Search Results: "Jon Miller"


BOOK REVIEW

CONFESSIONS OF A BASEBALL PURIST by Jon Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 6, 1998

"Otherwise, purists and other fans might feel they—ve been underestimated, if not sold short."
Play-by-play man for ESPN's highly successful Sunday Night Baseball, Miller, with Baltimore Sun reporter Hayman, has slapped together a casual record of his career and a friendly look at the game's recent history as seen from the press box. Read full book review >

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GARBO'S LAST STAND by Jon James Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"An appealing blend of hard-boiled noir and action-movie excitement with a romantic, worshipful heart."
In Miller's novel, a dying former tabloid reporter tells the story of his 1939 cruise-ship adventure—involving Greta Garbo, Nazis and a beautiful British secret agent—to a young journalist hoping for an exclusive. 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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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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

RELIGION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Attractively designed and handsomely illustrated, this informative text introduces teens to many intriguing angles on a high-interest topic that should inspire many to further explore the subject. (chronology, glossary, bibliography, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Will the world end in a bang or a whimper? Unless pre-empted by human-induced disaster or one of many scientifically possible catastrophic scenarios, life on Earth will end a billion years from now in a sizzle. Read full book review >

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CAPTAIN BARNACLE’S AQUARIUM by Edward  Miller
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"Trying too hard, this ends up just a bewildering mix; steer young readers instead to more conventional tours like Aliki's My Visit to the Aquarium (1993). (pirate glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Dropping in and out of lecture mode—"Here you'll see countless species of fish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHOSE SHOE? by Margaret Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"Again, clear, bright photos and felicitous organization make this an excellent concept book for young children. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 2-7)"
In the same winning format as Whose Hat? (1988), nine varied shoes (clown, ballet, flipper, horseshoe, etc.) are shown in use by the appropriate adult (except the baby shoe!) and also by a child. Read full book review >

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WHERE DOES IT GO? by Margaret Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

``Where does Tavo put his socks? Read full book review >

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MOO MOO IN A TUTU by Tim Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Neither too-too funny nor too-too original. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Can a cow jeté and plié? 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 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 >