Boise Public Library
“Watch Out for Flying Kids” by Cynthia Levinson.
Juvenile nonfiction. Circus Harmony in St. Louis is made up of kids from the inner-city as well as suburbia. Galilee Circus in Israel is made up of Arabic and Jewish kids. Each group was formed to teach kids from varying backgrounds how to work together. This book shows the journey as the two circuses joined together for performances in both St. Louis and in Israel and the life-long connections they made with each other.
Eagle Public Library
“The Sea Keeper’s Daughters” by Lisa Wingate.
Adult fiction. Restaurant owner Whitney Monroe is desperate to save her business from a hostile takeover. The inheritance of a decaying Gilded Age hotel on North Carolina’s Outer Banks may provide just the ray of hope she needs. But things at the Excelsior are more complicated than they seem. Searching through years of stored family heirlooms may be Whitney’s only hope of quick cash, but will the discovery of an old necklace and a Depression-era love story change everything?
“The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing” by Sheila Turnage.
Young adult fiction. Mo and Dale are just kids, but together they run Desperado Detective Agency, solving mysteries together. After solving a murder catapults them to fame, they set out to investigate an old inn supposedly haunted by an unidentified ghost. Who’s haunting the old inn and why? The Desperados set out to solve their second big case — only to find the inn might not be the only thing in their small town haunted by the past.
Meridian Public Library
“Sunday Shopping” by Sally Derby.
Picture book. It’s Sunday night, and Evie and Grandma are ready for their weekly shopping spree. They put on their nightgowns, flip open the newspaper to see what’s for sale and turn on their imaginations. What wonderful treasures and delightful treats will they “buy” tonight?
Ada Community Library
“Nightbird” by Alice Hoffman.
Juvenile fiction. Twelve-year-old Twig is excellent at keeping secrets. She has to be. Her family was cursed 200 years ago by the Witch of Sidwell, and it’s because of this curse that Twig has no friends. Now, the witch’s relatives have moved back to Sidwell, back into the witch’s old house next door. As Twig becomes friends with her new neighbors, she begins to hope that they will help her break the spell. Best for grades 4-6.
Garden City Library
“Two Across” by Jeff Bartsch.
Adult fiction. Awkward teens Stanley and Vera are brought together by their joint win of the National Spelling Bee. But when Stanley concocts a plan that drives her away, will he be able to win her back with the crossword puzzles that have become his passion?
Nampa Public Library
“Christmas in New York City!” by Lisa Manzione.
Juvenile fiction. Sibling Chihuahuas Bella and Harry travel to New York City for Christmas, where they stroll down Fifth Avenue, see the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, go ice skating, meet Santa Claus and visit Radio City Music Hall.