Search Results: "Dawn Publications"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SWAMP WHERE GATOR HIDES by Marianne Berkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2014

"It's visually first-rate, but this gator story deserves a few more digital enhancements—something sonic for a start!—to give the swamp the respect it's due. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
Don't let this well-written swamp story with its layered rhyme structure and sleepy narration deceive you: The mysterious gator will not hide forever, because lunchtime is coming…. Read full book review >

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THE MOUSE AND THE MEADOW by Chad Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2014

"Complete with a wise old turtle and a motherly bunny, this is charming and accessible science for young naturalists. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
Follow an inquisitive little field mouse as he leaves the safety of his nest and explores the world outside for the first time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OVER IN THE JUNGLE by Marianne Berkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2013

"Rich with learning experiences, Berkes' book elegantly combines art, reading, counting and music with the natural sciences. (iPad informational app. 3-8)"
Based on Berkes and Canyon's 2007 book, this new interactive counting and sing-along app is a snazzy introduction to the fauna of the rain forest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOISY BUG SING-A-LONG by John Himmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2013

"Though not exactly a traditional singalong, readers will nevertheless find themselves ch-ch-ch-ing like a katydid and perhaps even joining in with the 'Concert of Sound' when all the bugs sing together. (iPad informational app. 3-8)"
Tree crickets ring like telephones high in the trees, and mole crickets call "dirt, dirt" from their tunnels in the ground, taking animal sounds far from the familiar moo and meow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 2012

"With a format that includes science, math, art, music and reading, it still manages to be what learning should be—fun. (iPad informational app. 4-8)"
This beautifully illustrated counting and singalong app version of the 2004 book introduces young readers to the creatures of the coral reef. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT, LITTLE BUNNIES by Dawn Apperley
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A sweet tale to serenade small fry to sleep. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The emergence of the moon and stars heralds sleepy time for babies of all types. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEAD HOUSE by Dawn Kurtagich
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"It's all just too much, and the varied narrative formats just compound the chaos. (Horror. 14-18) "
A collection of diary entries, video footage, medical transcripts, and emails is examined to determine the mental health of Kaitlyn Johnson, who allegedly caused the deaths of several teens in a boarding school fire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF YOU WRONG US by Dawn Klehr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 8, 2015

"An intricate psychological page-turner that explores the darker side of vengeance and reads like Gone Girl through a teen lens. (Thriller. 13 & up)"
Within the crumbling city of Detroit, two grief-stricken teens discover a tenuous thread that ties their personal tragedies together and concoct a sinister plan for vengeance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE SWISH by Dawn Green
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 15, 2016

"Perhaps a slam-dunk for basketball fans but not so much for general readers. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Basketball is everything to Bennett Ryan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPLINTER by Sasha Dawn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2017

"Detailed and suspenseful. (Mystery. 12-18)"
Sami still hopes that her mother is alive 10 years after she disappeared. She also hopes that her father didn't murder her. Read full book review >