Literature for the End of the School Year- What do YOU love? GIVE-AWAY! Bonnie Scorer June 16, 2014 End of the School Year Idea There are so many amazing books out there. Here are a few others I have used at the end of the school year. What books do you love? Is there an activity that you do with them? We’d love to hear. BE THE FIRST PERSON TO TELL US YOUR FAVOURITE AND WE WILL SEND YOU A COPY OF ONE OF OURS: Mrs. Spitzer’s Garden (paperback)! Half a World Away Written by: Libby Gleeson, Illustrated by: Freya Blackwood This book has gentle, playful illustrations and is about two next door neighbour children who are playmates. When they are separated upon one of them moving, this is how they stay in touch with each other in their own way. A Grand Old Tree Written and Illustrated by: Mary Newell DePalma This is a book about a tree and all that is does- being home to various creatures, providing fruit etc. Time passes and the tree grows old and dies, but in a sense she lives on as her seeds spread and her “children trees” grow. Much like the experience of the year together ends, a teacher hopes that her or his students take a small piece of that experience with them. Oh, the Places You’ll Go By: Dr. Seuss A classic tale for the end of the year that has remained so, as its message is quite relevant for someone about to undertake a journey. I particularly liked reading this to my students who were moving onto Middle School the following year. It discusses how life will be filled with both celebrations and challenges- it is all in how you approach them. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.