RUTHIE'S GIFT by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1998

"A book and heroine to cherish. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ruthie, eight years old, is a strong and unforgettable character in the enthralling, old-fashioned novel that is Bradley's debut. Read full book review >
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1998

"Bolden mentions in the introduction her wish that a book similar to this one had existed when she was 12; of the few available now, Mavis Jukes's It's a Girl Thing (1996, not reviewed) and Judith Harlan's Girl Talk (1997) offer more. (Anthology. 11-14)"
paper 0-517-70936-8 A terribly earnest collection of advice that ranges from preachy to peachy. Read full book review >

ALICE ROSE AND SAM by Kathryn Lasky
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1998

"EWSLUGp1992 have a plucky new heroine to admire. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A newspaperman's daughter and novice reporter Sam Clemens uncover a plot to seize the mighty Comstock Lode for the Confederacy in this open-throttled page-turner from Lasky (True North, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"Some concerns about the environment and sensitivity toward the elephants are mentioned; full-color photographs record dramatic events and minor ones in this unique partnership. (map) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
paper 0-15-201290-7 "La," "Yah," and "Haw" are not the gurglings of an infant but a string of commands that a timber elephant must learn in the southeastern Asian forest of Myanmar, formerly Burma. Read full book review >
THE SECRET OF PLATFORM 13 by Eva Ibbotson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 1, 1998

"With scrawled, comic black- and-white drawings by Porter, it's not exactly Roald Dahl, but Ibbotson is at least a distant cousin. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Old magic breaks loose in modern London to rescue a kidnapped prince in this droll, if formulaic, farce from Ibbotson. Read full book review >

FOSTER'S WAR by Carolyn Reeder
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1998

"By story's end, all of them have taken the first tentative steps toward reconciliation, a moving and believable conclusion to a story of a family in conflict. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A vivid and compelling piece of historical fiction that also serves as a telling commentary on the effects an abusive parent has on his family. Read full book review >
WALKS ALONE by Brian Burks
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"Since the story is wholly told through Walks Alone's perspective, the actions of others against her and her people are not only vicious, but utterly bewildering to her as well. (map, bibliography) (Fiction. 11-14)"
From Burks (Soldier Boy, 1997, etc.), a brutally effective portrayal of the realities of the destruction of Native American culture. Read full book review >
MEMORIES OF CLASON POINT by Kelly Sonnenfeld
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1998

"Her story doesn't read like a novel, but as a coherent reminiscence, with a varied, colorful cast of characters and a compelling sense of what it was like to live in those now-distant hard times. (Memoir. 11-13)"
A retired teacher remembers her parents, particularly her father, in this memoir of a Depression-era Bronx childhood. Read full book review >
CAMOUFLAGE by Gloria D. Miklowitz
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1998

"Several questions are unanswered, such as who shot Hiram, and the identity of the mysterious prowlers; still, along with the moderately suspenseful plot, Miklowitz creates a realistic conflict in Kyle between his hero worship and his emerging sense of right and wrong. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Miklowitz (Past Forgiving, 1995, etc.), manipulating aspects of current events into a unclouded message, sends a Los Angeles teenager out of the frying pan and into the fire: He escapes his mother, whom he finds unreasonable and demanding, by moving in with his admired father, who turns out to be the leader of an underground militia. Read full book review >
MY BACKYARD GARDEN by Carol Lerner
NONFICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"A handsome atlas for the more intent diggers of dirt. (maps, charts, diagrams, index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
An aesthetically pleasing year-round guide to gardening; Lerner (Backyard Birds of Summer, 1996, etc.) takes a well-organized, sensible approach to growing. Read full book review >
GO TO JAIL! by Peter Kent
NONFICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"It's odd and fascinating material, if a bit antiseptic. (Picture book. 8-12)"
Kent's handsomely drawn book introduces prisons of every crank and radius: prisons without walls (Devil's Island, Siberia); prisons little but walls (the Bastille, the Tower of London); prisons for the most notorious criminals (Alcatraz); prisons for folks who had committed no crime, other than being on the wrong side (prisoner-of-war camps, e.g., Stalag Luft III); and oddball prisons (a hole in the ground, a hollow tree). Read full book review >
LOVE FROM YOUR FRIEND, HANNAH by Mindy Warshaw Skolsky
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"Cheery and winning. (Fiction. 9-12)"
An irrepressible young heroine provides readers with a slice of life along New York State's Hudson River during the Roosevelt era in this epistolary novel. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >