Search Results: "You University Apps"


BOOK REVIEW

TICK BAIT'S UNIVERSE by Marc Gamble
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 8, 2012

"This well-designed odyssey truly does put the universe at viewers' fingertips. (iPad informational app. 6-12)"
A "powers of 10" app that takes young explorers from quarks to the furthest reaches of the observable universe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DREAM FRIENDS by You Byun
by You Byun, illustrated by You Byun
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"Readers will want to go to sleep right away in hopes of summoning their own dream friends. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl's "dream friend" assuages her loneliness after a family move. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 25, 2014

"A detailed, didactic guide to Scripture for daily study and devotion, sidestepping sanctimony in favor of thoughtful tips and reader-friendly resources."
Approaching religion with an academic sensibility, this autobiographical guide advocates the Bible as a text for intensive study, one to be regularly revisited by the faithful. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LETTERS FROM HILLSIDE FARM by Jerry Apps
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"Neither George's experiences nor the author's pedagogical additions offer much to engage readers' hearts or minds. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Faint echoes of the middle volumes of the Little House series are all that animate this bland, Depression-era epistolary tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MET KIDS by Adland Apps
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2012

"This sci-fi adventure kicks off a relatively promising series. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
Some kids on a camping trip venture too close to a fallen meteor and receive an overdose of gamma radiation that turns them into superheroes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT SAND FRACAS OF AMES COUNTY by Jerry Apps
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2014

"The result is Lake Wobegon with more environmental activism and historical preservation and considerably less humor."
A homespun novel finds a small Wisconsin town torn between preservation and progress. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARRINGTON ATLAS OF THE GREEK AND ROMAN WORLD by Princeton University Press
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 5, 2013

"Reasonably priced, it invites long hours of poring over: This belongs in the iPad of every student of the classics and ancient history. (Requires iOS 7 and above.)"
A state-of-the-art atlas of the ancient world, both as it was known to the Greeks and Romans and as it is known to scholars today. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BABY BUTTERCUP by Linda Ashman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 29, 2015

"Cozy, predictable, cheerful and brimming with motherly love—a dependably pleasing read-aloud for the smaller set. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Little Baby Buttercup blooms under the sunny warmth of her mother's love, beaming as she eats (and wears) breakfast, builds with blocks, works the garden hose, hits the playground and returns home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DAY AT THE CIRCUS by Malin  Rosenqvist
illustrated by Malin Rosenqvist, developed by Wombi Apps
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2011

"Lightweight narrative aside, from illustration and animation to sound effects and interactivity, this is a good bet for young children. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
An enjoyable app that's light on story and heavy on interaction for toddlers and preschoolers; its showmanship would make even Barnum and Bailey proud. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2017

"This may work as an introduction to the concept of ACT, but it's too simplistic to help readers engage in self-directed ACT practices. (Nonfiction. 14-18)"
A very generalized introduction to acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JONAH by Christful Apps
developed by Christful Apps, adapted by Laura Towers, illustrated by Brian Caleb Dumm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2011

"A minnow of a story at a whale of a price. (iPad storybook app. 2-4)"
This Bible story could've been spectacular on the iPad, but this version is about as exciting as watching paint dry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRIVATE LIFE OF PLANTS by Lee Seung-U
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Almost certainly the oddest love story you'll have read in a long time. Think of Murakami drifting into the lands of Borges and Kafka, and you'll have some of the feel of this strange, enchanting tale."
"All trees are incarnations of frustrated love." So avers this beguiling novel by the writer whom J.M. Clezio has called Korea's most likely Nobel Prize contender. Read full book review >