Search Results: "Psichogios Publications"


BOOK REVIEW

FRIENDS by Makis Tsitas
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2011

"Aside from the overuse of absolute adverbs, this is a worthwhile add to any iPad bookshelf. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
Based on the printed version of Tsitas' book with the same title, this app chronicles the advantages and hazards of companionship. Read full book review >

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NOISY BUG SING-A-LONG by John Himmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2013

"Though not exactly a traditional singalong, readers will nevertheless find themselves ch-ch-ch-ing like a katydid and perhaps even joining in with the 'Concert of Sound' when all the bugs sing together. (iPad informational app. 3-8)"
Tree crickets ring like telephones high in the trees, and mole crickets call "dirt, dirt" from their tunnels in the ground, taking animal sounds far from the familiar moo and meow. Read full book review >

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THE SWAMP WHERE GATOR HIDES by Marianne Berkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2014

"It's visually first-rate, but this gator story deserves a few more digital enhancements—something sonic for a start!—to give the swamp the respect it's due. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
Don't let this well-written swamp story with its layered rhyme structure and sleepy narration deceive you: The mysterious gator will not hide forever, because lunchtime is coming…. Read full book review >

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THE MOUSE AND THE MEADOW by Chad Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2014

"Complete with a wise old turtle and a motherly bunny, this is charming and accessible science for young naturalists. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
Follow an inquisitive little field mouse as he leaves the safety of his nest and explores the world outside for the first time. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 2012

"With a format that includes science, math, art, music and reading, it still manages to be what learning should be—fun. (iPad informational app. 4-8)"
This beautifully illustrated counting and singalong app version of the 2004 book introduces young readers to the creatures of the coral reef. Read full book review >

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OVER IN THE JUNGLE by Marianne Berkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2013

"Rich with learning experiences, Berkes' book elegantly combines art, reading, counting and music with the natural sciences. (iPad informational app. 3-8)"
Based on Berkes and Canyon's 2007 book, this new interactive counting and sing-along app is a snazzy introduction to the fauna of the rain forest. Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT, BOY by Nikki Sheehan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A tension-filled and provocative premise commands readers' attention even if it ultimately misses the mark. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A boy newly arrived to the United States is locked in an outdoor kennel by his abusive adoptive father in this thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STRANGE MAGIC by Syd Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"If Moore can find her footing then the future adventures of the Great Essex Witch Museum should make for prime guilty-pleasure reading."
A feisty Essex woman inherits a witch museum and is pulled into a hunt for the remains of an accused witch. Read full book review >

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WHO LOST RUSSIA? by Peter Conradi
NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 2017

"A cold-eyed examination of recent Russian history that seems to show that there was never a solid plan to integrate Russia into the West."
A systematic account of Russia's emergence from the wreckage of the Soviet Union with a renewed sense of authoritarian mission. Read full book review >

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ENSOULMENT by Lorís Simón Salum
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 2017

"Thought-provoking statements on almost every page; unmissable for women's studies and religion students."
This collection of interview transcripts brings 24 experts, mostly psychologists and social scientists, together in a scholarly examination of the feminine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHADOW WARS by Christopher Davidson
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"An exhaustively researched account that will find its most extensive readership in the academic and diplomatic communities."
Scholarly study of the reactionary counterterrorism patterns established for centuries—e.g., the Jacobite risings of 1688; the Thermidorian reaction to the French Revolution, etc.—now driving the Western reaction to jihadi terror. Read full book review >

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PROGRESS by Johan Norberg
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A refreshingly rosy assessment of how far many of us have come from the days when life was uniformly nasty, brutish, and short."
Cato Institute senior fellow Norberg (Financial Fiasco: How America's Infatuation with Home Ownership and Easy Money Created the Economic Crisis, 2009, etc.) surveys human history and finds "things have been getting better—overwhelmingly so." Read full book review >