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July 21, 2014

Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems, selected by Paul B. Janeczko, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, is a stunningly beautiful book of poems for all seasons -- and all are short and easy to memorize.

—Sondra Eklund




Hope Beyond Hell
by Gerry Beauchemin

How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk
by John Van Epp, PhD



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

Eye to Eye
Eye to Eye
by Steve Jenkins


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

Chestnut Street
Chestnut Street
by Maeve Binchy



Lulu and the Rabbit Next Door
Lulu and the Rabbit Next Door
by Hilary McKay
illustrated by Priscilla Lamont

The Interrupted Tale
The Interrupted Tale
by Maryrose Wood
read by Katherine Kellgren


The Pigeon Needs a Bath!
by Mo Willems

Don’t Say a Word, Mamá
by Joe Hayes
illustrated by Esau Andrade Valencia


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

—Alice Ozma,