Books by Diane Lindsey Reeves

I DECLARE, CHARLIE BROWN! by Diane Lindsey Reeves
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 2015

"Good grief! (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Peanuts gang explains the origins of the American Revolution—kinda. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2000

paper 0-8160-4096-6 Even those readers not necessarily seeking a career guide will find this an enlightening introduction to math-oriented, math- dependent jobs of many kinds. Reeves leads off with a lengthy self-test to help readers determine whether a career in mathematics is appropriate. She subsequently covers 15 careers, ranging from actuary work to urban planning, giving a general description of each occupation, a list of fascinating websites, and a profile of someone who actually does each particular job. The chapters are followed by a list of careers in science, health, aviation, and more, all requiring a degree of proficiency in math. Finally, a working plan is laid out, to help readers organize the steps necessary to break into and thrive in their chosen fields. Plenty of useful information has been packed into this book, written in a lively and interesting manner that will engage browsers as well as those gazing into the future. (b&w drawings and photographs, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-14) Read full book review >
NONFICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

paper 0-8160-3688-8 A helpful entry in the Career Ideas for Kids series, this will aid students in narrowing their choices among the many computer-related professions, for research or real life. Reeves (Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Art, p. 816) and Kent dispel the stereotypes (that jobs involving computers may be nerdy, demanding, or boring) and may entice readers who never considered the industry with some of the possibilities. Descriptions of standard computer jobs—e.g., systems analyst, computer programmer, technician—mingle with explanations of the fields of artificial intelligence, on-line research, and computer games. Interviews and suggestions for further reading, people to meet, and organizations to contact are included in a text liberally peppered with websites, making any job research a multimedia endeavor. There are plenty of students wondering how to put their mouse, joystick, and keyboard skills to work—this volume will help them begin to sort out and plan for their futures. (b&w illustrations, photos, index) (Nonfiction. 13-16) Read full book review >
CAREER IDEAS FOR KIDS WHO LIKE ART by Diane Lindsey Reeves
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: July 1, 1998

paper 0-8160-3687-X The lack of money in the arts makes finding full-time art-related work tough; this book helps readers apply their skills to occupations that really exist by examining 15 different jobs in detail, among them, museum curator, chef, fashion designer, and industrial designer. The book opens with a lengthy 84-question quiz intended to help readers ascertain their field of interest. Each career entry contains interviews with people working in the field along with addresses. Readers are encouraged to go to the library and the Internet to continue their research, and there are also tips on setting up informational interviews with people working in artistic fields. A helpful browsing tool for students who want to think ahead to their post-school years. (Nonfiction. 12-16) Read full book review >