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 >

BOOK REVIEW

POINTS AFTER ABUSE by Richard Read
Released: March 8, 2012

"A beautifully honest depiction of a teenage boy's difficult path to healing."
In Read's (The Go Between, 2012, etc.) latest YA novel, a teenage boy struggles with his memories of childhood sexual abuse as he begins to navigate the world of dating. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CRAZY SCHOOL by Cornelia Read
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2008

"Caustic, gripping and distinctive—intelligent entertainment."
Another bitterly amusing mystery from the author of A Field of Darkness (2006). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FACT OF BLACKNESS by Alan Read
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Then, at least, it might have something to say. (20 b&w photos)"
This exploration of Frantz Fanon's continuing impact on the visual arts is a woefully maladroit collection of third-rate essays and dialogues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRIENDS AT THRUSH GREEN by Miss Read
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 1991

"Take a chapter or two before bedtime."
Miss Read's 34th Thrush Green idyll, illustrated as always by the gentle sketches of genteel chaps and aging lassies of John S. Goodall. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ASH FALLS by Warren  Read
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2017

"A moody, haunting foray into rural Americana in the mold of Daniel Woodrell and Christian Kiefer."
A man's past haunts the citizens of an isolated, rural Pacific Northwest town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY FIRST BASKETBALL BOOK by Sterling Children's Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"These simple, nonfiction titles are a nice way to get little ones interested in sports and excited to give them a try. (Board book. 1-4)"
This nonfiction board book introduces basketball concepts to the sport's newest fans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY WONDERFUL NURSERY RHYME COLLECTION by Silver Dolphin Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Overall, a delightful collection—priced so that it's easy to buy several to give as gifts. (Nursery rhymes. 1-4)"
Looking for an attractive compendium of nursery rhymes, songs, games, and lullabies all in one place? These 192 pages will deliver the goods, and then some. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DAY AT THE BEACH by Sterling Children's Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"Skip A Day at the Farm. A Day at the Beach is worth considering for counting practice, especially since it goes all the way to 20 when most board books stop at five or 10. (Board book. 1-3)"
A counting book from one to 20, featuring Starla the starfish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. PUNCH IN THE ESCAPE by BumpBump Books
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Jan. 5, 2013

"Punch and his partner Judy drew enthusiastic audiences in the 19th century; his appeal to the 21st is likely to be considerably smaller. (iPad storybook app. 14 & up)"
A distinctly peculiar app retells a grisly Victorian puppet show. Read full book review >