Search Results: "The Juno Company"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DAY THE MUSIC STOPPED by The Juno Company
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2011

"Still, it's a brilliant concept and quite well done. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
Juno and little brother Rai Rai travel to make-believe musical land Harmonia Springs, where they learn about music and how to appreciate it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LION AND THE MOUSE HD by Stepworks Company
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2010

"Neither is a little bit of thoughtful, well-executed storytelling—truly adorable. (iPad storybook app. 2-8)"
Neatly balancing between too complicated and too simple, this app packs an abundance of cuteness into a deceptively minimalist package. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOUR LITTLE CORNERS by Jérome Ruilier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 8, 2013

"More scenario than story, but workable as a starter for discussions about cooperation and physical differences. (iPad storybook app. 4-6)"
A circular doorway stops Little Square from joining his round friends. What to do? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A JAZZY DAY by The Melody Book
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2012

"A winning app that could easily be deemed the jazz version of The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. Smooth. (iPad storybook app. 2-8)"
This highly user-friendly primer gives kids both a macro and micro lesson about jazz music. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEY SON, HEY DAUGHTER, COME READ ABOUT WATER by Mind the Kids
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 2, 2011

"Though at first glance these look like preschool fare, they are eye-openers for any young readers who think their drinking and waste water appear and vanish by magic. (iPad informational app. 5-8)"
Small children explore water cycles in four thematically related but independent minibooks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLD BLOODED by The Urban Griot
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"A poor man's Donald Goines, or a really, really poor man's Chester Himes. "
Chicago hit man does what a hit man does—again and again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEAVER THE WEAVER by Paul Czajak
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"A salutary tribute to the benefits of thinking outside the orb. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A web designer of the eight-legged sort experiments with geometric shapes in the face of pressure from his many conformist sibs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE INSOMNIACS by Karina Wolf
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"What first seems an eerie, baby-goth vibe is held steady by the stable, close-knit family and lack of crisis in this atmospheric, calmly splendid piece. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A quietly magnificent paean to the wonder of nighttime and the solidity of a family unit. Read full book review >