What's new at your Treasure Valley libraries

June 16, 2013 



"Frogged" by Vivian Vande Velde

Juvenile nonfiction. Princess Imogene wonders whether she's as good as she should be - being a princess and all. But when she decides to prove how nice she is by kissing a frog, things go terribly wrong. Not only is the frog NOT a real prince, but the spell he was under is reversed and Imogene is now a frog. So Imogene sets off to find the witch who cast the original spell in this somewhat fractured fairy tale.



"My Backyard Jungle" by James Barilla

Adult nonfiction. Barilla and his family signed up with the National Wildlife Federation to certify their yard as a wildlife habitat. Then the animals arrived, and they soon discovered the complexities of merging human and animal habitats.



"The First Rule of Swimming" by Courtney Angela Brkic

Adult fiction. Magdalena does not panic when she learns that her younger sister has disappeared. Jadranka has always been prone to mysterious absences and has never seen a future for herself on Rosmarina, the isolated Croatian island where their family has lived for generations. But when weeks pass with no word, Magdalena must leave her Adriatic home and set off for New York City to find her sister.



"The Colossus Rises" by Peter Lerangis

Juvenile fiction. Jack McKinley has a problem. He has to find and retrieve seven magic Loculi that were stolen and hidden in ancient times, and he has to do so before the gene he has inherited kills him sometime before his 14th birthday. If that weren't enough to deal with, there are the others who will stop at nothing to gain the power of the Loculi.



"Swimming at Night" by Lucy Clarke

Adult fiction. Katie's life is torn apart when she receives word that her younger sister, Mia, has committed suicide in Bali. However, Katie can't accept that her sister would kill herself. She immediately begins retracing Mia's journey, reading her journal to preserve her memory for as long as possible and vindicate her suicide.



"Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker" by Rachel Renee Russell

Juvenile fiction. Love and crushes are in the air for Nikki Maxwell in this sixth book of the Dork Diaries series. It's the biggest dance of the year and Nikki Maxwell is hoping her crush, Brandon, wants to be her date. But time is running out. What if he doesn't want to go with her? Or worse -what if he ends up going with Mackenzie?

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