Search Results: "The Melody Book"


BOOK REVIEW

JAZZY WORLD TOUR by The Melody Book
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2013

"A fun first step into cultural awareness. (iPad 2+ recommended) (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
A mini-almanac doubles as a cumulative travel book in this survey of various countries. Read full book review >

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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 >

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MACBETH by William Shakespeare
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"Even so, this remains Macbeth, arguably the Bard of Avon's most durable and multilayered tragedy, and overall, this enhanced e-book makes the play appealing and graspable to students. (Enhanced e-book. 12 & up)"
A pairing of the text of the Scottish Play with a filmed performance, designed with the Shakespeare novice in mind. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Earnest and often revealing, this collection nevertheless has an uncertain audience. (source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-adult)"
The subtitle will have librarians, teachers, and reading specialists reaching for this book. Read full book review >

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ON A SLIPPERY SLOPE by Melody Fitzpatrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Although straight commercial fiction, this lightly amusing first-person tale delivers a smoothly entertaining ride ending with a deft setup of the final book in the series. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Having just moved to Maine, 13-year-old Hannah Smart gets herself into big trouble when she lies, telling her new classmates that she's an ace skier and snowboarder. Read full book review >

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NECKING WITH LOUISE by Rick Book
Released: Aug. 31, 1999

"Readers will come to know—and like—Eric and admire the way he rises to every occasion. (Short stories. 12-14)"
Work, sports, making out, and breaking up: in seven linked stories set in 1965 a Saskatchewan teenager spins vividly personal takes on universal themes of adolescence, adding no fewer than three brushes with death to make the pleasures and pains of life all the more intense. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WORK OF ART by Melody Maysonet
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 18, 2015

"An important book about endings, beginnings and the choice to move on. (Fiction. 15-18)"
When confronted with a devastating reality, one girl reaches deep into her own art to surround herself with both truth and beauty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PREMIERE by Melody Carlson
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"Serviceable, but not much more. (Fiction. YA)"
In this not-so-frothy Christian chick-lit novel, two sisters, one a fashion-savvy clotheshorse who is beautiful, self-possessed and glib, the other a pretty, smart, sensible and low-key person, are hired to co-host a TV show about the world of fashion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN OVER HER HEAD by Melody Fitzpatrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Hannah remains too superficial to ever be engaging. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Back for a third outing is 14-year-old Hannah, the breezy white star of her own local television show, this time bound for a treasure hunt that will be filmed for a new on-air project. Read full book review >