Books Kurt Cyrus Books by Kurt Cyrus Kurt Cyrus has written books about: Children's Books Young Adult Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Kurt Cyrus Books for Children, Books for Life November 21, 2005 Long after the remote control car dies and the talking dolls stops working, children will return to the books loved adults give them. Children's librarian Maria Salvadore shares her favorites from 2005. A printable list and excerpts are featured. Adventures to Read All Through the Summer July 25, 2005 Little fingers get the chance to turn the pages of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. But librarian Nancy Pearl has options not-so-Harry for parents, kids, and fans of the series. Adventures to Read All Through the Summer Listen Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4646599/4653003" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Summer Reading: Kids Excerpt: 'Whales on Stilts' May 30, 2005 A girl and her two friends are all that stands in the way of an evil plot by a devious whale-human hybrid in this title recommended by librarian Nancy Pearl on Morning Edition and also by children's librarian Maria Salvadore.