Jenny Daniell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in interdisciplinary studies and a master's in library science from Sam Houston State University. She is a specialist in gifted and talented education with state certification from St. Thomas University. She began her teaching career in 2000 and has worked in Tomball ISD and Cy-Fair ISD as a fifth-grade classroom teacher and school librarian. She strives to create a fun and cheerful library environment where students feel comfortable using their curiosity to promote individual literacy.
The Cypress Christian School library services the needs of our K-12 students. Students engage in checking out books, enjoying story time with the librarian, receiving assistance with research and learning how to use the library and online catalog system. Throughout the year, library activities include book fairs, author visits and other reading incentive programs.
The library uses the Follett Destiny Catalog System. Students can use the catalog from home or school to search for books, place books on hold, and create book lists which aid in research. Students may log in using their school computer login and password.
The CCS library provides students with online databases and encyclopedias to aid in research. We subscribe to Gale Cengage Learning, Encyclopedia Britannica, and BrainPop. Passwords can be given by the librarian upon request. We also strongly encourage the use of the Harris County Public Library to further assist in research needs, although you will need to obtain a library card.
Book Recommendation Lists
There are many websites (see below) that offer excellent book lists to help you in choosing quality, age appropriate books for your child. As always, parental discernment is very important in using any book list for children.
Crown Book Award List: This list consists of wholesome and uplifting mainstream books that have been published within the last two years. The lists are for children in grades 1-8.
Houston Area Independent Librarians Network: Houston independent school librarians collaborate to produce this list of recommended books for preschool to 12th grade students.
Newbery Award List: The Newbery Award is given annually by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALA) to the author for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Caldecott Award List: This award is given annually by the ALA to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Children's Book Council: This website gives current book suggestions for all reading levels.