Boise Public Library
“Coming Home” by Greg Ruth.
Picture book. As a plane touches down and returning soldiers are reunited with their loved ones, a young boy searches the people around him looking for his special someone. Just when he thinks he won’t find her, his mom, his hero, suddenly appears.
Eagle Public Library
“Coffee for Roses and 70 Other Misleading Myths About Backyard Gardening” by C.L. Fornari.
Adult nonfiction. The answer to long-held garden myths are revealed as horticulture expert Fornari uncovers the truth behind common garden practices.
Meridian Public Library
“Train!” by Judi Abbot.
Picture book. Little Elephant loves trains. One day, Mommy and Daddy take Little Elephant for a ride on a real train, and Little Elephant is so excited! But on the train, Little Elephant gets angry when no one wants to play trains with him. Cat wants to play with his plane. Penguin wants to play with his car. And Rabbit would rather play with his digger. How will they all find a way to play together?
“Fish in a Tree” by Lynda Mullaly Hunt.
Young adult fiction. Ally has made it all the way to sixth grade having used trickery and acting out to hide a painful fact from her teachers and family – she can’t read. Shunned and ridiculed by her classmates for being “stupid,” she finds solace in her art and in her equally outcast friends – the brainy but awkward Albert and the stubborn, outspoken Keisha. But when a kindly new teacher tries to help her, Ally has to learn to trust herself, and believe that she’s capable of far more than she realizes.
Garden City Library
“Once Upon a Cloud” by Claire Keane.
Picture book. If your family loved “Frozen” and “Tangled,” you should be the first in line for Clair Keane’s debut picture book. This story features little Celeste, on a mission to find her mother the perfect gift. Searching leads her up into the heavens, and there Celeste learns about the best thing one can give to someone that they love.
Ada Community Library
“Festive in Death” by J.D. Robb.
Adult fiction. In this ongoing series that takes place in 2060, Lieutenant Eve Dallas is a tough cop getting ready for a large Christmas party she is hosting with her husband, Roarke. A personal trainer is murdered and many female clients must be interviewed. There is a dark humor in this book the reader will enjoy well after the festive season has passed.
Nampa Public Library
“For Elise” by Sarah Eden.
Adult fiction. In the sprawling gardens of their neighboring estates, childhood friends Miles and Elise spent countless pleasant days together in the adventures of youth. They were inseparable until Elise vanished. Miles searched, but Elise could not or would not be found. After years spent laboring on the family plantation in the West Indies, Miles Linwood is shocked by the unexpected news: He has inherited his distant cousin’s estate and the title of Marquess of Grenton. Miles’ return to England is tarnished by only one thing: He is still haunted by Elise’s mysterious disappearance.