HISTORY
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Index. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Basing her account on extensive sources such as those she lists as ``Books for Further Reading'' (an eclectic mix of books for young people, scholarly works, and periodical articles), Sherrow suggests the reasons that people gathered to help each other out and describes such events in authentic detail. Read full book review >
NIEN CHENG by Robin Langley Sommer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Bibliography (general works, plus Cheng's book); index. (Biography. 9-14)"
In ``The Library of Famous Women,'' the experiences of a wealthy Chinese woman, imprisoned (1966-73) during the Cultural Revolution. Read full book review >

THE EYES OF KID MIDAS by Neal Shusterman
FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"The story resembles Beatrice Gormley's tales of magic gone wrong, but it's much more sobering: The frequent gags and gaffes seem pale compared to the nightmarish plot; and it's hard to know whether to laugh at—or be chilled by—Kevin's predicament. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A terrifying, somewhat confused reworking of a familiar theme: When Kevin Midas, smallest kid in class, finds a talisman that grants wishes but can't reverse them, events quickly escape his control. Read full book review >
BEATING THE DRUM by Josephine Paker
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Colorful international look (part of the ``The Millbrook Arts Library'') at percussion instruments, both ancient and modern. Read full book review >
UNDERCOVER TAILBACK by Matt Christopher
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 10-12)"
When Parker Nolan sees a spy sneak out of Coach Isaac's office, his penchant for telling wild stories comes back to haunt him: his teammates laugh him off when he tries to tell them that a copy of the Kensington Kudzus' secret playbook has fallen into their rivals' hands. Read full book review >

DINOSAUR VALLEY by Mitsuhiro Kurokawa
DINOSAURS
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Glossary, including names of dinosaurs mentioned. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Translated from the Japanese, a day in the late Cretaceous life of an Orodromeus—a relatively small dinosaur—and her newly hatched ``chicks.'' Broad double spreads in simple blues, greens, and browns depict encounters with many other species—plants, birds, insects, and larger reptiles—but though there's a battle between two Pachycephalosaurs, there's no bloodshed; the Orodromeus chicks succeed in hiding from the many predators shown. Read full book review >
LESBIAN AND GAY RIGHTS by Mark McCauslin
HEALTH
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

In ``The Facts About'' series, a brief survey of the present status of scientific opinion on the nature of homosexuality, prejudice in the US today, and the current spectrum of state laws. Read full book review >
HOWLING FOR HOME by Joan Carris
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Still, a readable story about an appealing pup and his new boy, fine for young dog lovers. (Fiction/Young reader. 7-10)"
A ``Springboard Book'' about an irrepressible Bernese mountain dog's adjustment to a new home. Read full book review >
NONFICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Chronology; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A cogent summary of basic information about the 11 former members of the USSR (the three Baltic countries and Georgia have chosen not to be included) now joined in a federation of sovereign states, charged with disarmament, economic community, and foreign policy. Read full book review >
THE BATHWATER GANG GETS DOWN TO BUSINESS by Jerry Spinelli
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"A minor effort. (Fiction. 7-9)"
In another lightweight "Springboard Book," Bertie of The Bathwater Gang (1990) organizes a dog-washing business in hopes of earning enough for circus tickets. Read full book review >
THE STINKY SNEAKERS CONTEST by Julie Anne Peters
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Smith's freely squiggled, cartoony b&w illustrations (in which most of the characters are African-Americans) extend the lively characterizations and the humor. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Peters debuts with a ``Springboard Book'' about a contest that surely could never be—but that will certainly elicit gleeful giggles. Read full book review >
RIFFRAFF by J. Clarke
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Broad but lively humor, with a not-too-obvious moral or two. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The author of a YA book about some comically bizarre parents—Al Capsella and the Watchdogs, 1991—zeros in on an equally bizarre preadolescent. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >