Search Results: "Pat Zietlow Miller"


BOOK REVIEW

SHARING THE BREAD by Pat Zietlow Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"It may be a romantic view, but it is nevertheless a very appealing one. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A gentle rhyme scheme and a palette that brings to mind folk art shape a nostalgic and rather sentimental view of the holiday. Read full book review >

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SOPHIE'S SQUASH by Pat Zietlow Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"This season-spanning turn with high-spirited Sophie offers endearing lessons about nurture and regeneration. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Miller's debut, in which a little girl affectionately adopts a butternut squash, is a winner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEREVER YOU GO by Pat Zietlow Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"At the mountain's summit, young readers will glow with the understanding that roads connect more than places—and the assurance they can retrace this reading journey nightly. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A rabbit's cross-country bike excursion introduces the open road, its free-wheeling, giddy freedom, and its role in connecting travelers to an ever changing landscape of new friends and communities. Read full book review >

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BE KIND by Pat Zietlow Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Lovely illustrations work with a somewhat heavy-handed message; effective more as instruction than story. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This picture book champions interpersonal kindness both globally and in a young child's town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WIDE-AWAKE BEAR by Pat Zietlow Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"A warm, cozy counterpoint to Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman's Bear Snores On (2002) but without the 'Again! Again!' readability. (Picture book. 3-6)"
While all bears grow heavy-eyed in the winter, some little cubs—like some little humans—are too anxious to sleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE QUICKEST KID IN CLARKSVILLE by Pat Zietlow Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Sweet and inspiring. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Two little girls compete to meet a local hero. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOPHIE'S SQUASH GO TO SCHOOL by Pat Zietlow Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"Sophie's negativity is a definite turnoff, though Steven and his problem-solving are delightful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little girl's friendship with the two squash she grew in her garden (Bernice's twin babies from Sophie's Squash, 2013) gets in the way of a friendship with a real child when Sophie starts school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOLE STORY OF THE DOUGHNUT by Pat Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Delicious! (period photograph, author's note, timeline, selected bibliography of adult sources) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Miller shares the true story of the invention of the doughnut with the hole in its center. 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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LOVING LOCKS WITH SHAREE MILLER
by Julie Danielson

In a recent opinion piece at Blavity, [currently inaccessible online],  guest author and children’s book reviewer “kirkwood1692” weighs in on what she describes as a surge (for various reasons she notes in her piece) in the scholarly interest of the representation of black girls in children’s literature. Of course, the author writes, “just because a book has a ...


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BAD RELIGION
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Violet Hour (The Violet Hour Book 1) by Whitney A. Miller

Cover Story: Smoke Gets In Your Big Face
BFF Charm: Caution
Swoonworthy Scale:
 1
Talky Talk: Figuratively Speaking
Bonus Factor:
 Cult
Relationship Status: Memorable Fling That Wants to Come Back for More

 

Cover Story: Smoke Gets In Your Big Face

A vaguely ...


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