Search Results: "Polk Street Press"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY by Sam Polk
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 19, 2016

"A heartfelt and cautionary success story incorporating both the deceptive promises of wealth and the life-changing power of self-awareness."
A former Wall Street hedge fund trader's transformative turnabout from greed to philanthropy. 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 >

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OUTSIDE THE SOUTHERN MYTH by Noel  Polk
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1997

"Polk's descriptions of the southern manner do reveal aspects of who he is, but his book is more serviceable as cultural commentary than autobiography."
Faulkner scholar Polk's story pulls double duty as both personal history and a critical exploration of what he dubs the Southern Myth, which, he argues, has been perpetuated by both scholars and the media. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Large, useful glossary of nautical terms. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Twenty-two classic stories, poems, and reminiscences celebrating the sea's danger and grandeur, anchored by selections as familiar as Matthew Arnold's ``Dover Beach'' and Stephen Crane's ``Open Boat,'' as diverse as Belloc's account of the destruction of the Spanish Armada and Heyerdahl's encounters with sharks while floating across the Pacific on Kon-Tiki, as exciting as Joshua Slocum's solo battle with wind and wave off Cape Horn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Alinder's sympathetic history captures the excitement and energy of determined artists who invigorated and redefined the art of photography."
In the 1930s, daring young artists invented a distinctive style of photography. 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 >