Search Results: "Rock Pocket Games"


BOOK REVIEW

ELLA BELLA BEACH ADVENTURE by Rock Pocket Games
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2012

"There's a useful message for kids about making lemonade, but this beach adventure won't be memorable enough for most readers to see past the lemons. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
A rained-out day at the beach leads to a happier day indoors for a group of kids in this sharp-looking but ultimately uninspired app. Read full book review >

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GAMES by Carol Gorman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Full of heartbreak and betrayal, this realistic tale will give middle-school readers something to ponder. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Two middle-school boys have an affinity for getting into fights with each other to the point where schoolmates are taking bets against them. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Two species are described but not pictured (kowari and yellow-sided opossum), but this is a minor blemish in an otherwise splendid informational book. (bibliography, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This intriguing, comprehensive introduction describes marsupials from the common Virginia opossums to the brush-tail possum, a New Zealand pest. Read full book review >

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POCKET POEMS by Bobbi Katz
edited by Bobbi Katz, illustrated by Marylin Hafner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Amid the ranks of similar collections, this shiny-faced newcomer may not stand out—but neither will it drift to the bottom of the class. (Picture book/poetry. 7-9)"
With an eye toward easy memorization, Katz gathers over 50 short poems from the likes of Emily Dickinson, Valerie Worth, Jack Prelutsky, and Lewis Carroll, to such anonymous gems as "The Burp"—"Pardon me for being rude. / It was not me, it was my food. / It got so lonely down below, / it just popped up to say hello." Read full book review >

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POCKET CHANGE by Michelle Mulder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Ambitious in scope and mission but uneven in execution; nevertheless, valuable in its illustration of alternative models of commerce. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A serious recalibration of our consumerist lifestyle is in order according to Mulder in this valiant attempt to historically situate an economic practice run amok. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"Narrow in scope, uninteresting in execution."
Dispatches from the frontal lobe of a Web consultant: collection of personal essays originally published and distributed online. Read full book review >

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POCKET MONEY by Frankbooks
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Aug. 9, 2012

"An intriguing attempt to integrate digital technology with time-honored storytelling chops."
A guy, a girl and a suitcase full of underworld money form the reliable backdrop of an innovative iPad app that tries to integrate the world of social media with the solitary act of reading. Read full book review >

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SOMEBODY STOP IVY POCKET by Caleb Krisp
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2016

"Please, nobody stop Ivy Pocket. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Everyone's favorite maid of mass destruction is back, so baddies beware! Read full book review >

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MORE POCKET POEMS by Bobbi Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Afterword on the importance of poetry to language development. (Poetry. 7-10)"
Out in time for National Poetry Month—and specifically April 30th, which is Poem In Your Pocket Day—this follow-up to 2004's Pocket Poems (illustrated by Marilyn Hafner) offers nearly 50 more short verses and excerpts paired to bright cartoon scenes of, mostly, children at play in various settings. Read full book review >

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MIND GAMES by Heather W. Petty
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A surprise twist sets up the cracker of a cliffhanger. (Thriller. 12-15)"
The adventures of a modern Holmes and a girl Moriarty, begun in Lock & Mori (2015), continue. Read full book review >

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STEALING GAMES by Maury Klein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 2016

"A lively, absorbing retelling of a great episode in the history of America's iconic pastime, one that modern coaches would do very well to study."
The rise and glorious moment in the sun of the 1911 New York Giants, widely considered one of the best lineups in baseball history. Read full book review >