Has Mr. Michael lost his mind?

Not entirely. The school year is coming to an end, and what a year it has been. Kudos once again to all of you for managing to get through it. You guys rock! Still, as school will be ending in the next month, next week (May 10th-14th) will be the last week students may check out books. If you have any books at home that you have finished, please return them to your teacher or the school office as soon as possible. This month's site will be the last for the school year and will focus on books you can borrow from your local library and read over the summer to help you pass the time until we see each other in the Fall. Check with your teachers for additional reading options and as always, happy reading!

Michael Sistrunck, School Library

What do you mean, no more books?!


If you haven't seen this movie yet, you should.

Trust, unity, cooperation. These are the main themes of this brilliantly animated Disney movie. The dragons that used to protect humanity from a formless plague have all been turned to stone. Can the magic of the last dragon help the people of a fractured world defeat a common enemy? The junior novelization is also available at most public libraries. Check it out!

Recommended for all ages

Grades TK-Second

Take another ride on the Magic School Bus. This collection of early chapter books will help boost reading confidence with easy-to-read text, high-interest content and illustrations on every page.

A book dedicated to all of the thinkers and laborers who together bring dreams from thought to reality.

What is that stench?! A stinky smell is taking over New Mouse City! Geronimo and his best friend Hercule head underground into the sewer world of Mouse Island to investigate.

A best-selling series of books that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.

Check out how these amazing real life creatures match up. Who's the strongest, fastest, biggest and baddest-in a fight to the finish, who would win?

Children will recognize their own families and discover many ways of being a family in this rhyming picture book.

Grades Third-Sixth

After the death of her father in Mexico, the privileged daughter of a wealthy landowner immigrates to the United States where her family must work as migrant farmers during the Great Depression.

Works of historical fiction center around three sisters as they visit their mother in Oakland, CA during the summer of 1968, return to their Brooklyn home in the aftermath of the Vietnam War and discover the strength of family bonds with relatives in the deep South.

Two fathers, four adopted boys and a variety of pets make their way through a school year - Kindergarten through sixth grade - and deal with a grumpy new neighbor.

Summer’s family is plagued with bad luck. When an emergency sends her parents to Japan, she and her little brother are left with their grandparents, who come out of retirement to harvest wheat and help pay the bills. As her family’s luck goes from bad to worse, Summer must figure out how to make it better.

History comes alive with this exciting series chronicling the survival stories of kids who made it through the worst wars and disasters ever.

Jackson Greene assembles a crack team to ensure the school bully, Keith Sinclair, doesn’t take the election for student council president and that their friend Gaby has a fair shot at winning.


Over the summer, Orange County Public Library (OCPL) and Anaheim Public Library (https://www.anaheim.net/1095/Kids-Families) will have numerous offerings to keep students reading and active. While most programs are still be offered virtually, check the websites often as COVID restrictions loosen to find out about in person opportunities for those who are ready and able. Don't forget. The libraries offer e-books that you can download and read on your computer or other devices for FREE and Anaheim Public Library offers free STEAM kits for at home adventure! Check 'em out!