Search Results: "PicPocket Books"


BOOK REVIEW

SNUGGLE MOUNTAIN HD by Lindsey Lane
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2011

"Still just a few adjustments away from realizing its full cozy potential. (iPad storybook app. 4-6)"
Despite multiple updates, this lightly enhanced version of an epic domestic Quest (print edition: 2005) still needs work. Read full book review >

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I DON'T LIKE PINK by Brooks Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2011

"In all, Gabi's ferocity comes across as pretty limp. Pass. (iPad storybook app. 4-6)"
Gabi is excited to receive a surprise present from her grandmother, but, once unwrapped, the gift box reveals a pink T-shirt. (See title.) Read full book review >

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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 >

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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

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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BUSINESS OF BOOKS by Andre Schiffrin
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"This is a jolting reminder what has been lost and what was once possible in publishing—and an important story for anyone interested in the future of reading."
An unsentimental look at the corrupting influence of money on book publishing. Read full book review >

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A PASSION FOR BOOKS by Dale Salwak
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 1999

A spirited collection of original essays extolling the virtues of the book and the "intoxicating power of the printed word." Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 30, 1995

"In this switch in medium from the box to the book, Burns has a more or less effective forum for his pop critiques."
An autodidact's breezy digest of the historical and personal importance of the book, with few intellectual pretensions and only a couple of political and cultural ones. Read full book review >