Search Results: "Kids and Beyond"


BOOK REVIEW

MARCEL by K. Dubash
by K. Dubash, illustrated by K. Dubash, developed by Kids and Beyond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 26, 2011

"Though the technical and literary elements don't warrant a failing grade, there's not much to bite in to here. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
Marcel the bookworm lives in a magical apple that provides him with an endless supply of books. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A sober look at a substantial health risk for young and mature athletes."
With the assistance of sports journalist Hyman (Until It Hurts: America's Obsession with Youth Sports and How It Harms Our Kids, 2009, etc.), neurosurgeon Cantu offers parents, coaches and athletes an authoritative look at concussions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2012

"It's a nice-enough book with a well-handled message, but probably not one that holds up to too many repeated readings. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
A storybook with a clear, easy-to-understand message about embracing the similarities of friends who live under different circumstances, this app succeeds even if its page structure proves cumbersome. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAM AND THE BIG KIDS by Emily Arnold McCully
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"While this may open the door for discussion, the lack of a real conclusion may leave readers unsatisfied. (Easy reader. 4-7)"
Can there be a positive side to a pesky little brother who won't leave his big sister and her friend to their play? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TO PIXAR AND BEYOND by Lawrence Levy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A footnote to Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs, but not a minor one."
Pixar's former chief financial officer turns in an insider's account of one of the world's most influential digital media companies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Solid stuff with few surprises: a think-tankish collection, important for those thinking or rethinking US-Europe relations in that context."
Four years of Bush, the Iraq war, and a strengthening European Union have added a few extra oceans' worth of distance between the US and Europe. Is that to be called drift, or schism? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"A blurry book, desperately in need of sharper vision in order to succeed either as a history of creativity or as a guidebook for the lost."
With much enthusiasm but little focus, Weiner's history of creativity dulls the intellect even as it attempts to stimulate the soul. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 1993

"Chickering's emphasis on the discovery of personal and site- specific answers to problems—backed by accounts of successful community projects worldwide—will inspire even many who disagree with his positions."
A carefully reasoned attempt to find common ground between liberals and conservatives, by a libertarian conservative committed to eliminating racism and poverty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SATURN AND BEYOND by Isaac Asimov
Released: Feb. 13, 1979

"Just as irregularities in Uranus' orbit predicted Neptune before it was discovered, later observations of the same orbit indicate another, larger planet on beyond Pluto."
As usual in his science books, whatever the series, Asimov tells us not only what is known about his subject but also "how we found out"—and how the different measurements are calculated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TURTLEFACE AND BEYOND by Arthur Bradford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A jazzy, anarchic collection."
In his second collection of short stories, Bradford (Dogwalker, 2001, etc.) delights with surprising tales of young men and women struggling to connect.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANGER AND BEYOND by Carole P. Radstone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2014

"An irresistible detective story with a meticulously crafted hero."
In Radstone's debut thriller, a detective in North London must contend with ongoing cases, his own alcoholism, and his anger over his girlfriend's sudden decision to leave him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"A portrait of elite fighting men at their best that will appeal to a largely male readership."
Nuts-and-bolts accounts of Special Forces missions. Read full book review >