Boise Public Library
“Room For Bear” by Ciara Gavin.
Picture book. When Bear comes for a visit to the duck’s home he decides it’s a perfect place for him to live. Sadly, though, a duck house is just not quite built for a bear. Things were a bit snug. So the ducks and Bear go in search of a new house. But finding just the right house that works for everyone is harder than they thought. Bear decides he’ll have to leave and find a home on his own. But Bear and the ducks realize they miss each other, and it’s up to Bear to find a solution that will be perfect for everyone.
Eagle Public Library
“The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot” by Blaine Harden.
Adult nonfiction, large print. The riveting story of how Kim Il Sung grabbed power and drove his country into war against the United States while North Korea’s youngest fighter pilot longed to defect. The pilot, No Kum Sok, flew a Soviet MiG-15 out of Korea and to the Americans. The defection and theft of the plane, just weeks after the end of the Korean War, electrified the world and incited Kim’s bloody vengeance.
Meridian Public Library
“Just Like Daddy” by Ovi Nedelcu.
Picture book. This charming story offers a playful look at the common childhood desire to be “just like daddy.” A little boy wakes up with the dawn and eagerly embraces his day. His enthusiastic account of his daily activities alternates with the perspective of daddy himself. This gently ironic compare-and-contrast leads to a satisfying conclusion that is sure to resonate with all readers.
“No Better Friend” by Robert Weintraub.
Adult nonfiction. Flight technician Frank Williams and purebred pointer dog Judy meet in the most unlikely of places — a World War II internment camp in the Pacific. As prisoners suffered beatings, starvation and crushing depression, Judy would repeatedly risk her life to intervene, bringing a spark of hope to the prisoners’ lives. A remarkable, heartfelt true story about the only canine POW of World War II, and the deep bond she formed with Williams and his fellow prisoners.
Garden City Library
“Summerlong” by Dean Bakopoulos.
Adult fiction. “Summerlong” gives the reader a window into the lives of Don and Claire Lowry as they struggle to discover the lines within their marriage. Each is faced with decisions to forgive and move on, or to say enough is enough. How much compromise is reasonable and how much can one person take before beginning to resent the other? These are some of the questions they must navigate if they are going to make it together past this summer.
Ada Community Library
“Marilyn’s Monster” by Michelle Knudsen, illustrated by Matt Phelan.
Juvenile picture book. All of her classmates have their monsters already. Marilyn is the only one left who doesn’t have one. She isn’t supposed to go out to find her monster; her monster is supposed to find her. She tries to be patient, but she finally packs her bag and heads off in search of it. Marilyn finds her monster stuck in a tree, rescues it and thus begins a beautiful friendship. Intended for ages 4-8.
Nampa Public Library
“The Breaking Point” by Jefferson Bass.
Adult fiction. Past, present and future collide to throw respected forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton’s successful, secure life into devastating turmoil in this poignant novel in the New York Times’ bestselling Body Farm mystery series.