Search Results: "Bob Miller"


BOOK REVIEW

SON OF A GAMBLING MAN by Bob Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2013

"A refreshingly unpretentious statement of personal history and political accomplishment that avoids the pitfall of excessive self-congratulation."
The candid account of how the son of a casino owner who consorted with Chicago gangsters found his way into Nevada state politics and into the governor's mansion. Read full book review >

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MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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LOVING LOCKS WITH SHAREE MILLER
by Julie Danielson

In a recent opinion piece at Blavity, [currently inaccessible online],  guest author and children’s book reviewer “kirkwood1692” weighs in on what she describes as a surge (for various reasons she notes in her piece) in the scholarly interest of the representation of black girls in children’s literature. Of course, the author writes, “just because a book has a ...


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BAD RELIGION
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Violet Hour (The Violet Hour Book 1) by Whitney A. Miller

Cover Story: Smoke Gets In Your Big Face
BFF Charm: Caution
Swoonworthy Scale:
 1
Talky Talk: Figuratively Speaking
Bonus Factor:
 Cult
Relationship Status: Memorable Fling That Wants to Come Back for More

 

Cover Story: Smoke Gets In Your Big Face

A vaguely ...


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2016 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR FANS (PART 1)
by John DeNardo

The holidays are approaching, which means it's time for family & friends, egg nog, and the annual panic of deciding what gifts to buy. But fear not! I'm here to offer up a tempting selection of gift ideas for the science fiction, fantasy, and horror fans on your gift list. 

For fans who are avid fiction readers ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE TOTALLY SECRET SECRET by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Here's hoping that Ballet Cat and Sparkles return soon to help new readers learn about friendship. This series will not be a secret for long. (Early reader. 4-8)"
A pink cat and a polka-dot horse join together in a light story of secrets and friendship. Read full book review >

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HOW THE SUN GOT TO COCO'S HOUSE by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"It's great to be able to count on something; readers can count on both the sun and Graham. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The sun takes readers on a world tour as it makes its way to each new dawning horizon. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR VS. SANTA by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"'DINOSAUR WINS!' So will young readers and listeners likewise charged up with dino DNA. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Fresh from roaring out at bedtime (2008), at potty training (2010) and in the library (2011) Shea's prehistoric preschooler takes on Christmas. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR VS. THE LIBRARY by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Dinosaur wins again! (Just deny it if he ever asks.) (Picture book. 3-5)"
Shea's irrepressible hero returns—stubby, red and toothier than ever. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL BATHS by Bob Barner
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Well-conceived in its simplicity from beginning to end; even pre-readers can follow along. Nifty. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Who knew there were so many different ways to come clean? Read full book review >

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DIMITY DUMPTY by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"You can almost hear it. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Graham throws new light onto a familiar nursery rhyme, casting Humpty as the reckless scion of a family of circus acrobats, and giving him a very shy little sister who bravely comes through in the clutch. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 25, 2010

"The spring of 2009 saw a host of First Dog books; this more mature work should win the vote. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This stylish, jazzy introduction to both the First Family and their new dog provides an entertaining and simple-to-understand look at the current residents of the White House. Read full book review >