Welcome to the CCDS Library


This page contains reliable and useful educational links, as well as fun websites, for students to explore both on and off campus.
Your feedback is welcome (please see contact info at the bottom of this page).


Online Catalog AccessTop of Page

Wondering if we have the book you want to read? Want to see what's new in the CCDS Library? The online catalog allows you to search our library holdings, see what's new, and even place your own holds with your individual login... and so much more!  Please see Miss Gina for your login information.

Check it out here!
For access to ebooks:
password: eagle

Sites of the Month!Top of Page

Typing Club Portal for CCDS - Find your class here!
  • KidRex -- a fun and safe search for kids!  KidRex searches emphasize kid-related webpages from across the entire web and are powered by Google Custom Search and use Google SafeSearch technology.
  • Knoword -- Expand your vocabulary!  Try this addictive online challenge for work fiends and students trying to ramp up their vocabulary and spelling skills.
  • ALA Youth Media Awards -- "Each year the American Library Association (ALA) honors books and media for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, ALA awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians and others in selecting the best materials for youth."
  • FreeRice -- Work on your vocabulary skills and donate rice at the same time!
  • SweetSearch -- A search engine for students.  Searches only the 35,000 Web sites that a staff of research experts and librarians and teachers have evaluated and approved when creating the content on findingDulcinea.
  • Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus - An online thesaurus and dictionary of over 145,000 words that you explore using an interactive map.

Author SitesTop of Page

  • Avi --  
  • Lynne Reid Banks  --  
  • Jan Brett- author and illustrator of Gingerbread Friends, Hedgie's Surprise, The Hat, The Three Snow Bears, and many more!
  • Eoin Colfer - author of the Artemis Fowl series, The Supernaturalist, The Wish List, and Half Moon Investigations, among others
  • Eric Carle - author and illustrator of so many books including the Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Grouchy Ladybug, Little Cloud, and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do You See?
  • Jeanne DuPrau
  • Neil Gaiman - author of Coraline, The Graveyard Book (Newbery Award for 2009!), Stardust, and The Sandman comic books
  • Jean Craighead-George    
  • Gail Carson Levine - author of Ella Enchanted, Fairest, Ever, Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg, Writing Magic, and more!
  • Lois Lowry - Two time Newbery Medal Winner, author of Number the Stars, The Giver, Gossamer, Anastasia series, The Willoughbys and many more!
  • Stephenie Meyer - author of the Twilight series
  • Dav Pilkey - funny author of Captain Underpants books, A Friend for Dragon, Dogzilla, Kat Kong, and Dog Breath!
  • Emily Rodda - Australian author of Deltora Quest books, Rowan of Rin, Fairy Realm, The Key to Rondo, and more!
  • Pam Muñoz Ryan - author of Paint the wind, Esperanza Rising, Riding Freedom, Nacho and Lolita, and Becoming Naomi León .
  • Jon Scieszka - first National Ambassador of Young People's Literature and hilarious author of the Time Warp Trio books, The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales, Math Curse, Squids will be Squids, and much more!
  • Jerry Spinelli - author of Eggs, Maniac Magee, Stargirl, Wringer, and more!
  • Lemony Snicket - An "unpleasant" site for the Series of Unfortunate Events author
  • JRR Tolkien - Tolkien estate site for the author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and The Children of Húrin
  • Wendelin Van Draanen - author of Shredderman, Sammy Keyes, Flipped, and Confessions of a Serial Kisser
  • David Wiesner - Three time Caldecott winner, author & illustrator of Flotsam, The Three Pigs, Tuesday, Sector 7, Night of the Gargoyles, and more!
  • The Exquisite Corpse Adventure -- A fun progressive story, written by various authors, check back every couple of weeks for more of the story!

Books, Book Series, and Book Sites!!Top of Page

  • KidsReads -- New books, book reviews, author interviews, contests, and a great newsletter!
  • The 39 Clues -- The hunt has begun! Unlock the secrets of the world's most powerful family. Find the clues in books, cards, and online!
  • BooksForKidsBlog -- Read book reviews for young people of preschool to high school ages by a children's librarian with decades of experience in reading guidance.
  • Grimm Tales   
  • Guys Read -- Find good books for guys!
  • Hank The Cowdog  -- by John Erickson.
  • The Planet Esme Plan: The Best New Children's Books from Esme's Shelf.
  • Ranger's Apprentice -- by John Flanagan.  Let yourself get drawn in to the skills and secret ways of the Rangers!
  • Seekers -- by Erin Hunter. For three bears from different worlds, the quest of a lifetime is about to begin!
  • Septimus Heap -- by Angie Sage. Enter the Magykal world of Septimus Heap.
  • Shur'tugal -- Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, and ?
  • Seussville  Explore the World of Dr. Seuss.
  • Jim Trelease's Home Page -- Author of The Read Aloud Handbook. Find book lists and the weekly read aloud feature.
  • Warriors -- by Erin Hunter. Enter the world of Warriors, where warrior cat Clans roam and rule the wild!
  • Sugarquill -- Harry Potter

Research and Homework HelpTop of Page

Searching Sites and DatabasesTop of Page

This library webpage is maintained by:

Chico Country Day School
102 West 11th Street
Chico, CA 95928
530-895-2650 ext. 129
Librarian - Gina Sims