Search Results: "Random House Digital"


BOOK REVIEW

NIGELLISSIMA by Random House Digital
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"An effectively immersive introduction to the world of a true culinary star."
Celebrity gastronome Nigella Lawson shares her love for all things Italian in an appetizing app that makes users want to dive into the main course. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS BABY by Karen Katz
by Karen Katz, illustrated by Karen Katz, developed by Random House Digital
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2011

"Whether parents are comfortable with the pervasive princess theme for girls is, well, in their court. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
An interactive toddler book for those with a penchant for princesses, this offers something between a picture book and a play date (complete with naptime). Read full book review >

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PAT THE BUNNY by Dorothy Kunhardt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 13, 2011

"While adults who grew up with this book might be disappointed by the app's textural limitations, children will enjoy interacting with the familiar characters. (iPad storybook app. 2-4)"
Pat the bunny these days and he feels just as soft as ... an iPad? Read full book review >

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HOW ROCKET LEARNED TO READ by Tad Hills
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 21, 2011

"In this form, it's an even more heartwarming valentine to reading (and the teaching thereof) than the original printed version. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A digital version of a 2010 tree-book about a small dog set on the road to reading by a clever avian educator. Read full book review >

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WILD ABOUT BOOKS by Judy Sierra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 21, 2011

"Otherwise a seamless adaptation of a modern classic, inventively enhanced, hilarious, a joy to read—particularly aloud. (iPad storybook app. 5-9)"
Still the best Dr. Seuss tribute ever, Sierra's rhymed 2004 tale of a librarian who gets all the animals in the zoo reading and writing is even funnier and more kinetic with digital flourishes. Read full book review >

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THE POKY LITTLE PUPPY by Janette Sebring  Lowrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2011

"This classic story of naughty puppies and their backyard adventures—complete with fuzzy caterpillars, musical flowers, crickets and frogs and all topped off with dessert—is sure to be a favorite yet again. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
One of the first 12 books published in the Little Golden Book series and arguably one of the most beloved, this is the perfect choice to debut the series on iPad, iPhone and iPod. Read full book review >

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RANDOM by Tom Leveen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Suspenseful, if also a bit didactic. (Suspense. 12-18)"
In a topical thriller, a girl facing legal repercussions for her role in a cyberbullying-related suicide receives a mysterious phone call from a stranger who claims to be on the verge of suicide himself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 20, 1986

"This book's beauty and wit will extend its use far beyond the nursery, both as a treasury of verse and a treasure chest of Lobel's art."
This successor in format to The Random House Book of Poetry equals that title in its capacity as a basic work for any child's book collection and surpasses it as a worthy example of its illustrator's work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"Detailed index. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Carefully organized and comprehensive, a visual introduction to living things—from life's basic chemicals to plant and animal structures and processes and the cycles in nature. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1982

"And, in all, this anthology is easily the most virtuous and important such venture since last year's Penguin omnibus of Hebrew poetry."
Given the historical interplay between French and English poetries, this up-do-date, dual-language anthology of French poetry since Apollinaire is a long-overdue treasure. Read full book review >

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THE RANDOM HOUSE BOOK OF HOW THINGS WERE BUILT by David J. Brown
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: March 10, 1992

"Pity, really. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Spanning several centuries and continents, a sweeping compendium of famous structures and the methods used in their construction. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1997

"The tone of disregard notwithstanding, this is, for the most part, a fun read with generally positive implications for the audiovisual arts. (illustrations, not seen)"
This study of the impact of emerging technologies on the arts is instructive and informative, but lapses into elitist ramblings by its end. Read full book review >