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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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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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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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 >

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SACRIFICE by Cindy Pon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A brilliant second act that can be read alone. (Fantasy. 15 & up)"
This thrilling sequel to Pon's Serpentine (2015) begins soon after the Great Battle between mortals and demons, as Skybright and her compatriots struggle with the fallout and face the looming threat of a new breach to the underworld. Read full book review >

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WANT by Cindy Pon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"An exciting, socially conscious futuristic thriller. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
In a future Taiwan, street kid Jason Zhou disguises himself as one of the wealthy elite in order to take down a murdering CEO. Read full book review >

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Love's Timeless Melody by Cindy Irish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2015

"A predictable romance involving a British vocalist's search for love, with a few twists."
Though they're opposites in many ways, destiny pushes an aloof superstar and a free-spirited psychic together. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"With its painfully stilted academic prose and suffocating atmosphere of political correctness, Fatal Advice isn't likely to convince those who have seen greater complexity in the matter of AIDS education. (10 illustrations, not seen)"
An idiosyncratic and somewhat incoherent investigation into sex education in the age of AIDS. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 3, 2003

"Sensitively pitched, moving, and refreshingly unsentimental."
Adoption activist Champnella describes how her four-year-old daughter persuaded her new family to help the little boy she left behind in China. Read full book review >

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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 >