Search Results: "Karen Miller"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Still, the idea that there are still mysteries to be found in the natural world is well-served by the author's lucid prose and matter-of-fact tone. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Suggesting that we'll find out for sure one day if we just wait, Miller presents a select few of the 2,600 recorded brushes with Bigfoot, the 2,000 reports of the Jersey Devil and encounters with seven other legend-wreathed creatures. Read full book review >

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IDA B. by Karen E. Quinones Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2004

"Third-novelist Miller gets the details down, but the characters remain clichés without inner lives or credibility."
Inner-city chronicler Miller (I'm Telling, 2002, etc.) returns to drug dealers, welfare moms, and violent teenagers. Read full book review >

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KAREN ENGLISH
by Megan Labrise

The inspiration for Coretta Scott King Honor Award winner Karen English’s latest middle grade novel all comes down to one unforgettable quote.

“We had a housekeeper,” says English, who was born in 1954 and grew up in Los Angeles, “and she pulled me aside one day, when I was about nine, and told me that, if I ever went ...


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I’M TELLING by Karen E. Quinones Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2002

"Not as strong a story as Satin Doll, but an affecting if static portrait of family ties."
Another story of tensions among the black bourgeoisie: here, aspirations are complicated by family history when a successful twin tries to help her addicted sister—but nearly loses her own man. Read full book review >

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SATIN DOLL by Karen E. Quinones Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2001

"Sadly, our heroine is no role model but just a satin doll, doing what's expected in a story that is more a gussied-up concept than a credible delineation."
A now-revised first novel, originally self-published, graphically celebrates a girl from the 'hood who makes it on her own by knowing how and when to fight back. 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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >