HILARY AND THE TROUBLEMAKERS by Kathleen Leverich
FICTION
Released: May 26, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Hilary's highly imaginative alibis are so real to her that- -unlike her family and her teacher—she quite believes in them. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: May 25, 1992

"List of information sources; less-than- comprehensive index. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
A solid, useful survey: the origin and scope of refuges, how they differ from other types of public land, brief portraits of representative samples, policies and adaptations in aid of particular wildlife and terrain. Read full book review >

DRAGON KITE OF THE AUTUMN MOON by Valerie Reddix
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 15, 1992

"A lovely book—and unusually appealing story. (Picture book. 5-10)"
In a tender story of love and sacrifice, loss is overcome by a sense of wonder. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: May 15, 1992

"Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
Fisher expands handsomely on his The Railroads (1979), adding nearly 100 period photos, prints, and maps and describing in detail the industry's growth. Read full book review >
THE MARVELLOUS BLUE MOUSE by Christopher Manson
ANIMALS
Released: May 15, 1992

"Good story, well set. (Picture book. 4-10)"
The Lord Mayor has abused his trust: The city is poor, its buildings falling into decay while he squanders its wealth on pretentious follies. Read full book review >

THE SNOWMAIDEN by James Riordan
adapted by James Riordan, illustrated by Stephen Lambert
Released: May 15, 1992

"For large folklore collections. (Folklore/Picture book. 6-10)"
In this traditional Russian tale, Snowmaiden is the daughter of Spring and Frost, who agree to put her in the care of a peasant couple. Read full book review >
UP NORTH AT THE CABIN by Marsha Wilson Chall
FICTION
Released: May 15, 1992

"Without the compelling drama of McCloskey's Time of Wonder, but—as a vibrant, affectionate tribute to another region—a worthy of standing on the same shelf. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Happy summer days in Minnesota's north woods are evoked in a generously large book with full-bleed paintings whose lush colors are echoed in the ground of the opposing text to make harmonious double spreads. Read full book review >
GUINEA PIGS by Elvig Hansen
ANIMALS
Released: May 13, 1992

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
In the ``Nature Watch'' series, an adaptation of a book first published in 1988 in Switzerland. Read full book review >
Released: May 11, 1992

"Addresses of organizations; suggestions for activities; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A colorful, chatty look at Antarctica's history, geography, and climate, plus efforts to safeguard it from environmental damage. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 5, 1992

"B&w photos. (Biography. 11-13)"
The fantasy world we build around professional athletes took a serious hit when this NBA superstar announced his HIV infection and retirement. Read full book review >
JEFFREY STRANGEWAYS by Jill Murphy
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"Murphy's adept pen drawings add a lot to the fun. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The author of The Worst Witch (1974) tells a funny story about a medieval 11-year-old whose rescue of the local knight- errant is the result of slapstick-style good luck. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"But the glimpse of special techniques used to photograph in the wild and the handsome color photos (those depicting Swedberg at work are by Knight) make a fine introduction to a fascinating career, as exemplified by a photographer with 30 years of experience. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A noted science author and her photographer husband follow photographer Swedberg, subject of the documentary movie Home Free: Return of the Bald Eagle, while he stakes out animal haunts, sets up elaborate blinds, patiently waits for hours or even days, and finally snaps wildlife in Florida, Massachusetts, and Alaska. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Bill Browder
author of RED NOTICE
March 24, 2015

Bill Browder’s Red Notice is a nonfiction political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his mission to expose the Kremlin’s corruption. In 2007, a group of Russian law enforcement officers raided Browder’s offices in Moscow and stole $230 million of taxes that his fund’s companies had paid to the Russian government. Browder’s attorney Sergei Magnitsky investigated the incident and uncovered a sprawling criminal enterprise. A month after Sergei testified against the officials involved, he was arrested and thrown into pre-trial detention, where he was tortured for a year. On November 16, 2009, he was led to an isolation chamber, handcuffed to a bedrail, and beaten to death by eight guards in full riot gear. “It may be that ‘Russian stories never have happy endings,’ ” our reviewer writes about Red Notice, “but Browder’s account more than compensates by ferociously unmasking Putin’s thugocracy.” View video >