Browse Abstracts (761 total)

| by Viorst, Judith

A young boy copes with the death of his cat by remembering what he loved about it.

| by Sandin, Joan

Carl Erik and his family arrive in America off of an immigrant boat from Sweden. They have an adventurous, yet hard, journey westward to Minnesota.

| by Grant, Joan Marshall

A hippopotamus falls in love with an Egyptian princess. He finds a magician who turns him into a statue. The princess discovers the statue and there is a surprise ending.

| by Gehret, Jeanne

A child struggles through life with Attention Deficit Disorder. He goes to the doctor and learns several things that makes life easier.

| by Henkes, Kevin

A little mouse girl has a long name and other kids make fun of it. The teacher has a similar name, so she helps to change their attitudes quickly.

| by Ballard, Robin

A little girl copes with moving to a new house with mama and papa. Before they leave for the new house, the girl says good-bye to the old house and all the rooms in it. When they arrive at the new house, she decides the change is not as bad as she thought.

| by Henkes, Kevin

A young mouse named Wemberky worries about everything. Now she faces her biggest worry, the first day of school. Find out what Wemberly will do with so many worries to worry about!

| 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 Purdy, Carol

A pioneer woman named Iva Dunnit tries to save her house from the Big Wind. Her children use their wits and work with their mother to save their property from the wind storm.

| by Komaiko, Leah

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

| by Munsch, Robert

Moira's birthday wish is to have a party with all of the kids in the school from kindergarten to sixth grade. She orders 200 pizzas and 200 birthday cakes. What will her parents do?

| by Coerr, Eleanor

Ariel almost causes her famous mother to lose a balloon race and then helps her to win.

| by Burch, Robert

Joey's cat has kittens in the garage, but why won't Joey's parents let him go near them?He finally does get near them when Mama Cat's kittens are in danger from a opossum in the garage. Mama Cat then allows Joey to see the kittens.

| by Jurmain, Suzanne Tripp

George Washington shows his leadership skills by leading the United States Army to victory to gain their independence. Although George is nervous and reluctant, he accepts the challenge to become the first President of the United States of America.

| by Jenkins, Steve

All living things are related in some way. The reality of human destruction, and its impact on the survival of animals are key components to the extinction of many animals in our environment. As each species disappears, the world as we know it, forever is changed. Will the little bird who visits your morning windowsill be next?

| by Gustafson, Angela

Take a walk through 15 countries around the world and learn about different types of dwellings. A brief geographical tour is taken when you traverse the pages of real-life photographs and maps.

| by Stamaty, Mark A.

Alia is the librarian of the Central Library in Basra, Iraq. When the war in Iraq begins to move closer and closer to Basra, Alia makes an important decision and takes huge risks to preserve the historical literaure of her country, as well as many other books in the library. The war progresses and Alia enlists the help of friends to do all they can to move and protect the contents of the library.

| by McCloskey, Robert

A family goes to a summer island house. The daughter makes friends and learns a different way of life. They all experience a hurricane.

| by Herzig, Alison Cragin

Great-Great Uncle Thaddeus always gives unique birthday presents to his nephew. This year Uncle Thaddeus gives him best present ever. The present is a book about all the birthdays they have shared together. Their relationship grows stronger as they grow older.
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