Search Results: "Bookerella and Story Worldwide"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2012

"A winner: beautifully illustrated, nicely designed and solidly informative. (iPad informational app. 6-9)"
A seamless blend of realistic graphics, high-resolution photography and well-chosen interactive features makes for an inviting introduction to bat behavior and types. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 26, 2012

"Well-used technology paired nicely with solid characters make this a promising series opener. (iPad fantasy app. 8-10)"
An interactive introduction to three female friends linked by their love of horses and a fantastical adventure. 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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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015

"A sure-handed narrative led by a hapless but resilient adventurer."
High jinks ensue in this picaresque novel when an author sets out 'round the world to shepherd his short story through several translations. Read full book review >

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MORE THAN YOU KNOW by Rosalyn Story
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2004

"Romantic, deeply sentimental redemption story of smoky jazz clubs, beauty salons crackling with gossip, and the intricate, wide-ranging community that holds it all together."
Buried secrets divide an African-American couple in debut fiction from Fort Worth Symphony violinist Story (And so I Sing: African American Divas of Opera and Concert, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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THE PHANTOM MENACE by Disney Publishing Worldwide
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"The app's primary appeal lies in the presentation of a template that may work out better when A New Hope and its two sequels arrive in the Star Wars Journeys series. (iPad storybook app. 6-12)"
More forced than blessed with the Force, this app of the oft-reviled first Star Wars prequel will nevertheless please some fans. Read full book review >

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WADING HOME by Rosalyn Story
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The current oil-spill crisis only makes the hopefulness of this novel more moving, if heart-wrenching."
In this affective second novel from Story (More Than You Know, 2004), a Dallas-based violinist with the Fort Worth Symphony, New Orleans natives struggle to recover their lives as well as their property after Hurricane Katrina. Read full book review >

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MAYA'S STORY by Diana Story
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2017

"A lively and optimistic alarm bell regarding the fractured state of the globe today."
This debut YA fantasy sees a teen prepare to battle the ills of the world and the sinister force responsible. Read full book review >

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TRON: LEGACY by Disney Publishing Worldwide
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"The entire app is purely ephemeral, of interest only to completist collectors of Tron-abilia. (iPad movie spinoff. 10-12, adult)"
This digital souvenir of the movie contains a fair amount of bells and whistles but provides little actual satisfaction. Read full book review >

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PLANES STORYBOOK DELUXE by Disney Publishing Worldwide
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2013

"Fine amusement, elegant illustrations and a decent-enough story—and readers can play on as independent pilots to their hearts' content. (iPad movie tie-in app. 6-10)"
A thoroughly enjoyable, hands-on aviation app twined with a story of the little plane that could, from Disney. Read full book review >

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DISNEY ANIMATED by Disney Publishing Worldwide
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2013

"A fruitful and highly pleasurable way to spend an afternoon. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad informational app. 6 & up)"
A frankly stunning look at the creation of animated film over the past century from the daddy of them all, Disney. Read full book review >

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THE WAKING PRINCE by The Story Elves
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2012

"A grab bag of stories and storytelling-workshop elements, with lively, fluent prose and art that really deserves better plotlines. (iPad storybook/instructional app. 7-9, adult)"
Torrents of words and pictures, plus ingenious software design, propel a more-or-less-linked pair of clever but half-baked tales. Read full book review >