Boise Public Library
“Dinosaur Dig” by Wendy Clemson.
Juvenile nonfiction. Part of the Real Life Math series, this book combines dinosaur facts with fun-to-do math problems. Measuring, addition, subtraction and sequencing are just a few of the math concepts that this book explores – all while teaching facts about dinosaurs.
Eagle Public Library
“Pretty Prudent Home” by Jacinda Boneau.
Adult nonfiction. Bursting with design tips, practical life advice and a large dose of whimsy, this book is a great guide for creating a home that is beautiful, comfortable and functional.
Meridian Public Library
“Murder at Tophouse” by Clair M. Poulson.
Fiction. Officer Mike Denton can’t shake the feeling that something isn’t right. Since the shooting that nearly killed him, Mike has attempted to piece his life back together. Just when he thought things were starting to look up, false allegations leveled by his partner, Cal Granberg, have led to his suspension, and Mike begins to suspect that Cal may have played a role in the deadly attack.
“El Deafo” by Cece Bell.
Autobiographical graphic novel. Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers. In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful – and very awkward – hearing aid. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her as she is. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become “El Deafo, Listener for All” – and more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend she’s longed for.
Garden City Library
“Born With Teeth” a memoir by Kate Mulgrew.
Adult nonfiction. Talented on and off the stage, Kate Mulgrew writes a personal and honest story with more depth than expected from a celebrity memoir. Mulgrew was born into a large Irish Catholic family and moved to New York at age 17 to pursue a career in acting. She has lived a fascinating life while enduring tremendous struggles: death of siblings, sexual assault, a difficult marriage and giving up a daughter for adoption at age 22, a decision that haunted her for years.
Ada Community Library
“Vivian Apple at the End of the World” by Katie Coyle.
Young adult fiction. The Church of America has taken over the country and turned most of its citizens into devout Believers of the prophet Beaton Frick. This book begins on the eve of what the church believes to be the Rapture. Vivian Apple and her best friend Harp are throwing an end of the world party because they think all the Believers, including their parents, are ridiculous for thinking the world is about end. However, the next morning when Vivian returns home there are mysterious holes in her ceiling and her parents are nowhere to be found. Is it even possible that her parents and thousands of other Believes across the country have been raptured? Vivian, her best friend Harp, and new ally Peter set off on a cross-country road trip to find some answers.
Nampa Public Library
“Not My Father’s Son” by Alan Cumming.
Adult nonfiction. The acclaimed actor profiles his turbulent relationship with his father and discusses his 2010 appearance in a celebrity genealogy show to solve the disappearance of a World War II hero grandparent and his discovery of astounding family secrets.