Three Ways You Can Help Our Library

Ms. Farstad, our teacher-librarian runs our library and teaches all our primary students both literacy and practical skills. Students have even learned a variety of Scouts knot tying skills recently. Ms. Farstad participates on two book selection committees for Surrey Schools and reads over 400 books a year! She brings this love of literature to all our students and classes spend time enjoying and talking about the latest and greatest books available! She can be reached at

There are 3 great ways you can support our school library:

  1. Donate books your kids have outgrown! We have a used book swap in June when we stop circulating library books to take a complete year-end inventory. Send in books that no longer interest your kid/s, and they can bring home ones to keep that they’ve never read!
  2. Purchase a title from the list below, and donate a book to our school library collection. The listed series are always in demand, and the individual titles will increase our representation of titles supporting our diverse community.


  1. Any Mo Willem Piggy and Elephant book!
  2. Any new graphic novel for kids or young adults, especially Dog Mans, Cat Kids, Captain Underpants, Babysitters Club, or Babysitters’ Club Little Sister.
  3. Warriors series (graphic or text – there are lots of text ones) – not The Prophecy Begins series (we have them)
  4. Manga or Animé for kids or young adults.
  5. Non Fiction books about cats, dogs, horses and cool/scary/cute wild animals.
  6. Beginning or Levelled Readers from popular toys and TV shows or movies, like superheroes, Barbie, Pokémon, etc.
  7. Hello Neighbor series by Carly Anne West (graphic or text)
  8. Any gaming handbooks
  9. Where’s Waldo or I Spy books


  1. Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  2. A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat
  3. A Wolf for a Spell by Karah Sutton
  4. Planet Omar Accidental Trouble Magnet by Zanib Mian
  5. All the Impossible Things by Lindsay Lackey
  6. Amari and the Night Brothers by BB Alston
  7. Becoming Muhammad Ali by Kwami Alexander and James Patterson
  8. Black Brother Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  9. Cathedral of Bones by AJ Steiger
  10. City Spies series James Ponti
  11. The Clan by Sigmund Brouwer
  12. Clean Getaway by Nic Stone
  13. Closer to Nowhere by Ellen Hopkins
  14. Clues to the Universe by Christina Li
  15. Crossing the Farak River by Michelle Aung Thin
  16. Don’t Check Out This Book by Kate Klise
  17. Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
  18. Everything Sad is Untrue by Daniel Nayeri
  19. Five Things About Ava Andrews by Margaret Dilloway
  20. Free Lunch by Rex Ogle
  21. From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks
  22. Ghost Squad by Claribel A Ortega
  23. The Girl and the Ghost by Hanna Alkaf
  24. I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day
  25. If We Were Giants by Dave Matthews and Barrett Smith
  26. Ikenga by Nnedi Okorafor
  27. In the Red by Christopher Swiedler
  28. Jigsaw Puzzle King by Gina McMurchy-Barber
  29. Jo: A Graphic Novel by Kathleen Gros
  30. King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callendar
  31. Knock Out OR House Arrest OR Redwood and Ponytail by KA Holt
  32. Land of Cranes by Aida Salazar
  33. Maya and the Rising Dark by Rena Barron
  34. Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte
  35. My Life as a Potato by Arianne Costner
  36. Once Upon an Eid by various authors
  37. Pine Island Home by Polly Horvath
  38. Quintessence by Jess Redman
  39. Rip to the Rescue by Miriam Helahmy
  40. Scritch Scratch by Lindsay Currie
  41. Serena Says by Tania S Davies
  42. Solving for M by Jennifer Swender
  43. Some Places More Than Others by Renée Watson
  44. Starfish by Lisa Fipps
  45. The Barren Grounds by David A Robertson
  46. The Campaign by Leila Sales
  47. The Canyon’s Edge by Dusti Bowling
  48. The Elephant in the Room by Holly Goldberg Sloan
  49. The Fabulous Zed Watson by Basil Sylvester
  50. The Good War by Ted Strasser
  51. The Last Bear by Hannah Gold
  52. The List of Things That Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead
  53. The Space Between Lost and Found by Sandy Stark-McGinnis
  54. Tune it Out by Jamie Sumner
  55. We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada Kelly
  56. When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller

3. Donate funds directly to our school library for book purchases. You can donate to Coyote Creek Elementary via the district donation site at,

Please be sure to add in the notes section that you would like the funds to be used for library book purchases.

If you want to learn more about our library, keep up with our featured books for Grades 4-7, our themes, and our learning in library for K-3. There is a new slide every week in our Virtual Library (link below). Each slide has links to learning (right now, we’re learning American Sign Language), the books we’re reading, and all things book-related in Surrey Schools! d/1pNyahN7TIpPeX-5VUYLm8CqVb13Kh2OXy1K7TkdtcaA/edit? usp=sharing

Thank you for supporting our students’ voracious appetite for new books to read!

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