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 >

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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 >

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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: 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

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

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

NON-FICTION
Released: June 13, 2017

"An eye-opening examination of the many ways money can be made—and disappear."
Can we time the market? No, but this timely book by an investment executive and CNBC contributor gives some idea of how various the triggers for its collapse can be. Read full book review >