Search Results: "Simply Read Books"


BOOK REVIEW

SAFFY LOOKS FOR RAIN by Paola  Opal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2012

"That small splat aside, the app beautifully illustrates how a simple story, well presented, can be simply refreshing. (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
A baby giraffe's search for a rain cloud reveals something even more exciting than rain. Read full book review >

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WHEN I WAS A CHILD I READ BOOKS by Marilynne Robinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2012

"Articulate and learned descriptions and defenses of the author's Christian faith."
The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist returns with a collection of essays that are variously literary, political and religious. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SIMPLY RICH by Rich DeVos
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"Amway's legion of employees will reap the most benefits from this prideful, well-intentioned memoir."
Business wisdom from a seasoned professional who built a billion-dollar company from the ground up. Read full book review >

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YOKO LEARNS TO READ by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"A perky paean to the joys of literacy, with a bit of library love thrown in for good measure. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Wells' winsome kitten experiences a milestone sure to bring smiles to the faces of teachers and librarians everywhere. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOOKS! by Murray McCain
by Murray McCain, illustrated by John Alcorn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2013

"Garish colors, dated feel, unclear audience. This book is annoying rather than informative. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Designed in a vertical format reminiscent of Victorian billboards and using a plethora of wood typefaces amid a surfeit of magenta and yellow, this book purports to answer the question "What is a book?" Read full book review >

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BOOKS by Larry McMurtry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"A pleasant amble in Bookland and a treat for the bookishly inclined, as well as for McMurtry buffs."
Having written about other aspects of his life, novelist and screenwriter McMurtry (When the Light Goes, 2007, etc.) finally gets around to his bibliomania. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SIMPLY FANTASTIC by Ana Gerhard
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2014

"Second in a series by a classically trained Mexican pianist that began with Listen to the Birds (2013), this will be welcomed by teachers, music-loving parents and their children. (Informational picture book/CD. 7-12)"
Creatures of fantasy, folklore and religious tradition from the Fairy-Queen to the Firebird provide an intriguing introduction to classical music. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SIMPLY ALICE by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"They may not be pleased, however, with the cover photograph of a too-young-looking girl that isn't likely to match the image of Alice they've created for themselves over the years. (Fiction. 11-15)"
The 14th in a series finds Alice (Alice Alone, 2001, etc.) almost overwhelmed by the busy second half of ninth grade. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2013

"An absorbing personal account of a remarkable achievement."
How one man's vision of making books available to every child has changed the lives of millions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIG IS BIG ON BOOKS by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A subtle, accomplished story with few words but a big overall effect. (Early reader. 2-8)"
A charming pink pig enjoys reading books of different sorts in different places, leading to the creation of a book of his own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SIMPLY HALSTON by Steven Gaines
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 1991

"In all: a sad story of talent gone astray and a fascinating, disturbing portrait of the imaginative decadence of the disco era."
A riveting tale of sex, drugs, and the pillbox hat as Gaines (Heroes and Villains, 1986) details the rise and fall of a talented designer turned disco denizen. Read full book review >