The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate 

Waiting for the Biblioburro, by Monica Brown, illustrated by John Parra

Armando and the Blue Tarp School, by Edith Hope and Judith Pinkerton Josephson, illustrated by Hernan Sosa


Every Last Drop: Bringing Clean Water Home, by Michelle Mulder













Azzi in Between, written and illustrated by Sarah Garland

Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai, written and illustrated by Claire A. Nivola

One Well: The Story of Water On Earth, written by Rochelle Strauss, illustrated by Rosemary Woods

WaterBridge Outreach: Books + Water grew out of, an internationally recognized website about books in English for young readers. This website and its blog worked to bridge cultures and open minds, promoting a greater understanding and empathy among young people from different backgrounds, countries, and ethnicities. Over a period of eleven years PaperTigers embraced books with a multicultural focus from around the world, offering a wealth of book-related resources for everyone interested in the world of children's and young adult books.  The website, which closed in 2012, is still available as a library, or resource, at

In 2009 added an outreach program, Spirit of PaperTigers (later called WaterBridge Outreach) ,  to its activities with two purposes: to put books in the hands of young readers in the hope that they would inspire and educate lifelong readers, and to fund the development of water projects that would provide the children and communities where books were donated access to clean drinking water and sanitation. WaterBridge Outreach: Books + Water is committed to pursuing and developing this program into the future.

2012  WaterBridge Outreach Book Set - click here to access archived e-zine





Out of the Way! Out of the Way!, by Uma Krishnaswami and Uma Krishnaswamy

The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough, written by Katie Smith Milway, illustrated by Sylvie Daigneault

Drawing from Memory, by Allen Say

Yuko-Chan and the Daruma Doll, by Sunny Seki


2011 Spirit of Book Set - click here to access archived e-zine









A Child's Garden: A Story of Hope, written and illustrated by Michael Foreman

Rain School, written and illustrated by James Rumford


Biblioburro, written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter

2010 Spirit of Book Set - click here to access archived e-zine










My Little Round House,written and illustrated by Bolormaa Baasansuren

First Come the Zebra, written and illustrated by Lynne Barasch


The Storyteller's Candle / La velita de los cuentos, written by Lucia Gonzalez, illustrated by Lulu Delacre


Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, written and illustrated by Grace Lin


One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference, written by Katie Smith Milway, illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes


Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai, written and illustrated by Claire A. Nivola


Little Leap Forward: A Boy in Beijing, written by Guo Yue and Clare Farrow, ilustrated by Helen Cann