Search Results: "Digital Book Production"


BOOK REVIEW

HANSEL AND GRETEL BOOKIDU by Digital Book Production
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2011

"Like an old-time radio drama, this rendition leaves plenty to the imagination. (iPad storybook app. 7-10)"
Sans illustrations, decorations or even an option for audio narration this version of the folktale definitely charts its own course through the thickets of more fully featured apps. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PALE BLUE DOT by Ben Bova
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2013

"A bit of science in a very minor key. (Science fiction/iPad app. 8-12)"
A rather lifeless search for life in the great beyond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NECKING WITH LOUISE by Rick Book
Released: Aug. 31, 1999

"Readers will come to know—and like—Eric and admire the way he rises to every occasion. (Short stories. 12-14)"
Work, sports, making out, and breaking up: in seven linked stories set in 1965 a Saskatchewan teenager spins vividly personal takes on universal themes of adolescence, adding no fewer than three brushes with death to make the pleasures and pains of life all the more intense. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAT SHADOW by Scarpetta & Lauria Production
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"Fun, if dark at times. (iPad storybook app. 5-9)"
An interactive and fantastical introduction to hand-shadows combines with a lesson on obesity. Read full book review >

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ANGELINA BALLERINA'S NEW BALLET TEACHER by Callaway Digital Arts
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2011

"A sweet story that will likely put a twinkle in diminutive toes. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
Angelina Ballerina gets a new dance instructor and learns to accept that there's more than one "right" way to do things. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A JAZZY DAY by The Melody Book
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2012

"A winning app that could easily be deemed the jazz version of The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. Smooth. (iPad storybook app. 2-8)"
This highly user-friendly primer gives kids both a macro and micro lesson about jazz music. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MACBETH by William Shakespeare
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"Even so, this remains Macbeth, arguably the Bard of Avon's most durable and multilayered tragedy, and overall, this enhanced e-book makes the play appealing and graspable to students. (Enhanced e-book. 12 & up)"
A pairing of the text of the Scottish Play with a filmed performance, designed with the Shakespeare novice in mind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHOKKO'S ADVENTURES IN BIRDLAND by Siliq Digital
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 22, 2011

"A tasty confection, likely to tempt more than just its young target audience. (iPad storybook app. 5-8 and up)"
Set up by a separate but free prelude app, the first episode of a projected four sends two intrepid chocolate drops (one white, one brown) to Bird Island on a feather-finding expedition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAZZY WORLD TOUR by The Melody Book
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2013

"A fun first step into cultural awareness. (iPad 2+ recommended) (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
A mini-almanac doubles as a cumulative travel book in this survey of various countries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GULLIVER IN LILLIPUT by Jonathan Swift
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2011

"Fix that, and the developers will have an app worthy of repeat visits. (iPad storybook/game app. 6-9) "
Younger video gamers will feel right at home in this abridged rendition's elaborately animated environment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"While Book's claim that women have created a new model of business leadership needs greater substantiation, these easy-reading portraits of dynamic winners do provide young career women with encouraging role models."
Asserting that a "new leadership paradigm" has emerged, a journalist offers breezy, admiring profiles of women executives to illustrate how their working styles differ from those of successful men. Read full book review >