BEDTIME STORIES by Highlights for Children
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"No surprises, pleasant or otherwise. (Illustrations) (Stories/Fiction. 2-5)"
These 39 stories from the editors of Highlights for Children might be a useful resource because they are all the right length for a bedtime read and all collected in one place. Read full book review >
STORM'S COMING by Dave Saunders
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Like Bambi in miniature; it should enchant any kid who's ever been caught in the rain. (Fiction/Picture book. 1-6)"
As a thunderstorm looms on the horizon, several woodland creatures—two squirrels, a fox, a badger, several rabbits, a mouse, and an owl—scamper for shelter. Read full book review >

MICHELLE CARTLIDGE'S BOOK OF WORDS by Michelle Cartlidge
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"The only surprises here are disappointing. (Fiction/Picture book. 2-6)"
In this standard word book from Cartlidge (A Mouses's Diary, 1982, etc.), a family of mice are followed through some typical events: getting dressed, going to school, shopping, attending a birthday party for Brother Mouse. Read full book review >
HILDA HEN'S SEARCH by Mary Wormell
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Either would grace any shelf. (Fiction/Picture book. 2-6)"
One can't help but compare newcomer Mary Wormell's Hilda Hen's Search to Christopher Wormell's A Number of Animals, 1993's spectacular counting book. Read full book review >
NIGHT SOUNDS, MORNING COLORS by Rosemary Wells
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"It is a mystery why the schlock was allowed to mingle with all the good stuff this book has to offer. (Fiction/Picture book. 2-6)"
Wells (Lucy Comes to Stay, p. 853, etc.) and McPhail combine on four evocations—waking, night, in the kitchen, a winter walk- -each of which is sometimes startlingly bang-on and, at other times, reaches way too far. Read full book review >

A TEENY TINY BABY by Amy Schwartz
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"The power and grace in Schwartz's spare style and language lies in the fact that she never condescends to young readers—she just compares notes. (Fiction/Picture book. 2-6)"
A baby is taken on a tour of Brooklyn Heights in this book written for the older brothers and sisters of new arrivals. Read full book review >
PIP'S MAGIC by Ellen Stoll Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Less rarified of theme than Walsh's Hop Jump (1993), this imaginative, boldly colored treatment of a common anxiety is her best work yet. (Fiction/Picture book. 2-6)"
A salamander finds magic in an unexpected place when he sets out after a cure for his fear of darkness. Read full book review >
A HAT FOR MINERVA LOUISE by Janet Morgan Stoeke
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Sure to evoke giggles of superiority from young listeners. (Fiction/Picture book. 2-6)"
The cheerfully mixed-up hen (sort of a Peterkin-in-feathers) who was introduced in Minerva Louise (1988) makes a welcome reappearance. Read full book review >
BUT WHAT DOES THE HIPPOPOTAMUS SAY? by Frencesca Simon
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A good book for introducing young children to a wider range of animals than the usual farm variety. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 2-6)"
A charming book about the sounds animals make. Read full book review >
PABLO'S TREE by Pat Mora
by Pat Mora, illustrated by Cecily Lang
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Meandering but moving story. (Fiction/Picture book. 2-6)"
It's Pablo's birthday, and he's ready for his birthday visit to his grandfather Lito's house, where Lito has decorated a special tree in Pablo's honor. Read full book review >
ONE AFTERNOON by Yumi  Heo
by Yumi Heo, illustrated by Yumi Heo
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"City racket made fun. (Fiction/Picture book. 2-6)"
This detailed rendering of the sounds of an ordinary day in New York City will keep readers poring over these pages, drawn to resemble a child's collage. Read full book review >
THE CAT SAT ON THE MAT by Alice Cameron
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Wonderfully creative. (Fiction/Picture book. 2-5)"
Another charming peephole book from illustrator Jones (Hickory Dickory Dock, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Bill Browder
author of RED NOTICE
March 24, 2015

Bill Browder’s Red Notice is a nonfiction political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his mission to expose the Kremlin’s corruption. In 2007, a group of Russian law enforcement officers raided Browder’s offices in Moscow and stole $230 million of taxes that his fund’s companies had paid to the Russian government. Browder’s attorney Sergei Magnitsky investigated the incident and uncovered a sprawling criminal enterprise. A month after Sergei testified against the officials involved, he was arrested and thrown into pre-trial detention, where he was tortured for a year. On November 16, 2009, he was led to an isolation chamber, handcuffed to a bedrail, and beaten to death by eight guards in full riot gear. “It may be that ‘Russian stories never have happy endings,’ ” our reviewer writes about Red Notice, “but Browder’s account more than compensates by ferociously unmasking Putin’s thugocracy.” View video >