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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2012

"Space trash worth not even a first look, much less repeat visits. (iPad storybook app. 5-7)"
A silly, out-of-order tour of the solar system's planets provides a pretext for poking passing meteors (to make them explode) and aliens or robots (to make them squeak). Big whoop. Read full book review >

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ASCEND by Amanda Hocking
Released: April 24, 2012

"Hocking sure knows how to bring it. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Hocking (Torn, 2011, etc.) saves the best for last in the final installment of the Trylle trilogy. Read full book review >

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Released: March 6, 2014

"A solid self-help work containing informed advice for living."
A self-help guide that presents readers with a five-year plan to become more active and actualized. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2012

"An inventive and entertaining introduction to the classic. And that kiss at the end: perfect. (iPad epic app. 10 & up)"
A delightfully entertaining telling of the tale of brave Ulysses. Read full book review >

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PINOCCHIO by Carlo Collodi
by Carlo Collodi, adapted by Elastico srl, illustrated by Lucia Conversi, translated by Lemmy Caution, developed by Elastico srl
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2011

"A fine introductory version, condensed to a highlights reel but lively enough to keep even younger audiences entertained. (iPad storybook app. 6-9)"
Unusually brisk special effects animate this relatively less satiric but equally amusing adaptation of the classic tale. Read full book review >

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EACH TO HIS OWN! by Davide Cali
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2013

"No bells but maybe a few whistles and definitely some giggles. (iPad novelty app. 5-9)"
In this droll, wordless import, a dozen dogs or other animals are connected to as many walkers by, usually, very long leashes. Read full book review >

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TRACKING THE SERPENT by Janine Pommy Vega
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 1997

"While Vega's is a likable voice, her narrative never rises above the self-indulgent, unfocused standard that seems to have become the norm for the recent outpouring of travel adventures."
In this loosely unified collection, poet Vega visits not four but three continents and produces a rambling but brave-hearted account of her exploits. Read full book review >

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FIND ME by Giulia Natale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2013

"This cheery story will entertain young readers with pleasant rhymes, bright digital artwork and simple animated scenes. (Enhanced e-book. 4-7)"
Young fans of visual puzzles will enjoy this spot-the-difference enhanced e-book. Read full book review >

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BUFO'S MUSIC by Kite Edizioni Srl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 19, 2012

"All toads considered, this is a story for the misfit in all of us. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
Music changes a toad's life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"A wild ride with some important lessons."
Murdock was 49 in 1996, the CEO of a biotech company named CellPro, when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoma. Read full book review >

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I CAN DO THIS by Satoe  Tone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2012

"Head-scratching storyline aside, it's a beautiful book. Here's hoping Tone will continue to create stunning visual scenery and leave the writing to someone else. (iPad storybook app, 2-6)"
Bad writing sinks this perplexing story about a misfit bird. Read full book review >

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Guardian of the Golden Gate by Kevin Briggs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2015

"Important, deeply compassionate insights on how to best prevent suicide."
In thisdebutmemoir, a retired cop shares his life experiences and insights that contributed to his helping hundreds of people decide against suicide. Read full book review >