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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THE MAGIC OF REALITY by Richard Dawkins
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Sept. 23, 2011

"Plenty of well-designed, smoothly integrated special features only enhance this passionate, provocative scientific manifesto. (thumbnail-image chapter and page indexes) (iPad nonfiction app. 11 & up)"
In a terrific example of e-bookmaking, animations, audio clips and interactive demos embellish the full text and already-memorable illustrations of this bestselling take on What Is So and What Ain't. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BESTIAL NOISE by Tin House
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2003

"Sexy and worthwhile."
Tin House has quickly become one of the country's most noticed literary magazines—and herewith some of its contributors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONNECTED by David Random
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2017

"A winning twin spin that combines an ethical conundrum with a police procedural."
Two brothers are connected to a murder—in divergent ways—in this novel. Read full book review >

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A PARCHMENT OF LEAVES by Silas House
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2002

"From the raptures of Appalachian Spring to the many, complicated facets of women's lives in that time and place: a superb combination of wonder and suffering."
Breathtaking both for its beauty and its pain, House's second (after Clay's Quilt, 2001) tells a finely nuanced tale of a Kentucky mountain family in the tumultuous WWI era, as the taking of a Cherokee bride unleashes passions that create life and destroy it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 1993

"Not as colorful as the Cass, but very sound—and notable for its well-rounded portrait of George, on whom the whole phenomenon of Elsa depended from the beginning. (Eight pages color, 24 pages b&w photographs)"
A biography of Joy and George Adamson (of Born Free fame) that proves a scholarly, earnest adjunct to Caroline Cass's Joy Adamson (p. 905). Read full book review >