BOISE PUBLIC LIBRARY
"The Amazing Harry Kellar" by Gail Jarrow
Juvenile biography. While Harry Houdini is one of the best known magicians, his friend and mentor, Harry Kellar, was one of the reasons Houdini learned magic. Kellar performed around the world for audiences that included emperors, Queen Victoria and President Theodore Roosevelt and his children. This book tells the story of the Great American Magician.
EAGLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
"The Indomitable Investor: Why a Few Succeed in the Stock Market When Everyone Else Fails" by Steven Sears
Adult nonfiction. The stock market remains one of the few ways to truly grow your money in the long run. The author simplifies Wall Street's most complicated ideas and reveals the disciplines used by a few investors who consistently overpower the stock market.
MERIDIAN PUBLIC LIBRARY
"Pirate Cinema" by Cory Doctorow
Teen fiction. Trent McCauley is 16 and obsessed with making movies on his computer by sampling and reassembling footage he downloads from the net. In the near-future Britain where Trent is growing up, this is more illegal than ever. Trent is sure that he won't get caught; he's too clever. Except that he does, and it nearly destroys his family.
ADA COMMUNITY LIBRARY
"Joni: The Creative Odyssey of Joni Mitchell" by Katherine Monk
Adult nonfiction. This book is an exploration through the many layers of creativity of a powerful musical voice. Following her background, the author looks behind Joni Mitchell's poetic lyrics, which reflect history and society and were shaped by the literature of thinkers from Nietzsche to Kipling.
GARDEN CITY LIBRARY
"The Dog Lived (and So Will I)" by Teresa Rhyne
Adult nonfiction. After a divorce, Teresa Rhyne plans to start a new life with her new dog, Seamus. However, her hopes of a simpler, quiet life are dashed when she learns that Seamus has a malignant tumor and less than a year to live. Shortly after, Rhyne receives a cancer diagnosis of her own. She forges ahead with survival, battles a deadly disease and finds the strength to love again. This uplifting memoir will tug at your heartstrings, make you laugh and remind you that animals are our most powerful healers.
NAMPA PUBLIC LIBRARY
"Badass Lego Guns: Building Instructions for Five Working Guns" by Martin Hudepohl
Adult nonfiction. Hudepohl shows you how to build five impressive weapons entirely from LEGO Technic parts. With the help of rubber bands, some sanding and a touch of Krazy Glue, you'll build five complex and functional guns that shoot plastic LEGO bricks or rubber bands at high speed with surprising accuracy.