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July 31, 2014

One Dead Spy, by Nathan Hale, begins a positively brilliant series of historical graphic novels. This one sets the stage as patriot Nathan Hale makes his famous speech, goes down in history, and learns more tales from America's (future) history, which he tells in a most entertaining way.

—Sondra Eklund




Hope Beyond Hell
by Gerry Beauchemin

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



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



One Dead Spy
One Dead Spy
by Nathan Hale

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


Sparky!
by Jenny Offill
illustrated by Chris Appelhans

The Pigeon Needs a Bath!
by Mo Willems


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

—Alice Ozma,