Browse Abstracts (95 total)

| by Lobel, Anita

Nini the cat takes an exciting journey in which he discovers the concepts of color, days of the week, months of the year, and numbers. Nini sees a different colored pair of shoes each day of the week, explores a variety of activities during each month of the year, and counting the sights that surround the sea where he finally comes to one hundred stars and one moon lighting up the sky around the lighthouse.

| by Gilchrist, Jan Spivey

A little girl reflects on her relationship with her mother. She lies on her porch staring at the stars and thinking.

| by Isadora, Rachel

Pop!The numbers 1-1,000,000 are counted through pop art, ranging from astronauts, fish, and gargolyes to animals, flowers, and food. Can you count 1,000 jellybeans and 1,000,000 stars?

| by Harvey, Brett

Christmas is a very special time for Elenore. This is her first Christmas on the prairie, and she doesn't think it will be as good as it was in Maine. But it ends up being better than ever, because her family pulls together to make everything work out.

| by Elzbieta

Dikou finds a baby star in the forest. He takes the star home, but does not know what to feed it. It keeps getting dimmer until his parents help him launch it back into the sky.

| by Gollub, Matthew

The moon over Oaxaca, Mexico is jealous of the sun. She plans for a fiesta one night so she can have fun like the sun. Afterwards though, she realizes that this causes imbalance in nature, so she never does it again.

| by Rylant, Cynthia

An artist dreams and then creates a world that contains the earth, sky, trees, and living creatures. We are all children of this artist.

| by Levinson, Riki

A girl's grandma tells her a bedtime story on Friday night of her mother's journey to the New World. She tells the girl how much she is like her great grandmother.

| by Rumford, James

Five brothers decide to go on an adventure to discover the Island-below-the-Star. They each have a love for something in nature. By using their talents and working together, the brothers overcome obstacles on their journey to the island.

| by Tresselt, Alvin

Many different farm animals begin to wake each other up and start their days. Finally, the little boy who lives on the farm wakes and begins his day. This farm is full of many sights and sounds.

| by Thomas, Shelley Moore

As nighttime falls, bedtime is right around the corner. A soothing lullaby sets the mood for sleep, through a warm stanza repetition. A glowing fireplace, shining stars, and yawning baby signal a farewell to daylight.

| by Schwartz, David M.

Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician and the kids explore what the number million means. Just exactly how much is a million?If you wanted to count from one to one million, it would take about 23 days!Marvelosissimo looks at different ways of seeing big numbers in the context of ordinary things.

| by Summers, Susan

Atraban is the fourth wise man who is to go see the new born King of the Jews. He never meets the Messiah, but during his travels he is able to help many people with the gifts he carries for the King. After years of travel, Artaban still hasn't met his King, but before both men die Artaban hears the voice of the Messiah.

| by Carle, Eric

An artist begins by drawing a star then the sun, people, a house until many different things are formed.

| by Sabuda, Robert

The robe of the Blizzard lays over the land, bringing ice and darkness to everything it touches. But what would happen if one young girl destroyed the robe?Teune felt it was her duty to restore the robe she has destroyed. Will she be rewarded for her help or punished for bringing back the cold?In the end, Teune's efforts helps the People Who Fear the Winter Night to be remembered as the People of the Northern Lights.

| by Florian, Douglas

What is bigger than a pig?A variety of comparisons are expressed through poetic lyrics and illustrations, all of which are bigger than a pig.

| by Allen, Laura Jean

Ottie longs to have his own star. He sees a reflection in the water and dives in to catch his star. He has many adventures under the sea until he finds a starfish and brings it to the surface where his mother informs him of the difference between stars and starfish.

| by Rylant, Cynthia

In November the air is chilly. The earth and all of it's animals and people begin to prepare for winter. Animals begin to sleep more and make warm homes for themselves. Friends and family gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving. Enyoy the sites, sounds, and activities of November.

| by Hansard, Peter

At a county fair, there are 500 seeds in one pumpkin. Also, there are 10 cents in one dime, 8 horses on one merry-go-round, 4 wheels on one wagon, and so on.

| by Davol, Marguerrite W.

In the beginning, there was nothing. Then the mother of all things created day, night, and the animals. The animals discover that there is a problem with the night curtain because it is too dark at night. How can the animals work together to solve the problem?
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