How to Remember Everything by Jacob Sager Weinstein [Review + Giveaway]

Though aimed at tweens, this children's nonfiction title can help kids and adults alike by teaching techniques to aid in memorization and help you recall the information you need!  Read on for the full review and a chance to win a copy of How to Remember Everything: Tips & Tricks to Become a Memory Master!


How to Remember Everything: Tips & Tricks to Become a Memory Master!
Author: Jacob Sager Weinstein
Published: 2020 by Odd Dot

About the Book:

"Kids will learn how to ace history tests by memorizing dates, feel confident about remembering people's names, win cards games by mastering entire decks, and hang on to happy memories for a lifetime.
This invaluable memory guide for children is full of recall-building techniques, fun challenges, and hilarious art."

The Artist Librarian Review:
Memorization can seem like a daunting task, especially when you need to know that information for school such as multiplication tables, historical events and dates, the periodic table of elements, etc.  In How to Remember Everything, author Jacob Sager Weinstein teaches readers easy techniques to help them retain important information in under 150 pages.  As a youth services librarian, I am always looking for interesting non-fiction titles that will hold young readers' attention.  Composed of 16 brief chapters, Weinstein introduces concepts such as chunking, mnemonics, acronyms, along with lesser known terms such as retrospective and prospective memory along with massed and spaced repetition in simple, easy to understand language.  
The conversational tone of the book holds readers' attention, with "try it" sections that allow readers to experiment with a newly taught memorization technique and answer keys so that they can easily check their work.  Each chapter contains boxes that define unique vocabulary and ends with a "what we learned" segment that summarizes key points to reinforce comprehension.  The design of the book is eye-catching and colorful, with Barbara Malley's cartoon digital illustrations helping to visualize techniques explained in the text.  I would recommend this book primarily to upper elementary school and middle school students, but additionally to any teens or adults who want a quick, user friendly guide to basic memorization techniques. 

[Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes from the publisher via Turn the Page Tours.]

About the Author:
"Jacob Sager Weinstein’s work has appeared in The New Yorker and The Onion, and he has written for HBO and the BBC as well. He lives in London with his wife and children.
His latest book is How to Remember Everything: Tips and Tricks of the Memory Masters."

About the Illustrator:

"Barbara Malley is an illustrator from Southern California.  She earned a BFA from the Laguna College of Art + Design and an MFA from California State University Fullerton.  Barbara has worked professionally as an animation character designer, a product designer, and as a cartoonist.  Her artwork has been published in books and magazines, exhibited in several group and solo gallery shows, and was sported on the mask of a professional hockey goalie. Currently, she is working as an adjunct instructor at CSUF and LCAD and is freelancing as an illustrator and character designer.

When she’s not obsessively drawing in her sketchbook, Barbara loves to watch ice hockey, collect rocks, memorize star catalogs, read comic books, and travel by train.  She lives with her cat, Gremlin, and parakeets, Pea and Poop."

Up for grabs is one (1) physical copy of How to Remember Everything
This giveaway is open to US residents only, 
is open from November 2nd to November 9th at 11:59 PM CST, and is run by Turn the Page Tours.
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