THE FIREBIRD by Demi
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Demi's (Demi's Dragons and Fantastic Creatures, 1993, etc.) adaptation of this folktale lacks luster, despite all its gilding. (Folklore/Picture book. 6-10)"
Ivan the Terrible has a handsome young archer named Dimitri. Read full book review >
AWAY TO ME, MOSS by Betty Levin
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A thoughtful, satisfying novel; wayward, gifted Moss is entrancing. (Glossary) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Levin (Starshine and Sunglow, p. 702, etc.) can be relied on for multidimensional stories. Read full book review >

FROZEN MAN by David Getz
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Getz (Almost Famous, 1992, etc.) explains the incredible story of the Iceman clearly and concisely, simply enough for a child to understand but in enough depth to satisfy a curious lay adult. (Index; glossary; bibliography) (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
The ``Iceman'' was found in 1991 in the ôtztal Alps on the border between Austria and Italy. Read full book review >
JAGUARUNDI by Virginia Hamilton
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Strangely, despite its Greener-than-thou tone, this book is complacent: Animals can adapt, but not as easily or quickly as implied here. (Fiction/Picture book. 5-12)"
Rundi Jaguarundi's neighborhood (the rain forest) is getting overpopulated, so he teams up with Coati Coatimundi and calls a general meeting of the local fauna. Read full book review >
KID KIBBLE by Diana Hendry
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Amusing and slight. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Narrator Ned and his older sister, Jess, are mortified when their mother announces who their new boarder is—Kid Kibble, the school's incoming biology teacher. Read full book review >

MOOMINPAPPA'S MEMOIRS by Tove Jansson
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Completely winning. (Fiction. 7-12)"
Jansson's (Sun City, 1976, etc.) little Moomin creatures return in this most recently translated addition to her classic series. Read full book review >
CLOUD EYES by Kathryn Lasky
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Basically a real yawn. (Fiction/Picture book. 5-10)"
This woolly-headed fable, trying to re-create the qualities of Native-American myth, tells of a visionary young Indian who restores honey to his tribe. Read full book review >
LOOKING FOR JULIETTE by Janet Taylor Lisle
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Easy, good-quality fare. (Fiction. 8-11)"
In their second appearance, the likable ``Investigators of the Unknown'' (introduced in The Gold Dust Letters, p. 399) now include withdrawn classmate Walter Kew, while former protagonist Angela is offstage in Mexico, leaving her cat Juliette in animal- lover Poco's care. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Comprehensive and coherent, a superb history. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
After his recent Unconditional Surrender: Ulysses S. Grant and the Civil War (1993), Marrin returns with it's companion volume about that other great Civil War general, Robert E. Lee. Read full book review >
JOSEPHA by Jim McGugan
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Cherish it. (Fiction/Picture book. 6-12)"
In 1900, teenage Josepha is an immigrant boy who is leaving school to work. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Unfortunately, the McKissacks have stepped over. (Historical fiction/Picture book. 8-13)"
It's Christmas 1859 on a Virginia plantation. Read full book review >
SHARK SHOCK by Donna Jo Napoli
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A weird, meandering tale. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Adam is back with a new fear and a different band of talking freckles. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >