What’s new at your Treasure Valley libraries

January 5, 2014 



"Scaly, Spotted, Feathered, Frilled," by Catherine Thimmesh

Children’s non-fiction. In this strikingly illustrated book, the author helps us understand how scientists come to conclusions about the appearance of all the dinosaurs. Learn how science, art and imagination combine to bring us face to face with the past.



“Supporting Parents with Alzheimer’s: Your Parents Took Care of You, Now How Do You Take Care of Them?” by Tanya Lee Howe

Adult non-fiction. Throughout the book, the author uses her real-life experiences to guide readers through the sensitive topic of eldercare, from deciding when to step in and help, how to care for your parent’s emotional well-being, how to make health care decisions, and how to help manage a parent’s finances.



“Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story,” by Carol Burnett

Adult non-fiction. The touching story shared in this book by this funny actress is not one that portrays an idealistic relationship. As a parent, when her daughter Carrie became addicted to drugs and entered rehab, the story was shared of her recovery with People magazine in October 1979. This opened the doors for many people to discuss similar painful family situations.



“In Meat We Trust: an Unexpected History of Carnivore America,” by Maureen Ogle 2013, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Adult non-fiction. A well-research, balanced and informative look at the origins and development of the meat processing and distribution industry in America. Setting aside the endless debates about the continuation of meat as a pillar of our food consumption culture, author Ogle instead explores how we got where we are today as producers and consumers of meat.



“I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban,” by Malala Yousafzai

Adult non-fiction. When a young girl in Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai, spoke out in favor of education for girls; and was hunted down on the school bus and shot at point-blank range by the Taliban as a result. This is the story of her incredible journey through recovery, of her family’s love and support, a testament to courage in the face of oppression.



“Sophie Hartley and the Facts of Life (Book 4)” by Stephanie Greene

Juvenile fiction. Spirited Sophie is back for a fourth tale in this highly readable series trying to walk the line between growing up and holding onto the fun and innocence of childhood. Ten-year-old Sophie wants nothing to do with becoming a teenager if it means turning into her volatile and argumentative 14-year-old sister, while some of her fourth-grade classmates are tiptoeing curiously towards “P-U-berty.”

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