Search Results: "Anna and Ava LLC"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL ALPHABET BOOK by Aaron Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2013

"Although this app isn't doing anything radically different, its simple design, attractive artwork and excellent narration make it an effective way to share the ABCs with babies and preschoolers. (iPad alphabet app. 1-3)"
While animal alphabet apps are proliferating like bunny rabbits, this app's clean design makes it stand out from the throngs. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2013

"A stellar—indeed, archival—addition to any library. (Enhanced e-book/fantasy. 6 & up)"
This sumptuous iBook presents a straightforward telling of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, accompanied by artwork that will send readers down the rabbit hole of delight. Read full book review >

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THE JÖRGITS AND THE END OF WINTER by Anders Sandell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2013

"A tongue-in-cheek tale with serious underpinnings, enhanced by inventively designed visuals. (iPad science-fiction app. 9-11)"
Following a crash landing in the Baltic, a motley crew of space aliens encounters strange creatures (well, Finns) in this briskly paced, eco-themed import. Read full book review >

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Double Wide by Ava Dunne
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An intriguing, if uneven, portrait of a young woman whose strength of character conquers a harsh environment."
Caught between the callousness of an absent father and the delusions of a troubled mother, a lonely young girl in the 1980s tries to lay claim to her own identity in Dunne's debut novel. Read full book review >

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CUDDLEFISH FRIENDS by Anna Knoebel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2013

"Transitions aside, a smoothly designed diversion, with plenty of child appeal and definite vocabulary-building potential. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
Light washes of natural science flavor this hypersweet tale of a polka-dot cuttlefish and friends at play on a coral reef. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEYOND THE RED by Ava Jae
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2016

"Deeply flawed. (Science fiction. 13-17)"
Forbidden love blooms on a planet called Safari between its queen and her half-human slave. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RACING HEART by Ava Roosevelt
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Perfect as a light beach read or a pleasant escape on a cold winter night by the fire."
The stakes are high for a young supermodel as she tries to foil a terrorist plot in this high-speed, passionate romance novel. Read full book review >

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LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD by Ava Dellaira
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2014

"A tighter hand would have given more balance to an otherwise effective and satisfyingly heartbreaking melodrama. (Fiction. 12-17)"
Confiding in dead geniuses helps a teen process her grief and rage. Read full book review >

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EATING WILDLY by Ava Chin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2014

"A delectable feast of the heart."
A professor and journalist's engaging account of how being an urban forager in New York City led her to unexpected personal enlightenment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KUNG FU PANDA 2 STORYBOOK by FrogDogMedia LLC
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2011

"A motionless but gorgeous adaptation of a slick Hollywood kid flick. (iPad storybook app. 5-9)"
Po the Panda is back to master Kung Fu, fight villains and, ultimately, discover the truth about his own identity. Read full book review >

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THE SMURFS MOVIE STORYBOOK by FrogDogMedia LLC
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2011

"Make room at the bottom of the barrel for this smurforrendous (non)effort. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A smurfstonishingly bad tie-in to the recently released film. Read full book review >