Search Results: "The Global Sleepover"


BOOK REVIEW

SLEEPOVER IN AFRICA AT AMANI'S GRADUATION by The Global Sleepover
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"The real Amani shines as the star through photographs of her school in Rwanda, but the fictional story is flat and unrewarding. (iPad storybook app. 5-10)"
Young readers will enjoy armchair travel as they learn about school in Rwanda, but they will wish that the story was more fully developed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GLOBAL BABY BOYS by Global Fund for Children
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Oh boy, oh boy! These bright-eyed tykes are sure to draw any baby in. (Board book. 3 mos.-1)"
In the natural follow-up to Global Baby Girls (2013), youngsters can meet the sons of such nations as Australia, Canada, Guatemala, France, Mexico, Taiwan, Tobago, the United States and more.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMERICAN BABIES by Global Fund for Children
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"A portion of the proceeds benefits The Global Fund for Children. (Board book. 0-1)"
Photographs of adorable babies (is there any other kind?) of varying ethnicities appear in both full-page and panel insets to a very brief (one sentence), vaguely patriotic text. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE by The Onion
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A grab bag well worth dipping into and a testament to the still-thriving art of book design."
The irreverent crew from the long-running satirical newspaper and website present a compendium of mock encyclopedia entries, lavishly illustrated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"Delightfully absurd musings on both everyday life and fantasy from an unusually creative mind."
Quirky, irreverent comic strips loaded with interesting and eclectic observations about the today's society. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 29, 2008

"A heartfelt, irreverent look at the underbelly of fine dining."
A popular blogger offers behind-the-scenes tales about working the front of the house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 19, 2011

"The plot lurches from one surreal scenario to the next, but readers can really amp up the silliness if they've a mind to. (iPad storybook app. 6-9)"
As customizable as they come, this tale of a wisecracking meatball on the run from a greedy chef can take longer to set up than to read through. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ANIMALS OF MOSSY FOREST by Alexandra Ball
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 2013

"A serene and enjoyable way to hone fine-motor and observation skills. (Requires iPad 2 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 1-5)"
A simple yet solid seek-and-find for toddlers and preschoolers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIRST MURDER by The Medieval Murderers
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"The eighth annual round robin co-authored by well-known historical mystery writers Susanna Gregory, Bernard Knight, Karen Maitland, Ian Morson and Philip Gooden. Like the others (Hill of Bones, 2011, etc.), it's uneven but generally entertaining."
A play written in 1154 in hope of winning greater glory for Oseney Priory brings disaster in its long, long wake. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Humanitarian activists and opponents of those settlements will find much ammunition in these pages."
A soldier's-eye view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read full book review >