Turramurra Public School



Library - Year 2

Year 2 - Library Choice Board


The Ugliest Dog in the World by Bruce Whatley


Question: Does this book present facts or opinions?

Activity: Draw your dream pet in dress-up


The Waterhole by Graeme Base


Question: Can you name the animals in this story and do you know where they come from?

What does this story tell us about water?


All I Want for Christmas is Rain by Cori Brooke


Read Gary by Leila Rudge

Watch Gary be read here


How do you think Gary feels when the racing pigeons fly off and he gets left behind?

Look at the page where the racing pigeons are discussing their adventures. Leila Rudge has used symbols to show what they are saying, rather than words. What do you think they are saying? Explain why you think that.

How did Gary find his way home from the city? Did his scrapbook help him? How?

Look at the final page where all the pigeons are on the bus with Gary. What might some of the people be thinking or feeling? Use their facial expressions as a guide.

What does the reader know about Gary from reading the book? Write a list of words to describe Gary.

Possible Activity

Leila Rudge has used collage to create beautiful illustrations. Create an artwork using collage in a similar style. You could use interesting paper from magazines, wrapping paper, recycled material or patterns you have drawn or painted.

Edward The Emu Sheena Knowles

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? Carol McCloud

Room on the Broom Julia Donaldson & Illustrated By Axel Scheffler

Stanley Paste Aaron Blabey

Sunday Chutney Aaron Blabey

In my Heart: A Book of Feelings Jo Witek & Illustrated By Christine Roussey

Ish Peter H Reynolds

The Lost Girl Ambelin Kwaymullina and Leanne Tobin

Mr Huff Anna Walker

Olga the Brolga Rod Clement

Boy by Phil Cummins
Activity: In this story, Boy is deaf which means he cannot hear anything. But he can still speak through his ‘dancing hands’ using Sign language. Go to this video to learn some basic words in Sign language: https://www.youtube.com/embed/_5NbYyUlcHU