The End of the School Year

As the end of the school year approaches, it can be an emotional time for students. While many are excited for summer, it is also a time of change that can leave kids feeling sad or nervous. Saying goodbye is a big deal. Here are some books that might help with the range of emotions students might be experiencing. 

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And Then Comes Summer

A joyful, sun-drenched tribute to the anticipation and adventures of the warmest season of the year.

The End is Just the Beginning

A caterpillar introduces the concept that each ending is the beginning of something else, as when the end of a day marks the beginning of night. 

Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend!

Two best friends understand that saying goodbye to one experience means saying hello to the next, but that does not make it easier when one friend has to move away.

This title is also available for checkout as eAudio on Hoopla. 

A Letter to My Teacher

A letter from someone who was once an exasperating second-grader reveals her experiences with a teacher who brought out the best in her. 

The Magical Yet

Each of us, from the day we’re born, is accompanied by a special companion—the Yet. Can’t tie your shoes? Yet! Can’t ride a bike? Yet! Can’t play the bassoon? Don’t worry, Yet is there to help you out. The Magical Yet is the perfect tool for parents and educators to turn a negative into a positive when helping children cope with the inevitable difficult learning moments we all face. Whether a child or an adult, this encouraging and uplifting book reminds us that we all have things we haven’t learned…yet! 

Memory Jars

Freda uses jars to save everything from a chocolate chip cookie to the full moon, just as her grandmother saves summer blueberries. Includes a recipe for blueberry jam. 

Sometimes You Fly

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text remind the reader that any achievement may be preceded by mistakes, and learning from them makes accomplishments sweeter. 

This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on Libby and an eBook on Hoopla.