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Welcome to Magnolia - Home of the Rattlers!


As you may already know, I’m leaving Magnolia. My last day is January 15th

Getting to know the students has been my favorite part and I will miss sharing my love of books with you. Keep reading! 

Until the time when they are able to find a new Library Clerk you can email Miss Garten (in the office) at Please be patient as we make this transition. Thank you, Mrs. Hartung

Following Winter Recess we will be moving into a full distance learning period. But don't worry you can still check out books! You can email me directly ( or log on onto to look for and check out a book!
If you have requested a book and received a confirmation email please pick-up your book in the school office


Halloween Books


  • “Seraphina and the Black Cloak”
  • Beatty, Robert
    AR Quiz No.
    176402 L 5.9
    In 1899, a twelve-year-old girl living secretly on North Carolina's Biltmore Estate, teams up with the estate owner's young nephew to battle a great evil, and in the process, unlocks the puzzle of her past. The plot contains violence. Book #1


  • “Spiderwick Chronicles”
  • DiTerlizzi, Tony
    AR Quiz No.
    70127 L 4.2
    When the Grace children go to stay at their Great Aunt Lucinda's worn Victorian house, they discover a field guide to faeries and other creatures and begin to have some unusual experiences. The coauthor is Holly Black. Book #1


  • “Girl in the Locked Room”
  • Hahn, Mary Downing
    AR Quiz No.
    197167L 4.3
    Jules, whose father is restoring an abandoned house, and Lily, a girl who lived there a century before, begin to communicate. Slowly, Lily's tragic story is revealed. Interpersonal Relationships-Friendship; Mysteries-Hauntings/Ghosts; Mysteries-Supernatural



  • “Took”
  • Hahn, Mary Downing
    AR Quiz No. 176205 Fiction
    - AR Pts:7.0
  • A witch called Old Auntie is lurking near Daniel's family's new home. He doesn't believe in her at first but is forced to accept that she is real and take action when his little sister, Erica, is "took" to become Auntie's slave for the next fifty years.



  • “Elizabeth and Zenobia”
  • Miller, Jessica
    AR Quiz No.
    190575L 4.9
    Abandoned by her mother and neglected by her scientist father, timid Elizabeth Murmur has only her fearless friend, Zenobia, for company.


  • “Poplar Wood”
  • Ormsbee, K.E.
    AR Quiz No.
    197448L 5.0
    The Vickery twins live in a house in Poplar Wood. Because of the "Agreement," their mother serves Memory and their father assists Death. The plot includes violence.


  • “Pretend She’s Here”
  • Rice, Luanne
    AR Quiz No.
    500136 L 4.7
    Emily's best friend Lizzie died last year, and Emily hasn't stopped grieving. Using Lizzie's younger sister as a lure, Lizzie's grieving family kidnaps Emily and forces her to dress, talk, and act like Lizzie. The story contains themes of addiction.


  • “Nightbooks”
  • White, J.A.
    AR Quiz No.
    197781 L 4.8
    Alex's original hair-raising tales are the only thing keeping the witch, Natacha, happy, but soon he'll run out of pages to read from and be trapped forever. Fantasy/Imagination-Fantasy; Horror/Thriller-Witches/Warlocks; Places-Libraries;




  • “The Knowing”
  • Cameron, Sharon
    AR Quiz No.
    191582 L 4.8
    Samara, one of the Knowing, is plagued by her memory of the horrors she has seen and determined to seek answers in the cursed city above, where she will find Beckett Rodriguez and his friend Jillian on a mission from Earth to study the lost colony. Horror/Thriller-Misc./Other; Mysteries-Conspiracies; Science Fiction-Other Worlds;



  • “Fuzzy Mud”
  • Sachar, Louis
    AR Quiz No.
    175506 L 5.0
    Two middle-grade kids take a shortcut home from school and discover what looks like fuzzy mud but is actually a substance with the potential to wreak havoc on the entire world. Behavior-Bullying; Horror/Thriller-Ghosts/Spirits



  • “Dracula”
  • Stoker, Bram
    AR Quiz No.
    10029 L 6.6
    Vampires, werewolves, creatures dead and yet still living abound amidst people determined to eliminate them.


  • “One for Sorrow”
  • Hahn, Mary Downing
    AR Quiz No.
    191104L 4.3

         When unlikeable Elsie dies in the influenza pandemic of 1918, she comes back to            haunt Annie to make sure she'll be Annie's best, and only, friend. Historical Fiction, Hauntings


  • “The Strangers”
  • Haddix, Margaret Peterson
    AR Quiz No.
    501254L 5.1
    Told from separate viewpoints, Chess, Emma, and Finn Greystone, ages twelve, ten, and eight, investigate a dangerous secret that will turn their world upside down. Book #1


  • “Silver in the Blood”
    George, Jessica Day
    AR Quiz No.
    175274L 6.1
    In 1897, seventeen-year-olds Dacia and Lou, New York socialites and cousins, visit their maternal homeland of Romania and learn the family secret, that they are shapeshifters, expected to take their rightful places and marry proper husbands.


  • “The Graveyard Book”
  • Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.


  • “The Night Gardner”
  • Auxier, Jonathan
    AR Quiz No. 166191 EN Fiction
    - AR Pts:12.0

Irish orphans Molly, age fourteen, and Kip, age ten, travel to England to work as servants in an old manor house, and soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and secrets of the cursed house. The plot contains violence.


  • “The Scourge”
  • Nielsen, Jennifer A.
    AR Quiz No.
    184288L 5.2
    When the lethal plague known as the Scourge returns to Keldan, the victims are sent to Attic Island. Ani Mells of the River People is among them, but Ani does not feel sick, and with the help of her friend Weevil, she sets out to uncover the truth.


  • “Small Spaces”
  • Arden, Katherine
    AR Quiz No.
    197010 L 4.1
    After eleven-year-old Ollie's school bus mysteriously breaks down on a field trip, she has to take a trip through the scary woods. She must use all her wits to survive and she must stick to small spaces. Horror/Thriller



  • “Danger to Herself and Others”
  • Sheinmel, Alyssa
    AR Quiz No.
    505369 L 5.4
    After her best friend, Agnes, goes into a coma as a result of a game of Truth or Dare, Hannah's secrets begin to escape while she is locked in a psychiatric hospital.


  • “Forgotten Girl”
  • Brown, India Hill
    AR Quiz No.
    503774L 4.7
    On a cold winter night, Iris and her best friend, Daniel, sneak into a clearing in the woods to play in the freshly fallen snow. There, Iris carefully makes a perfect snow angel and finds the gravestone of a young girl right beneath her.


After you place a "Hold" in Alexandria Researcher it sends your request by email to Mrs. Hartung. She then will either deliver it to your classroom or if you are a distance learner you can pick it up on Monday's from 9-12 outside woodshop.
  • Checking out a book at Magnolia is easy! Follow instructions below!
  • Put in “Holds Request” using links provided on the Magnolia website under “student links,” click on “Alexandria Library Researcher.” Once there you use your student username

(ex:rhartung)and password (same as your google login).


If you have trouble making a “Hold” request please email Mrs. Hartung at, or call 530-268-2815 ext 313.


4) Distance Learning Pick-up

  1. a) All requests must be submitted by the Thursday prior to desired pick-up day.


  1. b) Books can be picked up curbside outside the Woodshop classroom (located at the front of the school, adjacent to the parking lot) Mondays from 9am-12pm.


5) Hybrid Learning

  1. a) Requests will be filled for Hybrid students within 24 to 48 hours and delivered to students in their classrooms Tuesday-Friday.


Library Hours