Search Results: "Interact Books"


BOOK REVIEW

ALL ABOUT AIRPORTS by Interact Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2012

"Every aspect of air travel flies high on interactive display in this new app for the preschool set. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
When a book that helps prepare children for first experiences is exciting as well as instructive, it's a keeper; this educational passport of fun for preschoolers interested in travel or for those about to board is just that. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS IN THE ANCIENT WORLD by Interact Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2012

"The concept is strong, but the delivery has more than a few glitches. Slow response coupled with incongruous and primitive features leave this app somewhere in the Middle Ages. (iPad informational app. 4-8)"
An interactive history lesson about ancient musical instruments. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHAMPION HARE by Gwen  Christie
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2012

"Concepts like sportsmanship, perseverance, humility and knowing and accepting one's own strengths and limitations are a gold mine of potential teaching moments. They also warm the heart. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
In this reversal of the age-old tortoise-vs.-hare tale, a young hare competes against some formidable opponents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOOKS by Larry McMurtry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"A pleasant amble in Bookland and a treat for the bookishly inclined, as well as for McMurtry buffs."
Having written about other aspects of his life, novelist and screenwriter McMurtry (When the Light Goes, 2007, etc.) finally gets around to his bibliomania. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HIGGLEDY-PIGGLEDY PIGEON by Don M.  Winn
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2012

"Well-meant but unlikely to get children, learning-challenged or otherwise, off the ground. (iPad storybook app. 6-9)"
A pigeon with no sense of direction fails a flight school exam, but with additional study and a teacher's encouragement, triumphs the second time around. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Beautiful and reverent but perhaps not particularly relevant. (thumbnail bios, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
As the subtitle indicates, young bookworms are invited to "Explore the Amazing Collection of the British Library." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"A worthy effort, though as relentlessly earnest as its 2009 print edition and more hampered than helped by the clumsiness of its digital additions. (iPad nonfiction app. 6-10)"
An album of pretty, if bland, nature photos paired to a heavy-handed conservation message and homespun interactive effects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Book-trade nostalgia, vanished bestsellers, and an affecting pair of dedicated book-people make for a gentle stroll through two decades. (Sixteen b&w photographs.)"
The story of a legendary paperback bookstore in Berkeley and its two owners, and of how it grew, and grew, and grew. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"In important ways, this is one of very few truly good books on the culture wars."
In a coup of cultural journalism, a prominent film critic returns to the Ivy League classroom as a front-line correspondent on the culture wars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OF BOOKS AND BAGPIPES by Paige Shelton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"This sequel to The Cracked Spine (2016) is rich in Scottish dialect and eccentric characters, including a well-meaning heroine who brings on most of her own troubles."
A murder at a Scottish castle reveals a murky past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOG LOVES BOOKS by Louise Yates
ANIMALS
Released: July 27, 2010

"This is the true, exact depth of purpose any avid reader, even the doggy ones, wishes—sharing the joy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Yates uses words and illustration sparingly to set the pace for this jaunty tale book lovers will lap right up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I HATE BOOKS! by Kate Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Short chapters, simple language and lots of line drawings add up to plenty of appeal for less-practiced readers—but grown-ups too will find this a thought-provoking look inside the mind of a reluctant reader. (Fiction. 7-9)"
A lad wanders off the path to literacy and almost doesn't find his way back in this perceptive cautionary tale. Read full book review >