Search Results: "Cynthia Zarin"


BOOK REVIEW

AN ENLARGED HEART by Cynthia Zarin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Pulses with a life force that illustrates why this poet 'had also begun to love the shape that prose made in [her] head.'"
Interconnected autobiographical essays from a poet whose life in New York City has bestowed both blessings and heartbreak. Read full book review >

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WHAT DO YOU SEE WHEN YOU SHUT YOUR EYES? by Cynthia Zarin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Durham's appealing, childlike illustrations, bold colors, friendly characters, and clever use of the page add just the right touch to a delightful verse that is not only fun to read aloud to groups of children, but a fitting bedtime story, as well. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The imagination runs wild in this second adorable book from Zarin and Durham (Rose and Sebastian, 1997), who celebrate creative minds and individuality. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"It was an odd feeling, but he was a child and it was not entirely new to him'—but they are deeply amusing and Matje's sophisticated cartoons will keep children smiling. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This is the curious story of Wallace Hoskins, who is small for his age and never seen without his large red fireman's hat. Read full book review >

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ROSE AND SEBASTIAN by Cynthia Zarin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Accomplished, stylized drawings help put the lighthearted story across, and Zarin offers not only a glimpse of apartment life, but establishes Rose as a captivating heroine who wants to overcome her fears, and does. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A tale of two kids in the city shows Rose conquering her fears and making a new friend. Read full book review >

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ALBERT, THE DOG WHO LIKED TO RIDE IN TAXIS by Cynthia Zarin
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Albert may ride the same streets as the Barraccas' Taxi Dog, but by the close it's plain that his traveling's only just begun. (Picture book. 7-9)"
In this urbane New York City tale, a small dog's horizons expand when an impulsive hop into a taxi opens up a world of tempting new prospects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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FORT by Cynthia DeFelice
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"Upbeat, engaging and satisfying; altogether a very fine book, especially for boys looking for a bit of believable, achievable adventure. (Fiction. 9-14)"
What preteen boy wouldn't love to build a fort in the woods? Read full book review >

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HALLOWED by Cynthia Hand
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"While it's readers' fate to wait for a third book in the series, they'll do so willingly to discover the answers to lingering secrets. (Paranormal romance. 13-17)"
Readers who enjoyed the steadfast characters, plotting and romance of Unearthly (2010) can expect more of the same in this equally satisfying sequel. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"Despite thin spots, the story succeeds on the strength of its characters, their struggles and their relationship, reaching a readership that doesn't get enough quality writing in this genre. (Fiction. 9-13)"
"But she and Rick had . . . something bigger. She wasn't sure what it was. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Even with its design flaws, the book remains a good choice for bilingual storytimes and conversations about color. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Following Opuestos (2009), Weill introduces colors with mixed success in the latest book in her bilingual First Concepts with Mexican Folk Art series. Read full book review >