Search Results: "Bobbi Miller"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRLS OF GETTYSBURG by Bobbi Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"This is an introduction more than anything else, as it nibbles on the edges of a feast. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Miller explores the harrowing and bloody days of the Battle of Gettysburg through the eyes of three girls. Read full book review >

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BIG RIVER'S DAUGHTER by Bobbi Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A breakneck tale that never quite catches its breath. (author's note, bibliography) (Adventure. 9-12)"
Never heard of Annie Christmas or Mike Fink? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE FINE TRADE by Bobbi Miller
adapted by Bobbi Miller, illustrated by Will Hillenbrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2009

"Consider as a fresh and funny alternative to George Shannon's Piney Woods Peddler (1981) or the various singleton versions of 'Hans in Luck.' (Picture book/folktale. 6-9)"
In this sprightly Southern rendition of a familiar folktale, Georgy Piney Woods sets out to trade a "rail-skinny horse" for a "shiny silver dollar" to buy his daughter Georgianne a wedding dress. Read full book review >

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MISS SALLY ANN AND THE PANTHER by Bobbi Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Still, another solid addition to tall-tale collections. (Picture book/tall tale. 4-8)"
Miller and Lloyd team up for another rollicking tall-tale adventure (Davy Crockett Gets Hitched, 2009). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVY CROCKETT GETS HITCHED by Bobbi Miller
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 15, 2009

"Pair this with Steven Kellogg's tall tales about Davy Crockett and Sally Ann to round out their life stories. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Festooned with similes and hyperbole, as all good tall tales should be, this tells the infamous story of how Davy Crockett and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind met and wed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUCK TALK by Bobbi Katz
by Bobbi Katz, illustrated by Bobbi Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"Wide tire tracks left in the mud close the book, the only evidence that trucks have been there, a fact that young truck lovers will not have forgotten. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A book that pairs crisp full-color photographs with catchy rhymes that describe the functions of various trucks in the simplest of terms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEASON OF THE SHADOW by Bobbi Groover
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"This chivalrous romance has plenty of twists and turns to keep fans turning the page."
A lively historical romance set against the backdrop of the antebellum South. Read full book review >

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ONCE AROUND THE SUN by Bobbi Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"An attractive introduction to poetry for young readers. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A celebration of the 12 months of the year in lyric verse and colorful art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOTHING BUT A DOG by Bobbi Katz
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Manning's watercolor illustrations provide a distinct personality and genuine emotions for the girl as well as a perky canine companion, but they cannot save the narrative as a whole. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An unnamed little girl describes her very pleasant life, which is full of nice activities yet still empty due to her unfulfilled longing for a dog. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WE THE PEOPLE by Bobbi Katz
POETRY
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A chorus of lively, informative voices waiting to be discovered by those who make the effort to listen. (Poetry. 9+)"
Katz has experimented with writing poems in the voices of Americans of the past, utilizing this approach with original poems in American History Poems (1998). Read full book review >