Browse Abstracts (12 total)

| by Fox, Mem

Sheep of many sizes, shapes and colors are busy doing many things. They are playing, sleeping, working, eating, bathing and reading just to name a few. But there is a problem to be solved. Where is the green sheep?

| by Bagert, Brad

An entertaining and exciting array of poems cover many issues that children face. Gleeful elephants help explore child-friendly issues such as bullying, feelings, nutrition, parents, animals, dreams, school, pets, trouble-makers and sports. Entertaining illustrations and catchy poems invite the reader to continue exploring.

| by Hanson, Regina

Catching sight of Miss Nella in her window is supposed to be very bad, Dora's friends tell her. When Dora tries to steal a mango from Miss Nella by throwing a stone, Dora is frightened by the sight of Miss Nella in her window. Dora soon discovers that Miss Nella isn't evil. She is just lonely and sick and has no one there to make it better for her.

| by Nixon, Joan Lowery

Susan and Mike accompany their neighbors on Christmas Eve to find out if horses really talk at midnight. While in the barn, Susan and Mike hear a robbery take place and help to find the robbers and the money stash.

| by Anno, Mitsumasa

The watchman leaves his post in Shadowland to help a poor, cold girl. The two are chased back to Shadowland when their shadows overlap and the towns people think they are witches.

| by DeFelice, Cynthia

Even though Willy's grandma is very superstitious, Willy doesn't believe in her superstitions. One dark and scary night, Willy realizes how smart his grandma really is when he goes down by the Big Swamp.

| by Flora, James

A grandfather tells a series of related ghost stories about himself when he was his grandson's age. The grandfather is portrayed as a witty character who is always one step ahead of the creature persuing him. A great book for Halloween ghost storytelling.

| by Lindgren, Astrid

Grandma tells two children the story of skinny Jack, a farmhand that becomes a ghost. The children then journey home but it gets dark and the little girl thinks she is grabbed by skinny Jack. When her father comes and rescues her from the ghost, a hazlenut branch strikes her in her back.

| by Grossman, Patricia

Everyone gathers together early Saturday morning to open the market. They sell their wares, food, flowers, sandals, rugs, shawls, or animals to the tourists

| by Levitin, Sonia

Abel, Nagel, and Zeke, three farmers worry about a hen laying a single speckled egg, a cow that kicks over a bucket of milk, and horse that eats mustard seed. Their wives try to comfort them but it does not work so they ask the teacher what to do. The teacher tells them to worry more than their husbands and the strategy worked.

| by Alexander, Lloyd

After a stroke of bad luck, Tooley calls up on the Friendly Folk to help him improve his luck. When Hooks comes to the door, Tooley invites him in the house despite warnings from his cat. Hooks takes advantage of Tooley and makes his luck even worse than before-until the house gobbaleen scares Hooks away.

| by Kroll, Steven

In order to march with Mr. Finnegan in the St. Patrick's Day Parade, Mary must find a perfect shamrock in Manhattan in the middle of winter. Will she find one?
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