by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer, illustrated by Maurie J. Manning (Gallup, 2009) If one of your summer goals is teaching the kids about other people's feelings, this book
is a terrific start. The basic concept is that you start your day with a full bucket. When bad things happen you lose drips, but when good things happen you gain drops. Ultimately, the story's main character learns that when he is nice to others he also gains drops. It's simple psychology, but it easily passed the retention test with my kids.