MONEY TO BURN by E.M. Goldman
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"Goldman keeps to her premise, makes her point without hitting readers over the head with it, and turns in a pair of well-developed main characters involved in a nice mix of suspense and humor. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Their summer vacation is a boring bummer and 14-year-olds Matt and Lewis are broke to boot—until they find $400,000 in an old suitcase believed to have belonged to a dead drug dealer. Read full book review >
TORN AWAY by James Heneghan
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"Heneghan gives glimpses of injustices perpetrated by every side in Northern Ireland, suggesting no easy cures but offering the insight that even some of the villains are victims. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A teenage terrorist, forcibly removed from Belfast, discovers that there's more to life than revenge. Read full book review >

THE BOY WHO LOVED ALLIGATORS by Barbara Kennedy
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"The quiet story realistically captures Jim's pain and his ultimate relief; a revelatory moment when he first sees a photo of his parents is especially poignant. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Since his parents died when he was a baby, Jim—13 and woefully homely—has lived with his grandmother in Tampa. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"Though some readers may be confused by the way the real and spirit worlds shift and shift again in this primeval tale of passage, it offers fascinating insights into a little-known culture. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Kenchendai, a young Iban of Borneo, has turned his back on his people's traditional teachings. Read full book review >
PALE PHOENIX by Kathryn Reiss
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1994

"10-14)it doesn't measure up: no frissons, and not much fun either. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Miranda Browne, of Reiss's well-received Time Windows (1991), gets involved in another supernatural mystery when her mother narrowly avoids injuring a girl who steps directly into their car's path. Read full book review >

CAUGHT! by Willo Davis Roberts
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"Still, the stark realism adds to the suspense; the story works. (Fiction. 8- 12)"
Thriller fans will welcome Roberts's latest: Once again, children face danger without adult protection. Read full book review >
A QUESTION OF TRUST by Marion Dane Bauer
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"With rare insight, Bauer delineates the web of deceptions ensnaring this family in transition, setting them well on the way to unraveling it. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Once again, Bauer constructs a close-knit story explicating subtle ethical issues through a young person trying to work out his troubles in good faith, if sometimes wrongheadedly. Read full book review >
SKYLARK by Patricia MacLachlan
ADVENTURE
Released: March 30, 1994

"Not outstanding, but amiable; fans will rejoice, and there'll be no trouble selling the first printing of 50,000. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The eagerly awaited sequel to Sarah, Plain and Tall, which has already appeared on TV with a script by MacLachlan. Read full book review >
NATURE
Released: March 21, 1994

"An interesting idea, but less than successful in execution. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A single California redwood spans 2500 years, from 325 B.C. until it's felled by lightning in 1869. Read full book review >
Released: March 21, 1994

"Another solid and enjoyable performance from this popular, award-winning author. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Staying with Great-Aunt Blythe in the ancestral home while his parents are on a dig, "Drew" — so called because his great-grandfather Edward abhors his full name — is immediately aware of a presence in the attic. Read full book review >
ECHOES OF WORLD WAR II by Trish Marx
HISTORY
Released: March 16, 1994

"Maps; index. (Biography. 9-12)"
The war experiences of six young people: Hans Levy (b. 1928), who escaped to Britain (his parents died at Theresienstadt); AndrÇe-Paule Godley (b. 1923), daughter of a French diplomat, who joined the Resistance; and, born in the mid- 1930's, a London girl, a German boy evacuated from Berlin, a British boy interned in the Philippines, and a Japanese girl. Read full book review >
I-KNOW-NOT-WHAT, I-KNOW-NOT-WHERE by Eric A. Kimmel
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 15, 1994

"A creative and spirited retelling, resulting in a richly satisfying tale of high drama; for a more sophisticated audience than Diane Wolkstein's picture book version (Oom Razoom, 1991). (Folklore. 8-12)"
Good-hearted Frol, the cruel czar's archer, defeats his master with the help of enchanted dove-maiden Frolya. 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 >