Berrigan Virtual Library

Welcome to Berrigan E.S. Virtual Library's Google Site

Hello everyone!!!! Since we are currently not able to visit the library at school, I thought I would create a site to bring a bit of the library to you. This site will provide you with links to websites for online books, and hopefully help you as you learn from home. It will also contain my Story Time videos and STEM Challenge videos. I will be updating it frequently to add new resources and content. To view the different pages of this site, just click on the three bars at the top left of this page.

I hope everyone is doing well, staying home as much as possible, washing your hands and trying as best as you can to keep up with your school work. I am very proud of everyone for doing their part during these challenging times

Just remember - "Reading gives us someplace to go when you have to stay where you are"

Mrs. Randall

Mrs. Randall's picks for this week

In this section I will post books that I think you might like. Check it out!


This is a story I had not read before. It is a mix of Fairytale and science. It is a bit longer of a story, but interesting.


Here is one of my favourite book Characters, Geronimo Stilton. This Graphic Novel has this adventurous mouse going to the moon.

Storyline Online

This is a great book about a girl who fights hard for her dream of playing baseball. Taking place in the past, when girls were not encouraged to play sports, the hero of this story never gave up.

Ottawa Public Libarary

This E-book is available now to borrow. How will little Wolf stop Big Red Riding Hood from bullying him?

Last Week's Picks


This is another great book on the Tumblebooks site. The Rabbit family will plant and harvest the crops on Bear's land. Rabbit will split the crops with Bear 50/50. All Bear has to do is decide which half - tops or bottoms - he wants. Unfortunately, whether the crop is potatoes, lettuce, corn, or radishes, Bear keeps picking the "wrong half". This is a funny story.

Here is the link.

Strega Nona on Storytime

This is an Italian folklore story that made me hungry for pasta. It reminds me of the story The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

Here is the link

Les vrais trésors

Found on Boukili.

See if you can read a level 4 French book

The Gallery

t's 1929, and twelve-year-old Martha has no choice but to work as a maid in the New York City mansion of the wealthy Sewell family. But, despite the Gatsby-like parties and trimmings of success, she suspects something might be deeply wrong in the household—specifically with Rose Sewell, the formerly vivacious lady of the house who now refuses to leave her room. The other servants say Rose is crazy, but scrappy, strong-willed Martha thinks there’s more to the story—and that the paintings in the Sewell’s gallery contain a hidden message detailing the truth. But in a house filled with secrets, nothing is quite what it seems, and no one is who they say. Can Martha follow the clues, decipher the code, and solve the mystery of what’s really going on with Rose Sewell?

This book is available now as an Ebook from the Ottawa Public Library

Free book on Kindle

This is a cute book for grades 3 to 4. It follows the adventures of Zelda the pug and is told through her perspective. It gives you a look into the everyday life of a dog. Every chapter is a different story, so this is a great read if you just want to read one story a day.

Chicken, Pig, Cow

My boys used to have a stacking toy just like Chicken, Pig and Cow, and our dog loved to play with them. This is a cute story about working together and making a new friend.

Here is the link to this story on Tumblebooks

Kids who Rule

Ever wonder what it would be like to rule a country while you are still a kid? This book, (for grades 5 and 6), gives you a peek into the lives of 5 kid rulers in history. A very interesting read from Tumblebooks

Click here for the link

The Rainbow Fish

A classic book about sharing. A wonderful reading found on Storyline Online. Click here for this book


Ms. Bixby's Last Day

Topher, Brand, and Steve know their teacher is special better than anyone. And so when Ms. Bixby unexpectedly announces that she won’t be able to finish the school year, they come up with a risky plan—more of a quest, really—to give Ms. Bixby the last day she deserves. Through the three very different stories they tell, we begin to understand what Ms. Bixby means to each of them—and what the three of them mean to each other. A funny, heartwarming, and heartbreaking contemporary story about three boys, one teacher, and a day none of them will ever forget. A great book for grades 5 and 6.

This book is available as an e-book through the Ottawa Public Library

100+ Knock Knock Jokes

If you like knock, knock jokes, this book is for you. It is a free book for your Kindle reader or Kindle APP.

Storyline Online

Here is a great story about telling the truth. Rami Malek reads one of his favourite books, The Empty Pot. Here is the link