Search Results: "Hachette UK"


BOOK REVIEW

HUGLESS DOUGLAS by David Melling
by David Melling, illustrated by David Melling, developed by Hachette UK
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2011

"This app won't win any awards for technological innovation, but it offers enough warmth and educational value to justify the price. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
A cub searches for a much-needed bear hug. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Counterculture UK by Rebecca Gillieron
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"An approachable, comprehensive introduction to British culture outside the mainstream, but it may be a bit too general and conversational for academic researchers and scholars."
The histories of the United Kingdom's vibrant underground and alternative cultures are the focus of this essay collection, edited by Gillieron (Plays for Today by Women, 2013) and Robson (Celluloid Ceiling, 2014). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERYTHING'S ROSIE BEDTIME APP by Egmont UK
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 25, 2012

"For fans, this could be a must-download, but for the uninitiated, there's not much in Rosie's bedtime adventure to make them curious for more. (optimized for iPad 2 and above) (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
A none-too-interesting detour before bedtime, this app based on a British children's show exhibits frustrating navigation quirks and not nearly enough personality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2008

"A photo gallery of the contributors caps this worthy, earnest collection. (Picture book. 8-11)"
In this pro-bono album, a simplified version of the UN's Universal Declaration, as provided by Amnesty International, has been illustrated by an international cast of 30 artists, from South Africa's Niki Daly and South Korean Hong Sung Dam to Debi Gliori (Scotland), Jan Spivey Gilchrist (United States) and Bob Graham (Australia). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DREAMS OF FREEDOM by Amnesty International UK Section
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2015

"With proceeds going to Amnesty International, this album provides much food for thought for those children—and adults—who take the time to contemplate its pages. (Picture book. 5-12)"
Twenty artists from around the world illustrate many aspects of the concept of "freedom," accompanying inspirational sayings from thinkers living and dead. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC OF REALITY by Richard Dawkins
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Sept. 23, 2011

"Plenty of well-designed, smoothly integrated special features only enhance this passionate, provocative scientific manifesto. (thumbnail-image chapter and page indexes) (iPad nonfiction app. 11 & up)"
In a terrific example of e-bookmaking, animations, audio clips and interactive demos embellish the full text and already-memorable illustrations of this bestselling take on What Is So and What Ain't. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOD HAS NO GRANDCHILDREN by Kim Gyeong-Uk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Kim opens an intriguing window into modern South Korean society, a slice of the world that is confoundingly different from ours—but also much the same."
Scenes from the class struggle, Gangnam-style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR ZOO by Rod Campbell
by Rod Campbell, illustrated by Rod Campbell, developed by Macmillan UK
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 7, 2011

"Overall, this pet is a keeper, an animal classic that improves in the digital age. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
If you write to the zoo to send you a pet, you never know what you'll get.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE by Giles Andreae
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 2, 2011

"With more animal magnetism than techno bells and whistles, this safari succeeds at every turn. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
Animal antics abound in this colorful zoological primer for the preschool set. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEDUSA'S CURSE by A.J. Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Uncomplicated gateway fare for readers still working up to Percy Jackson or Jane Yolen's Young Heroes series. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
White teenage cousins discover that they have four days to reconstitute a magic shield that will save Earth from fiery destruction. First stop: ancient Greece. Read full book review >