DINOSAURS
Released: April 22, 1993

"Index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Sculptor Stephen Czerkas specializes in making life-sized models of dinosaurs. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: April 20, 1993

"Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Is it cougar or puma, bison or buffalo, octopus or squid? Read full book review >

DADDY'S CLIMBING TREE by C.S. Adler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 20, 1993

"Clear-eyed and cathartic, with unusually well-realized characters (especially warmly affectionate Dad and brisk, more reserved Mom): one of Adler's best. (Fiction. 9-12)"
For Jessica, 11, it's unfathomable that her ``big, blond, teddy bear father'' could have been hit by a car while jogging and will never return. ``He was too necessary, too essential, like sunlight was, or air, or food.'' The evidence—calls from friends, cremation, funeral—mounts up, but doesn't convince her. Read full book review >
SATCHEL PAIGE by David Shirley
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 15, 1993

"Bibliography; index. (Biography. 10-13)"
``I always had to listen to that same old sentence: `If you were only white, so you could play in the majors.''' Another look at pro baseball's most durable pitcher, a walking and (especially) talking refutation of the idea that skin color (or, for that matter, age) is a measure of ability. Read full book review >
THE GREAT AMERICAN ELEPHANT CHASE by Gillian Cross
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1993

"The book has won Britain's Smarties Prize. (Fiction. 10-14)"
An author of splendidly complex, challenging thrillers (Wolf, 1990, Carnegie Medal) sets a picaresque adventure in 19th- century America. Read full book review >

THE ABORTION DEBATE by Claudia M. Caruana
Released: April 15, 1993

"Index; chronology; bibliography. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Dense with historical information (e.g., it was the medical community that, in 1847, launched legal restrictions on abortion in an effort to professionalize practice), this ``Headliner'' offers an evenhanded background on personalities and points of view. Read full book review >
SPOTTED EAGLE AND BLACK CROW by Emery Bernhard
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 15, 1993

"More serious than many of the recent editions of Native American stories; a fine contribution. (Folklore/Picture book. 6-12)"
A heroic tale of two warriors. Read full book review >
THE BATTLE FOR THE CASTLE by Elizabeth Winthrop
FANTASY
Released: April 15, 1993

"Accessible, well told, and entertaining. (Fiction. 8- 12)"
Now that William is 12, housekeeper Mrs. Phillips—who, two years ago, gave him the Castle in the Attic (1985), where they shared an adventure before she went home to England—sends William the magic token he believed she had destroyed. Read full book review >
THE GIVER by Lois Lowry
Released: April 1, 1993

"Wrought with admirable skill—the emptiness and menace underlying this Utopia emerge step by inexorable step: a richly provocative novel. (Fiction. 12-16)"
In a radical departure from her realistic fiction and comic chronicles of Anastasia, Lowry creates a chilling, tightly controlled future society where all controversy, pain, and choice have been expunged, each childhood year has its privileges and responsibilities, and family members are selected for compatibility. Read full book review >
BIG MEN, BIG COUNTRY by Paul Robert--Adapt. Walker
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 1, 1993

"A lively next choice for readers of San Souci's Larger than Life (1991). (Folklore. 9-12)"
A sprightly large-format collection of episodes from the lives of nine tall-tale heroes—Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, and New York City's Big Mose on the mythical side; Gib Morgan, John Darling, Jim Bridger, and other historical figures. Read full book review >
FOOL'S GOLD by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Released: April 1, 1993

"Entertaining, but well short of the author's best. (Fiction. 10-14)"
From a three-time Newbery Honor medalist, a carefully contrived fictional explication of the nature and treatment of phobias. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: April 1, 1993

"Brief bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
In a model of concise and effective writing, the social, economic, and ecological history of the great agricultural tragedy of the 30's. 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 >