Browse Abstracts (761 total)

| by Seuss, Dr.

Thidwick was nice enough to let the other animals live on his antlers, but they took advantage of his generosity. Thidwick's life is threatened by a hunter, so he sheds his antlers and frees himself of all his guests.

| by Carrick, Carol

Charlie the orangutan loves spending time with his father. But unfortunately, his father is an alcoholic and is always yelling and stumbling around after drinking alot of banana beer. Charlie has a hard time dealing with it and wishes it would stop. See how Charlie deals with the problem.

| by Mariana.

Miss Flora was an old doll lost in the attic who got a wish to return to the tree on Christmas Eve. She receives a new dress and she wins the hearts of the children.

| by Yolen, Jane

Griselle is a very kind woman. Angels and gargoyles test her goodness by giving her an ugly baby to care for and love.

| by Kurtz, Jane

A little girl remembers how her family survived a flood. The once friendly river that she loved turned wild and drove the community to evacuation. The little girl thought she would only be gone a couple of days. Days turned into weeks. When she returns, her family starts over, but where is the cat, Kiwi, that she left behind?

| by Lionni, Leo

A tiny fish and a little tadpole are friends. The tadpole becomes a frog and sees the world. The fish wants to see the world, but learns that life is better as fish.

| by Martin, Patricia Miles

Two young children enter their newly found frog into a jumping contest. They train the frog to jump, but the frog decided he did not want to jump that day.

| by Bamcroft, Catherine//Coale, Hannah

Felix loves that orange hat and takes it everywhere he goes. He dreams that a turtle brings him his hat. However, it was really his brother, Fred, who brings him the hat.

| by Kellogg, Steven

Louis receives a tadpole for his birthday from Uncle McAllister in Scotland. He names his new pet Alphonse and takes him to school for show and tell. However, Louis and Alphonse must be creative to find Alphonse a new home when he keeps growing and growing and growing...

| by Schertle, Alice

Little frog loves to sing in the pond where he lives. One night a hard rain washes him far away and he cannot find his home. He meets a lamb and a dog and goes to their homes, but their homes do not make him sing. Finally, he meets a boy who takes him back to his pond, where once again he can sing.

| by Aliki

When a child moves to a new school it can be frightening. Mari not only moved to a new school, but a new culture as well. Mari uses painted pictures to communicate her words and recalls her life through spoken memories.

| by Bahr, Mary

A young boy goes to his grandparent's house for a summer vacation. His grandfather has recently found out that he has Alzheimers disease, so they spend their summer vacation collecting memories to put in a box. The box is to help them never forget the memories they have made together.

| by Lobel, Anita

Pierrot is a lonely clown who decides to visit his friend, Pierrette. He decides to get a basket and take her several things from his garden. Each item begins with a different letter from the alphabet.

| by Seuss, Dr.

The Cat in the Hat returns to visit Salley and her brother's house while their mother is gone. The children shovel the sidewalk, causing mischief and a big mess. Then, the Cat in the Hat brings out his helpers, Cats A-Z, to help clean up.

| by Tryon, Leslie

A duck, Albert the school carpenter, is asked to build an alphabet for the schools walking path. Albert relies on all the supplies in his workshop to build the alphabet.

| by Mayer, Mercer

A little boy has to get rid of an alligator under his bed. So he develops a plan to trap the alligator in the garage and keep it out of his bedroom.

| by Minarik, Else Holmelund

Rosa and Willy are constantly fighting and annoying cousin Joan. So Joan tells the kids a story about two little alligators that were always fighting and how each time they were almost eaten by a big alligator because they were not paying attention.

| by Stanek, Muriel

A child is being physically abused by her alcoholic mother at home. A school nurse discovers it and sees that both of them get help.

| by Bauer, Caroline, Feller

My mom travels all the time. I miss her, but sometimes it is fun-we get to go to the airport, and when she comes back, she brings us neat presents. My mom misses a lot of fun-like when our dog had puppies and, when I was in the school play-but that just makes seeing her when she comes home more fun!

| by Atkins, Jeannine

A family remembers an uncle that died of AIDS by constructing a quilt. Each panel reminds the family of a memory shared with Uncle Ron.
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