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Welcome to Poinsettia's School Library

Library Tree
Library book requests

How to request a library book

Please log in to our Poinsettia Catalog (Destiny Discover) to put a hold on a library book!
1. Go to Destiny Discover
2. Click "Poinsettia Elementary"
3. Click "Log In" (upper right corner)
4. Enter your username: student ID (lunch number) and your password: student ID (lunch number)
5. Search for the book you want and click "Hold" button
6. Pick up your book from the table in front of the library

Directions on how to use the online library catalog

Email Mrs. B with any questions!


Treat books gently
Never fold corners of a page
Never write or draw in books
Never fold books in half
Tell me about any tears or other damage


Poinsettia Library Catalog:

Students may log
into personal accounts, 
lunch number as
user name and password

World Book Online
Password is Carlsbad
User Name is library

Kids Programs City Library

Reading Counts Books

California Young Reader Medal

Each year, students read the nominated books and vote for their favorite book in three different categories. 

We read the 5 nominated Primary Picture Books (K-3)
and the 3 nominated Picture Books for Older Readers (3rd-5th grade)
together during library time.

Students in 4th-5th grade read all 3 nominated Intermediate Novels on their own.
Students who read all 3 books and complete one of the related activities for each book
(i.e. Reading Counts quiz, book review, art inspired by the novel)
are invited to the Voting Party held in March each year.


Primary Picture Books (K-3rd grade)

The Bad Seed by Jory John

Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings

The Highest Mountain of Books in the World by Rocio Bonilla

Let Me Finish! by Minh Le

The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywalt

Picture Books for Older Students (3rd-5th grade)

Malala's Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai

Lillian's Right to Vote by Jonah Winter

Her Right Foot by David Eggers


Intermediate Novel (4th-5th grade)

The Detective's Assistant by Kate Hannigan

The Losers Club by Andrew Clements

The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley


Award Winner Book Links

Library Events

California Young Reader Award 
Dr. Seuss's Birthday with older classes reading to younger classes
Poem in your Pocket Day
Author's Visit
Collaborative Inquiry Projects
Lessons and literature related to class curriculum
Junior Librarians from 4th and 5th grade
Battle of the Books competition