ENDANGERED MAMMALS OF NORTH AMERICA by Victoria Sherrow
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The title includes full-color photos, color maps of species ranges, and brief biographical sketches of naturalists. (further reading, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 12-14)"
Nine mammals are described in detail in this rather dry entry in the Scientific American Sourcebook series that will be useful for assignments. Read full book review >
ANGEL'S GATE by Gary Crew
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Riveting. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Crew (No Such Country, 1994, etc.) jumps right into the action as a doctor's son watches the police usher a captured ``wild child'' into his father's office. Read full book review >

NONFICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

Ruminations, 115 in all, recast by DeSena (Lies: The Whole Truth, 1993, not reviewed) from taped conversations with a South Bronx teenager, on drugs, sex, teachers, school food, and other topics dear to an adolescent's heart. Read full book review >
APOLLO 13 by Michael D. Cole
HISTORY
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

This entry in the Countdown to Space series is a compact account of the Apollo 13 mission. Read full book review >
ABSOLUTELY NORMAL CHAOS by Sharon Creech
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Tightly written, nary a word out of place, by turns sarcastic, tender, and irreverent, this a real piece of comedy about contemporary teen life from one funny writer. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Creech's first children's novel, published in England but never before in the US, will quickly make its way into the hands of readers who loved Walk Two Moons (1994). Read full book review >

WEATHER EYE by Lesley Howarth
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Telly's attitudes may strike some as a bit saccharine in the era of Beavis and Butthead, but the characters' cooperation, zeal, and support of scientific solutions is real enough. (Fiction. 12-15)"
In a story set at the turn of the 21st century, Howarth (Maphead, 1994, not reviewed) proposes the development of teens as a resource for rescuing the Earth from ecological disaster. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 29, 1995

"As a general introduction to Net navigation and terminology rather than a specific instruction book, this will be of great use to children or anyone with a budding interest in the Internet. (b&w photos, illustrations, glossary, index, not seen) (Nonfiction. 9-15)"
Finallya guide to the Internet written for children, covering everything from the World Wide Web and Gopher to personal safety. Read full book review >
YOU WANT WOMEN TO VOTE, LIZZIE STANTON? by Jean Fritz
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 16, 1995

"Lively, enjoyable fare from a reliable and expert storyteller. (Biography. 10- 14)"
The early women's rights and suffrage advocate Elizabeth Cady Stanton is the focus of a readable, accessible biography. Read full book review >
NONFICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Still, the emphasis on original material will bring readers closer to the tragic history of these new Americans than books based on secondary sources, such as William McGuire's Southeast Asians (1991). (chronology, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
Unlike many other immigrant groups, southeast Asians have come to the US as refugees, surviving invasions, mass murder, dangerous journeys, bloodthirsty pirates, squalid campsnot to mention sudden separation from loved ones and loss of possessions. Read full book review >
THE TINKER'S DAUGHTER by Sheila Hayes
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Paisley and Camilla, two delightful characters, are icing on the cake. (Fiction. 10-14)"
If there's anything worse than having a middle-aged flower child as a mother, Holly Gerard can't imagine what it could be. Read full book review >
LOIS LOWRY by Lois Markham
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"She stuck with it, and the rest is historyand two Newbery medals. (b&w photographs, notes, chronology) (Biography. 10-14)"
Any institution needing works for those writing about authors will find this first installment of the Meet the Author series a serviceable title. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Inspiring and incisive. (b&w photos, index, not seen) (Biography. 10-14)"
One of those important pieces of history that somehow never made it into textbooks: the story of Maria Mitchell, a self-taught astronomer who discovered Comet Mitchell, served as an inspiring teacher, and was the first woman inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 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 >