Search Results: "Seven Academy"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CICADA AND THE ANT by Jean de La Fontaine
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 2, 2013

"The insects are cute but not worth the price of admission: storytelling fail. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
The design and presentation of this familiar fable make it a sloppy, frustrating read. Read full book review >

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THE BINGO SONG by Kid's Academy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2013

"The main offering in this app is cute, and the audio provides a dimension that traditional books cannot. But it's underwhelming, especially for the price. (iPad song app. 1-5)"
This utilitarian effort will appeal to fans of the song, but flawed recording features and minimal interactivity keep it from rising above the average mark. Read full book review >

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CARTOON ABC by Kid's Academy
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2012

"A well-crafted app that will hold interest for little ones as they learn and practice their ABCs. (iPad alphabet app. 2-6)"
An engaging ABC app encourages kids to learn and explore the alphabet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

3 LITTLE PIGGIES by Kid's Academy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"As it stands against the huff-and-puff of the App Store's inventory, it may as well be made of straw. (incompatible with iPad 1) (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
Safe, serviceable and completely dull, this soft-edged version of the oft-adapted pigs-in-real estate tale doesn't distinguish itself amid the dozens that also tell the same story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ASHES OF EDEN by Seven Everson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2015

"An original romance/mystery that will leave readers eagerly awaiting the next installment."
From debut novelist Everson, a supernatural story of first love and the realization that some things are not quite as they appear. Read full book review >

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FRANKIE LIKED TO SING by John Seven
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A remarkably successful lens into the life and career of one of the 20th century's formidable musical talents. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
A picture-book biography of that legendary Jersey boy, Frank Sinatra. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAPPY PUNKS 1 2 3 by John Seven
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 2013

"Just the ticket for young punkers who sneer at counting, say, sheep. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A round dozen punk rockers assemble with friends for a dance party. Count along, and check out the stylish 'dos and duds! Read full book review >

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A YEAR WITH FRIENDS by John Seven
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"This expressive childhood tribute to the joys of nature throughout the year warmly conveys the message that anytime is best when shared with a friend. (Picture book. 3-5)"
While lots of books about seasons are available, this one is as fresh and crisp as a cool fall breeze. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ALCHEMIST WAR by John Seven
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A flying start for a series that puts in a strong bid for Magic Treehouse grads. (Science fiction. 10-12)"
Two free-range 25th-century children get into and out of pickles while tagging along with their research-scientist parents to various past eras. Read full book review >