Search Results: "Cindy Trumbore"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GENIE IN THE BOOK by Cindy Trumbore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Entertaining. (Fiction. 9-11)"
A bookish genie adds zing to a ten-year-old's summer vacation, and also helps out in a family crisis, in this improbable but engaging fantasy. Read full book review >

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PRAIRIE DOG SONG by Susan L. Roth
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"An inspiration. (additional facts, timeline, glossary, sources) (Informational picture book. 5-12)"
Following their Sibert Award-winning Parrots Over Puerto Rico, Roth and Trumbore turn to prairie dogs.Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Hitting home hard is the project's simple practicality: no high-tech, no great infusions of capital or energy—in a word, motivating, in the best possible way. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Here is a grand deed, as basic as a science-fair project, that had a profound application bringing health and economic bounty to a small coastal town, Hargigo, in Eritrea. Dr. Gordon Santo had a brainstorm: Why not plant mangrove trees in the waters off Hargigo? Read full book review >

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THE PASSION OF DELLIE O'BARR by Cindy Bonner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 1996

The heroine of this third and decreasingly engaging installment in the McDade Cycle (Lily, 1992; Looking for Lily, not reviewed) is a young woman who gets into trouble in small-town Texas of the 1890's as she follows her heart rather than her head. Read full book review >

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POLYGONSTERS by Cindy Helms
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A kids' tale with enjoyably eccentric visuals and a message of civility and forgiveness."
Bullies meet their very polite match in this quirky new picture book for young readers. Read full book review >

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A WARRIOR'S CRY by Cindy Enderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2017

"A delicate dance with a clear, uncompromising message that 'There is no white towel in the corner of belief.'"
A collection of flowing, psalmlike poetry about maintaining faith in the face of affliction. Read full book review >

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SERPENTINE by Cindy Pon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A fast-paced and engrossing read for anyone weary of the same old hackneyed storylines. (Fantasy. 14 & up) "
Pon returns to Xia, a realm inspired by Chinese folklore and introduced in Silver Phoenix (2009), for the first in a duology. Read full book review >

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LILY by Cindy Bonner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Even readers who don't approve of Lily's love-choice will cheer for her all the way."
Bonner's beguiling first novel—about love between a hard- working farm girl and an outlaw in 1883 Texas—manages to be thoroughly romantic without romanticizing violence: a wonderful evocation of time and place and the voice of a strong, hopeful 15- year-old girl. Read full book review >

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THE LAST SINGLE WOMAN IN AMERICA by Cindy Guidry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Rambling and self-involved."
Personal essays track the dating travails of a film executive in her 40s, attempting to prove that single isn't synonymous with second-best. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY JANE AUSTEN SUMMER by Cindy Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2011

"An unfocused debut which dances uneasily around its central conflict."
A young Texan on the run from bad relationships, familial and otherwise, spends a summer in Mansfield Park with Jane. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2015

"A book that makes a convincing health care case, supported by extensive footnotes and references to scientific journals."
A comprehensive, impeccably researched debut handbook that focuses on alternative treatments for chronic pain. Read full book review >

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VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED by Cindy Roesel
Released: March 22, 2012

"A light, quick read overflowing with drama, kept afloat by a powerful female protagonist."
Roesel's debut novel packs drama and romance into an alternately intense and lighthearted story about what it's like to work for a top-rated news station while maintaining friendships and a love life in the cutthroat world. Read full book review >