THE LITTLE FLOWER KING by Kveta Pacovská
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Nov. 20, 1992

"Try this with very young children, who'll like the peek-a-boo cover cutouts and respond to the vibrant colors, bold forms, and simple story. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The Czech author-illustrator of a wonderfully inventive counting book (One, Five, Many) brings the same imagination and brilliant colors to illustrations for an old-fashioned story a little king whose happy life planting tulips is incomplete until he quests for a princess (he finds her in a tulip blossom) and makes her his queen. Read full book review >
SAM PANDA AND THUNDER DRAGON by Chris Conover
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 20, 1992

"Endpaper game. (Picture book. 4-9)"
An imaginative story about an overalls-clad panda who leaves his apple orchard for the city during a drought. Read full book review >

LITTLE MOP LOST by Kayoko Kanome
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 14, 1992

"An appealing import that should be welcome in American collections. (Picture book. 3-7)"
From a Japanese illustrator with six books to her credit, her first to be published outside Japan. Read full book review >
MOE THE DOG IN TROPICAL PARADISE by Diane Stanley
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 4, 1992

"Just the story to share on a bleak wintry day—or to spark creative play. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A couple of illustrators with wide-ranging talents— Stanley's elegant prize-winning biographies include Good Queen Bess (1990), while Primavera created Gauch's feisty Christina Katerina—form a new comedy team. Read full book review >
ONE COLD NIGHT by Claire Ewart
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 4, 1992

"With a brief, nicely cadenced text and smoothly generalized figures set in lyrically evocative landscapes, an imaginative personification of the coming of winter. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``...the cloud coyotes howled in the moonlight, and Snow Woman came to tuck us in.'' Depicted in Ewart's sweeping watercolors as a heroic robed figure, Snow Woman brushes leaves from trees, stills streams, and frosts fields, prompting turtles, groundhogs, and other creatures to burrow away for the winter— all but Black Bear, who doesn't leave even when she builds a frozen fire of pine cones, setting the northern sky ablaze. Read full book review >

SNOW WHITE AND ROSE RED by Jacob Grimm
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Nov. 4, 1992

"Lush and handsome, but without the storytelling verve of Barbara Cooney's freer illustrations (1965, 1991). (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
A slightly updated text based on May Sellars's 19th-century translation of the story about two sisters who not only befriend a bear who's really a prince but rescue—three times—the peculiarly ungrateful gnome (``dwarf'' in other editions) who enchanted the prince and stole his treasure. Read full book review >
THE WORD PARTY by Richard Edwards
POETRY
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Index. (Poetry. 5-10)"
Forty-seven short poems—most lighthearted but a few serious (and one or two downright silly), and some previously published in England—with lots of mouth-filling words (not always in the dictionary: ``dumbledor''), whimsical names (Mr. Marrumpeter, Uncle Fazackerly, Lady Belinda Fox-Gore), and sing-songy rhythms. Read full book review >
WHAT INSTRUMENT IS THIS? by Rosmarie Hausherr
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Glossary; note to parents; summary chart. (Nonfiction. 4-9)"
``What instrument is a long, hollow piece of wood with eight holes?'' begins the Q&A text of this unusually attractive and informative book. Read full book review >
THE PRINCESS AND THE MOON by Daisaku Ikeda
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"The reformation may be too easy, but the point is still valid; and no one should forgo Wildsmith's delectable art with its delicately glowing colors and wonderfully imaginative juxtapositions of harmonious images. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An unabashedly didactic story by the Japanese author of The Cherry Tree (p. 466), with a heavy-handed message made remarkably palatable by English adaptor Geraldine McCaughrean's lyrical text and Wildsmith's gorgeous illustrations. Read full book review >
OWL by Mary Ling
by Mary Ling, photographed by Kim Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Excellent nonfiction for the very young. (Nonfiction. 3-7)"
One of four new additions to the intelligently conceived and beautifully executed ``See How They Grow'' series (simultaneously published: Butterfly; Foal; Fox). Read full book review >
BECOME A BIRD AND FLY! by Michael Elsohn Ross
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Not essential but attractive, and a valid supplementary approach to the subject. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Nicky likes to imagine flying like a bird; one day, his neighbor Avis tells him exactly how to become one: ``Close your eyes...let your thoughts take wing,'' and imagine growing lighter, more streamlined. ``Your heavy teeth fall out. Read full book review >
THROUGH OUR EYES by Lee Bennett Hopkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"An attractive, up-to-the- minute setting for some proven favorites. (Poetry/Picture book. 4-8)"
What distinguishes this particular volume (subtitled Poems and Pictures About Growing Up), by a skilled and prolific poet- anthologist, is the crisply reproduced color photos linking the 16 poems—most of them from contemporary authors and already familiar—to the world that today's kids know: urban, multicultural, and not always privileged. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Pierce Brown
author of GOLDEN SON
February 17, 2015

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, Pierce Brown’s genre-defying Red Rising hit the ground running. The sequel, Golden Son, continues the saga of Darrow, a rebel battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. “Stirring—and archetypal—stuff,” our reviewer writes. View video >