BOISE PUBLIC LIBRARY
"Record Breakers - The Fastest" by Brenda Stones
Juvenile nonfiction. You may already know that the fastest train is the French TGV (357 mph) or that Nolan Ryan holds the record for fastest baseball pitch (100 mph) but do you know which bird flies the fastest, or who holds the record for solving the Rubik's cube the fastest? This book gives the answers to those and other questions.
EAGLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
"Before They're Gone: A Family's Year-Long Quest to Explore America's Most Endangered National Parks" by Michael Lanza
Adult nonfiction. Painfully aware that global warming is playing havoc on our national parks, the author takes his two children on an ambitious journey to see as many climate-threatened places they can see in a year.
MERIDIAN PUBLIC LIBRARY
"The Ordinary Acrobat" by Duncan Wall
Adult nonfiction. The extraordinary story of a young man's plunge into the unique and wonderful world of the circus - taking readers deep into circus history and its renaissance as a contemporary art form, and behind the (tented) walls of France's most prestigious circus school.
ADA COMMUNITY LIBRARY
"Ten" by Gretchen McNeil
Young adult fiction. When Meg and Minnie are invited to a three-day house party by the most popular girl in school, they think their dreams have come true. However, once they arrive at White Rock House, situated on a remote island off the Washington coast, things quickly go from fun to sinister. McNeil more than makes up for the lack of original slasher-movie plot with atmosphere and scare factor.
GARDEN CITY LIBRARY
"The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies" by Jared Diamond
Adult nonfiction. Since our days of hunting and gathering we have transformed our methods of conflict resolution, our family relationships, religious practices, food production, how we communicate; really, almost every aspect of our lives. Acclaimed author Jared Diamond compares some of the ways we have evolved and asks us to contemplate how that has altered our society, for better and for worse.
NAMPA PUBLIC LIBRARY
"Birthdays for the Dead" by Stuart Macbride
Adult fiction. Detective Constable Ash Henderson has a dark secret. Five years ago his daughter, Rebecca, went missing on the eve of her 13th birthday. A year later the first card arrived: home-made, with a photo of Rebecca strapped to a chair, gagged and terrified. Every year another card arrives. The Birthday Boy has been snatching girls for 12 years just before their 13th birthday. But Ash hasn't told anyone about Rebecca's cards - they all think she's just run away from home - because he would be taken off the investigation.