Browse Abstracts (103 total)

| by Widman, Christine

A little girl visits her Aunt Emma, and they enjoy lemon drop candies together. Aunt Emma tells the story about how she got a lemon drop jar when she missed the sun while away at school.

| by Hutchins, Pat

Two dolls work together to build various things. They build a house, a boat, and a train out of wooden blocks. (A Wordless Book)

| by Wild, Margaret

Mr. Nick and Mrs. Jolley ride the train to the city and knit together each day. Mrs. Jolley gets ill and Mr. Nick decides to cheer her up and knit her a very special gift.

| by Gantschev, Ivan

Translated from German, this is a true story of a young girl whose wise actions saved many passengers on a train.

| by Munsch, Robert

Jonathon finally cleans his house -- but then he hears a noise. A wall in his house opens up and people rush through the house making a big mess. A computer is broken and a subway mistakes his house for a stop.

| by Siebert, Diane

This song book describes how trains work, where trains go, and what trains serve, as well as information about engineers and ticket buyers.

| by Thomson, Peggy

Siggy takes a group of students through his spaghetti factory. He shows them how to make spaghetti from start to finish. The children get to test the pasta during their tour. Siggy tells the students of the history of spaghetti and then they all dine on spaghetti.

| by Ardizzone, Edward

Ginger, a little boy, runs away to live on a ship, and Tim and Charlotte go after him. They both join the crew on another ship and work. Their ship collides with Ginger's ship. Ginger comes aboard. They all work and go back home to their parents.

| by Cowan, Catherine

When a little boy brings an ocean wave home with him, he finds himself in trouble. He soon realizes that he has to take the wave back to the ocean where it belongs.

| by Politi, Leo

When Leo gets an Indian costume from his father, he doesn't realize all the attention he will receive. From California to Italy, many people admire the costume so much that his friends make their own.

| by Torres, Leyla

When a sparrow flies on the D train, four people help figure out a way to get the sparrow off the train. The problem is that the four people on the train speak different languages. The teens on the train speak English, a man speaks Spanish, and a woman speaks Polish. Through various forms of communicating, the four of them come up with a strategy to help the sparrow.

| by London, Jonathon

A boy dreams about what it would be like to ride on a train at night through the forest.

| by Strand, Keith

A young couple embarks on their own to an unknown land to build their life. When times get hard for their family, they adjust their lifestyles to make things work.

| by Santiago, Chiori

Benny Lee and his brother Stanley must leave their famiy and Indian tribe to go to a boarding school run by the government. At school, the boys must wear uncomfortable clothes, speak English only, and learn lessons in a classroom. The boys visit their family and tribe in their dreams at night. Whem summer comes, the boys do not have a ticket to go home so they figure out a plan to get home to Medicine Mountain.

| by Hendershot, Judith

Papa is a coal miner who works at night and Mamma works at home. They are hard working people who live near the Block Diamond Mine. They go through each season and recall a special memory.

| by Ets, Marie Hall

Curious mice do not have fun while taking the evening to play with little Johnny's mice-sized toys. While playing with Johnny's trains, trucks, and cars, the two mice families end up with scratched noses and crinked tails.

| by Yaccarino, Dan

A lion is taken to star in the circus by a man walking through the jungle. The lion must perform in the circus ring and do other typical animal activities. He just wants to be the king of the jungle and wishes to be back home. His wish does come true.

| by Heo, Yumi

Minho and his mother hear all the sounds of the city when they spend the afternoon running errands like grocery shopping and doing laundry.

| by Hillenbrand, Will

Down by the station, early in the morning the train takes off to pick up all the baby animals. Not only can you hear the puff and toot of the train, but also all of the sounds that the animals make. They are on their way to the zoo with all of the children, and when they arrive they all play outside.

| by Reeves, Katherine

Henry and his dog, Laura, live and travel with the circus. When a problem occurs with their newest member, a giraffe, Henry has to do some critical thinking to solve the problem. Henry becomes friends with the cloud eater in the process.
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