Boise Public Library
“Bear and Duck” by Katy Hudson.
Picture book. Bear decides one day that he’s tired of being a bear. His fur is too hot in the summer, he’s tired of sleeping all winter, and the bees keep stinging him when he tries to get honey. So when Bear meets some ducks waddling in a row enjoying the day, he decides to become a duck. But some things are easier said than done. A cute story about acceptance and friendship.
Eagle Public Library
“Country Living American Style: Decorate, Create, Celebrate” by Country Living.
Adult Nonfiction. From across the nation, the country’s most beloved styles are on vivid display, along with secrets for re-creating the look at home. Lush photography captures the spirit of Americana while short articles about iconic companies such as Fiesta Ware, L. L. Bean, and Thomas Moser furniture round out the book.
Meridian Public Library
“Lamp Black, Wolf Grey” by Paula Brackston.
Fiction. Artist Laura Matthews and her husband, Dan, have given up their city life and moved to Blaencwm, an ancient longhouse high in the hills. Here she hopes that the wild beauty will inspire her to produce her best art and give her the baby they have longed for. But this high valley is also home to others, such as Anwen, the wise old woman from the neighboring farm who seems to know so much but talks in riddles. And then there is Merlin.
“Bedtime For Monsters” by Ed Vere.
Children’s picture book. Do you ever think about monsters? Because they’re certainly thinking about you! And you’d better hope they’re not thinking about eating you — because one is coming to your house even now! A goofy and delightful picture book, perfect for bedtimes for monster-loving kids of all ages.
Garden City Library
“The Case of the Dotty Dowager: a Cosy Mystery Set in Wales” by Cathy Acey.
Adult fiction. After his mother claims to have seen a dead body on the dining room floor, Henry Twyst, the Duke of Chellingworth, decides to start an investigation. Out of concern for his mother’s health, he hires the WISE Enquiries Agency, a group of four detectives who encounter more danger and intrigue in the Welsh countryside than they bargained.
Ada Community Library
“The Last Midwife” by Sandra Dallas.
Adult fiction. Living in a small fictional mining town in Colorado in 1880, Gracy Brookens is known as “The Sagehen,” or community midwife. Her joy is in learning about healing, holding brand-new sparks of life and comforting their sometimes poverty-stricken, isolated parents. Suddenly the most prosperous and powerful man in town, Jonas Halleck, accuses her of murdering his newborn son. Approaching the end of her midwife days, she must decide how to defend herself from a potentially fatal accusation of murder.
Nampa Public Library
“Until We Meet Again” by Renee Collins.
Young adult fiction. Spending the summer marooned with her mother and stepfather in a snooty Massachusetts shore town bores Cassandra until she meets a dreamy stranger who claims the year is 1925, sweeping Cassandra into a mystery a hundred years in the making.