Tag Archives: Cynthia Rylant

The Old Woman Who Named Things

Author: Cynthia Rylant Publisher: Sandpiper Product Description How does an old woman who has outlived all her friends keep from being lonely? By naming the things in her life she knows she will never outlive–like her house, Franklin, and her bed, Roxanne. When a shy brown puppy appears at her front gate, the old woman […]

Give Me Grace: A Child’s Daybook of Prayers

Rating: (21 reviews) Author: Cynthia Rylant Publisher: Little Simon Inspirations Product Description Now available in a Classic Board Book edition, these prayers for kindness, for love, for gratitude, and guidance are the perfect way to begin or end a child’s busy day.

Night in the Country

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Cynthia Rylant Publisher: Aladdin Product Description There is no night so dark, so black as night in the country. And while the people dream of daytime things, the nighttime world awakens. Owls swoop, a rabbit patters, and in the yard an apple falls — pump! — from the tree. Listen. Go […]

When I Was Young in the Mountains (Reading Rainbow Books)

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: Cynthia Rylant Publisher: Puffin Book Description For twenty years, Cynthia Rylant’s story of childhood in the Appalachian Mountains has been an enduring favorite. Growing up in the mountains is depicted with a spare, lyrical text and beautiful, tender illustrations by Diane Goode. The book was awarded a Caldecott Honor Medal. To […]

The Relatives Came

Rating: (29 reviews) Author: Cynthia Rylant Publisher: Aladdin Book Description In a rainbow-colored station wagon that smelled like a real car, the relatives came. When they arrived, they hugged and hugged from the kitchen to the front room. All summer they tended the garden and ate up all the strawberries and melons. They plucked banjos […]

Henry and Mudge and the Snowman Plan

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Cynthia Rylant Publisher: Aladdin Book Description In Henry and Mudge’s nineteenth adventure, Henry sees a sign about a snowman contest in the park. Can Henry, his father, and his big dog Mudge come up with the best snowman plan to win the contest? From teh earliest stages of sounding out words […]

Dog Heaven

Rating: (133 reviews) Author: Cynthia Rylant Publisher: Blue Sky Press From Publishers Weekly Newbery winner Rylant, who debuted as an illustrator with her Everyday board books (1993), offers paintings and text in tribute to “Dog Heaven.” Here there are fields to run in, soft beds (made of clouds turned inside out) and “angel children,” because […]

In November

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Cynthia Rylant Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books Book Description In November, the air grows cold and the earth and all of its creatures prepare for winter. Animals seek food and shelter. And people gather together to celebrate their blessings with family and friends. Cynthia Rylant’s lyrical language and Jill Kastner’s rich, cozy […]