INSIDE DINOSAURS AND OTHER PREHISTORIC CREATURES by Steve Parker
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Speculations on dinosaur senses, digestion, locomotion, reproduction, and more. Read full book review >
CATTAIL MOON by Jean Thesman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1994

"Teen readers will find the achievement of this last particularly satisfying, and are sure to enjoy the atmospheric mix of ghost story, mystery, romance, and contemporary problem solving. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Once again, Thesman (Rachel Chance, 1990, etc.) tells a story so engrossing that readers will be glad to suspend the disbelief she always seems to arouse in the logically minded. Read full book review >

THE NEW ONE by Jacqueline Turner Banks
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1994

"Unforced humor and lively, simply drawn characters make the lessons palatable. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Banks returns to the small Kentucky town featured in Project Wheels (1993) for another lightweight, deftly written episode in the lives of an ethnically mixed group of sixth graders. Read full book review >
ADAM ZIGZAG by Barbara Barrie
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1994

"Still, an honest and empathetic portrayal of a not uncommon set of pressures and responses. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The author of Lone Star (1990), who's also an award-winning actress, describes a dyslexic's troubles and their eventual resolution in a narrative that alert readers will suspect is largely autobiographical. Read full book review >
MY DOG ATE IT by Saragail Katzman Benjamin
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"Homework'' is sure to be a hit. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Danny feels as though he has ``no control over anything at all''; his life is flashing by too fast. Read full book review >

THE BIG BUG BOOK by Margery Facklam
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"Brief glossary, but scientific names aren't given. (Nonfiction. 5-12)"
Thirteen giant insects are briefly described and dramatically portrayed in meticulous color illustrations by the author's son. Read full book review >
OUTSIDE AND INSIDE SPIDERS by Sandra Markle
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

Intriguing color photos coupled with odd facts: e.g., spiders can make seven different kinds of silk, for which they use special spigots in their tail end (a magnified photo of a black widow spider's rear shows the spigots' different shapes); a spider's muscles can only pull its legs toward its body, so the spider must pump special body fluids into them to extend them. Read full book review >
SAYING GOODBYE by Marie G. Lee
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"Still, a thoughtful, unsimplistic message in a form many YAs will find enjoyable. (Fiction. 12-17)"
In a sequel to Finding My Voice, 1992, Lee subjugates story to issues: the tragic conflicts generated by racial prejudice and striving for racial solidarity and identity. Read full book review >
CLAN OF THE SHAPE-CHANGERS by Robert Levy
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1994

"Farrun lope long hours shoulder to shoulder without a hint of estrus- -suggesting a different, and perhaps more intriguing, story than this one. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Newly trained shape-changer Susan—despite a law that puts her, and the rest of the green-eyed clan, at risk—is sent on her learning quest. Read full book review >
UNCLE DANEY'S WAY by Jessie Haas
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"A richly satisfying story of ordinary people doing some extraordinary problem solving. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Since Mom's Uncle Daney—in a wheelchair since a logging accident—has no one else, Cole's family takes him in even though their own finances are tight: They've just bought the Vermont farmland their modest trailer occupies. Read full book review >
KURDS by John King
HISTORY
Released: April 1, 1994

"Addresses to write for further information; glossary; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
The Kurds of western Asia, whose homeland is divided among several hostile nations, get sympathetic treatment in this brief account of their history, present situation, and prospects. Read full book review >
THE CAR by Gary Paulsen
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"There's a strong conscience propelling this novel, but it's buried so deep that YA's caught up in the action may miss it. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Paulsen's latest comes close to a classic teenage male fantasy of fleeing from home to seek independence and self. 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 >