SPORTS
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"B&w photos. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Two of these authors are journalists, and the training shows in this collection of tidy, conventional human-interest stories. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Photos; lists of books and other sources; index. (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
After black players were excluded from organized baseball near the end of the 19th century, they created leagues, barnstorming teams, and an annual All-Star Game (the East-West All-Star Classic) that often rivaled the Bigs in attendance and income. Read full book review >

VATSANA'S LUCKY NEW YEAR by Sara Gogol
FICTION
Released: Dec. 23, 1992

"A sturdy addition to the rapidly growing number of books about the Asian-American experience. (Fiction. 10-13)"
An earnest first novel in which a preteen encounters both prejudice and friendship at a Portland, Oregon, school. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 23, 1992

"Glossary; further reading. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A second excellent entry in the ``We Are Still Here'' series about contemporary Native Americans describes how four generations of an extended family work together to create the beautiful pottery for which New Mexico is famous. Read full book review >
MY VERY OWN HALLOWEEN by Robin West
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Dec. 15, 1992

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Five meals that would be appropriate for a children's party, each with detailed instructions for preparing the food and a decoration for the particular theme (``Witch's Brew''; ``Creepy Crawlies''; etc.). Read full book review >

PET HAMSTERS by Jerome Wexler
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 15, 1992

"Index. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Using a format similar to that of his Pet Mice (1989), Wexler describes selecting and raising hamsters; offers advice on cages, equipment, diet, habits, and health; depicts mating, birth, and the hamsters' day-by-day development; and concludes with tips for photographers. Read full book review >
GORILLAS by Paul Hermann Bürgel
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 15, 1992

"Organizations to write for more information; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
An attractive addition to the ``Nature Watch'' series, with the authors' appealing color photos on every page showing these endangered primates—found only in the central African countries of Rwanda and Zaire—feeding, grooming, playing, resting, and caring for their babies. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 15, 1992

"Bibliography. (Biography. 8-11)"
In the ``Creative Minds'' series, the life of an abolitionist and women's rights advocate. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 15, 1992

"Bibliography (sources); index. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
First in the ``People's History'' series, a lively look at the many changes in the US as a whole, as well as for individuals, during WW II. Read full book review >
ALMOST FAMOUS by David Getz
FICTION
Released: Dec. 2, 1992

"Maxine is a pip. (Fiction. 8-12)"
At ten, Maxine is a girl obsessed. Read full book review >
THE FRIENDLY SNOWFLAKE by M. Scott Peck
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"First printing of 100,000. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The psychotherapist author of The Road Less Traveled (a bestseller for over nine years) assays his first children's book- -a slight story much burdened with a heavy message. Read full book review >
GEORGIA, ARMENIA, AND AZERBAIJAN by Elizabeth Roberts
NONFICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

In the rush to assess and reinterpret the former USSR, Millbrook's six-title series by different authors is serviceable enough, though it has neither the lucid intelligence of Clark's single-volume coverage, The Commonwealth of Independent States (above) nor the detail of Lerner's as-yet incomplete series on individual states, edited by Mary M. Rodgers et al. 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 >