Search Results: "Cynthia Rylant"


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EVERYDAY HOUSE by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 1993

"A minor effort, but the subjects and attractive graphics are sure to appeal. (Picture book. 0-3)"
One of five board books, the Newbery winner's illustration debut (the others: Everyday Children, Garden, Pets, and Town). Read full book review >

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LUDIE’S LIFE by Cynthia Rylant
POETRY
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A powerful read for young and old alike. (Fiction. 12+)"
Readers familiar with Rylant's work from their childhoods will feel comfortably familiar with the setting of this narrative. Read full book review >

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MISSING MAY by Cynthia Rylant
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"A beautifully written, life-affirming book. (Fiction. 11+)"
A gifted writer returns to one of her favorite themes—love- -in this case, as it can inform and transform grief. Read full book review >

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MR. PUTTER & TABBY TURN THE PAGE by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A sweet and nicely different take on the pleasure of reading. (Early reader. 6-8)"
The tried-and-true beginning reader series explores the joys of shared reading. Read full book review >

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GOOSEBERRY PARK AND THE MASTER PLAN by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"Readers new to Gooseberry Park will hope they don't have to wait another 20 years for the next book. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Twenty years after the publication of Gooseberry Park (1995), Rylant returns with a sequel. Read full book review >

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PUPPIES AND PIGGIES by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Comforting and carefree fare for tiny tots. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A bevy of farm creatures enjoy a few of their favorite things in this barnyard charmer. Read full book review >

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THE BEAUTIFUL STORIES OF LIFE by Cynthia Rylant
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 1, 2009

"The small, square format completes this accessible and classy introduction to Greek mythology. (Mythology. 10 & up)"
With elegant simplicity, Rylant retells the stories of Pandora, Persephone, Orpheus, Pygmalion, Narcissus and Psyche, six popular Greek myths involving powerful and poignant emotions. Read full book review >

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SNOW by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Stringer's illustrations are distinguished by lush, pillowy lines, the white edged with blues and pinks, and center the narrative on a child and her grandmother in sync with the snow. (Picture book. 3-6)"
"The best snow is the snow that comes softly in the night, like a shy friend afraid to knock …." Read full book review >

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ALL IN A DAY by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"This uplifting picture book succeeds in introducing children to the perennial promise of tomorrow through lithe language and honed imagery. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy spends a day on his family farm, sharing joys and disappointments with his parents, a friendly chicken and a watchful squirrel. Read full book review >

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BROWNIE & PEARL GET DOLLED UP by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: May 4, 2010

"Biggs's digitally produced art matches the sweet sense of fun captured by Rylant's text, together creating a lovely, girly bedtime story. (Picture book/early reader. 3-6)"
The second Brownie and Pearl outing (Brownie & Pearl Step Out, 2010) solidifies Brownie as a true girly-girl when she squeezes in a bit of dress-up fun before bedtime. Read full book review >

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THE TICKY-TACKY DOLL by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A treasure to share with young ones who are approaching this momentous milestone. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A graceful tale about coping with the pangs of separation. Read full book review >

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HENRY AND MUDGE AND THE SNEAKY CRACKERS by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"How Rylant manages to invest both Henry and Mudge with such distinct, disarming personalities in so few words is a minor miracle, but she does, and Stevenson works wonders, too, creating an idyllic neighborhood in which a very safe kind of espionage can transpire. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this hearty episode of the Henry and Mudge Ready-to-Read saga from Rylant (Henry and Mudge and the Wild Wind, 1993, etc.), the boy and his canine best friend become spies. Read full book review >