Search Results: "33 Loretta Kids' Books"


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2 TIGERS by Dorothy Thurgood Manning
written and illustrated by Dorothy Thurgood Manning, illustrated by Dorothy Thurgood Manning, developed by 33 Loretta Kids' Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2012

"This story is nothing to roar about. (iPad storybook app. 2-4)"
An unappealing, pedantic sibling story features two tiger sisters. Read full book review >

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CURLY HAIR, STRAIGHT HAIR by Dorothy Thurgood Manning
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2011

"For younger readers, it all comes together in an appealing, attractive and easy-to-follow app. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
Multicultural, yet universal enough in its language and situations to appeal to any kid, this app is appealingly simple. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2012

"It's a nice-enough book with a well-handled message, but probably not one that holds up to too many repeated readings. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
A storybook with a clear, easy-to-understand message about embracing the similarities of friends who live under different circumstances, this app succeeds even if its page structure proves cumbersome. Read full book review >

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THE BINGO SONG by Kid's Academy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2013

"The main offering in this app is cute, and the audio provides a dimension that traditional books cannot. But it's underwhelming, especially for the price. (iPad song app. 1-5)"
This utilitarian effort will appeal to fans of the song, but flawed recording features and minimal interactivity keep it from rising above the average mark. Read full book review >

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INTO THE WOODS by Loretta Krupinski
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1997

"A walk in the woods, touched by whimsy. (index) (Picture book. 7-11)"
A personal nature diary from Krupinski (Bluewater Journal, 1995, etc.) that includes drawings of familiar woodland plants and animals, as well as nature lore, folk tales, and observations, all in brown typeface that resembles hand- lettering. Read full book review >

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CARTOON ABC by Kid's Academy
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2012

"A well-crafted app that will hold interest for little ones as they learn and practice their ABCs. (iPad alphabet app. 2-6)"
An engaging ABC app encourages kids to learn and explore the alphabet. Read full book review >

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3 LITTLE PIGGIES by Kid's Academy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"As it stands against the huff-and-puff of the App Store's inventory, it may as well be made of straw. (incompatible with iPad 1) (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
Safe, serviceable and completely dull, this soft-edged version of the oft-adapted pigs-in-real estate tale doesn't distinguish itself amid the dozens that also tell the same story. Read full book review >

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DEATH & THE BREWMASTER'S WIDOW by Loretta Ross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2016

"The second case for Death and Wren (Death of the Redheaded Woman, 2015) uses an intriguing premise to flesh out the charming detective duo."
Tragedy stalks a pair of brothers, one of them dead, the other one Death. Read full book review >

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DEATH & THE GRAVEDIGGER'S ANGEL by Loretta Ross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2017

"Ross' sleuthing pair (Death and the Brewmaster's Widow, 2015, etc.) again faces a present-day murder steeped in historical detail. The subpar mystery is offset by the ripped-from-the-headlines buzz."
An auctioneer tries to help her boyfriend free a fellow veteran suffering from PTSD when he's accused of murder. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY by Loretta Krupinski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Children in the New York area are a natural audience for this merry mouse tale, but the appealing illustrations and country mouse-city mouse connection make will help this story travel to cozy story times in any location. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Two charming country mice reprise the Nativity story with a New York City setting. Read full book review >

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THE ROYAL MICE by Loretta Krupinski
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Mildly amusing and shiny to look at. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Faster than youngsters can learn to spell Despereaux, a troupe of brave little mice save themselves from a cat-for-hire in this tale both pretty and silly. Read full book review >