Search Results: "Cindy Revell"


BOOK REVIEW

WHY DO FAMILIES CHANGE? by Jillian Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"A useful resource for a common issue. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
A simple Q-and-A introduction to a difficult topic. Read full book review >

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WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE? by Jillian Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"While the overall message is laudable, the book attempts to cover too much territory with too few details to sustain interest, satisfy the natural curiosity that diversity arouses, or offer support to those who feel marginalized due to their differences. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
The huge topic of human diversity is here given cursory treatment that may raise more questions than it answers. Read full book review >

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A LOVED ONE DIES? by Jillian Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"A boon for families with young children. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
A "just enough" introduction to the experience of death. Read full book review >

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CINDY MOO by Lori Mortensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Although it has been done before (many times), this take stands out for its clever heroine who just won't give up. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The classic nursery rhyme gets the cows on the Diddle Farm thinking, but none so much as Cindy Moo, who is determined to jump over the moon. Read full book review >

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WHERE DO BABIES COME FROM? by Jillian Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Far less detailed than most such explanations, this title in the Just Enough series for the very young is best as a conversation starter. (Informational picture book. 2-6)"
A child psychologist offers simple answers to a perennial question. Read full book review >

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A PEBBLE STORY by Emil Sher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A sweet, unassuming tale for adult and child to share. (Board book. 2-4)"
A simple story about art and ingenuity unfolds through sparse text and clever illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CINDY ELLEN by Susan Lowell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2000

"Bright, stylish, and with a boosterish concluding note on women in rodeo. (Picture book/fairy tale. 7-9)"
From the author of The Bootmaker and the Elves (1997), another ripsnortin' Western take on a traditional fairy tale. Read full book review >

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ROOM ENOUGH FOR DAISY by Debby Waldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Better choices are Steven Kroll's Stuff!, illustrated by Steve Cox (2009), and Margot Zemach's gold-standard, Caldecott Honor-winning It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish Folktale (1977). (Picture book. 4-7)"
A modern variant on a classic Eastern European folktale. Read full book review >

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STORMWALKER by Mike Revell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"An active and compassionate middle-grade primer on overcoming grief. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
After a 12-year-old British boy's mum dies of leukemia, he finds himself teleported into the novel that his writer father has created to address his own grief. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >