Boise Public Library
“Little Red Henry” by Linda Urban.
Picture book. Ever since he was born, little Henry with the cute red hair had been pampered and coddled and watched over to the point where he could do nothing for himself, until one day when he’d had enough. That day he fed and dressed himself, brushed his own teeth and went to his friend’s house all by himself. What fun they had together. His family, however, was distraught. What would they do now that Henry didn’t need them to do everything? But Henry has just the solution for their problems, and now everyone is happy.
Eagle Public Library
“The League of Beastly Dreadfuls” by Holly Grant.
Teen fiction. Something strange is going on at St. Agony’s Asylum for the Criminally Insane. Newly orphaned Anastasia begins to suspect that her two long-lost great-aunties, who recently took her in and who run the asylum, are not who they say they are. When she meets the mysterious brothers Ollie and Quentin, the three join together to plot their great escape.
Meridian Public Library
“Darjeeling: The Colorful History and Precarious Fate of the World’s Greatest Tea” by Jeff Koehler.
Nonfiction. Jeff Koehler tells the colorful story behind the tea that has beguiled millions. Built from scratch, India’s tea industry grew to be the largest on the globe and, as much as anything, came to symbolize British imperial rule in India. The indisputable jewel of its production was, and remains, Darjeeling, and its story is rich in people and intrigue.
“Armada” by Ernest Cline.
Young adult science fiction. Zack Lightman is a high school senior who doesn’t know what to do with his life — all he cares about is Armada, the popular video game where he battles aliens and holds one of the top scores in the world. All that changes when a spaceship straight out of the Armada video game lands in his school’s parking lot, and he’s whisked away to a secret base where he learns the truth — the aliens of Armada are real, and the video game was a training program to find the best and the brightest fighters to save the Earth.
Garden City Library
“The Little Paris Bookshop” by Nina George.
Adult fiction. Floating along the Seine River is Monsieur Perdu’s bookshop on a converted barge. It is here that he uses his great understanding and love of books to heal the aching hearts of his fellow man. However, when his own time for healing comes through an unopened letter from his long lost love, a great journey must be taken and the power the literary world has to change a life is unequivocally proven.
Ada Community Library
“Pride” by various actors, including Bill Nighy.
Adult fiction DVD. This movie is based on a true account of a group of lesbian-bisexual-gay-transgender activists who chose in 1984 to support striking coal miners in the UK. They randomly picked a small community in Wales and gathered money, clothing and attention for another oppressed group during Margaret Thatcher’s reign.
Nampa Public Library
“14th Deadly Sin” by James Patterson.
Adult fiction. Gathering for a birthday celebration that is interrupted by a gruesome killing in public, the Women’s Murder Club friends discover video evidence of a deadly plot against the city of San Francisco.