Search Results: "Polk Street Press"


BOOK REVIEW

GOODNIGHT SAFARI by Luciana Navarro  Powell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 11, 2012

"A simple, lovely lullaby. (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
A mellow bedtime book about baby animals preparing to sleep. Read full book review >

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12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Lesley Breen  Withrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"Though the app is reasonably well done, it can't help but perpetuate a seemingly endless musical loop that's reminiscent of '99 Bottles of Beer' or 'It's a Small World.' That said, it's a suitable choice for those who love the song, if potentially crazy-making for everyone else. (iPad storybook app. 2-7)"
An interactive audio/visual sing-along. Read full book review >

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SHOW TIME AT THE POLK STREET SCHOOL by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"A solid introduction for aspiring thespians. (Plays. 6-10)"
Three simple plays based on Giff's popular Polk Street books: The Candy Corn Contest, The Secret at the Polk Street School, and Fancy Feet. Read full book review >

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SPATTER & SPARK by Deborah Underwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"Regardless of which reading mode is chosen, this app has one speed: s-l-o-w. (for iPad 2 and above) (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
A peppy yet, paradoxically, painfully slow story about a porcupine on an artistic quest. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2008

"A lucid, often witty account of a remarkably assertive leader whom historians, when polled, consider one of our near-great presidents."
A spirited biography of one of the most effective single-term presidents (1845-1849) who promoted war against Mexico and left office having vastly expanded both American borders and the powers of the executive office. Read full book review >

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JAMES K. POLK by John Seigenthaler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2004

"Against many historians, Seigenthaler applauds Polk for achievements that he insists are 'nothing short of remarkable, changing forever the geography and economy of the country.'"
James K. Polk waged war against Mexico, and almost against Britain, to increase the size of the US by a full third. Yet, writes fellow Tennessean Seigenthaler, "somehow he is the least acknowledged among our presidents, which is somewhat mystifying." 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 >

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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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STREET by Joan Aiken
Released: May 22, 1978

"How the pair wins out and saves the village is unfolded, in brisk lines and ten spoofy-silly musical comedy songs, with more style than you'll find in most plays made for juvenile production; still, kids who go to the trouble of performing the play might wish to be rewarded with more substance."
Once there were magical bulls running through but now there are only trucks speeding down the center of the one-street village called Street, and most of the residents have been crippled in traffic accidents. Read full book review >