Books by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

COUSINS OF CLOUDS by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"Purposeful, but both informative and heartfelt. (Informational picture book/poetry. 8-10)"
Against fanciful collage backdrops portraying pachyderms in an array of styles and arrangements, Zimmer pairs prose and mostly free-verse tributes to elephants and those who care for them. Read full book review >
STEADY HANDS by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
Released: Feb. 16, 2009

"Compiled photographs, papers and household objects create multifaceted collages and textured backdrops, and the result is an intriguing, albeit offbeat, examination of the world of work. (Picture book/poetry. 9-13)"
Walt Whitman's "I Hear America Singing" receives an invigorating revival in this poetry collection that illuminates the pressures and pleasures of work, including some 34 career choices. Read full book review >
THE FLOATING CIRCUS by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

This rousing adventure set in 1852 Pittsburgh introduces readers to Owen and Zach, two boys from a poor white family who have been abandoned into the care of an orphanage. Read full book review >
42 MILES by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
Released: April 21, 2008

"Embellished with Clayton's scrapbook-like black-and-white illustrations, the free-verse text traces the hopes and fears of a thoughtful teen who optimistically merges the best of her two lives into an even better 'new me.' (Fiction/poetry. 9-12)"
Living separate lives to please her divorced parents, a young girl struggles to define herself. Read full book review >
REACHING FOR SUN by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
Released: March 1, 2007

"Readers living with a disability or trying to understand others seem like the target audience, but Josie's voice has a universal appeal. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Josie's cerebral palsy has made her an outsider at school, but at home she is one of three strong women with a rewarding routine. Read full book review >