CARETAKERS OF THE EARTH by Kathlyn Gay
NATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"List of effective actions that individuals can undertake; source notes; bibliography (articles up to August 1991); glossary; list of environmental organizations; index. (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
In an attempt to encourage young readers to help protect the planet, some extremely brief accounts of individuals who are making a difference. Read full book review >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Beatriz Williams
June 23, 2015

In Beatriz Williams’ latest novel Tiny Little Thing, it’s the summer of 1966 and Christina Hardcastle—“Tiny” to her illustrious family—stands on the brink of a breathtaking future. Of the three Schuyler sisters, she’s the one raised to marry a man destined for leadership, and with her elegance and impeccable style, she presents a perfect camera-ready image in the dawning age of television politics. Together she and her husband, Frank, make the ultimate power couple: intelligent, rich, and impossibly attractive. It seems nothing can stop Frank from rising to national office, and he’s got his sights set on a senate seat in November. But as the season gets underway at the family estate on Cape Cod, three unwelcome visitors appear in Tiny’s perfect life. “A fascinating look at wealth, love, ambition, secrets, and what family members will and won’t do to protect each other,” our reviewer writes. View video >