About Last Day Blues

The last day of school is approaching and Mrs. Hartwell’s students are willing to go to great lengths to make sure she doesn’t miss them during summer vacation.

Don’t miss the hilarious illustration on the last page that shows how teachers really feel on the last day of school.


“For all the fuss about the beginning of school, only a handful of picture books take place at the end.”

“A story with both child and teacher appeal.”
-School Library Journal

“Last Day Blues is a lively, heart-warming story about Mrs. Sarah Jane Hartwell’s students. The children are preparing for their last day of school with weary hearts, but decide to give their teacher a present to show her how much they appreciate her.”
–Midwest Book Review


Get LAST DAY BLUES lesson plan

Or another lesson plan Last Day Blues: Students Reflecting on the Past Year – Julie Danneberg

Buy the Book: Last Day Blues