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BOOK REVIEW

RANDY THE DAYDREAMING DOG by Jan Graveline
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2011

"A perfect choice for those who value weak potty humor, a hollow story and uninspiring animation and interaction. Others would do well to set their alarms before this dream takes shape. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
After his master leaves for work, a dog passes the time by daydreaming. Read full book review >

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LITTLE FRIGGLEPANTS BUILDS A ROCKET SHIP by Melissa Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2011

"The unpretentious illustrations, the silliness of the story and cute voices of the young narrators may appeal to preschoolers. (iPad storybook app. 3-5)"
An amateurish digital picture book presents some homemade charm. Read full book review >

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A QUEST FOR GOOD MANNERS by Karin Lefranc
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2011

"Grownups on a quest to teach youngsters table manners will enjoy this app (probably rather more than the children it is aimed at, though). (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
A princess and dragon learn manners in a pleasant-enough medieval adventure. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"It's rarely pretty, but Piazza ably demonstrates the celebrity machine's remarkable efficiency in getting us to give it our money."
Entertainment journalist Piazza dissects the industrialization of fame in the age of celebrity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A heartfelt, well-documented exposé of a major rip-off that debases education in several important ways."
Intellectual property, developed in the biology and electronics labs of our great universities, is being methodically transferred to industry, reports independent scholar and journalist Washburn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOSERS, INC. by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 1997

"Ethan's thoughtful struggle to grow up while hanging on to his basic decency makes for an involving, often poignant, always satisfying story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An unusual look at a good kid trying to stay good in the face of the pressures of early adolescence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRACER, INC. by Jeff Andrus
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"California's certainly got room for a PI who's also a family man, but TV-writer-turned- novelist Andrus has a ways to go to catch up to Jon Katz and Thomas Bunn. (Author tour)"
It's not easy juggling a detective agency and a family life, especially when your shoestring agency consists of your family—and your family's response to your first client's phone call is to tell her that she has a wrong number and hang up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESSES, INC.  by Mari Mancusi
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"Lightweight, disposable fun. (Fiction. 9-12)"
News that YouTube star and fan-fiction hero Collin Prince will be a special guest at a comic convention sends Hailey, 13, and her three besties scrambling to finance a trip to Comicpalooza. Read full book review >

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WISHWORKS, INC.  by Stephanie Tolan
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"In the end, not too surprisingly, Max's other wishes also come true in sweet and satisfying ways. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
If wishes were horses…no, wait. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVIL, INC. by Glenn Kaplan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"On the downside, there's little mystery, less danger to the hero and a clunky prose style that makes Joseph Finder, who owns this territory, sound like Proust."
A rising exec intent on clawing his way to the top finds that the claws of his competitors and apparent allies are sharper than his in this high-fatality, low-suspense thriller. Read full book review >