Search Results: "Cynthia Pon"


BOOK REVIEW

MUSIC EVERYWHERE! by Maya Ajmera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A medley perfectly tuned. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
"We love music!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEALTHY KIDS by Maya Ajmera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"An attractive introduction to the topic. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Ajmera's To Be a Kid (with co-author and photographer John D. Ivanko, 1999) focused on kids the world over engaged in play; in a similar format, this latest examines what children need in order to stay healthy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FURY OF THE PHOENIX by Cynthia Pon
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2011

"The intertwining of the two histories is rushed and chaotic, but lush detail will enthrall, from tantalizingly detailed food to gruesome demonic tortures. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Ai Ling's second adventure is every bit as sensuous as Silver Phoenix (2009) in a tale that moves between two times and two cultures. Read full book review >

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FAITH by Maya Ajmera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"This introduction to world religions deserves a wide audience. (Picture book/religion. 3-10)"
This impeccably designed introduction to spiritual practices around the world provides a superb way to show children that there are many means of expressing religious faith. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Creative teachers, librarians and parents will be able to use this book to start a number of different conversations, but descriptions of the clothing and their special meanings (if only for adult users) would greatly increase this book's value. (Informational photo essay. 4-7)"
By focusing this visually stunning book on "dressing up" rather than on the broader topic of clothing, the authors enjoy the freedom of selecting striking photographs of children dressed in traditional clothing, theatrical costumes and masks and school and sports uniforms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Translations of 'Grandma' and 'Grandpa' in different languages and a map reinforce the international breadth of this charmer. (activities) (Picture book. 3-8)"
In the foreword to this attractive photo collection of grandparents and their grandchildren, Bishop Desmond Tutu states: "We make sure that the wisdom of our ancestors is passed on to the next generation." Read full book review >

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I'LL TELL YOU WHAT I WANT, WHAT I REALLY REALLY WANT
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Want (Book 1) by Cindy Pon

Cover Story: Big Sci-Fi Face
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: In the Not Too Distant Future
Bonus Factors:
 Taipei, Ocean's 11, Tasty Business
Relationship Status: Leaves Me Wanting More

Cover Story: Big Sci-Fi Face

I mean...sure? The fishbowl helmet and the ambiguous futuristic background are ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOKSHOP DOG by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Rylant's visual depiction of Martha Jane is ever so appealing, and if the primitive illustrations don't please everyone, the story and its sentiments certainly will. (Picture book. 3+)"
A sweet tale of canine love. Read full book review >