Laura Miller's Profile
|Display Name:||Laura Miller|
|About me:||Intermittent (substitute) Librarian at Hennepin County Library.|
|Reading Interests:||A little bit of everything :-)|
|Laura Miller's Comments|
|The reformed vampire support group |
by Jinks, Catherine.
Fifteen-year-old vampire Nina has been stuck for fifty-one years in a boring support group for vampires, and nothing exciting has ever happened to them--until one of them is murdered and the others must try to solve the crime. posted Sep 21, 2010 at 10:17AM
|Mirror mirror : a book of reversible verse |
by Singer, Marilyn.
A collection of short poems which, when reversed, provide new perspectives on the fairy tale characters they feature. posted Sep 19, 2010 at 3:05PM
|Boy meets girl |
by Radunsky, Vladimir.
This book with text featuring a boy, a girl, a cat, and a dog can be read forwards or backwards. posted Sep 19, 2010 at 3:05PM
by Jonas, Ann.
Chronicles a child's busy day by the sea, in a forest, and then home with the hope of going to a carnival or concert. The illustrations change when the book is turned upside down. posted Sep 19, 2010 at 3:04PM
|Round trip |
by Jonas, Ann.
Text and reversible black and white illustrations record the sights on a day trip to the city and back home again to the country. posted Sep 19, 2010 at 3:03PM
|Palazzo Inverso |
by Johnson, D. B. 1944-
A young apprentice to a master builder does some mischief that causes a palace to be built upside-down, which creates all sorts of trouble--and fun. Inspired by the work of M.C. Escher and intended to be read front-to-back, then turned over and read back-to-front. posted Sep 19, 2010 at 3:03PM
|The turn-around, upside-down alphabet book |
by Ernst, Lisa Campbell.
An alphabet book in which each letter becomes three different objects as the book is turned different directions, as when A becomes a bird's beak, a drippy ice cream cone, and the point of a star. posted Sep 19, 2010 at 3:03PM
|Fat vampire : a never coming of age story |
by Rex, Adam,
After being bitten by a vampire, not only is fifteen-year-old Doug doomed eternally to be fat, but now he must also save himself from the desperate host of a public-access-cable vampire-hunting television show that is on the verge of cancellation. posted Sep 19, 2010 at 2:36PM
|Sucks to be me : the all-true confessions of Mina Hamilton, teen vampire (maybe)|
by Pauley, Kimberly, 1973-
When sixteen-year-old Mina is forced to take a class to help her decide whether or not to become a vampire like her parents, she also faces a choice between her life-long best friend and the boy she has a crush on versus new friends and possible boyfriends in her mandatory "vampire lessons." posted Sep 19, 2010 at 2:35PM
|Still sucks to be me : more all-true confessions of Mina Hamilton Smith, teen va|
by Pauley, Kimberly, 1973-
Sequel to Sucks to Be Me. When newly-turned teen vampire Mina Hamilton, now Smith, moves with her family far from their California home, her best friend Serena, and her vampire boyfriend George, life is not at all what she expects. posted Sep 19, 2010 at 2:35PM
|The vampire is just not that into you |
by Mezrich, Vlad
Undead dating specialist Vlad Mezrich has all the answers, utilizing quizzes, Top Ten lists, language analysis, real-life (and real-death) testimonials, and fancy charts to show you what you need to do in order to get your vampire and keep him forever. Let this eternally rewarding book show you the way to the vampire of your dreams. posted Sep 19, 2010 at 2:34PM
|M is for mischief : an A to Z of naughty children |
by Ashman, Linda.
A rhyme for each letter of the alphabet describes the misbehavior of a child, from Angry Abby to Zany Zelda. posted Mar 23, 2010 at 2:13PM
|On Market Street |
by Lobel, Arnold.
A child buys presents from A to Z in the shops along Market Street. Features clever illustrations of people wearing all over their bodies the object the child buys. 1982 Caldecott Honor book. posted Mar 12, 2010 at 7:30PM
|Ogres! ogres! ogres! : a feasting frenzy from A to Z |
by Heller, Nicholas.
The letters of the alphabet are represented by an assortment of ogres devouring all sorts of foods. posted Mar 12, 2010 at 6:54PM
|The sleepy little alphabet : a bedtime story from Alphabet Town |
by Sierra, Judy.
Each letter of the alphabet gets ready for bed. Culminates in a clever scene where all the letters are sleeping with an object near them that begins with that letter. posted Jan 8, 2010 at 4:28PM
|The zoo I drew |
by Doodler, Todd H.
Colorful, eye-catching drawings and rhymes about animals from A to Z. posted Dec 8, 2009 at 9:19PM
|A is for salad |
by Lester, Mike.
Each letter of the alphabet is presented in an unusual way, such as: "A is for salad" showing an alligator eating a bowl of greens. posted Dec 2, 2009 at 9:37AM
|The Z was zapped : a play in twenty-six acts |
by Van Allsburg, Chris.
Each letter goes on stage and dramatic things happen to each one, from A being in an avalanche to the Z being zapped. posted Nov 13, 2009 at 10:55PM
|Tomorrow's alphabet |
by Shannon, George.
This book emphasizes thinking ahead skills as the reader guesses what the object will become using the key letter. A is for seed which is tomorrow's apple; B is for eggs, which is tomorrow's bird, etc. posted Nov 13, 2009 at 10:52PM
|The alphabet from A to Y with bonus letter, Z! |
by Martin, Steve, 1945-
Presents a rhyming couplet featuring each letter of the alphabet, with such characters as David the dog-faced boy, who dons a derby despite being dirty, and Victor, whose frequent victories have made him vainglorious. posted Nov 13, 2009 at 10:50PM
|Chicka chicka boom boom |
by Martin, Bill, 1916-2004.
An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree. posted Nov 13, 2009 at 10:50PM
by MacDonald, Suse.
The letters of the alphabet are transformed and incoporated into twenty-six illustrations, so that the hole in "b" becomes a balloon and "y" turns into the head of a yak. posted Nov 13, 2009 at 10:49PM
|Alphabet city |
by Johnson, Stephen, 1964-
Hidden letters are found in objects located in the city. For example, a G is hidden in the curve of a lamppost. posted Nov 13, 2009 at 10:44PM
|Eating the alphabet : fruits and vegetables from A to Z |
by Ehlert, Lois.
Colorful illustrations of everyday (e.g. apple, banana) and less common (e.g. quince, star fruit) fruits and vegetables by letter of the alphabet. There is a section in the back to learn more about each featured fruit or vegetable. posted Nov 13, 2009 at 10:43PM
|Old black fly |
by Aylesworth, Jim.
Rhyming text and illustrations follow a mischievous old black fly through the alphabet and he has a very busy, bad day landing where he shouldn't be. posted Nov 13, 2009 at 10:40PM
|Read anything good lately? |
by Allen, Susan, 1951-
An alphabetical look at some different places and things to read, from an atlas at the airport to a zodiac at the zoo. posted Nov 13, 2009 at 10:39PM
|Laura Miller's Book Lists|
|Novels in Verse (Kids) (17 titles)
|Novels in Verse (Teens) (12 titles)
|Not Your Ordinary School (10 titles)
From schools of magic to crime academies to schools for animal-human shape shifters and more- these are definitely not your average schools.
|If you like Guinness World Records (7 titles)
Other fun fact books for kids
|Fun With Food (9 titles)
Food is more than just for eating! It can be a fun means of artistic expression.
|Fun with words (10 titles)
|From Another Perspective (6 titles)
Turn these picture books upside down, sideways, or read the text in reverse to get a new perspective.
|Vampire Humor (7 titles)
If you like vampire books with some humor mixed in, try these books:
|Parodies of well-known books (19 titles)
|Books About Book Clubs (16 titles)
(and one about a movie club)