Browse Abstracts (761 total)

| by Dunbar, Joyce

The activities of ten little mice are shown in a clever way to show a simple lesson of subtraction. One by one, the mice go back to their cozy nest.

| by Brunhoff, Jean de

Babar is an elephant who has a wonderful adventure. After his mother died tragically from a hunter, Babar goes into the city, where he lives with a little old lady. Upon returning to the forest, Babar is elected king and is married to Celeste, another young elephant. The two set off for their honeymoon.

| by Mahy, Margaret

The Belsakis were an ordinary family until the son receives a pet dragon. It grows too big which fores them to leave. It takes the family to the isles of magic which is full of wonderful things. The family returns without the dragon to live an ordinary life again.

| by Van Leeuwen, Jean

A collection of four short stories tell the adventurous tales of a young pig and her family. Often having a moral or value, the pigs usually resolve their problems well.

| by Gramatky, Hardie

A small tug boat feels insignificant until his adventures lead him to a situation in which he becomes the hero and is happy.

| by Ball, Duncan

Jeremy shows a great deal of determination in finding the donkey all by himself. He constantly shows this pride by telling people not to tell him where the donkey may be.

| by Polacco, Patricia

On her birthday, a girl's father takes her, her brother and her cousin down to Clay Pit to camp and cook over a campfire, and to take a picture of the monster of Clay Pit Bottoms.

| by Graham, Bob

A young girl and her family go camping at the beach. They make new friends and do interesting things such as playing different games at the beach.

| by Erickson, Russell E.

Someone steals Grampa Arbuckle's gold watch-compass. Warton, Grampa, and Neville go traveling to capture the thief and get the compass. Instead of getting back the compass, Grampa gives it away to someone who really needs it.

| by Girard, Linda Walvoord

Upon learning that she is adopted, Celia experiences feelings of insecurity about her birth-parents. Through openly talking with her parents, Celia learns that she is loved by her birth-parents and her parents, and accepts her feelings about adoption.

| by Boelts, Maribeth

Little Bunny saves up all of his money to buy a tool kit, then decides to take it to school for show-and-tell the next day. Although he is usually good at sharing, Little Bunny finds it difficult to share his new tool kit while at school, even with his best friend.

| by Simon, Norma

Three children and their families get ready for a busy work and school day. See how all three families spend their time during the week.

| by Schnur, Steven

Each page brings a purple word and colorful picture of springtime. When read vertically, the first letters of the word form an alphabetic acrostic, from kites to eggs, hopscotch to parade, springtime is worth enjoying.

| by Munsch, Robert

Kristen's mom is having a baby but she accidently makes a wrong turn into the zoo. Her parents make repeated attempts to find their baby until finally Kristen takes a journey to the zoo.

| by Maestro, Giulio

Michael buys a plant from a man who says it will grow overnight. Amazingly, it does and takes up the whole apartment building. At first the neighbors do not like the plant, but eventually they come to enjoy their new life.

| by De Veaux, Alexis

Sudan had unruly hair. Everyone made fun of him for it. He found a place to be himself with people who were like him. He began to appreciate his differences.

| by Conford, Ellen

Randolph was a possum who could not hang upside down like everyone else. He cheats by using sticky sap on his tail, but the sap dries up in the winter. His pesky sister lends a hand and he finally can hang like the rest of the possums.

| by Thompson, Colin

A young child learns about life by looking at it the way his grandfather did. He learns about himself at the same time.

| by Williams, Jay

By believing in an old, fat man who is really a dragon, Han, the road sweeper, saves the city of Wu. By being generous to the dragon, the attacking wild horsemen from the North leave Wu.

| by Lionni, Leo

A little chameleon is sad because he does not have a color of his own. He meets another chameleon who befriends him and they become the same colors together.
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