Book and Library Resources

for Students and Teachers

Online Resources

Student Access to Our Library Catalog

All students have access to our library catalog (Destiny) through their classlink page (Launchpad). Student log in information is username: student id number and password : student id number. Through Destiny, students have access to any online resources/databases that we have available as a district. However, there are also some great book resources listed below.

Free Access to Teachingbooks.net

As a district, we have access to Teachingbooks.net where there are 172,000+ videos, audio recordings, activities, and lessons to enrich our virtual learning. These enable readers to stay connected to favorite books during this time at home.


Students may:




There are two links to follow. These are open access links that are available to the public through September of this year.


https://teachingbooks.net/ChildrenHomeAccess
https://teachingbooks.net/TeenHomeAccess


For Teachers:

https://teachingbooks.net/HomeAccess

Free Audio books from Audible

Audible is hosting a selection of free stories handpicked by their editors for kids of all ages. You can listen for free at stories.audible.com They are all free and require no sign ups. Click the link below to visit.

Free E-book access from Houston Public Library

Did you know that all Texas residents can get a library card from Houston Public Library and access all of their e-resources? Signing up is free, and through their site below you can access thousands of e-books to read while you are stuck at home. It is very easy to do, just click below and follow their steps.


https://houstonlibrary.org/my-link-library-card-registration

Free Lightbox Interactive eBooks

Students have been using some of our Lightboxes in their Social Studies classes, but there are more than just social studies ones. Lightbox is offering free access to their entire collection through August 1, 2020.


Please click the link below to request unlimited access to a full digital library of Lightbox Interactive eBooks until August 1st, 2020.


Submit Request


Students can access the Lightboxes we already own by logging in to the library catalog and searching Lightbox.

TexQuest Database Access

TexQuest databases offer access to academic databases for research and learning in all subject areas and grade levels. Included in these are EBSCO's K-8 eBook collection. For the time being, the only password you will need is learn.


https://www.galepages.com/texquest2/resources

Need a book suggestion?

Goodreads.com has some great book suggestions for kids and parents too. They also have a great search function, so you can search for whatever genre, age range, etc. that you'd like. Here's a link to their must reads for 6-8th graders.


https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/45405.6th_8th_Grade_Must_Reads_


You also might try Brightly. It is a great book site as well.

https://www.readbrightly.com/

Mrs. Faulkner's Favorites

All of my library friends know that I have LOTS of favorites. In case you need some ideas on what you want to read next, here are some of my personal favs for 6th graders.


Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

The False Prince (trilogy) by Jennifer Nielsen (and pretty much anything by her)

Ms. Bixby's Last Day by John David Anderson

Because of Mr. Terupt (trilogy) by Rob Buyea

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

Beauty by Bill Wallace

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

Riding Freedom by Pam Munoz Ryan

Cloud and Wallfish by Anne Nesbet

Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley

Fablehaven (series) by Brandon Mull

Sisters Grimm (series) by Michael Buckley

The VanGogh Deception by Deron R. Hicks

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

Land of Stories series by Chris Colfer

Any books by Gordon Korman, Stuart Gibbs, Cynthia Lord, Jennifer Nielsen, Jonathan Auxier, Mike Lupica.


I could totally keep going...


If you need book suggestions, you can always email me at pfaulkner@aledoisd.org