Search Results: "David Miller"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 28, 2016

"A multifaceted encounter with historical, spiritual, and personal worlds."
A debut book mixes an autobiographical account with a paranormal investigation of a property in rural Virginia. Read full book review >

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JUST LIKE YOU AND ME by David Miller
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Like Steve Jenkins's animal portraits for Sneed B. Collard's Making Animal Babies (2000) and earlier books, this is a virtuoso work, and will easily draw a fascinated audience of young nature lovers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Miller follows up his strong debut in Mem Fox's Boo to a Goose (1998) with a series of even more striking paper sculptures. Read full book review >

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THE COLD WAR by David Miller
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Not a military history, a hardware history. (16 pages b&w photos)"
A dry-as-dust look at the hardware that fought the cold war, by the author of more than 25 works of military history and a veteran of more than 36 years of military service. Read full book review >

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BOO TO A GOOSE by Mem Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"In words and art, a delightful mix of nonsense and verve. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Something is troubling the narrator of Fox's tale: "I'd ride on a 'roo to Kalamazoo but I wouldn't say 'Boo!' to a goose." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A provocative and highly readable analysis."
The vice president for new initiatives of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars examines Americans' obsessive hope for the next great president. Read full book review >

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TICKET TO EXILE by Adam David Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Its matter-of-factness and homely detail make Miller's memoir a powerful reminder of what 'separate but equal' really meant in the days before the Civil Rights Act."
An African-American's revealing recollections of growing up in the small South Carolina town of Orangeburg before and during the Great Depression. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"Despite a few bad baseball metaphors and some misplaced breeziness, Miller's account is well considered. Recommended reading for the next administration, if not this one."
A word to the next president regarding peace talks in the Middle East: "If you're not prepared to reassure the locals while cracking heads as needed (and both will be needed), don't bother." Read full book review >

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PRICES! PRICES! PRICES! by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"Adler always finds a canny way into the math game, both practical and enjoyable. (Math picture book. 6-10)"
You can spell math with an "a" as in angst, aghast or agog, or you can spell it with an "A" as in Adler. Your move. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"As an introduction to geometry it lacks important depth, simplicity and clarity in its visual approach. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Adler's workmanlike introduction to the three titular geometric concepts is straightforwardly instructive and without much whimsy, but Miller's lively accompanying artwork adds interest in the form a busy motley group of monsters engaged in cinematic pursuits. Read full book review >

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TRIANGLES by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"With lots of layers of information, this is a book that can grow with kids; new information will be accessible with each repeat reading. (Math picture book. 6-10)"
Everything kids need to know about triangles—vocabulary, explanations and all. Read full book review >