Search Results: "Apps of All Nations"


BOOK REVIEW

iSTORY IT'S ABOUT LIFE by Apps of All Nations
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2011

"Sentimental, yes, but a refreshing dose of real emotion among hundreds of apps that are little more than wind-up digital toys. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
An unexpectedly poignant emotional punch to the gut, an illustrator's tribute to his father featuring a bear and his dad is touching and memorable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BALLY, THE BALLOON DOG by Mara Colecchia
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2011

"A few bells and whistles fail to make this app soar. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
Bally meets up with three "real" dogs and through a series of events realizes that he's different. Will he ever fit in? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MET KIDS by Adland Apps
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2012

"This sci-fi adventure kicks off a relatively promising series. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
Some kids on a camping trip venture too close to a fallen meteor and receive an overdose of gamma radiation that turns them into superheroes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DAY AT THE CIRCUS by Malin  Rosenqvist
illustrated by Malin Rosenqvist, developed by Wombi Apps
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2011

"Lightweight narrative aside, from illustration and animation to sound effects and interactivity, this is a good bet for young children. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
An enjoyable app that's light on story and heavy on interaction for toddlers and preschoolers; its showmanship would make even Barnum and Bailey proud. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TICK BAIT'S UNIVERSE by Marc Gamble
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 8, 2012

"This well-designed odyssey truly does put the universe at viewers' fingertips. (iPad informational app. 6-12)"
A "powers of 10" app that takes young explorers from quarks to the furthest reaches of the observable universe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOURNEY TO A BLACK HOLE by College of Charleston
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2014

"Not a stellar effort. (iPad informational app. 8-11)"
Some grant-funded undergraduate research on black holes makes its way to the iPad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUSEUM SHAPES by Metropolitan Museum of Art
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A marvelous gift for parent and child, promising many hours of visual stimulation and enjoyment. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Once again, the collections of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art serve up instantly recognizable images of ten forms, each identified by word, shape and images. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Slight but readable: to be dipped into at leisure rather than read in one go."
Miscellaneous thoughts and observations by the proprietress of one of England's stateliest homes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2000

"No surprises; the usual conservative diet fare, spiced by the Duchess's starry presence."
That old reliable—the standard, well-based Weight Watchers' weight-control plan—is enlivened by vignettes from the organization's spokeswoman, the Duchess of York (Dining With the Duchess, not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LETTERS FROM HILLSIDE FARM by Jerry Apps
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"Neither George's experiences nor the author's pedagogical additions offer much to engage readers' hearts or minds. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Faint echoes of the middle volumes of the Little House series are all that animate this bland, Depression-era epistolary tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NONFICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A portion of the proceeds from sales go toward UNICEF. (Picture book. 3+)"
A vapid collection of pictures and wishes about peace and related topics (``I would wish for the ozone hole to close,'' ``I would like all cities to be designed for disabled people'') by children from 39 countries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC ANIMALS by American Museum of Natural History
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Best for animal-obsessed preschoolers who have long mastered lions, tigers and bears and are ready to progress to nudibranches, quetzals and X-ray tetra fish. Oh my. (Board book. 2-5)"
The stable of animal alphabet titles gets a little more crowded with this new contribution from the American Museum of Natural History. Read full book review >