• Welcome to the Cross-Harelson Library

    Library Hours:
    7:45 am to 2:00 pm
    *WEDNESDAYS we close at 12:00 pm for Professional Development Meetings

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Cross-Harelson School Library is to provide a collection of materials to implement, enrich, and support the Arizona College and Career Readiness State Standards for Cross and Harelson, and to meet the individual educational/informational; 21st Century; cultural/emotional; and recreational needs of students, staff, and faculty.  


    Cross-Harelson Library

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    We do not charge late fees, but your child will not be able to check out another book until their previous book is returned. Overdue notices are given to students and/or teachers.  Electronic copies can be sent home by request. The dollar amount shown on the overdue notice is the replacement cost of the book, were it to become lost or damaged. Lost and damaged books can be paid for in the front office or, if you prefer, can be replaced with a copy of the same book.  If you are having trouble with replacement costs, please contact me. 

    Something to consider: Our library services both middle school and elementary school. While teen books will be off limits to elementary students, the rest of the library is not. If there is subject-matter that you prefer your child not read, please have that conversation with them so they can be prepared to choose books in keeping with your wishes.

    If you have any questions about the library, please email me at sgildonhernandez@amphi.com 


    "A library is the only single place you can go to learn something new, be comforted, terrified, thrilled, saddened, overjoyed, or excited all in one day.  And for free." ~ Amy Neftzger  


    Donated books to be added to our library:

    Posted October 2, 2023

    • What Was the Underground Railroad by Yona Zeldis McDonough
    • The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley
    • Wild Horses by George Edward Stanley
    • Grimmtastic Girls: Red Riding Hood Gets Lost by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams
    • Dragon Slayers’ Academy (Book 1): The New Kid at School by Kate McMullan
    • Vamos! Let’s Go Eat by Raul the Third
    • Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge by Raul the Third
    • Happy Halloween, Little Critter! By Mercer Mayer
    • Trick or Treat, Marley!  By John Grogan
    • Brown Sugar Babe by Charlotte Watson Sherman
    • Eyes that Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho
    • R-E-S-P-E-C-T Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul by Carole Boston Weatherford
    • Grandma’s Records by Eric Velasquez
    • The Day you Begin by Jacqueline Woodson
    • We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom
    • We Laugh Alike/Juntos nos reimos by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
    • Sun and Moon have a tea party by Yumi Heo and Naoko Stoop
    • Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration by Samara Cole Doyon
    • Noah’s Seal by Layn Marlow
    • Invisible by Christina Gonzalez & Gabriela Epstein
    • How to Wear a Sari by Darshana Khiani
    • Ruth Objects: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Doreen Rappaport
    • The Fun Chewing Rattler by Joe Hayes
    • For Just One Day by Laura Leuck
    • El Toro & Friends: Training Day by Raul the Third
    • El Toro & Friends: Tag Team
    • Grandpa’s Face by Eloise Greenfield
    • Where’s Waldo? By Martin Handford
    • Where’s Waldo? In Hollywood by Martin Handford
    • The Story of the Statue of Liberty by Betsy & Guilio Maestro
    • The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton
    • There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Ghost! by Lucille Colandro
    • The Red Boat by Hannah Cumming
    • More Laugh Out Loud Jokes for Kids by Rob Elliott

    More donated books to be added to our library:

    Posted November 8, 2023

    • Empire State Building by Elizabeth Mann
    • Mooseltoe by Margie Palatini
    • Runaway Deridel! By Leslea Newman
    • The perfect gift by Tim Bugbird
    • The Snow bear by Miriam Moss
    • Here comes Santa Claus (words and music by Gene Autry & Oakley Haldeman)
    • Careful, Santa by Julie Sykes
    • The biggest, best snowman by Margery Cuyler
    • Best Bikini Bottom Stories Ever by Stephen Hillenburg
    • Country Angel Christmas by Tomie dePaola
    • Bringing in the new year by Grace Lin
    • Here comes Santa Cat by Deborah Underwood
    • Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes
    • El gran libro de cuentos revueltos (The big book of mixed up stories) by Sue Nicholson
    • Scholastic Explora Tu Mundo: El antiguo Egipto (Ancient Egypt) by Penelope Arlon
    • My first Chinese New Year by Karen Katz
    • Mrs. Greenberg’s messy Hanukkah by Linda Glaser
    • Apples and Honey by Joan Holub
    • Dragon’s Merry Christmas by Dav Pilkey
    • My first Kwanzaa book by Deborah M. Newton Chocolate
    • The Mine-o-saur by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
    • Hanukkah! By Roni Schotter
    • On Hanukkah by Cathy Goldberg Fishman
    • Las posadas by Jennifer Blizin Gillis
    • The Bears’ Christmas by Stan and Jan Berentain
    • Company’s Coming Company's Coming: A Passover Lift-the-Flap Book by Joan Holub
    • The eight nights of Hanukkah by Judy Nayer

    Books to be ordered 

    Posted November 9, 2023

    • We Mix Up Our ABC’s by Aaron Wills
    • Mole Music by David McPhail
    • Love Monster by Rachel Bright
    • Last Day Blues by Julie Danneberg
    • I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll
    • The Legend of Coqui by Georgina Lazaro
    • Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry
    • Watercress by Andrea Wang
    • A Walk in the Words by Hudson Talbott
    • Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Noble Maillard
    • Escargot: and the search for spring by Dashka Slater
    • Love, Escargot by Dashka Slater
    • A Book for Escargot by Dashka Slater
    • Sun by Sam Usher
    • A Boy like you by Frank & Carla Murphy
    • A Girl like you by Frank & Carla Murphy
    • Memory Jars by Vera Brosgol
    • Lizzie and the Last Day of School by Trinka Hakes Noble
    • The Antlered Ship by Dashka Slater
    • Wild Blue by Dashka Slater
    • And Then Comes Summer by Tom Brenner
    • Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Last Day of School by Julie Gassman
    • Last Day of School by Louis Borden
    • When a Dragon Moves in by Judi Moore
    • Cannonball by Sacha Cotter
    • Jabari Jumps by Gaia Gornwall
    • Salt in His Shoes by Deloris Jordan
    • Knight Owl by Christopher Denise
    • Groundhug Day by Anne Marie Pace
    • Sea Glass Summer by Michelle Houts
    • The Golden Glow by Benjamin Flouw
    • The Bad Guys in Do-You-Think-He-Saurus?! #7 by Aaron Blabey
    • The Bad Guys in The Baddest Day Ever #10 by Aaron Blabey
    • The Bad Guys in They’re Bee-Hind You! #14 by Aaron Blabey
    • The Bad Guys in Open Wide and Say Arrrgh! #15 by Aaron Blabey
    • The Bad Guys in the Others?! #16 by Aaron Blabey
    • Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match by Monica Brown
    • Señorita Mariposa by Ben Gunderseimer
    • Dragones y Tacos by Adam Rubin
    • Dragones y Tacos 2, La Continuación by Adam Rubin
    • La Oruga Muy Hambrienta by Eric Carle
    • Curious George at the Aquarium/Jorge el curioso by H.A. Rey
    • The Feelings Book/El libro de los sentimientos by Todd Parr
    • Un Dia de Nieve by Ezra Jack Keats
    • El Camioncito Azul by Alic Schertle
    • Buenas Noches Luna by Margaret Wise Brown
    • Un Bolsillo para Corduroy by Don Freeman
    • A Color of His Own/Sur Propio Color by Leo Lionni
    • El Perro con Sombrero (bilingual) by Derek Taylor Kent
    • Paletero Man (bilingual) by Lucky Diaz
    • Donde Viven Los Monstuos /Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
    • The Storyteller’s Candle (bilingual) by Lucia M. Gonzalez
    • Bastille vs The Evil Librarians by Brandan Sanderson
    • The Unwanteds - Island of Graves #6 by Lisa McMann
    • The Unwanteds – Island of Dragons #7 by Lisa McMann
    • The Book of Stolen Time by Dashka Slater
    • Fatal Errors by Dashka Slater
    • Whale Done by Stuart Gibbs
    • Stuntboy, in the Meantime by Jason Reynolds
    • Miles Morales Spider-man by Jason Reynolds
    • Miles Morales stranger tides by Justin A. Reynolds
    • Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
    • Who Is Simone Biles? by Stefanie Loh
    • Who Was Sally Ride? by Megan Stine
    • Who Is Neil DeGrasse Tyson? by Pam Pollack
    • Who Were the Navajo Code Talkers? by James Buckley Jr.
    • Who Was Amelia Earhart? by Kate Boehm Jerome
    • Who Was Marie Curie? by Megan Stine
    • Who Was Ruth Bader Ginsburg? by Patricia Brennan Demuth
    • Who Is Kamala Harris? by Kirsten Anderson
    • Who Is Ketanji Brown Jackson? by          Shelia P. Moses
    • Who Is Barack Obama? by Roberta Edwards
    • Who Is Cristiano Ronaldo? by James Buckley Jr.
    • What Is the World Cup? by Bonnie Bader
    • Who was Pele? by James Buckley Jr.
    • Who Was Kobe Bryant? by Ellen Labrecque
    • What Is the Women’s World Cup? by Gina Shaw
    • What Is the Supreme Court? by Jill Abramson
    • Who Are Venus and Serena Williams? by James Buckley Jr.
    • Who Was Maya Angelou? by Ellen Labrecque
    • Who Was Michelangelo? by Kirsten Anderson
    • Who Is Chloe Kim? by Stefanie Loh
    • Where Are the Constellations? by Stephanie Sabol 

    More donated books to be added to our library:

    Posted December 18, 2023

    • Bringing in the New Year by Grace Lin
    • My First Chinese New Year by Karen Katz

    Posted April 23, 2024

    • Horten's Incredible Illusions: Magic, Mystery & Another Very Strange Adventure by Lissa Evans