What's new at your Treasure Valley libraries

Idaho StatesmanMarch 22, 2014 



"I Hatched!" by Jill Esbaum

Picture book. With a CRACK! a chick pops out of his egg and begins his adventures. He learns about the world around him and also about all the wonderful things about himself. After a day full of discovery he finds that he has a new baby sister that he can share his vast knowledge with.



"Masterminds & Wingmen" by Rosalind Wiseman.

Adult nonfiction. Child expert Wiseman offers advice for helping boys cope with schoolyard power, locker room tests, girlfriends and the new rules of a boy's world aimed at helping your boy develop a strong sense of self.



"The Invisible Boy" by Trudy Ludwig.

Picture book. Meet Brian, the invisible boy. Nobody ever seems to notice him or think to include him in their group, game or birthday party - until, that is, a new kid comes to class. When Justin, the new boy, arrives, Brian is the first to make him feel welcome. And when Brian and Justin team up to work on a class project together, Brian finds a way to shine.



"Fortunately, the Milk" by Neil Gaiman

Juvenile fiction. Horror of horrors - there is no milk in the house! So begins a dad's wild tale of his quest through the time-space continuum to return home to his poor, milkless children with a bottle of the white stuff. On the way, he has to outsmart green, globby aliens, escape from a pirate ship, team up with a time-travelling stegosaurus, steal the eye of a volcano god and avoid becoming the breakfast of a pack of wumpires, all without losing the milk that precipitated his perilous expedition. Grades 3-6.



"Locomotive" by Brian Floca

Juvenile fiction. The train stands massive on the track. Can you hear it wheeze and hiss? All aboard! Climb up. Can you feel it rumble and shake? The land goes speeding by. Hold on tight. Feel the wind in your face. Taste the bitter coal cinders that pepper the air. This book can take you on a journey you will want to ride again and again.



"Secrets of the Book" by Erin Fry

Juvenile fiction. Suffering from a degenerative eye condition, 12-year-old Spencer Lemon doesn't think of himself as hero material, so he's surprised to become the guardian of a powerful magical book that can bring historical figures back from the dead. Spencer eventually believes he's up to the challenge, though, and he might just find a way to protect the book before history's vilest villains are released back into the world.

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