EYE OF THE BEHOLDER by Daniel Hayes
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"A funny book with real insights, but much in need of pruning. (Fiction. 11-15)"
The eighth-graders who appeared in The Trouble with Lemons (1991) are back in a stronger second novel, less freighted with the life conflicts of its adult characters. Read full book review >
THE GREAT CHANGE by White Deer of Autumn
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"The author has taught in American Indian Movement schools; both he and the illustrator are Native Americans. (Fiction/Young reader. 6-10)"
Mourning the death of her grandfather, Wanba and her Grandma catch fish, returning what they don't need to the sea; pause on their return home to fertilize their corn with fish heads; and converse gently about the ``Circle of Life.'' Illustrated in lovely impressionistic watercolors rendered in soft colors in a spare yet evocative style, the narrative is not so much a story as a fictional setting for the Native American philosophy of care for the natural world and the continuity of life, symbolized here by several of the creatures the two characters observe (a fishing pelican; a caterpillar) as well as by Grandma passing on her own knowledge to Wanba. Read full book review >

TORY AND ME AND THE SPIRIT OF TRUE LOVE by Margaret Bechard
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"The story also makes a good vehicle for viewing love and loss, simply but thoughtfully—a good choice for children who have recently grappled with a first family death. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Cousins Emily and Tory, 11, are fast friends, unlike in temperament but similar in their yearning for romance. Read full book review >
DEAR MOM, GET ME OUT OF HERE! by Ellen Conford
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Send Conford fans who enjoy this on to Gordon Korman's books. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A lightweight farce with a daffy but resourceful cast and a surprise climax. Read full book review >
NONFICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Attractive format; seriously flawed content. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A revision of the British The Illustrated Dictionary of Animal Life. Read full book review >

SHOW TIME AT THE POLK STREET SCHOOL by Patricia Reilly Giff
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"A solid introduction for aspiring thespians. (Plays. 6-10)"
Three simple plays based on Giff's popular Polk Street books: The Candy Corn Contest, The Secret at the Polk Street School, and Fancy Feet. Read full book review >
THE POOF POINT by Ellen Weiss
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Over-contrived and under-funny. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Marie and Eddie Bicker—who, in The Tiny Parents (1989), rescued their scientist parents after one experiment misfired- -cope with the results of another fiasco in their basement laboratory: though the senior Bickers still have adult bodies, their psyches regress, leaving the kids to deal with progressively helpless (and embarrassing) children in grownup guise. Read full book review >
MA'II AND COUSIN HORNED TOAD by Shonto Begay
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Author's note; glossary of Navajo words. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-9)"
Coyote trickster Ma'ii, always hungry, sets out to inveigle some corn from his cousin. Read full book review >
DIGGING UP TYRANNOSAURUS REX by John R. Horner
DINOSAURS
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Resource Guide'' (lacks dates, but books are recent); rudimentary index. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
The curator of paleontology at Montana's Museum of the Rockies describes the discovery of a Tyrannosaurus rex fossil and its excavation, and explains its scientific importance. Read full book review >
ELLIE'S BIRTHSTONE RING by Beatrice Gormley
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"B&w drawings not seen. (Fiction/Young reader. 6-9)"
The author of several contemporary fantasies (Mail-Order Wings, 1981) tells a realistic story about the two weeks before a seventh birthday. Read full book review >
TYRONE GOES TO SCHOOL by Susan Saunders
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Speedster'' format, incorporating Bjîrkman's deftly scribbled drawings and cartoon-style dialogue, is sure to appeal. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Robert and his huge dog have the same problem: neither listens to directions. Read full book review >
CANNONBALL RIVER TALES by David Rounds
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Nonetheless, a strong first effort, appealing to the head if not the heart. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Tom Terry, peaceable tall-tale hero, spends his days farming and growing in wisdom along North Dakota's Cannonball River rather than whipsawing his way through the world. 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 >