As the school year draws to a close, you might be searching for an inspiring read aloud to share with your students.  Here are some fantastic titles that will please any audience in the elementary years:

One Smile – Cindy McKinley
A young girl smiles at a stranger, which begins a sequence of “pay it forward” actions that eventually come full circle.   This text is a great launch for discussing how one small action can make a major difference in the lives of those around us.





Paulie Pastrami Achieves World Peace – James Proimos
This comedic and delightful book tells the story of a young boy who reflects on his actions and makes changes in his behaviour to benefit others.  Definitely a laugh-out-loud read aloud! 




The Streets Are Free – Kurusa
Set in Caracas, Venezuela, this beautfiul picture book tells the story of a group of children who take action to encourage the building of the city’s first playground.  Endless possibilities for global connections through social studies along with the active citizenship theme.

These books should be easy to find at the local library, bookstore, or online from a variety of sellers.  Happy reading!


About mslombardo

Hey there! My name is Daniela, and I have been born and raised in Toronto. My two greatest passions are teaching and travelling. I am currently a Grade 3 teacher, and I love learning with students on a daily basis. Aside from talking about the world, I enjoy reading books of all kinds, which I consider to be cherished collectibles. My life goals are as follows: 1) Never become too comfortable to settle. 2) Visit a new country each year. 3) Find my way to help the world, one step at a time. What's your global footprint? Think about it. Happy reading!

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