Boise Public Library
“Pig Kahuna: Who’s That Pig?” by Jennifer Sattler.
Picture book. Fergus and his little brother Dink are playing on the beach one day when they spot someone amazing. She’s a snappy dresser, can stand on her head and is an excellent whistler. Dink runs over to meet her but Fergus is very shy and holds back. With the help of Tallulah and Dink, Fergus learns that he’s pretty amazing too in his own special way.
Eagle Public Library
“The Wilderness of Ruin: A Tale of Madness, Fire, and the Hunt for America’s Youngest Serial Killer” by Roseanne Montillo.
Adult nonfiction. In 1871, young children were disappearing from Boston’s working-class neighborhoods. The few who returned told desperate tales of being taken to the woods and tortured by a boy not much older than they were. This is an enthralling combination of true-crime, a fresh perspective on mental illness, and a fascinating look at American class turmoil.
Meridian Public Library
“Infested: How the Bed Bug Infiltrated our Bedrooms and Took Over the World” by Brooke Borel.
Nonfiction. In “Infested,” Borel introduces readers to the biological and cultural histories of bed bugs and the myriad ways in which humans have responded to them. She also introduces us to the economics of bed bug infestations, from hotels to homes to office buildings, and the expansive industry that has arisen to combat them.
“A God in Ruins” by Kate Atkinson.
Adult fiction. Ursula Todd’s brother Teddy is an old man trying to come to grips with his post-war life and with a modern world and family. Switching back and forth in time between memories of his childhood and his present, Teddy is an oblivious husband, a rueful father. Teddy navigates the perils and progress of a rapidly changing world; his greatest challenge is living in a future he never expected to have.
Nampa Public Library
“Memory Man” by David Baldacci.
Adult fiction. More than a year after the most tragic event in Amos Decker’s life, a man confesses to murdering his family, and Amos, called to help with the investigation, struggles with the memories.
Garden City Library
“A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life” by Brian Grazer and Charles Fishman.
Adult nonfiction. Curiosity moves the world forward. Brian Grazer tells his story about how being curious has helped him in many areas his life. He gives insight into the power of inquisitiveness, and the power of asking the right questions and being a good listener. He teaches you how to apply curiosity and make it work for you to create opportunity in your life.
Ada Community Library
“Someday, Someday, Maybe” by Lauren Graham.
Adult fiction. Written by an actress you may have enjoyed in “Gilmore Girls” or “Parenthood,” this is an honest portrayal of a 27-year-old woman who has set a deadline for successfully becoming an actress in New York. The humorous stories from acting class to waitressing as well as agent dilemmas will make the reader laugh out loud.