THE CAT AND THE FIDDLE AND MORE by Jim Aylesworth
POETRY
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Good fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Beginning with the familiar rhyme, Aylesworth adds a dozen or so similar verses, all equally silly: ``Hey gravy gravy!/The ram joined the navy,/The skunk sprayed French perfume;/The little hen laughed/To see such sport,/And the mop ran away with the broom.'' None has the mystery or simplicity of the original, but kids will enjoy chuckling over them and will want to make up their own—an activity that'll lure them into examining the verse's form and logic. Read full book review >
YOU CHEAT! by Jamie Gilson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Still, Nathan is admirably brave, and readers will respond to the fish-kissing, rib-tickling topic—and to the sunny, full-color illustrations on every page. (Fiction/Young reader. 6-9)"
The dynamic in these brief, pithy chapters is established at the start: From playing cards to going fishing, Nathan is a ``doer,'' while his older brother Hank loves to sit still with a hand-sized video game. Read full book review >

THREE YOUNG PILGRIMS by Cheryl Harness
FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"The panoramic watercolors are attractive, with expertly composed, cinematic scenes, but the text, pursuing its separate agenda, regrettably never catches up. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Mary, Remember, and Bartholomew Allerton were among the youngest on the Mayflower's first voyage; the words here tell how, with the other newcomers, they suffer tremendous losses but gradually come to view Plymouth as home. Read full book review >
TOOHY AND WOOD by Mary Elise Monsell
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Tryon's frequent b&w illustrations not seen, but the jacket by this talented creator of Albert's Alphabet (1991, ALA Notable) promises endearing characterizations and exquisite detail. (Fiction/Young reader. 7-10)"
The author of several witty fantasies (Crackle Creek, 1990) creates another animal world, this time treating a serious theme with gentle dignity. Read full book review >
THE KING'S EQUAL by Katherine Paterson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"A handsome book; an entertaining, thought-provoking story. (Fiction/Young reader. 7-10)"
On his deathbed, the wise old king decrees that his arrogant son will not inherit the crown until he marries "a woman who is your equal in beauty and intelligence and wealth." Read full book review >

QUESTIONS by Lee Bennett Hopkins
edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illustrated by Carolyn Croll
POETRY
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Just right. (Poetry/Easy reader. 5-9)"
A noted poet and anthologist presents his third ``I Can Read'' book, with 30 high-quality selections from well-known poets (Aldis to Wilbur) provocatively grouped under six queries that often cause new readers grief: ``Who?'' ``Where?'' ``What?'' ``When?'' ``How?'' ``Why?'' Many entries are familiar, but the creative arrangement illuminates them afresh, while also giving those pesky words new interest by featuring them in the easily read verse. Read full book review >
SABBATH LION by Howard Schwartz
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Excellent source note. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Yosef (ten) must travel from Algiers to Cairo to claim his family's inheritance. Read full book review >
ADAM MOUSE'S BOOK OF POEMS by Lilian Moore
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

The charming country mouse who realized that he was a poet in I'll Meet You at the Cucumbers (1988), makes his third and last appearance with 30 gentle poems, half new and half from the earlier books. Read full book review >
THE GLASS MENORAH by Maida Silverman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"The All-of-a-Kind Family series, still in print, is a far more compelling presentation of Jewish family life. (Fiction. 4-8)"
A thoroughly dull collection of stories in which the Berg family celebrates eight holidays. Read full book review >
SOFIE'S ROLE by Amy Heath
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Hamanaka's boldly handsome, full-bleed oils show an ebullient, warmhearted interracial family. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A lively depiction of a family business—a bakery—on the day before Christmas, when Sofie is allowed to help behind the counter for the first time. Read full book review >
BORIS THE BORING BOAR by Ellen Jackson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Whether or not it prompts embarrassed self-appraisal, the comical dialogue here is as much fun as the deft caricatures in the well-crafted art. (Picture book. 5-8)"
He may be fuzzy and appealing in Chartier's gentle watercolors, but Boris is a quintessential bore: when he isn't talking about himself, he's meandering through the inconsequential (``...they don't make tin cans the way they used to...I remember a tin of sardines I found in '83. Read full book review >
AMY ELIZABETH EXPLORES BLOOMINGDALE'S by E.L. Konigsburg
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Understated, witty, and right on target; creatively extended in the author's perceptive, warmly colorful illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Amy Elizabeth is visiting Grandma in New York; each day, Grandma plans to take her to "Bloomie's," but there's always something else they should do first: walk the dog, visit Chinatown to get green tea, go to a laundromat, or share lox and bagels and the Sunday Times. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nelson DeMille
author of RADIANT ANGEL
May 26, 2015

After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, in Nelson DeMille’s latest suspense novel Radiant Angel, NYPD detective John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey's new assignment with the DSG-surveilling Russian diplomats working at the U.N. Mission-is thought to be "a quiet end," he is more than happy to be out from under the thumb of the FBI and free from the bureaucracy of office life. But Corey realizes something the U.S. government doesn't: The all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia. “Perfect summer beach reading, with or without margaritas, full of Glock-and-boat action,” our reviewer writes. View video >