Boise Public Library
“Bear & Hare Go Fishing” by Emily Gravett.
Picture book. Bear loves to fish. One afternoon Bear and his friend Hare go fishing together. Bear fishes and fishes and fishes, but what he catches is not quite what he hopes for. But with a little help from Hare, it may turn out to be a good day anyway.
Ada Community Library
“None of the Above” by I.W. Gregorio.
Young adult fiction. Krissy has it all. She’s the star hurdler for her track team, has an awesome boyfriend, Sam, and has just been crowned homecoming queen. Sam and Krissy know that the night of homecoming is the right time, and they are ready to take things to the next level. However, things aren’t at all like she imagined they would be, so Krissy decides she should go to the doctor. It is there she discovers that she is intersex. The diagnosis sends Krissy’s world into complete upheaval. Not only must she come to terms with this new version of herself, word gets out at school and she is soon the target of ridicule and bullying. Not even Sam stands by her side, and soon Krissy finds herself alone, questioning everything she ever knew about her life.
Eagle Public Library
“How to Retire with Enough Money: And How to Know What Enough Is” by Teresa Ghilarducci.
Adult nonfiction. This book helps cut through the confusion, misinformation and bad policy-making that keeps you spending or saving poorly. You’ll learn how to get current expenses under control and be able to calculate how much you need to have saved before retirement. And, finally, you’ll learn how to make what you have grow. Nothing gimmicky — just an easy-to-follow pre-retirement money program.
Meridian Public Library
“The Kiss of Deception” by Mary E. Pearson.
Teen fiction. The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition, but some traditions Lia can’t abide. Like having to marry a stranger to secure a political alliance. Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia escapes to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive — one the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her.
“Mad Scientist Academy: The Dinosaur Disaster” by Matthew McElligott.
Picture book. Welcome to Mad Scientist Academy, a school for monsters run by Doctor Cosmic. It’s the first day of school, and Doctor Cosmic leads his new students on a tour of the school, where he teaches them about prehistoric life, fossils and dinosaurs. But when the mechanical dinosaurs that are part of his lesson go haywire, the students must use their brains to save the school.
Garden City Library
“Judge This” by Chip Kidd.
Adult nonfiction. Graphic designer Chip Kidd knows that first impressions are important. With graphic design and marketing you need to know when to apply two things: mystery and clarity. Reading about these points from someone with a trained eye makes readers see things differently, and you realize how much is conveyed visually to our subconscious.
Nampa Public Library
“Ten Thousand Skies Above You” by Claudia Gray.
Young adult fiction. As 18-year-old Marguerite struggles to get to the heart of the corrupt company that almost killed her father, she tries to save the boy she loves, whose soul is scattered in various dimensions.