Search Results: "Christful Apps"


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JONAH by Christful Apps
developed by Christful Apps, adapted by Laura Towers, illustrated by Brian Caleb Dumm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2011

"A minnow of a story at a whale of a price. (iPad storybook app. 2-4)"
This Bible story could've been spectacular on the iPad, but this version is about as exciting as watching paint dry. Read full book review >

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The New Killer Apps by Chunka Mui
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"An erudite anthem for large companies reshaping themselves to innovate and compete with agile startups."
Couched as an us-vs.-them guide for corporations in the realm of technology innovation, this perceptive book shows how big companies can defeat the nimble upstarts through the strategic use of resources, the implementation of three principles and the following of eight rules. Read full book review >

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LOVE IN THE TIME OF APPS by Jay Begler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2014

"A delicious, scalding cup of satire."
In this debut satire, a trendy numerical rating system determines the fates of individuals. Read full book review >

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"A thoughtful picture of a rapidly changing market landscape and the titan responsible for its arrival."
In this 2-in-1 book, Meyer takes a marketing-focused look at Jobs' leadership and one of his most popular legacies—the app—to understand the ways in which Jobs applied his vision to make Apple a towering success. Read full book review >

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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 >

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THE GREAT SAND FRACAS OF AMES COUNTY by Jerry Apps
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2014

"The result is Lake Wobegon with more environmental activism and historical preservation and considerably less humor."
A homespun novel finds a small Wisconsin town torn between preservation and progress. Read full book review >

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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 >

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HELP! THE WOLF IS COMING! by Cédric Ramadier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Falls just short of the mark. (Board book. 3-6)"
The wolf is coming! Quick! How can he be stopped? Read full book review >

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An Illustrated Guide to Mobile Technology by Sachin Date
Released: March 22, 2015

"A commendable exploration of the technology and ideas supporting our wireless world."
A comprehensive history of mobile technology. Read full book review >