SHOOT FOR THE MOON by Norma Howe
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"Some themes here are similar to those in Howe's The Game of Life (1989); this will also have popular appeal, but it's less skillfully written. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Gina Gari has a strong and loving relationship with her grandfather, who has paid attention to her while everyone else in her family seems indifferent—most especially, she's shared his love of yo-yos. Read full book review >
FOOD TECHNOLOGY by Mark Lambert
FOOD & COOKING
Released: April 1, 1992

"Brief glossary; five titles for further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Despite its colorful photos and intriguing subject, this title in the ``Technology in Action'' series makes for dull reading. Read full book review >

INTRODUCING MICHELANGELO by Robin Richmond
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1992

"Index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A brief but attractive survey of the work of the sculptor and painter who's been described as the greatest ever, with a few biographical details—his early separation from his parents, his schooling with Ghirlandaio, his move from Lorenzo de' Medici's Florence to Rome, where papal demands created lifelong opportunities and frustrations. Read full book review >
WILD, WILD WOLVES by Joyce Milton
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"A real bargain. (Nonfiction/Easy reader. 6-10)"
At ``Step 2'' in the useful ``Step into Reading'' series: an admirably clear, well-balanced presentation that centers on wolves' habits and pack structure. Read full book review >
THE ANIMAL ATLAS by Barbara Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"Index. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
A striking pictorial atlas of world wildlife. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1992

"Index. (Biography. 9-11)"
The latest biography of explosive sprinter Joyner features memorable childhood anecdotes (young FloJo liked to chase jack rabbits in the Mojave Desert), large, bright color photos, and dramatic, technically illuminating accounts of her major races: ``Don't start too fast...She rounded the bend. Read full book review >
A PROMISE TO THE SUN by Tololwa Marti Mollel
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"A fine choice for group sharing. (Picture book. 5-9)"
An African-born Canadian who made a splendid debut with his retelling of a Maasai tale (The Orphan Boy, 1991, ALA Notable Book) creates an appealing, apparently original pourquoi story: When drought withers the land, a bat joins the birds in seeking relief and is chosen as emissary. Read full book review >
THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE GOOFY by Jon Scieszka
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A third fast-paced entry in the ``Time Warp Trio'' series (initiated with Knights of the Kitchen Table, 1991) takes the boys from watching a cowboys-and-Indians show that one of them describes as ``just a bad character actor reinforcing mindless stereotypes'' to a parodied western adventure that's just as lively but more PC: The cowboys are multiracial, and when the boys are captured by Indians, there's a debate about their potentially gruesome fate; ultimately, the good braves save the boys from Custer's cavalry and are in turn saved by the boys as they contrive to return to the present. Read full book review >
BEASTIE by Georgess McHargue
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1992

"Still, the kids are likable and believable, the lively narrative holds attention, and the monster-saving scenario is a winner. (Fiction. 8-12)"
What if some nice American kids, sturdy representatives of their generation's environmental concerns, were the first to spot a monster that their parents were stalking with full scientific gear? Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"A fitting end to a distinguished career. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Seen through the eyes of Chief Joseph's daughter, Sound of Running Feet, O'Dell's last novel (coauthored and completed after his death by his wife) recounts the circuitous, tragic journey of the Ne-mee-poo (Nez Perce) from their Oregon home to the Lapwai Reservation in Idaho. Read full book review >
EARTHQUAKE AT DAWN by Kristiana Gregory
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1992

"Preface; afterword; bibliography; b&w photos not seen. (Fiction. 10-14)"
En route to a photographic exhibit in Paris and a trip on around the world, Edith and Daisy (the narrator) arrive in San Francisco just before the great earthquake of 1906 and are separated from Edith's father in the ensuing confusion. Read full book review >
THE SOUL OF THE SILVER DOG by Lynn Hall
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"The prolific Hall knows her craft, but this is not among her best; still, a good addition where dog stories are popular. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Hard-boiled Trish Winterbottom is on the verge of having her new champion Bedlington terrier put down; glaucoma has left him blind and useless for showing. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Pierce Brown
author of GOLDEN SON
February 17, 2015

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, Pierce Brown’s genre-defying Red Rising hit the ground running. The sequel, Golden Son, continues the saga of Darrow, a rebel battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. “Stirring—and archetypal—stuff,” our reviewer writes. View video >