Search Results: "Debbie S. Miller"


BOOK REVIEW

ARE TREES ALIVE by Debbie S. Miller
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"A feel-good story from the tree-hugging illustration on the front cover to the cozy family picnic at the end. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Responding to her daughter's question about how trees breathe without noses, the author celebrates the common features of trees and humans in this multicultural picture book more successful for its art than its science. Read full book review >

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RIVER OF LIFE by Debbie S. Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2000

"An ecology lesson made beautifully simple. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
This portrait of life along an Alaskan river is marked by the observations of a child who notes the changes of its plants and animals as the seasons go forward. Read full book review >

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SURVIVAL AT 40 BELOW by Debbie S. Miller
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A fascinating look at the great diversity of animal adaptations, as well as an introduction to some lesser-known species. (author's note, glossary, map, additional sources) (Informational picture book. 7-12)"
Focusing on the fauna that make their home in Gates of the Arctic National Park, Miller explores the many different kinds of adaptations that allow these animals to survive the brutal winters. Read full book review >

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A WOOLLY MAMMOTH JOURNEY by Debbie S. Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Vivid writing and equally impressive illustrations make this an excellent science title for young readers. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
The shaggy six-ton Ice Age relatives of the African elephant are brought to life again in this nature adventure by the author of A Caribou Journey (1994). Read full book review >

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ARCTIC LIGHTS, ARCTIC NIGHTS by Debbie S. Miller
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2003

"A lovely treatment of a difficult concept and of a very special place. (glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
The rhythms of the arctic year play out on the pages of this quietly lovely picture book. Read full book review >

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SURVIVAL AT 120 ABOVE by Debbie S. Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2012

"Enjoyable, interesting reading for animal lovers and browsers alike. (author's note, glossary, temperature chart, bibliography of books and websites, maps) (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
Animals and plants in Australia's Simpson Desert have made remarkable adaptations in order to survive in that brutally arid wasteland. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Students researching Alaska will need to look elsewhere, but this title may spur the curiosity of armchair adventurers and naturalists. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
The author and illustrator team of Arctic Lights, Arctic Nights (2003) and other titles on their home state add another tourist picture book for browsing. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 31, 2002

Make way for more sled dogs. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"Miller mentions in her note are not featured elsewhere in the book in more detail. (glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
Miller takes a careful look at a temporary water system—a vernal lake in Alaska whose emergence and disappearance each year has given rise to a unique ecosystem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NECTAR OF THE GODS by L. S. Miller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 7, 2015

"A quirky, original mystery."
Miller (A Death in Our Family, 2012, etc.) tells the story of a man helping a woman find her mysterious missing husband. Read full book review >

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A Death in Our Family by L. S. Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2012

"An apple-spiced, feel-good story that's more about life than about death."
A man looks back at his past after finding out he has about a year left to live in this novel. Read full book review >