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August 15, 2014

Anna Carries Water, by Olive Senior, illustrated by Laura James, is the story of a little girl who wants to be able to carry water on her head like her older siblings. A lovely cross-cultural offering evoking universal emotions.

—Sondra Eklund




Tiny Beautiful Things
by Cheryl Strayed

Hope Beyond Hell
by Gerry Beauchemin



Handle with Care
Handle with Care
by Loree Griffin Burns
photographs by Ellen Harasimowicz

Firefly July
Firefly July
selected by Paul B. Janeczko
illustrated by Melissa Sweet


The Careful Use of Compliments
The Careful Use of Compliments
by Alexander McCall Smith
performed by Davina Porter

The Inimitable Jeeves
The Inimitable Jeeves
by P. G. Wodehouse
read by Jonathan Cecil



Impossible
Impossible
by Nancy Werlin

The Adventures of Superhero Girl
The Adventures of Superhero Girl
by Faith Erin Hicks



Anna Carries Water
by Olive Senior
illustrations by Laura James

Sparky!
by Jenny Offill
illustrated by Chris Appelhans


There is always time to make the commitment to read and defend reading, and it is a commitment that is always worthwhile.

—Alice Ozma,