Browse Abstracts (106 total)

| by Waber, Bernard

Lyle the Crocodile is ready for Christmas, but his neighbor Mr. Grumps is having the blahs - enough blahs to make his cat Loretta run away. Lyle and the rest of his neighbors set out on a searching adventure where much excitement follows.

| by Rheingrover, Jean Sasso

Nathan learns that his new baby sister has Down Syndrome. Nathan wants to help his special sister. He works with his parents to complete Veronica's baby book.

| by Benchley, Nathaniel

A young chick is taken from his home. His mother's friend, the wise owl, tries to find out who took Arthur. The owl finally finds Arthur in a cage on the way to the petting zoo and brings him back to his mother.

| by Lasky, Kathryn

A little bunny named Clyde is nervous about lunch time on his first day at school. Clyde worries about whether he will be able to balance his tray or if anyone will sit with him.

| by Wiesner, David

Two young brothers have fun after a hurricane by turning a fallen Elm tree into a world full of magic and wonder.

| by Cuyler, Margery

When her teacher tells the class that everyone must bring in collections of 100 for the 100th day of school, Jessica begins to worry. What will she bring in?Her family finally helps her come up with a special collection.

| by Glendinning, Sally

Jimmy and Joe are going to invite an elderly woman to Thanksgiving dinner. When they find her unconcious in her house, they get help for her.

| by Adams, Eric J.//Adams, Kathleen

On the day his daddy leaves town, Danny wakes up early to write down a secret question, then he slips it into his pocket. He shows and talks about the secret question to his teacher, his mom, his friend, and even his dad. Each person tries to reassure Danny that his parent's divorce is not his fault. Danny's secret question flies away in the wind, but he still keeps asking other questions -- and he always will.

| by Dengler, Marianna

When growing up, Amanda loved her Grandfather and his stories. But now that Amanda is old, she feels lonely. One day at the park she befriends a lonely boy. She is able to give the boy something very special. Then he gives her something in return.

| by Del Negro, Janice

Lucy Dove is up for a challenge. In the town she lives in, there is a rich laird. He was told by a fortune teller that a pair of trousers sewn by the light of the full moon in the graveyard of old St. Andrew's Church would bring him good luck. The rich laird proclaims that a sackful of gold will be awarded to whoever sews the trousers. St. Andrew's churchyard is believed to be haunted by some fearsome thing and anyone who enters the churchyard is said to never be seen again. Despite these factors, Lucy takes on the laird's challenge. As Lucy sits and sews in the graveyard, she is greeted by…

| by Lillie, Patricia

Jake is upset to find that his very best friend and neighbor is not at home. He worries that she will not ever return and he will not have anyone to play with. However, Rosie soon comes home and shows Jake a fun surprise.

| by Raschka, Chris

Waffle is a worrier. He is fearful and doubts himself until he finds confidence within.

| by Brown, Judith Gwyn

A young boy goes sailing on a large ship all by himself to go stay with his aunt. He has never met his aunt before, so he worries that she may not know which passenger he is. He tells the crew and they help him find his aunt.

| by Whybrow, Jan

While helping his grandmother clean out the attic, Sammy uncovers a dusty, old box. He opens the lid and finds that the box is filled with dinosaurs!Sammy proceeds to care for the dinosaurs. He fixes the broken ones, washes them in the sink, and gives them all names. In reply to Sammy's care, the dinosaurs whisper back, Thank you. Sammy does not let his new friends out of his sight, until one day he left them on a train. Sammy and his grandma go down to the train station to find his dinosaurs. He calls them all by their names and Sammy's dinosaur friends come running back.

| by Wells, Rosemary

McDuff the dog chases a rabbit and ends up far from home. With the help of Mrs. Higgins, and McDuff's good sense of smell, he is able to find his way back.

| by Pinkney, Gloria Jean

Ernestine and her great-aunt spent Sunday afternoons at the train station watching the passengers, and Ernestine always dreamed of being one of them. Finally Ernestine's family saves enough money so she can ride the train herself.

| by Brunhoff, Laurent de

Babar, his family, and cousin Arthur go on vacation. Arthur sneaks off to find adventure. After parachuting off a plain, Arthur is lost. Many animals try to help Arthur find his way home.

| by Wildsmith, Brian

Rosie becomes seriously ill after the fair leaves town. Everyone is worried until she dreams a beautiful dream about the fair and the carousel. This dream gives her the hope she needs to get well.

| by Steig, William

Toby just loves to hide from his parents in every part of the house. This time, will they find him, or will they give up the search?

| by Alarcon, Karen Beaumont

Louella Mae has disappeared and her family goes on a wild search around the farm to find her. At the end, not only is her location discovered, but also the fact that Louella Mae is really a pig!
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