Browse Abstracts (545 total)

| by Lainez, Rene Colato

Mario's shoes take him everywhere, and they have an important trip in front of them. Mario and his father are leaving El Salvador to join his mother in the United States. His shoes take him through three countries, through storms, over mountains and through rivers. Through each part of the journey, the shoes fall apart, but Mario makes sure they make it to the end of the journey.

| by Look, Lenore

While her mother and father go to work in Chinatown, a young girl learns how to make rice dumplings and crab and shrimp soup with her grandma. They then take a bus to Grandma's work where she cracks crabs in a factory for a few pennies per day. Grandma prepares a crab meal at the end of a hard working day, made with love as strong as ginger.

| by Schonberg, Marcia

From A to Z, various facts about Ohio are given. Each letter of the alphabet represents past and present symbols and accomplishments of the state of Ohio. Johnny Appleseed, eight presidents, Quaker Oats, and the Underground Railroad are all associated with Ohio.

| by Geringer, Laura

A young girl's mother brings her breakfast to her at the kitchen table. When the mother leaves, the girl's imagination goes wild. She imagines there are many different animals in the kitchen with her during breakfast. When her mother reappears, all of the animals seem to disappear except for the cow.

| by Lessac, Frane

Come and take a trip through the Caribbean with the letters of the alphabet. Experience the different animals, foods, music, games, and landmarks of the Caribbean. The cultures and lifestyles of the people in the Caribbean are explained and pictured through this alphabetical adventure.

| by Gosselin, Kim

Justin goes to the allergist for the first time. He has to be tested to see if he has any allergies. The tests are quick and painless. For doing so well at the doctor, Justin's mom takes him and his friend Ashley to the zoo for the day. While at the zoo, Justin, his mom, and Ashley play a fun game. They try to find as many allergy triggers as they can. How many zoo allergy triggers can you find?

| 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 Grossman, Bill

A guy is born five minutes late. He is always five minutes late for everything he tries to do. When he feels bad that he is late again, he meets a princess who was also born five minutes late!

| by Greene, Carol

The order of the community is safe and secure until one night the mayor makes a law banning cats outside at night. Due to this, the community order is lost and the town is invaded. The old ladies who liked cats point out the problem to the mayor who then lets the cats out at night so order can return.

| by Bunting, Eve

Tony and his extended family celebrate the birthday of the Statue of Liberty every October. They travel out to Libery Island to have a picnic and show their appreciation to the meaning the statue brings. Tony is embarrassed by his family's dedication, but in the end realizes the meaning of the statue.

| by James, J. Alison

This true story tells the tale of a Japanese village defeating their enemy samurai. The villagers use their minds instead of weapons to scare the samurai. Wearing wild masks, setting fires on the beach, and playing the drums of Noto Hanto, kept the village safe.

| by Loomis, Christine

Three children and their mother find new and fun things at the mall. As they walk and shop, they notice the candy store, white mice, teens gathering and more. They eventually find the perfect gift to complete their trip.

| by Ringgold, Faith

A young, 8 year old, African American girl dreams of flying above her Harlem home and having the many things she sees. She speaks of her wish to have money and liberation for her family and herself.

| by Hamanaka, Sheila

Emi and Martha go on a very long walk with Emi's dad. After many stops they reach Central Park, where Emi's dad makes them paper sail boats and hats. They are too tired to walk home so they take the bus. Emi's dad makes paper cranes for everyone.

| by Field, Rachel

A little girl leaves her home to explore where the road may go. She travels to different countries, cities, shops, houses and caves. She eventually takes the road that leads her back home.

| by Ardizzone, Edward

Tim and Ginger are best friends. One day Ginger goes off on his own. Tim realizes that something is wrong. He searches to find Ginger. After Tim saves him, Ginger saves Tim. Both boys are heroes.

| by Wahl, Jan

Humphrey sails with his stuffed bear on some very scary adventures. He eventually finds his lost security and gets reassurance from his parents.

| by Lenski, Lois

Mr.Small maintains a little auto and goes for a drive. His drive starts in the country and continues through a town. After many adventures in his auto. Mr. Small returns to his garage.

| by Benchley, Nathaniel

A little Indian boy, Red Fox, takes out the canoe his father made for him. Something unexpected happens when he is fishing.

| by Tunnell, Michael

May is determined to visit her grandmother who lives far away. Since her family cannot afford to send her by train, May's dad gets the brilliant idea to mail her. After an adventurous ride in the mail car, May arrives at Grandma's house safe and sound.
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