright light that gives her warmth, imagination, and the closure to her young life.

| by Schertle, Alice

William goes to his grandpa's house where they enjoy singing, jumping on shadows, watching the stars and other things that grandpa enjoyed doing as a child.

| by Gervais, Benadette//Pittau, Francisco

Phil dreams of walking on a tightrope. He practices on the edge of his bed and on the clothesline. Phil walks a tightrope that takes him over fields, past Louises's house, past the city, out to the sea, into the mountains, and back home just in time for bed.

| by Kleven, Elisa

Ernst and Sol, two crocodile brothers, set out for the beach one morning. Sol suggests that they should start collecting various items along the beach. To Sol's disapproval, Ernst decides he wants to collect puddles. By the end of his tale, Ernst finds a creative use for his puddle collection.
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