Search Results: "Kids Can Press"


BOOK REVIEW

SCAREDY SQUIRREL by Mélanie Watt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 8, 2011

"For every kid or grownup who has ever been afraid of anything, Scaredy Squirrel is a delight in any format—but this particular interface is not a significant improvement on good old paper. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
An appealing little fraidy-squirrel leaves the predictable, safe life of his nut tree for an adventure into the terrifying unknown. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COOL BOSS by Can Akdeniz
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Akdeniz draws a clear picture of the destination but doesn't provide much of a road map for getting there."
In his latest work, Akdeniz (MBA 2.0: Master the Most Innovative Ideas in Business, 2013) explains why coolness is the core component of being a great modern leader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ObamaCare for Beginners by Garamond Press
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2013

"A useful, reassuring roadmap to the altering landscape of health insurance."
This handy primer boils down America's complex new health care system. Read full book review >

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ELEGY FOR A THIEF by Margaret Press
Released: June 15, 1993

"Droll cop comments and a likable bunch of guys hanging out at the stationhouse create an offbeat charm—and the feel of a cozy village procedural."
Dyslexic Salem detective sergeant Gabriel Dunn (Requiem for a Postman, 1992), about to solo for the first time, is beeped off the flight to catch a—suicide? homicide? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BINGO SONG by Kid's Academy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2013

"The main offering in this app is cute, and the audio provides a dimension that traditional books cannot. But it's underwhelming, especially for the price. (iPad song app. 1-5)"
This utilitarian effort will appeal to fans of the song, but flawed recording features and minimal interactivity keep it from rising above the average mark. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAGONS by DreamWorks Press
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 31, 2014

"For fans of the movie, it doesn't get much better than this. (iPad storybook app. 5-12)"
Designed in support of the Dreamworks' film How To Train Your Dragon 2, this original app/story begins with a mystery. Read full book review >

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PEPPA PIG AND THE BUSY DAY AT SCHOOL by Candlewick Press
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"There is not much here to make it stand out from other school-themed titles. Only for Peppa Pig devotees. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A busy school day gives the Peppa Pig licensing team an opportunity to cram every bit of learning and labeling they can into this based-on-a-British-TV-show title. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"An intelligent though sometimes dense examination of moral courage and its consequences."
Press (Absolute Convictions: My Father, a City, and the Conflict That Divided America, 2006) returns with a disquisition on conscience, "about the mystery of what impels people to…stop, say no, resist." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A REQUIEM FOR A POSTMAN by Margaret Press
Released: Feb. 17, 1992

"Shading toward the needlessly complicated (the identity changes, the old war story), but a worthy first effort—and Dunn's charm could grow on you."
An ambitious first mystery centering on the disappearance of postman Ray Bishop, who soon turns up dead in the restroom of the local park barely 300 yards from his house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEOLOGY by Kids Discover
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 8, 2014

"Clear science writing, captivating visuals and excellent design—a winning combination. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad informational app. 9-12)"
With this app, Kids Discover continues to transform their print-magazine issues into multilayered informational experiences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOGS by National Geographic Kids
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Young dog lovers (and vehicle aficionados in the companion title) will enjoy perusing these images again and again. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
This up-close introduction to dogs uses vivid photos as illustrations. Read full book review >