Browse Abstracts (63 total)

| by McGinley, Phyllis

Each letter from A to Z is described with a rhyme about something children see in the city.

| by Hoban, Lilliam

Arthur's determination to have the best birthday party and be the best all-around gymnast causes him to be inconsiderate of the feelings of his sister and friends. When Arthur forgets to be fair and have fun at the competition, his younger sister is quick to point out that each chimpanzee has his or her own special skill to be honored with a medal at the birthday competition.

| by Smaridge, Norah

Signs are good things to have around because they keep you safe. Every sign has a purpose and danger strikes when you do not obey them. For example, watch your step signs tell you to be careful so you do not fall down and hurt yourself.

| by Fenton, Edward

After John goes to the zoo, he wants to be a lion. He dresses up like a lion and pretends to be one around his family. They believe that he is the lion from the zoo and that he ate John. He must prove to them that he is not a lion, but John.

| by Wahl, Jan

When a tiger in the village causes trouble, Azad and his father are sent out to search for it. When Azad comes face to face with the tiger, it changes his outlook on hunting.

| by Lobel, Arnold

Unusual birds like the waterglass goose, ice cream coot, and highbutton bobolink are described in verse.

| by Albee, Sarah

From 10 to 1, it's Oreo counting fun. Practice counting down from 10 to 1 with the help of Oreo cookies. Oh, some friends have come along to help. Turn the page and find out how many Oreos are left.

| by Anholt, Catherine//Anholt, Laurence

Everyone is different, no one is quite the same. Discover all about you!How do you feel today?Are you hungry?Each time it's a new story.

| by Weston, Martha

When Gran first comes to visit, Polly wishes she would leave so her life could get back to normal. One night, Gran babysits and they have a tea party. After that, there are many more tea parties and special times.

| by Coxe, Molly

Mirabel, a goose, and Maxie, a frog, worry when they find out a snake has escaped from the zoo. The snake actually shows up in time to help Mirabel and Maxie and another friendship is formed.

| by Rathmann, Peggy

A zookeeper's keys are taken by a gorilla, who sets all of the animals free. The animals follow the zookeeper home, and his wife returns them to the zoo.

| by Henderick, Mary Jean

A little girl named Leslie always goes to the zoo.After Leslie tells the zookeepers to send the animals to her house if anything should go wrong at the zoo, a series of zoo emergencies results in some unusual house guests for the family.

| by Haley, Gail E.

Noah dreams about an empty zoo with extinct animal signs, so he builds an ark to save the animals from the badly polluted environment.

| by Schindel, John

Jesse really wants to visit his father who lives far away. Jesse and his dad write letters back and forth to pass the time until Jesse can visit in the summer.

| by Browne, Anthony

This family goes to the zoo for the day. There is a lot of arguments that go on during the day with the family. It is not a positive day.

| by Heilbroner, Joan

Davy and Peter are brothers. Today it is a special day because it is their mom's birthday. So they set out on a journey to find a present for their mom. Upon this difficult task they come up with the best and most unique present of all.

| by Wild, Margaret

Samantha writes Santa a thank-you letter and the two become pen pals. Santa writes about his reindeer and Samantha writes about the polar bear at the zoo. By the time Christmas comes, Samantha has learned many things about Santa and giving.

| by Krensky, Stephen

Santa was not always the lovable gift giver we know him as today. He tried out many jobs starting when he was a young man including chimney sweep, postal worker, cook, zookeeper and circus performer before he found the job that was right for him. He only became the Santa we know and love after meeting the elves at the circus and going to their home where he suggested they work together to give gifts to people around the world on one special night a year.

| by Unwin, Pippa

This is a story about a zoo and a zookeeper who finds ten animals missing. The animals are very clever and hard to find. By looking at the detailed illustrations, the zookeeper tries to find the missing animals.

| by Waber, Bernard

When the new lion, Shirley Williamson, arrives at the zoo, all the other lions are jealous of the attention she receives from the public. After the zoo director changes Shirley's name to Bongo and fires her keeper, Shirley runs away. Luckily, she goes to her trainer's house and he returns Shirley to the zoo.
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