Welcome to the Stevenson Primary Library!

    R.L. Stevenson Library

    4715 Mustang Rd.

    Alvin, TX 77511

    (281) 245-2363



    Mrs. Debbie Nance

    Assistant Librarian:

    Mrs. Cindy Vargas

    I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. ~Jorge Luis Borges

    The mission of the Stevenson Primary Library is

    to be a magic carpet for learning, linking, and critical thinking

    so that all children are empowered to become

    lifelong effective and creative users of information and ideas and

    active and helpful citizens in our world.

    The library is open for students from 7:30-3:00 daily so that students can trade books often.

    Each class visits the library on the same day every week.

    Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students may have two books checked out at a time. Members of the Chapter Book Club may check out three books at one time. No fines are charged for overdue books but students should return or renew books every week. Lost books need to be paid for and there are fines for damaged books. Parents are also welcome to visit the library, to obtain a library card, and to check out up to five books for their children.

    A section of our library is called the GO book section. It consists of donated books and magazines. These books have a round green sticker on the spine signifying a green traffic signal. Students will be able to choose a GO book if they forget to return their books. Checkout will be on the honor system. They can just pick one and "go".

    If you have children's books or magazines at home that your children will no longer be reading and you would like to donate them to the Stevenson library, we would love to have them! Just send or bring them to the library.

    The library is also in need of library volunteers. If you can volunteer a few hours a week to shelve or checkout books, please contact Mrs. Nance or Mrs. Vargas.

    About the Librarian

    Mrs. Nance

    The librarian is Mrs. Debbie Nance. She has lived in Alvin all her life. She loves reading, playing guitar, and hanging out with her puppets. Residing in the library with Mrs. Nance and our library assistant, Mrs. Cindy Vargas, are twelve tropical fish, one blue-tongued skink (Lizzie), one cockatiel (Shegecko), and one chinchilla (Chi-Chi). Mrs. Nance's undergraduate degree is from University of Houston and her master's degree is from UHCL. She likes to be called the Queen of the Library.



    • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
    • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
    • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr.
    • The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
    • Corduroy by Don Freeman
    • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
    • The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
    • Clifford books by Norman Bridwell
    • Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
    • The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
    • Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
    • The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
    • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
    • Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch
    • The Mitten by Jan Brett
    • Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
    • Oh, The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss
    • Strega Nona by Tomie De Paola
    • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
    • The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
    • How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
    • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
    • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by John Archambault
    • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
    • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
    • Good Dog, Carl by Alexandra Day
    • Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
    • Fortunately by Remy Charlip
    • Tacky series by Helen Lester
    • Are You My Mother by P. D. Eastman
    • Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
    • One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
    • The Napping House by Audrey Wood
    • Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
    • Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
    • Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
    • Olivia books by Ian Falconer
    • The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
    • Curious George by Hans Augusto Rey
    • Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox
    • Arthur series by Marc Brown
    • Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
    • The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
    • Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
    • How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
    • Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
    • Clifford, the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell
    • Heckedy Peg by Audrey Wood
    • The Paper Bag Princess by Robert N. Munsch
    • Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin
    • Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
    • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
    • Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
    • Lyle, Lyle Crocodile by Bernard Waber
    • Piggie Pie by Margie Palatini
    • Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? by Nancy White Carlstrom
    • Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
    • The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
    • Little Red Riding Hood by Trina Schart Hyman
    • Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert
    • Freight Train by Donald Crews
    • Frederick by Leo Lionni
    • Go, Dog, Go by P. D. Eastman
    • Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
    • Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto
    • Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
    • Miss Nelson is Missing! by Harry Allard
    • A Day With Wilbur Robinson by William Joyce
    • Fancy Nancy by Jane O'Connor
    • The Lotus Seed by Sherry Garland
    • Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell
    • One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor Pinczes
    • Old Black Fly by Jim Aylesworth
    • How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? by Jane Yolen
    • I Went Walking by Sue Williams
    • I Stink! by Kate McMullan
    • Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino
    • King Bidgood's in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood
    • Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
    • Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag
    • Mouse Paint by Ellen Walsh
    • No, David! by David Shannon
    • My Little Sister Ate One Hare by Bill Grossman


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    Good Websites



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    Fun for Younger Children
    Learning to Read
    Look It Up!
    Book Adventure
    Brazoria County Library
    Homework Help
    Lugares en español para niños

    Students and all residents of the Alvin ISD community are fortunate to be able to access several online resources to assist them in their research both at school and at home. Students can access World Book Online, Encyclopedia Britannica Online, and Nettrekker, as well as many other reference materials. The librarian will send home lists of passwords with the students. https://www.alvinisd.net/curriculum/library/online.htm