Search Results: "Newleaf Solutions"


BOOK REVIEW

BUSY BUNNIES by Newleaf Solutions
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2011

"An adorable storybook app with a near-perfect balance between stimulation and simplicity. (iPad storybook app. 2-4)"
A winning playdate with brother and sister bunny takes readers from alarm clock to "lights out" via a very full day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Less a new conversation than a restatement of an older agenda."
Third-party presidential contender and environmental activist Nader (Getting Steamed to Overcome Corporatism, 2011, etc.) offers "an attempt to start a new conversation about our problems." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 25, 2014

"A detailed, didactic guide to Scripture for daily study and devotion, sidestepping sanctimony in favor of thoughtful tips and reader-friendly resources."
Approaching religion with an academic sensibility, this autobiographical guide advocates the Bible as a text for intensive study, one to be regularly revisited by the faithful. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOME POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS by Helen Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"Phillips proves yet again that she is an intuitive, emotionally resonant writer who is willing to consider some of life's biggest questions and offer, yes, a few possible solutions."
The short stories in this darkly absorbing collection remind us of the hope and humanity, the warmth, joy, and love that can be found in even the bleakest circumstances. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOLUTIONS FOR COLD FEET AND OTHER LITTLE PROBLEMS by Carey Sookocheff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Some little problems but still a read with plenty of warmth. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little girl and her dog tackle little problems. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS by Jari  Huomo
adapted and illustrated by Jari Huomo, developed by JH Digital Solutions
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2012

"This app will hold little ones' interest long enough to eat a bit of porridge before a quick nap, but probably not much longer than that. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
Another iPad adaptation of the infamous ursidae family and their golden-haired intruder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE INTROSPECTIVE ENGINEER by Samuel C. Florman
NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 1996

"Thus his contention that more engineers should involve themselves in political processes and policy discussions, unfortunately, self-destructs."
More soothing technological reassurances from writer-engineer Florman (Blaming Technology, 1981, etc.), here maintaining that we need more and better technological ``fixes,'' not fewer, and pleading for more engineers to become involved in running things. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOLETOWN by Torben Kuhlmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Kuhlmann's detailed art will pull in readers who like to see how things fit together, while his message is abundantly clear for everyone. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The evolution of a city built beneath a green meadow by anthropomorphic moles is narrated visually. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 2000

"Still, though Marcus may not always bring history to life, she offers a compelling glimpse into an undeniably fascinating topic. (Map of ancient Israel and its environs, not seen) (Reader's Subscription Book Club/Natural Science Book Club alternate selection)"
Wall Street Journal Foreign correspondent Marcus offers a dry but ultimately fascinating look at how modern archaeologists and their recent discoveries at key biblical sites are reshaping traditional views of the Bible, as well as the entire map of the Middle East. Read full book review >