BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Biography. 8-12)"
In the ``Women of Our Time'' series, the first biography from an author noted for innovative looks at social history (Milk, 1986). Read full book review >
THE GIRAFFE THAT WALKED TO PARIS by Nancy Milton
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"Informative historical note; map. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-10)"
In 1826, the Egyptian pasha, trying to mend his diplomatic fences, presented King Charles X with the first giraffe ever to be seen in France. Read full book review >

THE DAFFODILS by Christi Killien
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"Killien lays her themes out clearly without trying to force-feed readers, and though several characters just stand around, or have an obvious Purpose, the main players—even Caitlin—are drawn with a sympathetic touch. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Fifth-grader Nicky stands irresolutely at the threshold of adolescence, the new world of lipstick and boys pulling her forward while the easy familiarity of playing dolls with Jeannie, a younger classmate, holds her back. Read full book review >
THE GREAT SUMMER CAMP CATASTROPHE by Jean Van Leeuwen
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"Fans of the trio's earlier adventures (The Great Christmas Kidnapping Caper, 1975, etc.) will find this amusing romp perfectly consistent in tone and style with its award- winning predecessors. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Further adventures of Merciless Marvin the Magnificent and his gang, three mice who live in Macy's toy department but here suddenly find themselves wrapped up with a care package of goodies and shipped to a camp in Vermont. Read full book review >
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A fictional account of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire in N. Y. C., as seen by Rosie, a young Jewish girl whose older sister escapes but whose cousin does not. Read full book review >

POOR GIRL, RICH GIRL by Johnniece Marshall Wilson
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"Still, a believably nice family, solving their problems in a laudably wholesome manner. (Fiction. 8-12)"
More than anything, Miranda, 14, wants contact lenses: her thick glasses make her look ``like the first alien to land on earth. Read full book review >
HARRY AND CHICKEN by Dyan Sheldon
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"A sequel to follow. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Harry, an extraterrestrial disguised as a talking cat, invites himself home with Sara Jane (``Chicken''), who does her best to keep him hidden since her mother hates cats. Read full book review >
ALL BUT ALICE by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Released: April 30, 1992

"Fans can rejoice: Naylor plans to take Alice 'to her eighteenth year. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Naylor is a versatile, prolific author whose achievements have just been crowned with a Newbery; her books about Alice (this is the fourth) are many readers' favorites, with good reason: laugh-aloud funny, they also explore real concerns with unusual frankness and compassion. Read full book review >
THE LISTENING SILENCE by Phyllis Root
FICTION
Released: April 30, 1992

"McDermott's full-page b&w illustrations, dark and dramatic, enhance the attractive open format. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In a fantasy based on Native American lore, a young woman confronts her destiny as a healer. Read full book review >
STUFFER by Peter Parnall
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1992

"A quality successor to C. W. Anderson. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A realistic horse-story about the life of a modern-day Black Beauty. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: April 30, 1992

"The look of karate, as well as some of its excitement, are nicely captured in b&w photos and photo sequences. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A New Jersey karate instructor and a photographer team up to follow Nick, a 14-year-old brown belt, from the rigors of training to a pair of medals at a statewide tournament. Read full book review >
DON'T BE AFRAID, AMANDA by Lilian Moore
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1992

"Appropriately, McCord's frequent b&w illustrations are in the cozy Garth Williams tradition. (Fiction. 7-10)"
In a sequel to the appealing I'll Meet You at the Cucumbers (1988), Amanda (the city mouse) makes her first visit to country mouse pen-pal Adam, affording us the pleasure of seeing Adam's bucolic surroundings from her perspective. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >