Search Results: "Top That! Publishing"


BOOK REVIEW

DEEP-SEA SUBMARINE by Top That! Publishing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2011

"More bargain-bin video game than genuine story, this submarine sojourn is anything but airtight. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
An under-the-sea example of unimaginative design and leaky storytelling, this app sinks quickly. Read full book review >

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PUBLISHING by Gail Godwin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"No blindingly brilliant insights into the seismic changes that have transformed publishing but an agreeable memoir that captures its pleasures and pitfalls."
The evolving nature of the book business over the past half-century, as experienced in one up-and-down career. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 2012

"A well-organized, brief synopsis of publishing basics, and handy to keep on an e-reader."
This short guide covers the nuts and bolts of getting a book published, whether by a publisher or on your own. Read full book review >

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LORD OF PUBLISHING by Sterling Lord
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Anecdotal and occasionally self-admiring—but some affecting episodes sprinkled throughout."
In his debut, the nonagenarian founder and co-chairman of Sterling Lord Literistic remembers his youth, the founding of his literary agency, some literary lions (and bears), his four wives, success and failure. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DAYS OF PUBLISHING by Tom Engelhardt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"A brilliantly realized cri de coeur, pulsing throughout with life, sorrow, and thought."
An ex-editor laments the death of the book—by writing a wonderfully observant novel about an editor whose career and way of life are both coming to an end. Read full book review >

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TOP PROSPECT by Paul Volponi
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Absorbing if flawed. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Plenty of play-by-play peppers this inside look at America's top game, with a focus on early recruitment of elite high school athletes. Read full book review >

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TOP DOG by Maria Goodavage
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 23, 2014

"A sentimental tale of man and dog and their heroism under fire."
In this follow-up to Soldier Dogs: The Untold Story of America's Canine Heroes (2012), Goodavage gives the Marines and their canine companions equal billing.Read full book review >

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TOP DOG by Jerry Jay Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A whole new chapter in the fantasy genre."
The Shaggy Dog meets J.R.R. Tolkien in this entertaining debut effort from San Francisco Chronicle reporter Carroll. Read full book review >

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TOP SECRET by Ted Dewan
by Ted Dewan, illustrated by Ted Dewan
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"Aim at older readers: The pages are often divided into comic-strip panels, and can be confusing; Dewan's rendering of the child is less adept than his other images, so that the hoisting up of the sleeping girl looks awkward and a little frightening. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Written in prose reminiscent of a spy or detective novel, Dewan reveals the secrets behind the tooth-fairy legend. Read full book review >

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MOP TOP by Don Freeman
Released: Sept. 9, 1955

"Firm stitching."
Not as good as Teddy Bear (1954) but nevertheless quite a funny picture- book delineating that reluctance toward the first trip to the barber shop. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 2011

"A reassuring, information-packed roadmap to getting into print."
Do-it-yourself authors will get a useful leg up on the business side of self-publishing from this slim how-to guide. Read full book review >

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TOP DOG by Carli Davidson
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A fresh look at some old expressions, using dogs of all ages to teach some new tricks. (Picture book. 4 & up)"
Twenty-one different dogs illustrate a variety of familiar idiomatic expressions about dogs. Read full book review >