Books by Robin Cruise

BARTLEBY SPEAKS! by Robin Cruise
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"A sweetly underscored paean to the beauty of quiet. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Wee toddler Bartleby is almost as inscrutable as his Melvillean namesake, though a sight more cooperative. Read full book review >
ONLY YOU by Robin Cruise
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"As a statement of childhood's most unalienable right, it doesn't come any clearer. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This parent-child love poem reaches out and cuddles its dual audience close. Read full book review >
LITTLE MAMÁ FORGETS by Robin Cruise
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2006

"Warm and wise. (glossary of Spanish words and phrases) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A Mexican-American grandmother may be getting a bit forgetful, but she still remembers what's really important. Read full book review >
FIONA'S PRIVATE PAGES by Robin Cruise
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"So will kids. (Fiction. 8-12)"
If readers haven't yet met the main character, they'll clamor for Cruise's first novel about her after reading this engaging book, written in journal-entry style. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Cruise doesn't offer any new insights on the well-trodden subject, but she does present a young girl's coping with divorce in a way that will be meaningful to middle graders. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Through the journal entries of a 10-year-old, Cruise explores the healing power of writing and expression. Read full book review >