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Rio Vista Library Resources

E-Books & Audio Books

Libros electrónicos y audiolibros



Mindfulness Activities 

Actividades de atención plena

Here are some links that will help bring moments of mindfulness and rejuvenation for everyone

Aquí hay algunos enlaces que ayudarán a brindar momentos de atención plena y rejuvenecimiento para todos

Live Animal Cams:

Monterey Bay Aquarium

California Academy of Sciences

San Diego Zoo

Go Noodle:

Cosmic Kids Yoga Videos:

Google Classrooms

Aulas de Google

Google Classroom Codes for Grades 1-5

1st Grade: mjifa6f

2nd Grade: omfa3zu

3rd Grade: pzmfjwc

4th Grade: onxhzay

5th Grade: dfuzhqh

Easiest way to access your Google Classroom is to sign into Clever and use your code to access it.

La forma más fácil de acceder a Google Classroom es iniciar sesión en Clever y usar su código para acceder a él.

Library Links

Enlaces de la biblioteca

Below are links for students to access read alouds, research tools, literature activities, and much more!

A continuación hay enlaces para que los estudiantes tengan acceso a leer en voz alta, herramientas de investigación, actividades de literatura, ¡y mucho más!

Rio Vista Library Catalog/Catálogo de la Biblioteca

MDUSD Clever 

Rio Vista Library

Biblioteca Rio Vista

Welcome to the Rio Vista Library page!

Check here often for student and family activities, links to literacy resources, digital citizenship lessons, and more!

¡Bienvenido a la página de la Biblioteca de Rio Vista!

¡Visite aquí a menudo actividades estudiantiles y familiares, recursos de alfabetización, lecciones de ciudadanía digital y más!

Summer Reading Recommendations

Recomendaciones de lectura de verano

Diverse Summer Reading Recommendations with Epic! Books


Under My Hijab by Hena Khan

A Library for Juana by Pat Mora

The Buddy Bench by Patty Brozo

Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez Neal (video read aloud)

Grandma’s Purse by Vanessa Brantley-Newton (video read aloud)

Just In Case You Want to Fly by Julie Folgano

The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do by Ashley Spires

Fiesta Fiasco & Mañana Iguanna by Ann Whitford Paul

P is for Piñata: A Mexico Alphabet by Tony Johnston

Ugly Cat & Pablo series by Isabel Quintero

Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall

Ada Twist, Scientist & Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty (video read aloud)

Counting Stars: The Story of Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician by Lesa Cline-Ransome (video read aloud)

Thank you, Omu! By Oge Mora

We Are Grateful by Traci Sorell

Same, Same but Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw (audio book)

Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth (audio book)

Lon Po Po by Ed Young (audio book)

Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas by Natasha Yim (video read aloud)


Yes! We Are Latinos by Alma Flor Ada, F. Isabel Campoy

Trombone Shorty by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews

Simone Biles (Olympic gold medal gymnast) by James Buckley Jr.

Simone Manuel (Olympic gold medal swimmer) by Matt Scheff

Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soakin Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton

Urban Biologist Danielle Lee by Kari Cornell

Dyamonde Daniel series by Nikki Grimes

The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez by Robin Yardi

Dictionary for A Better World: Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A-Z by Irene Latham

Iqbal and His Ingenious Idea by Elizabeth Suneby

Dolores Huerta: Advocate for Women and Workers by Linda Barghoorn

 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez by Emma Kaiser

Life Skill Biographies: Ellen Ochoa by Annie Buckley

Lin-Manuel Miranda by Theresa Morlock

Tammy Duckworth by Kelsey Jopp

Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh by Uma Krishnaswami

Rebel Girls Explore: 20 Tales of Extraordinary Women & Rebel Girls Lead: 20 Tales of Extraordniary Women by Elena Favilli

Hiromi’s Hands by Lynne Barasch

Only One Year by Andrea Chang

Shohei Ohtani, Baseball Star by Todd Kortemeier

Galaxy Games: The Challengers by Greg R. Fishbone

Nintendo Video Game Designer Shigeru Miyamoto by Kari Cornell

Vera Wang: Fashion Designer by Kate Moening

Rise Up: Ordinary Kids with Extraordinary Stories by Amanda Li

Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change by Robin Stevenson


All Grades

Culturas diferentes/Different Cultures by Rebecca Pettiford

Dreamers/Soñadores by Yuyi Morales

Esquivel!: Space-Age Sound Artist/¡Esquivel! Un artista del sonido de la era especial by Susan Wood

Proud to be Latino!: Food/Comida by Ashley Marie Mireles

Gracias: Thanks by Pat Mora


Maximilian and the Lucha Libre Club by Xavier Garza


All Grades

A Girl Like Me by Angela Johnson

Looking Like Me by Walter Dean Myers

All Around Us by Xelena Gonzalez

A Boy Like You by Frank Murphy

Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin by Duncan Tonatiuh

Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship by Irene Latham

Maybe Something Beautiful by F. Isabel Campoy (video read aloud)

Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos by Monica Brown (video read aloud)

Information and At-Home Resources

Información y recursos en el hogar

  • Families can access e-books and audio books from Contra Costa County Library. For e-books and audio books, use your CCC Library card or sign up with your cell phone number
  • Los estudiantes pueden acceder a libros en las ubicaciones de la Biblioteca del Condado de Contra Costa. Para libros electrónicos y audiolibros, use su tarjeta de la Biblioteca CCC o regístrese con su número de teléfono celular

Websites to keep students reading/Sitios web para mantener a los niños leyendo:

          -MDUSD Clever for Britannica School (go to Google Classroom for               at home access/ir a Google Classroom para acceder desde casa)


         -Storyline Online 

         -Storytime From Space   


Websites to keep kids learning/ Sitios web para mantener a los niños aprendiendo:

          - Wide Open School (reading, writing, science, wellness, social                     studies, field trips, art, music, life skills, math, ELL and Special                     Needs resources)

          -MDUSD Clever (for BrainPop, iReady & Starfall) 

          -Scholastic Learn From Home

         -Origami Yoda 

         -Comic Book Activity Kit 


For the whole family/ Para toda la familia:

 -Brightly DIY and Family Activities  

 -Make a puppet show of your favorite book

 -Write a new ending to your favorite story OR write a sequel

 -Illustrate a new cover with your own artwork for any book

 -Build a character or place from a book out of Lego or playdough 

-Record yourself reading the story out loud or acting it out

-Make up a song about your favorite book

-Make a board game using the theme, plot, setting, and characters of your favorite book

-Do flashlight reading! Build a fort with blankets or wait until it gets dark and read with flashlights

-Help make a meal with your family using a favorite recipe (or try a new one!)       

(En Español)    

-Haga un espectáculo de marionetas de su libro favorito

-Escribe un final diferente para tu historia favorita O escribe una secuela

-Ilustra una nueva portada con tu propia obra de arte para cualquier libro

-Construye un personaje o lugar de un libro de Lego o plastilina u otro material de construcción

-Regístrate leyendo la historia en voz alta o actuando

-Hacer una canción sobre tu libro favorito

-Haga un juego de mesa usando el tema, la trama, la configuración y los personajes de su libro favorito

-¡Leer linterna! Construye un fuerte con mantas o espera hasta que oscurezca y lee con linternas

-Ayuda a preparar una comida con tu familia usando una receta favorita (¡o prueba una nueva!)

New James & The Giant Peach Read Aloud

¡Nuevo James y el melocotón gigante leídos en voz alta!

But wait...There's more read aloud goodness! You can join your favorite actors and actresses as they share a read aloud (and act out a little, too) of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach. The first 2 of 10 videos episodes are up now, go to the Roald Dahl You Tube page for all the episodes as they are posted!

Pero espera ... ¡Hay más cosas que leer en voz alta! Puedes unirte a tus actores y actrices favoritos mientras comparten una lectura en voz alta (y también un poco) de James y el melocotón gigante de Roald Dahl. Los primeros 2 de 10 episodios de videos ya están disponibles, ¡vaya a la página de Roald Dahl You Tube para ver todos los episodios a medida que se publican!

Roald Dahl YouTube Channel/Canal de YouTube de Roald Dahl

Authors and Illustrators Online

Autores e ilustradores en línea

Many authors and illustrators are going online to share their stories and drawing activities with kids who are doing at-home learning. Below is a list of their social media links: 

Muchos autores e ilustradores están en línea para compartir sus historias y actividades de dibujo con niños que están aprendiendo en casa. A continuación se muestra una lista de sus enlaces de redes sociales:

Dolly Parton

YouTube-Bedtime Stories

Stephan Pastis

YouTube-Draw Timmy Failure

YouTube-Draw Total Failure (Polar Bear)

Ben Clanton

Facebook-Narwhal & Jelly

Jarrett J. Krosoczka 


YouTube-drawing activities

Peter H. Reynolds 



Dan Gutman 



Oliver Jeffers 


Website- Book-A-Day Storytime 

Grace Lin 



Jess Keating 


Mo Willems 


YouTube- Drawing activities

Mac Barnett 

Instagram-chapter read alouds

Jacqueline Woodson 


Instagram #SaveWithStories

IG-picture book read alouds