What's new at your Treasure Valley libraries

July 14, 2013 



"Farmers' Market Day" by Shanda Trent

Picture book. A young girl grabs her piggy bank early Saturday morning and she and her parents head out for a day at the farmers market. She visits all the stands filled with fresh fruit, vegetables and yummy snacks until she finally finds the perfect thing to buy - a watering can. Now she can go back home and take care of her own garden until the next farmers market day.



"Etiquette Espionage" by Gail Carriger

Young adult fiction. Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than on proper manners. She is a great trial to her poor mother who decides to send her to Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. She soon discovers that the school is not quite what her mother hoped.



"The Girl of the Wish Garden: A Thumbelina Story" by Uma Krishnaswami

Picture book. Found in a silken flower, Lina is a tiny girl no bigger than a thumb. Because she is so small, adventure and mishap easily befall her. One day in the house of a mouse who takes her in, Lina discovers a swallow, his soft, feathery body so still she fears he is dead. But she thinks she sees a wing tremble and brings the swallow drops of water, hoping for a miracle.



"The Last Runaway" by Tracy Chevalier

Adult fiction. Honor Bright travels from England with her sister in 1850 to join a Quaker community in Ohio on the American continent. Seasick and homesick, she is a remarkable quilter who quietly watches relationships and the world around her, finding her truthfulness and reason in observing the results of human slavery.



"Obsessed: America's Food Addiction - And My Own" by Mika Brzezinski

Adult nonfiction. Mika Brzezinski wants to help our society combat the widespread, and unhealthy, fixation on food. With thoughtful insights from notable people in medicine, health, business, the arts and politics, Mika helps others to open up about their own challenges and what works for them when it comes to food and diet.



"Warriors: Tallstar's Revenge" by Erin Hunter

Juvenile fiction. Tallpaw is a loyal WindClan apprentice who is eager to protect his clan. But before Tallpaw can complete his apprentice training, a tragic incident leaves his father dead - and Tallpaw consumed by a burning desire for vengeance.

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