What's new at your Treasure Valley libraries

April 28, 2013 



"A Dash of Magic" by Katherine Littlewood

Children's fiction. Rosemary will do anything to get back her family's magical Cookery Booke. That's why she challenges Aunt Lily to a baking competition in Paris. If she wins, her aunt agrees to return the stolen book. If she loses, the consequences are too ugly to think about.



"On the Dark Side of the Moon: A Journey Toward Recovery" by Mike Medberry

Adult nonfiction. Mike Medberry, an environmentalist who lives in Boise, tells of a journey of personal recovery and hope with the fragile natural environment as both a metaphor and a backdrop to his story.

Over a decade ago, Medberry suffered a massive stroke while hiking and surveying the lands in the Craters of the Moon National Monument for the purpose of proposing wilderness protection. Having fallen into a large crevasse in a deserted area, he lay near death and unable to do anything to help himself while friends desperately searched for him. The process of the author's recovery and its challenges are told honestly and without sentiment.



"The Choke Artist: Confessions of a Chronic Underachiever" by David Yoo

Adult nonfiction. Be prepared for a darkly humorous look inside a male of Korean descent who really does not want to be stereotyped by his appearance or behavior.

Growing up in predominately white upper-class New England as one of very few Asian-Americans, he tries to redefine himself as a gangsta rapper, bodybuilder, and tennis pro and eventually realizes where his real problems may lie.



"The Creation of Anne Boleyn: A New Look at England's Most Notorious Queen" by Susan Bordo

Adult nonfiction. Why is Anne Boleyn so compelling? Why has she inspired such extreme reactions? How could Henry order the execution of a once beloved wife? Drawing on scholarship and critical analysis, Susan Bordo probes the complexities of one of history's most infamous relationships.



"World War II Pilots: An Interactive History Adventure" by Michael Burgan

Juvenile nonfiction. Anything could happen if you are a World War II pilot flying a dangerous mission. Your plane could be strafed with enemy fire and sent spiraling out of control. You might be forced to abandon the plane and parachute over enemy territory. Perhaps the mission is completed successfully and you land safe and ready to fly another assignment. A choice can mean safety or death. In the You Choose Books, your choices change the ending.



"Prophecy, Dragon King Chronicles No. 1" by Ellen Oh

Young adult fiction. The greatest warrior in all of the Seven Kingdoms is a girl with yellow eyes. Kira is the only female in the king's army, and she's also the prince's bodyguard. She's a demon slayer and an outcast, hated by nearly everyone in her home city of Hansong. And she's their only hope.

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