“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” -– John Lubbock, The Use of Life
Reading a book isn’t either! Try one of our recent favorites from below.
Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill
The Dark Queens: The Bloody Rivalry that Forged the Medieval World by Shelley Puhak
How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
Melinda Long’s How I Became a Pirate is a swashbuckling tale of adventure for young Jeremy who longs for independence. Jeremy learns about what it’s like to be a pirate and have time with his mates. Much to his dismay he learns that there is no bedtime, hugs and kisses and above all “Pirates don’t tuck.” What’s a boy to do? Read this story illustrated by David Shannon to find out.
I Am Quiet : A Story for the Introvert in All of Us by Andie Powers
Quiet does not mean shy. Strength can be quiet. This beautifully illustrated picture book is a celebration of introverts.
The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles