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Anna Carries Water is one of Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2014



When water easily comes out of a faucet, young readers rarely think about the difficult chore of carrying water, but they will empathize with Anna’s desire to reach an important milestone.



Aesop's Fables is one of Bank Street College's Best Books of 2014



Stunning art enhances this telling and retelling of the famous stories. Modern morals accompany each tale. A good choice for intergenerational sharing.



49th Shelf interviews Julie Flett, illustrator of Dolphin SOS



Right now is a particularly amazing time for Canadian children's literature, in particular due to a fleet of incredible illustrators whose work has catapulted us into a golden age. Julie Flett is one of them. 



Fantastic Reviews from Shelley Sommer's Blog



What I really like about this story is its message about water. Our younger students learn about the fundamental needs that all people share. Anna Carries Water is a book teachers could use to introduce a lesson about the importance of water to everyone’s daily life.




 This book  has everything students like most in a story: animals, kids as heroes, and a happy ending. The illustrations are crisp and elegant.




 This book would be an excellent gift for kids who enjoy reading Greek myths. 



 This sweet elegiac story about a boy and a dog growing older together . . . is an evocation of the special relationship many of us have had with our animal friends.

I am looking forward to sharing all of these books with our students. They reminded me to pay closer attention to the excellent books being published north of the border.