Search Results: "Super Simple Learning"


BOOK REVIEW

TWINKLE, TWINKLE by Super Simple Learning
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2011

"Bedtime may never be the same. (iPad storybook app. 0-3)"
Parents of toddlers, meet your new best bedtime friend: a well-paced sleepytime story with just enough interaction to keep curious toddlers quiet and still. Read full book review >

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SUPER by Matthew Cody
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Stronger on action than internal logic, but the central cast's array of personal foibles and amusingly arbitrary superpowers, along with some eerie adversaries, carry the load. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
The magically endowed kids introduced in Powerless (2009) have a second go at their power-sucking nemesis in this overstuffed, if high-voltage sequel. Read full book review >

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SIMPLE by Alan Siegel
NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2013

"The authors make their case simply but with vigor and dash."
Brand-identity consultant Siegel and colleague Etzkorn make a strong, appealing case for simplicity. Read full book review >

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SUPER by Jim Lehrer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 27, 2010

"A pipe dream of a world in which mere mortals can't imagine any higher honor than dying aboard the Super Chief."
Everyone's dying to take the Super Chief in TV newsman Lehrer's 20th novel, which, like his 19th (Oh, Johnny, 2009), is a valentine to the days when life and death seemed simpler, even if the people who lived and died weren't. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"George's all-too-familiar story is so richly observed, subtly characterized, precisely written—her syncopated paragraphs are a special delight—and successful in its avoidance of genre clichés that you'd swear you were reading the first police procedural ever written."
George's Pittsburgh cops (Hideout, 2011, etc.) investigate a robbery-murder that's a lot less routine and more sordid than it looks. Read full book review >

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LEARNING CYRILLIC by David Albahari
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"Considered, sometimes-stiff experiments enlivened by Albahari's wordplay."
Expats, lovers and writers from Belgrade to Calgary wrestle with distance and loss in this pensive, postmodern story collection from the veteran Serbian author. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 17, 2014

"The anecdotes are uplifting, but the authors are not persuasive about the ease of adapting these schools' strategies to larger, financially strapped settings."
The authors contend that learning how to learn is the most essential skill for 21st-century students. Read full book review >

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LEARNING CURVES by Dorie LaRue
Released: June 17, 2011

"A well-crafted, sardonic look at university life."
LaRue's novel satirizes the backbiting politics and scandals of a mediocre Southern university through the eyes of its faculty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPER BUGS by Michelle Meadows
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"Not captivating but fun for some. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A simple, rhyming text describes one day in the life of bugs with enormous eyes and red capes as they save many other insects from harm. Read full book review >

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SUPER CASINO by Pete Earley
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2000

Award-winning journalist Earley (Circumstantial Evidence, 1995, etc.) takes a long, hard look at the rejuvenated Las Vegas casino industry, from the new breed of Disney-influenced megacasinos to the still-seamy underbelly of need, misconduct, and loss. Read full book review >

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SIMPLE MACHINES by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2015

"Still, this is as solid a look at simple machines as any that exists outside of dry textbooks, and at least readers can imagine a narrative for the two young boys. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Continuing to branch out into science concepts (Things That Float and Things That Don't, 2013), the math and biography whiz tackles the elementary topic of simple machines. Read full book review >