SOMEPLACE ELSE by Carol P. Saul
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Endearing, but also remote. (Picture book. 7-9)"
``All her life'' Mrs. Tillby has lived in the same country house, wondering what it would be like to live elsewhere. Read full book review >
THE OTHER SIDE by Alejandro Aura
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A small masterpiece. (Picture book. 5-10)"
The king orders the children of his kingdom to find out what is on The Other Side. Read full book review >

WHAT HAPPENED IN MR. FISHER'S ROOM by Nancy J. Hopper
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Though the writing can be pedantic and clichÇ-laden, Hopper (I Was a Fifth-Grade Zebra, 1993, etc.) has composed a quick read with a convincing middle-school setting. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Lanie's eighth-grade science teacher, Mr. Fisher, is incompetent. Read full book review >
A SNOW STORY by Melvin J. Leavitt
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A fine companion to Bliss's Matthew's Meadow (1992) and other stories about communicating with the natural world. (Picture book. 7-9)"
The lyrical story of an introspective farm boy who writes poetry in a wordless language. Read full book review >
WINTER RESCUE by W.D. Valgardson
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Newcomer Zhang's pencil illustrationscolorful, but brittlesuit the book exactly. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Thor's grandfather takes him ice fishing on Lake Winnipeg. Read full book review >

THE PIRATE'S HANDBOOK by Margarette Lincoln
HISTORY
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Wright's book contains a bit more of information and a bibliography, but Lincoln's is so attractive that it's a natural for book talks and browsing. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Snippets of all things related to pirates fill this intriguing volume, subtitled, ``How to Become a Rogue of the High Seas.'' Lincoln (Amazing Boats, 1992) draws heavily from the collection of the National Maritime Museum of London for historical information and artwork. Read full book review >
WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND by Richard McGuire
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Good, simple fun on a grand, global scale. (Picture book. 5- 10)"
McGuire (Night Becomes Day, 1994, etc.) uses retro-style graphic illustrations to tell a circular tale. Read full book review >
THE GAMEMASTER by John Bochak
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"This interesting fantasy neither recreates the history of chess nor provides a satifying alternative to role-playing games. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Readers who play Dungeons and Dragons or the card game Magic may be surprised to discover that the drama behind chess is similar to the games they enjoy. Read full book review >
THE TRUE ADVENTURE OF DANIEL HALL by Diane Stanley
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A book as quick on its feet and as engaging, as real, as its young hero. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
Stanley (Petrosinella, p. 716, etc.) retells the wild adventures of Daniel Hall, seaman from New Bedford, Mass. Read full book review >
EVERYDAY MYSTERIES by Jerome Wexler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The exercise is mildly amusing but the whole enterprise never overcomes a sense of languid familiarity. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A book of full-color photographs by Wexler (Jack-in-the- Pulpit, 1993, etc.) divided into five different sections, each of which invites readers to take a different close-up view of everyday objects, from sweaters to potato chips. Read full book review >
FIESTA U.S.A. by George Ancona
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The book conveys the festivity of each ceremony and serves both as a valuable introduction to and a celebration of some of the Latino cultures that enrich this country. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-10)"
Four Latino-American festivals are chronicled here, photographed in four different citiesDay of the Dead (San Francisco), Las Posadas (Albuquerque), Matachines (El Rancho, New Mexico), and Three Kings' Day (New York City). Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

A fluent, tightly focused biography of a man who was born and died under two appearances of Halley's Comet, and led a restless, colorful life in between. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >