Search Results: "Cindy Neuschwander"


BOOK REVIEW

PATTERNS IN PERU by Cindy Neuschwander
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"All in all a disappointment, although it does fill a gap in the shelf for this concept. (Picture book. 6-9)"
This latest mathematical adventure explores patterning. Read full book review >

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SIR CUMFERENCE AND THE OFF-THE-CHARTS DESSERT by Cindy Neuschwander
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"More contrived than other books addressing the same concept; still, the familiar characters may help readers take the lesson to heart. (Math picture book. 6-10)"
The latest in Neuschwander's medieval mathematical series explores bar graphs and pie charts. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"Although a nod or two are given to metric measurements, this French cooking school inexplicably uses English units as well, misrepresenting the near-universality of metrics as an international system. (Picture book. 7-10)"
The Zills twins are off to Paris with their family, and their success with brownies leads their father to suggest they try cooking school. Read full book review >

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AMANDA BEAN'S AMAZING DREAM by Cindy Neuschwander
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"At the end of the book, Marilyn Burns (The Greedy Triangle, 1995, etc.) does a credible, if prim, job of explaining the broad contexts of multiplication to adults working with children. (Picture book. 6-10)"
The protagonist in this story has a sort of low-grade obsessive/compulsive disorder: "I count anything and everything," chirps Amanda. Read full book review >

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MUMMY MATH by Cindy Neuschwander
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Attempting to be both entertaining story and teaching text makes this fall a little flat and the whole premise is silly. (Picture book. 8-11)"
Amateur archeology sleuths follow geometric clues to find a pharaoh's mummy. Read full book review >

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MORE SIMPLE SIGNS by Cindy Wheeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"An ideal first book on ASL, making self- instruction possible even for beginners. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A companion volume to Wheeler's earlier Simple Signs (1995, not reviewed, etc.), this cheerfully illustrated manual demonstrates the American Sign Language alphabet, plus signs for 31 basic words and phrases (e.g., stop, go, yes, please). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"This fantasy heroine, who shows her spunk with quiet self-determination instead of swordfights, headlines an appealing magical adventure set in a refreshingly non-Western milieu. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
Ai Ling wants to be a dutiful daughter, but surely marrying the vile widower Master Huang is a bad idea. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE ASHES by Cindy Rankin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Readers are sure to overlook craft flaws as they fall in love with spunky Beth. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Debut author Rankin breathes life into the story of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Read full book review >

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SYDNEY MACKENZIE KNOCKS 'EM DEAD by Cindy Callaghan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A deeply flawed story of hidden history literally buried within a small white town. (author's note, recipes) (Mystery. 9-13)"
A haunted house helps Sydney make friends in a new community. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Song That Seduced Paris by Cindy Irish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2015

"A fun, sexy escape.
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In this debut romance novel, a woman gets a new lease on life while managing four irresistible men training to become the world's next singing sensation. Read full book review >

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SOUTH OF REASON by Cindy Eppes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2002

"The atmosphere of mystery is not sustained very well (the real nature of the situation is obvious early on), but, still, this is a fine portrait of adolescent confusion and small-town anxiety, narrated with a fine, light touch."
A likable and earnest debut, 1960s-set, about an adolescent coming to terms with her troubled family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TAKING FIRE by Cindy Gerard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Supersexy romantic suspense fueled by a high-octane plot, breathtaking tension, and blazing passion."
Bobby Taggart and Talia Levine have a complicated past, but when they're thrown together in a bombing in Oman, the stakes get high and very personal. Read full book review >