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Here are some of the new library books we acquired thanks to your generous parent donations:

  • Katie the Cat sitter
    Big Tree
    The California Wildfires 2018
    Wild weather: storms, meteorology, and climate 
    Hello Universe
    Hidden creature Features
    How to survive as a firefly
    Judy Moody Tooth Fairy
    Are we still friends?
    Siamese Cats
    The Hospital Book
    Spike, the mixed up monster
    Stick and Stone
    The Serious Goose
    Manx cats
    Up, Up, Up Dear Dragon
    Persian Cats
    Cat Care, nutrition, exercise, etc.
    A stone sat still
    City Spies City of the Dead
    Me and Marvin Gardens
    Exploring the solar system
    I survived - True Stories
    Our very own dog
    The Dreamer
    Science Comics - Flying machines
    As Cool as it gets
    Barb the Ghost Blade Book 2
    Barb The last Berzerker: Book 1
    Jurassic Jeff - Space Invader

Montair Library



Did you know that you can view our library catalog from home?  Or that we have some cool links to educational games posted on our website?  Just click on the red "Enter the Montair Library" tab (on the left side of this page) and you'll be linked to our Destiny home page (Destiny is our Library Management System).  From that home page, click on the tab labeled "Catalog", and you can access our entire library collection.  On the left side of the catalog page, you will see a Destiny Discover link.  Click on this link to view a list of our wonderful eBooks.  Students may use their assigned User ID and chosen password to access these books.
Just below the "Enter the Montair Library" tab on this page is another tab labeled "Enter the TumbleBook Library."   TumbleBooks is a library of animated picture books, chapter books, educational puzzles, and games.   You can search through the online TumbleBooks collection by title, author, or subject.  Once you've selected a book, just click on the "View Online" tab and begin reading!  You have the option of using the automatic setting, in which books are read aloud to you and the pages turn automatically, or using the manual setting, where you can turn the volume on or off and go at your own pace.  There are Tumble Quizzes available to check on reading comprehension skills after you've finished reading a book.  You have to try this website out - it is awesome!!
Thanks to the generosity of our Montair families during our 2023 registration, we were able to add 125 new books to our library with our Adopt-a-book program!!  The Birthday Book Program is another way you can help expand our library collection by donating one of our brand new books in honor of your child's birthday.
Please let me know if you're interested in volunteering in the library.  You may contact your room parent if you would like to volunteer during your child's library period, or get in touch with me directly if you would like to come in during lunch recess to shelve books and supervise students.  There is always a need for shelving help and book repairs, and I would be happy to train you.
If you have any questions, please contact me at
Warm wishes,
Julie Wintrip
California Young Reader Medal Nominees and Winners

California Young Reader Medal Nominees and Winners

Primary (GradesK-2) 2022-2023 Winner:
We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan Higgins, 2018
2022-2023 Nominees:
Dozens of Doughnuts by Carrie Finnison. Illustrated by Brianne Farley.
The Good Egg by Jory John. Illustrated by Pete Oswald.
Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang. Illustrated by Max Lang.
Parker Looks Up by Parker Curry and Jessica Curry. Illustrated by Brittany Jackson.
We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan Higgins.2018
Picture Books for Older Readers 2022-2023 Winner:
This Way, Charlie by Caron Levis. Illustrated by Charles Santoso.
2022-2023 Nominees:
Dinosaur Lady by Linda Skeers. Illustrated by Marta Alvarez Miguens.
Holes in the Sky by Patricia Polacco.
This Way, Charlie by Caron Levis. Illustrated by Charles Santoso.