Mrs. Riley

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903 295-5081 ext. 1330

Mrs. Riley welcomes you to the PTJH Library!

The library is open from 7:50 to 4:15 each day.  

Students may check out two books for ten school days.  

No fines or late fees are charged.  

Access our digital library below.

See Mrs. Riley for passwords for *reference* websites

 

PTJH Digital Library of Ebooks & Audiobooks at Follett Destiny Discover 

Access from any device at www.gofollett.com...over 500 books        

Username: Student's ID number

Password: Student Initials

*EBSCO Ebooks*...nonfiction and informational Ebook library

*Britannica Ebooks*...nonfiction and informational Ebook library

Free Ebooks from Project Gutenberg...books in public domain

Free Bluford High Audiobooks...no login needed...listen to all 15 Bluford High books free of charge

*Encyclopdia Britannica* - comprehensive encyclopedia
   
*Student Resource Center*- reference database

*General One-File InfoTrac*- reference database with magazine & newspaper articles                                                                          

*ProQuest SIRS Discoverer* - comprehensive source of information                                 

*Literature Resource Center* - comprehensive author information...has information on newer, popular authors                          

*American West* - great source for info on American history

*American Indian Histories and Cultures* - great source for info on Native Americans

Encyclopedia.com

World Factbook- facts about countries

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

*Texas Almanac*- more facts about Texas


Handbook of Texas Online......facts, history about Texas

Texas...This Day in History......information about events on this day in the history of Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online

American Heritage Dictionary

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Reference Desk...links to several online dictionaries

 

Literature Resource Center…..comprehensive author information...has information on newer, popular authors


Encyclopedia Britannica....has information on some authors especially those who have won various awards


Scholastic Author Information....has information on lots of popular authors

Bookology Children's Literature....has information on lots of popular authors

 

Alcott, Louisa May...author of Little Women, Jo’s Boys, Little Men…historical fictiont

Avi....author of many award winning books

Baker, E.D.....author of Frog Princess series

Barron, T.A.....author of the Merlin series…fantasy

Blume, Judy…..author of Blubber, Double Fudge, Freckle Juice, Fudge-a-Mania, Superfudge…humorous books

Bracken, Alexandra....author of the Darkest Minds series

Brewer, Heather....author of the vampire series, Chronicles of Vladmir Tod & Slayer Chronicles…

Broach, Elise....author of Lone Star List nominee, Shakespeare’s Secret and Masterpiece…mysteries

Bunting, Eve....author of Lambkins, Such Nice Kids, The Summer of Riley, The Wall and lots more…

Byars, Betsy....popular author

Cabot, Meg....Princess in the Spotlight series, All-American Girl, Avalon High, and more….

Carter, Ally....author of I’d Tell You, I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You, Don’t Judge a Spy by Her Cover, Only the Good Spy Young and Heist Society series (Uncommon Criminals & Perfect Scroundels)

Cashore, Kristin....author of fantasy series, Graceling, Fire and Bitterblue…

Charbonneau, Joelle...author The Testing, Independent Study & Graduation Day...sci-fi novels

Chima, Cinda Williams....author of the Warrior Heir Trilogy, The Seven Realms Novels…Enchanted Heir, Exiled Queen…and more

Christopher, Matt....author of lots of sports books

Cleary, Beverly....author of Ramona, Beezus, Henry Huggins and more funny books

Colfer, Eoin....author of the Artemis Fowl series, Airman and the new Reluctant Assassin…suspense

Collins, Suzanne....author of the Gregor the Overlander series and Hunger Games series!!

Colasanti, Susane....author of realistic romance…Something Like Fate, Waiting for You, Take Me There….

Condie, Ally....author of Matched, Crossed & Reached and now Atlantia

Cooney, Caroline....Lone Star nominee, author of The Face on the Milk Carton series, mysteries plus more

Creech, Sharon....popular author , Walk Two Moons, Chasing Redbird, Love That Dog & The Boy on the Porch…

Curtis, Christopher Paul....author of The Watson’s Go to Birmingham, Elijah of Buxton, Bud Not Buddy, The Mighty Miss Malone and more…

Dahl, Roald....author of the humorous, classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Dashner, James....author of Maze Runner, Scorch Trials, Death Cure, Kill Order and the latest…Eye of the Minds

Delaney, Joseph...Last Apprentice series…scary stories

Dessen, Sarah…..author of Keeping the Moon, What Happened to Goodybye and The Truth About Forever…

Deuker, Carl....Runner, High Heat, Night Hoops, Gym Candy, Payback Time, Swagger & several other sports books

Draper, Sharon....author of the Forged by Fire, Battle of Jericho, Copper Sun, Fire from the Rock, Out of My Mind and more…

Duncan, Lois...I Know What You Did Last Summer…and lots more mysteries

DuPrau, Jeanne....author of City of Ember series

Dygard, Thomas....Halfback Tough, Rebounder & other sports books

Erickson, John....author of the Hank the Cowdog series

Farmer, Nancy....author of House of Scorpion, Sea of Monsters, Land of the Silver Apples and the latest…The Lord of Opium

Ferguson, Alane...The Christopher Killer, Angel of Death…suspense, mystery

Ferris, Jean...Once Upon a Marigold, Twice Upon a Marigold..

Fisher, Catherine…..author of Oracle Prophecy series and Relic Master series…

Flake, Sharon....author of Begging for Change, The Skin I’m In and more…

Flanagan, John....author of the Ranger’s Apprentice series and Brotherband Chronicles…adventure, fantasy

Flinn, Alex....author of Beastly, Cloaked, Towering, Bewitching… modern fairy tales

Fukuda, Andrew...author of Hunt Trilogy, Hunt, Prey, Trap...horror series...

Gantos, Jack…..author of the Joey Pigza series and Dead End in Norvelt….humorous

Garcia, Kami...Beautiful Creatures, Beautiful Darkness...

Gardner, Sally…..author of I, Coriander, The Red Necklace and The Silver Blade…historical fiction

Grimes, Nikki...Planet Middle School, A Dime a Dozen, Bronx Masquerade, Meet Danitra Brown and more….

Grisham, John…..author of lots of suspence/mystery books…

Gunn, Robin Jones...Christy Miller, Katie Weldon...romance series...

Haddix, Margaret Peterson....author of the Among the Hidden series, Found, Sent, Sabatoged, Torn, Risked and more…

Hahn, Mary Downing...Old Willis Place, Wait Till Helen Comes, All the Lovely Bad Ones, Time for Andrew and more ghost stories

Hale, Shannon…..author of Goose Girl, Enna Burning, Princess Academy, Rapunzel’s Revenge and more…

Hamilton, Virginia...author of M.C. Higgins, the Great, Cousins, House of Dies Drear, The People Could Fly…and more…..

Harrison, Lisi....author of the Clique series & Alphas series

Hiaasen, Carl…..humor…Hoot, Flush, Scat, Chomp, Skink, No Surrener….funny

Hinton, S.E...... author of The Outsiders, That Was Then, This is Now….

Hobbs, Will....Lone Star nominee, author of adventure stories, Bearstone, Far North, River Thunder, Jason’s Gold, Down the Yukon and more

Holt, Kimberly Willis...author of My Louisiana Sky, When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, Water Seeker and more….

Horowitz, Anthony....Alex Rider series, Gatekeepers series…horror, scary...new Moriarty series...

Hughes, Langston….well known African American author…

Hunter, Erin...Warrior Cats series, Seekers series, Seekers series…cats…bears…dogs…

Jacques, Brian....author of Redwall series

Johnson, Angela…..author of Heaven, Bird, Toning the Sweep, Running Back to Ludie and more…

Jones, Frewin...Warrior Princess series, Faerie Path series and more…

Kehret, Peg...Ghost ‘s Grave, Frightmares series, Small Steps, Earthquake Terror and more…

Kerr, P.B.….Children of the Lamp series…

Kinney, Jeff...Diary of a Wimpy Kid series...Cabin Fever, Long Haul, Hard Luck...

Klass, David….You Don’t Know Me, Danger Zone…

L’Amour, Louis....author of western stories

Lane, Andrew (Andy)...Death Cloud, Firestorm, Black Ice…young Sherlock Holmes stories

Lerangis, Peter...author of Colossus Rises series, Curse of the King, Lost in Babylon, Tomb of the Shadows...Sci-fi

Lester, Julius…..author of Pharoah’s Daughter and Day of Tears…

Levine, Gail Carson....author of Ella Enchanted, The Two Princesses of Bamarre, Ever, Fairest and more…

Lewis, C.S.…..author of Chronicles of Narnia series…

Lowry, Lois....Lone Star nominee, author of Gathering Blue, The Giver, The Messenger, Number the Stars, Summer to Die…..

Lu, Marie....author of Legend, Prodigy and Champion and now The Young Elites…

Lupica, Mike....author of sports books, Batboy, Heat, Underdogs, Game Changers, Playmakers, QB1 and more…

Maberry, Jonathan....author of Flesh & Bone, Rot & Ruin, Fire & Ash, Dust & Decay...horror series

Machale, D.J.....author of the Pendragon series, SYLO & Strike…

Martin, Ann…..author of Babysitters Club series, Doll People, The Meanest Doll in the World and more….

Mayo, Simon...author of Itch and Itch Rocks!...sci-fi novels...

Mazer, Harry….A Boy at War, Heroes Don’t Run, A Boy No More…Pearl Harbor stories

McKissack, Patricia....Clone Codes, Sojourner Truth, The Great Greene Heist…

McDaniel, Lurlene...romance, tragedy…

Meyer, Carolyn....author of Beware Princess Elizabeth, Doomed Queen Anne, Patience Princess Catherine, Cleopatra Confesses and more…

Meyer, Stephenie....Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and more...

Moses, Shelia....author of the Baptism, The Legend of Buddy Bush, The Return of Buddy Busy, and more….

Myers, Walter Dean....author of Scorpions, Hoops, Lockdown, Handbook for Boys, Slam, The Greatest, Muhammed Ali and many more...

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds…..author of Shiloh series, Send No Blessings…

Neri, Greg....author of Ghetto Cowboy, Hello, I'm Johnny Cash and more…

Nielsen, Jennifer....author of The False Prince, Runaway King & The Shadow Throne and Mark of the Thief…

Nimmo, Jenny....author of the Charlie Bone series

Nixon, Joan Lowery…..author of Candidate for Murder, Murdered My Sweet, Séance…lots of good mysteries...

Noel, Alyson...author of Fated, Everlasting, Echo, Mystic, Night Star, romance and fantasy series...

Oppel, Kenneth…..author of Airborn series, Silverwing Trilogy and This Dark Endeavor….

Paolini, Christopher....author of the Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance…

Paterson, Katherine....author of The Bridge to Terabithia, Jacob, Have I Loved, Bread and Roses…and more…

Patterson, James....author of the Daniel X, Maximum Ride, Witch and Wizard, Middle School & I, Funny series

Paulsen, Gary....author of Hatchet, Brian’s Winter, Brian’s Hunt…

Paver, Michelle....author of Wolf Brother, Spirit Walker, Soul Eater, Outcast and the latest, Gods and Warriors…

Peirce, Lincoln...author of Big Nate series...humorous...funny...

Pfeffer, Susan Beth...author The Dead and the Gone, Life as We Knew It...Sci-fi...and Jo's Story, Beth's Story, Meg's Story...historical fiction...

Philbrick, Rodman....author of the Freak the Mighty, Max the Mighty and the latest Zane and the Hurricane…

Pierce, Tamora....author of the First Test, Page, Shatterglass, Trickster’s Choice, Trickster’s Queen and more…

Rawls, Wilson....author of Where the Red Fern Grows and Summer of the Monkeys

Reichs, Kathy....author of Virals, Seizure, Code, & Exposure, sci-fi series....

Reeve, Philip....author of Mortal Engines, Predator’s Gold, Larklight, Mothstorm and more…dystopian novels

Riordan, Rick…..author of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series…Lightning Thief, Sea of Monsters, Son of Neptune, The Red Pyramid and the latest, House of Hades….fantasy

Roth, Veronica....author of Divergent, Insurgent & Allegiant…science fiction series...

Rowling, J.K.....author of the Harry Potter series

Russell, Rachel Renee...author of popular Dork Diaries series...

Ryan, Pam Munoz....author of Esperanza Rising, Becoming Naomi Leon, The Dreamer and more...

Sachar, Louis....author of Holes, Small Steps, Marvin Redpost series…

Sage, Angie....author of the Septimus Heap series, Physik, Flyte, Magyk, Darke, Syren, Queste…fantasy…

Sanderson, Brandon...author of Steelheart, Firefight, Mitosis...action packed science fiction series

Schreiber, Ellen....author of the Vampire Kisses series

Shan, Darren....author of Cirque du Freak and Demonta series, Saga of Darren Shan, Zom-B...horror stories…

Shusterman, Neal....author of Unwind, Unsouled, Darkness Creeping, Everlost, Bruiser…and more

Skye, Obert....author of the Leven Thumps series...

Smith, Alexander Gordon...author of Lockdown from the Furnace, Solitary, Death Sentence & Fury...horror...

Smith Jr, Charles R.…..Twelve Rounds to Glory, Black Jack and more…

Smith, Roland…..Cryptid Hunters, Independence Hall, Jack's Run, Zach's Lie…

Snicket, Lemony....author of the Series of Unfortunate Events...

Snicket, Lemony....author of the Series of Unfortunate Events...

Sonnenblick, Jordan....author of the Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie, After, Ever After, Curveball: The Year I Lost my Grip…and the latest, Are You Experienced…

Sones, Sonya…..author of Stop Pretending and One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies…

Soto, Gary....author of Baseball in April, The Afterlife, Accidential Love, Taking Sides and more…

Spinelli, Jerry…..author of Crash, Loser, Maniac Magee, Stargirl, There’s a Girl in my Hammerlock and more…

Staples, Suzanne Fisher…..Shabanu, Shiva’s Fire, The House of the Djinn and more…

Stiefvater, Maggie...author of Linger, Shiver, Forever...romance and the Raven Boys, Dream Thieves...fantasy...

Stine, R.L.…..horror stories….Fear Street series

Stone, Phoebe...author of Romeo Blue, Boy on Cinnamon Street, Romeo and Juliet code, mystery and romance...

Taylor, Mildred…..Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, The Land, Road to Memphis, The Gold Cadillac, The Friendship,and more…historical fiction…

Taylor, Theodore…..The Cay, Timothy of the Cay…realistic fiction…

Tolkien, J.R.R.…..author of Hobbit series…

Van Draanan, Wendelin....author of the Sammy Keyes series, Flipped, Runaway, The Running Dream and more…

Vanderpool, Clare...author of Navigating Early (Lone Star book) and Moon Over Manifest...

Voigt, Cynthia....author of realistic fiction…Izzy, Willy, Nilly…

Westerfeld, Scott…..Ulgies, Pretties, Specials…science fiction

Wilder, Laura Ingalls…..Little House on the Prairie series…historical fiction

Williams-Garcia, Rita…..author of One Crazy Summer, Like Sisters on the Homefront, Fast Talk on a Slow Track and more….

Woodson, Jacqueline....author of Hush, Feathers, If You Come Softly, Lena, Locomotion and more…

Yancey, Rick....author of Lone Star nominee, The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp


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