LORENZO THE NAUGHTY PARROT by Tony Johnston
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Caldecott Medalist Politi, now 84, provides a joyous complement of freely drawn, brightly painted illustrations that bring the scenes vibrantly to life. (Young reader/Picture book. 4-9)"
Four loosely linked incidents in a nice Mexican family. Read full book review >
THE TOWN MOUSE AND THE COUNTRY MOUSE by Helen Craig
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Tyler'' are charming; in the meantime, there are some splendidly dramatic takes, especially during Charlie's encounter with the cat, while the tiny protagonists are delightfully individual and appealing—as is this well-worn tale in its fresh new garb. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A spirited retelling with lively dialogue and many colorful embellishments, plus enchantingly detailed illustrations in cleverly varied frames and spreads. Read full book review >

MILO'S TOOTHACHE by Ida Luttrell
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"In simple, repeated vocabulary, deftly deployed in natural cadences, a comically exaggerated story that effectively makes its point; illustrator Giannini (an Italian architect) makes a good debut with his witty, appealing characterizations. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
When Milo Pig suddenly develops a toothache, he's willing to accept friend Dan's advice and see a dentist. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A satisfying cumulative tale, handsomely presented. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
``Cheka, cheka, che!'' cries the honey guide. ``If you want honey, follow me!'' First a boy joins the little bird, then—one by one—a crowd of animals. Read full book review >
ONE EARTH, A MULTITUDE OF CREATURES by Peter Roop
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Appreciative but unsentimental, a realistic glimpse of nature at work. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Set in the Pacific Northwest, 14 double-spread vignettes of woodland, meadow, and sea. Read full book review >

ONE SMILING GRANDMA by Ann Marie Linden
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Russell provides some extra things to count; the objects are individually distinct, though some of the coconuts almost get lost in the gutter; still, very attractive, especially the people, who brim with life and good humor. (Picture book. 3-7)"
``...in a rocking chair,/Two yellow bows tied on braided hair...Four steel drums...Seven conch shells...'': five rhymed couplets describe ten typical, evocative island scenes, vibrantly depicted in glowing double spreads—an excellent debut for both author and illustrator. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A fine tribute to an intriguing character; an interfaith story with true respect for both faiths. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Elijah Pierce (1892-1984) was an African-American barber in Columbus, Ohio—as well as a widely exhibited woodcarver (first prize at the International Meeting of Naive Art in Zagreb) and a lay minister. Read full book review >
LILY AND THE PRESENT by Christine Ross
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Again, Ross's color-pencil art is humorous and appealing, though much of the delicate detail will be lost in group sharing. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
Lily's new brother ``came into the world with nothing,'' and Lily would like to get something ``big and bright and beautiful'' to supplement his other, boring presents. Read full book review >
THE SAMURAI'S DAUGHTER by Robert D. San Souci
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Like Merrill's The Girl Who Loved Caterpillars (p. 1191), an unusual glimpse of an independent-minded girl in long-ago Japan; a handsome book that will have many uses. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
From medieval Japan (as detailed in a careful note), a wonderful legend about the dauntless Tokoyo, whose beloved father Kuma has taught her the samurai virtues, plus such manly arts as riding; and who insists, despite her noble birth, on learning to dive for pearls, a traditional skill of women of the Oki Islands. Read full book review >
OWL BABIES by Martin Waddell
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

Three little white owls perch outside their cozy nest, wishing Mother would come home. Read full book review >
SAM VOLE AND HIS BROTHERS by Martin Waddell
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"The well-honed, repetitive text would also make an amusing easy reader. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Whenever little Sam goes out ``voling,'' his big brothers come too; whatever he brings home to Mother—nuts, daisies— Arthur and Henry bring more of it. Read full book review >
THE PIG IN THE POND by Martin Waddell
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A perfect hot- weather book, sure to create demands for a swim. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Watching the ducks and geese in farmer Neligan's pond, the pig ``didn't go in, because pigs don't swim.'' Finally, though, the hot day overwhelms her and in she splashes, cavorting with such glee that the others are driven out. 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 >