Search Results: "Honeybee Labs"


BOOK REVIEW

HONEYBEE by Naomi Shihab Nye
POETRY
Released: March 1, 2008

"Most likely to appeal to adults and older teens, this will be warmly welcomed by fans as it offers intriguing glimpses of Nye's personal beliefs and experience. (Poetry. 12+)"
Mixing memory, science and social issues, these selections vary widely in their accessibility and interest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHASING FIREFLIES by Honeybee Labs
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"A breath of fresh air. (iPad poetry app. 10 & up)"
A collection of classic haiku accompanied by original music and lush seasonal backdrops. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HONEYBEE MAN by Lela Nargi
ANIMALS
Released: March 8, 2011

"Eccentric and unusual with an appealing, gentle charm. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Tell it to the bees. Read full book review >

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A HIVE FOR THE HONEYBEE by Soinbhe Lally
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Not Brewster's quirky, accomplished drawings of insects with human heads, nor the author's rich harvest of bee lore can rescue this labored satire. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Lally uses a broad brush in this sexist allegory, contrasting—at length—the industrious female worker bees and the charming but dim-witted male drones, with their thoroughly ineffectual government and religion. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE HONEYBEE by Charles Micucci
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"Honeybees are fascinating and have been extensively researched; most science enthusiasts will want more information than this title provides. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
The author of The Life and Times of the Apple (Orchard, 1992) uses the same breezy, colorful format to introduce the honeybee, its history, anatomy, odd facts, and daily life. Read full book review >

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A CRY WOLF TALE HD by Unicorn Labs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2011

"That's likely by design: Just as 'The End' appears, a banner invites readers to download another app, Rabbit & Turtle's Amazing Race, which features all the same animated animals. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
A clever twist on the "Boy Who Cried Wolf" fable, this story of a prankster wolf who continually fools his friends with false sightings of a four-eyed, flea-ridden boy is pretty slick. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD by Peter Guttman
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Jan. 7, 2012

"This impressive photo set makes for a stunning, if occasionally overwhelming geographical experience. (iPad informational app. 3 & up)"
A photo gallery-as-app is light on features yet becomes a moving visual statement communicated through the faces of hundreds of kids from around the world. Read full book review >

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THESE BEES COUNT! by Alison Formento
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"After learning all about how bees count, readers will be counting on Mr. Tate's class to give them another environmental armchair trip. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Formento and Snow successfully collaborate again (This Tree Counts! 2010) as the environmentally aware Mr. Tate takes his class on a field trip to Busy Bee Farm. Read full book review >

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THE NUTCRACKER by Francesca Cavallo
adapted by Francesca Cavallo, illustrated by Philip Giordano, developed by Timbuktu Labs, Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2013

"Unusual, but ultimately unimaginative and uninspiring. (iPad storybook app. 6-10)"
Another adaptation of the popular ballet story. Read full book review >