Search Results: "Yellow + Blue"


BOOK REVIEW

FRANKIE FOR KIDS by Yellow + Blue
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"For all its good intentions, terrifyingly mediocre. (iPad storybook app. 10-12)"
Mary Shelley's classic gets a colorful but clumsy app treatment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYKAL ELYOT by Suni Blue
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Nov. 4, 2006

"A vibrant narrative and a cute story in need of a bit more drama."
Whimsical, G-rated, juvenile fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIQUID DIAMOND by Sebastien Blue
Released: Nov. 29, 2013

"An enjoyable YA adventure, despite flaws, with a brave and resourceful heroine."
In this YA fantasy adventure, a young Russian girl falls through a portal into a realm filled with mythical creatures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARLEM GIRL LOST by Treasure E. Blue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A lurid, gripping debut."
Blue's self-published sensation—it has reportedly sold 65,000 copies—shows a bright young woman fighting her way out of New York's meanest streets, only to return and try to save the man she loves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CALDER GAME by Blue Balliett
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"While a fourth adventure's intimated, problematic construction and too many tidy dei ex machinis (including their nasty teacher's turning terrific) mar this one. (author's notes) (Fiction. 9-12)"
Balliett's third mystery falls short of Chasing Vermeer's brilliance, and the triangular friendship among Calder, Petra and Tommy, skillfully developed in The Wright 3, receives bumpier treatment here (2004; 2006). Read full book review >

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PIECES AND PLAYERS by Blue Balliett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2015

"Brain-teasing adventure for thinking kids. (author's notes) (Mystery. 8-12)"
Thirteen-year-old amateur sleuths and best friends Tommy Segovia, Calder Pillay and Petra Andalee join forces with two new junior detectives to tackle a shocking art robbery at a Chicago museum in this sequel to The Calder Game (2010).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOLD FAST by Blue Balliett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Enthralling and satisfying. (Mystery. 9-13) "
Eleven-year-old Early Pearl holds fast to her family's dream of a home of their own even after her father disappears, their apartment is ransacked, and she and her brother and mother are forced to move to a shelter. Read full book review >

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THE DANGER BOX by Blue Balliett
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Unlike the author's previous outings, here her enthusiasm for historical research seems to outweigh her interest in creating a well-founded story. (Mystery. 11-13)"
Balliett delivers a loosely constructed tale about a modern lad who discovers an exciting connection between himself and Charles Darwin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Underwater pictures (none of them very thrilling) with a little bit of narrative around them."
Companion piece to a Discovery Channel documentary of the same title, this generalist overview of the Napoleonic wars offers little except a few pictures of "treasures" from the destroyed French fleet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"Sexy, but also intelligent. (line drawings, not seen)"
Everything you always wanted to know about osculation (but might never have thought to ask). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE GIRL WHO COULD FLY by Karel Capek
by Karel Capek, adapted and illustrated by Elite-Avni-Sharon, developed by Yellow Pixie
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"It's an adaptation that manages a tricky balance between heartfelt and hokey within an app that has a distinctive look and feel. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
A softened-up adaptation of Czech writer Capek's short story, "The Man Who Knew How to Fly," this cheerily illustrated app still manages to convey a sense of what's lost when we leave childhood. Read full book review >