Search Results: "Chronicle Books"


BOOK REVIEW

ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 2007

"A handsome volume that will toot the horn of train enthusiasts both young and old. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Billed as a companion volume to A Is for Astronaut (2006), this alphabet text geared toward train lovers also blends bold vintage-style illustrations and historical photographs to present the colorful past of railroading. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEW YORK, BABY by Chronicle Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Too slight to serve either as guides for newbies or alternatives to keepsake/tributes like Robert Neubecker's Wow! City! (2004) or M. Sasek's This Is San Francisco (updated edition 2003). (Picture book. 3-5)"
This frenzied stroller-level dash through the Big Apple is likely to leave even hardened tourists exhausted. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRESS HERE by Chronicle Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2012

"An invitation to play that lacks the simplicity of its print forebear but has its own charms. (iPad game app. 4 & up)"
Extending the bestselling print version's ingeniously interactive contents, this somewhat overheated app offers 15 challengingly abstract games built on unevenly colored, frenetically spinning dots and circles in various primary hues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY FIRST BASKETBALL BOOK by Sterling Children's Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"These simple, nonfiction titles are a nice way to get little ones interested in sports and excited to give them a try. (Board book. 1-4)"
This nonfiction board book introduces basketball concepts to the sport's newest fans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY WONDERFUL NURSERY RHYME COLLECTION by Silver Dolphin Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Overall, a delightful collection—priced so that it's easy to buy several to give as gifts. (Nursery rhymes. 1-4)"
Looking for an attractive compendium of nursery rhymes, songs, games, and lullabies all in one place? These 192 pages will deliver the goods, and then some. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DAY AT THE BEACH by Sterling Children's Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"Skip A Day at the Farm. A Day at the Beach is worth considering for counting practice, especially since it goes all the way to 20 when most board books stop at five or 10. (Board book. 1-3)"
A counting book from one to 20, featuring Starla the starfish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. PUNCH IN THE ESCAPE by BumpBump Books
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Jan. 5, 2013

"Punch and his partner Judy drew enthusiastic audiences in the 19th century; his appeal to the 21st is likely to be considerably smaller. (iPad storybook app. 14 & up)"
A distinctly peculiar app retells a grisly Victorian puppet show. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THINGS THAT GO VROOM by Sterling Children's Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"This arbitrary collection of things that go really goes nowhere. (Board book. 1-3)"
Twenty-four vehicles are each depicted on a single page with one sentence that describes what that vehicle does. Read full book review >