KIDS by Catherine Anholt
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"(Picture book. 3-7)"
In spritely verse and lively pen-and-watercolor illustrations, an exuberant survey of kids' diversity: ``Slow kids, quick kids, healthy kids, sick kids/Smooth kids, hairy kids, cute kids, scary kids.'' The contents of a typical pocket; a count-down of kids hiding (``...six in a box,/Five behind curtains, four behind clocks...''); what nasty kids are like (``They tell you lies, they spoil your games''), and nice ones (``They make you laugh, they hold your hand'')—with the same tots pictured for both; things kids make and do; fears, secrets, dreams, and wishes: an imaginative compilation with a dozen characters to follow from scene to scene and dozens of entertaining details to discover. Read full book review >
ZIP, WHIZ, ZOOM! by Stephanie Calmenson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Not much plot here, but kids will enjoy identifying the many vehicles, plumped out like soft toys in Stott's appealing illustrations. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In ten vignettes on the first spread, people prepare for journeys by different kinds of transport—from skateboard, roller skates, helicopter, and plane to a bus and the family car. Read full book review >

VOYAGE TO THE BUNNY PLANET by Rosemary Wells
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"89 each. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A boxed set of three miniature books add up to more than the sum of their parts. Read full book review >
KLARA'S NEW WORLD by Jeanette Winter
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A concluding note sets it in the 1860's. (Picture book. 7-12)"
When a drought brings tough times to her Swedish family, Klara—not yet eight—fears she'll be hired out to work on the manor. Read full book review >
SEEING EYE WILLIE by Dale Gottlieb
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"This imaginary story is childlike, but it doesn't advance understanding of Willie's plight, and the implicit conclusion—that speculation is fruitless and could be unkind—is disturbingly at odds with the elaborate fantasy, which takes up more than half the book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another flawed attempt to deal with children's concerns about the homeless. Read full book review >

NOBODY'S MOTHER IS IN SECOND GRADE by Robin Pulver
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Pleasantly zany, with colorful, lighthearted illustrations that capture just the right tone. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Cassandra's mother enjoyed second grade, and would like to join Cassandra's class. Read full book review >
THE WITCH RETURNS by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"This last story contains a complex weave of flashbacks to the earlier books as well as new horrors: gratifying for old fans, an irresistible lure for new ones. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The sixth in a popular series brings an end to witchy Mrs. Tuggle after a yearlong struggle by Lynn Morley and her friend Mouse. Read full book review >
SHEEP OUT TO EAT by Nancy Shaw
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A deft, succinct, charming as ever fifth appearance. (Picture book. 2-7)"
No toddler has ever precipitated more mayhem then these five insouciant sheep, now stopping at the quaint ``Tiddley Wink Tea Shop,'' which is run by an unsuspecting cat. Read full book review >
THE BEST HALLOWEEN OF ALL by Susan Wojciechowski
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Meddaugh's bright, cartoony art nicely extends the action and humor. (Picture book. 3-7)"
From his first year, Ben's parents assiduously provide him with homemade Halloween costumes—clever, but usually casting him as sidekick to older brother Michael (rabbit to his magician or angel to his devil) and not always comfortable—the wooden cheese wedge (Michael is a mouse) is too heavy and the robot (paired with its scientist creator) too hot inside. Read full book review >
YOU SILLY GOOSE by Ellen Stoll Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"With wonderfully clean, appealing collage art, a graceful, deftly honed text, and a real plot that- -for all its brevity and simplicity—has suspense and a satisfying denouement, another winner from the creator of Mouse Count (1991, ALA Notable). (Picture book. 2-6)"
When Emily's goslings hatch, her good friend George (a mouse) brings a warning—``I have seen the fox''—and eavesdropper Lulu leaps to a truly foolish conclusion: with his big ears and bright eyes, George himself must be the fox, ``come to eat us all!'' While Emily sensibly ignores her, Lulu goes on squawking until the real fox turns up, only to be bravely outwitted by little George. Read full book review >
GHOST TRAIN by Stephen Wyllie
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A curiosity, guaranteed to grab attention. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A slight, trite tale about a trio of spooks—``Headless Hector, the Gray Lady, and I, the Silver Skeleton''—provides a vehicle for some intriguingly effective holograms. Read full book review >
DINOSAURS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Adequate where demand is insatiable. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Brief answers to 100 questions children asked the editors of Owl magazine, but not everything dinosaur lovers would like to know. 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 >