BOISE PUBLIC LIBRARY
"Tim's Big Move" by Anke Wagner
Picture book. Tim is moving to Calabash. So is Pico, Tim's cuddly stuffed best friend. Tim is excited about moving to a new house and getting new friends.
Pico is not so sure it's a good idea. But on the first day of kindergarten at the new school, they both find a friend who makes everything about the move much better.
EAGLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
"Rabid: Are You Crazy About Your Dog or Just Crazy?" by Pamela Satran
Adult nonfiction. This book holds a humorous mirror up to our dog-centered society, where we can buy Rover a doggie treadmill, a caffeine-free doggie java and a designer tutu.
MERIDIAN PUBLIC LIBRARY
"Heidi Heckelbeck Gets Glasses" by Wanda Coven
Children's fiction. When her friend Lucy Lancaster gets glasses, Heidi notices all the attention Lucy gets and decides that she, too, needs a new look. In order to get glasses, Heidi pretends that she has trouble seeing. All goes as planned, and Heidi gets a cool pair of glasses - but when she puts them on she can't see a thing. Heidi walks around with fuzzy vision until she realizes that she doesn't need a pair of glasses to make her special.
ADA COMMUNITY LIBRARY
"Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)" by Jenny Lawson
Adult nonfiction. The author, who grew up in rural West Texas, partly raised by a nutty taxidermist father, has learned to accept such sports as armadillo racing and his keeping of various wild animals inside the house as part of the decor. She is also well-known as The Bloggess among the Internet crowd and has developed her life stories from childhood to parenthood, telling them in an irreverent style that results in hilarity.
GARDEN CITY LIBRARY
"Great North Road" by Peter F. Hamilton
Adult fiction. In this thriller based a century in the future, the main character, Sid, must solve the mysterious murder of a clone whose feuding family holds the keys to a great empire. Set in a universe whose environmental and economic problems have been solved by the ability to travel instantaneously between worlds, this politically charged serial-killer mystery will thrill your imagination.
NAMPA PUBLIC LIBRARY
"Valkyrie Rising" by Ingrid Paulson
Young adult fiction. Nothing ever happens in Norway. But at least Ellie knows what to expect when she visits her grandmother: a tranquil fishing village and long, slow summer days. What Ellie doesn't anticipate is her big brother's infuriating best friend, Tuck, tagging along for the trip. Nor did she imagine boys going missing amid rumors of impossible kidnappings. Least of all does she expect that something powerful and ancient will awaken in her, and that strange whispers will urge Ellie to claim her place among mythological warriors.