Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List
Each year, 20 books are chosen for the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List. Schools and libraries around the state participate in the program, encouraging students to read a minimum of five books from the list. In January, students vote for their favorite title. The author of the book receiving the most votes wins the Texas Bluebonnet Award. You can find books from the Bluebonnet Award Master List in the CJH Library in book, audiobook, and ebook formats.
Texas Lone Star Reading List
The Lone Star reading list is developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table. The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 6, 7, or 8 to explore a variety of current books. The CJH Library has all of these books available in book, audiobook, or ebook format.
The CJH library, with the direction of Gena Montgomery, a teacher-librarian, provides the best resources, supports the curriculum in every instructional area, and enriches the lives of the students and staff of Central Junior High.
Links to Libraries
(resources for all Texans)
(online collection of paired fiction and nonfiction books)
(movies, games, quizzes on all subjects)
Discovery Education (streaming videos for the classroom)
(teaching & learning with the New York Times)
(online collection of nonfiction books for science and social studies)
(online collection of talking books)
1) Britannica Middle (the world's best general encyclopedia)
2) EBSCO (simultaneous use ebooks for K-8)
3) Learning Express (resources for college & career exploration)
4) Learn 360 (video and multimedia for classrooms)
5) Nat Geo Kids (science content for students)
6) ProQuest SIRS (news, magazines, & websites for students)
7) Gale in Context (academic articles & more)
(video and audio to bring books to life)