Search Results: "Cindy Revell"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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AND SHE WAS by Cindy Dyson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A spunky voice and a strange landscape make for a very readable debut."
A rootless young woman travels to a stormy island. Read full book review >

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SECOND WIVES by Cindy Blake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1999

"A literate and bracing take on subjects that more often are maudlin wallows in self-pity and recrimination."
The fourth novel but first to appear here by Blake, an American living in London, is a witty, spirited romp through that troubled terrain where stepchildren and first wives exact their revenge on second wives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 12, 2014

"A story that will bring Civil War history alive for adolescent readers and will make a useful addition to middle school curricula."
A slave boy travels from a Maryland plantation to freedom in Canada via the Underground Railroad in this debut middle-grade historical novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LONGEST DATE by Cindy Chupack
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2014

"A straight-talking, funny and poignant memoir."
An award-winning TV writer and magazine sex columnist gives the scoop on the "honest, horrible, hysterical truth about the early years of marriage." Read full book review >