Search Results: "Midlandia Press"


BOOK REVIEW

BE A BUDDY, NOT A BULLY by Michael Scotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"The affordable price of this app makes it a low-risk investment, and parents may find the story helpful in stimulating conversation about bullying. But they'll likely need to fill in a lot of holes. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
A well-meaning but weak story about dealing with bullies. Read full book review >

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THE PIRATE KOOSTOE by Michael Scotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2011

"A bit livelier than the simultaneously published print edition, but the digital enhancements are anemic at best. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A young would-be pirate learns that kindness and other intangibles are the real "treasures" in this lesson-driven episode. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2001

As founding publisher Otto Penzler notes in his ebullient foreword, the Mysterious Press, the nation's leading publisher devoted exclusively to mystery and suspense fiction, issued its first titles in 1976. Read full book review >

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PRESS PLAY by Eric Devine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Too long, too simple. (Fiction. 12-16)"
An intense cult surrounding an all-state high school lacrosse team is slowly exposed by the school's largest student. Read full book review >

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PRESS HERE by Chronicle Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2012

"An invitation to play that lacks the simplicity of its print forebear but has its own charms. (iPad game app. 4 & up)"
Extending the bestselling print version's ingeniously interactive contents, this somewhat overheated app offers 15 challengingly abstract games built on unevenly colored, frenetically spinning dots and circles in various primary hues. Read full book review >

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PRESS HERE by Hervé Tullet
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 2011

"Children and parents keen to explore technological interactivity will delight in recalling the infinite possibilities of the picture book. (Picture book. 3-8)"
One lone, yellow dot sits in the center of a blank, white page. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRESS RELATIONS by Elisabeth McNeill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Mild, aimless chitchat with murder tossed in toward the end, too little and too late."
A period idyll chronicling quasi-domestic life in an Edinburgh pressroom. Read full book review >

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PRESS CORPSE by Ron Nessen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1996

"An early front- runner for the title of the year's most disposable mystery."
Who slipped something into veteran CNN reporter Dan McLean's soup that made one of his most memorable dinners—the star- studded annual banquet of the White House Correspondents Association—his last? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A roller-coaster ride lurching from pontification to punch line, leaving the reader to distinguish, when possible, between the two."
Newsday reporter Waldman recounts his pursuit of the big stories—in these sometimes funny, often uneven, and not always engaging memoirs. Read full book review >

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PRESS START TO PLAY by Daniel H. Wilson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A mixed bag, like many anthologies, but sci-fi fans will find it well worth their while."
An anthology that examines the relationship between video games and storytelling. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Entertaining and enlightening, with lots of fresh reporting for politics buffs."
Award-winning journalist Feldstein (Media and Public Affairs/George Washington Univ.) scrutinizes the clash between Richard Nixon and eagle-eyed, muckraking newspaper columnist Jack Anderson. Read full book review >