This page provides access to the CDH catalog, a database to search for novels, and other tools to help you select your next “read”.  In addition to these resources, don’t forget to – ask a friend, a teacher, your CASA mamas and papas, an aunt, uncle or parent, the lunch ladies – anyone you know who LOVES READING - and they are sure to provide you some great ideas!

Destiny Quest Catalog

Follett Destiny is the CDH online catalog.  


OverDrive for eBooks

OverDrive is now available for fiction eBooks. Search for ISLDA, then select our school, and then log in with your own credentials.

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Best Fiction for Young Adults “The 2015 list reflects the results of Committee members’ dedicated reading of hundreds of YA novels to formulate its final list. It is also a reflection of both the splendid diversity of literature for young adults and the wide-ranging interests of teen readers,” said Michael Cart, Chair of the BFYA Committee. “The titles range from a novel in verse about identical twin brothers who are gifted basketball players to an imaginative novel about a boy who is revived five years after his head was cryogenically frozen.” Prior to 2011, the list was named Best Books for Young Adults (archive).

Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2014. Selected by the Books for Youth editors, the following titles constitute the year’s best personal reading for teenagers among adult books published 2014.                                                                                         

Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners - 2014 Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners - previous Outstanding Books for the College Bound lists. Following the lead of the previous twenty-first century lists, the 2014 list is designed to mirror academic disciplines. It is divided into five categories: Arts and Humanities, History and Cultures, Literature and Languages, Science and Technology, and Social Sciences. It is a combination of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Titles were selected based on criteria including readability, racial and cultural diversity, balance of viewpoints, variety of formats and genres, and title availability. The committee did not seek to define, or redefine the Canon, but to instead offer new ideas and lenses, to open up new areas to explore and learn. A YALSA committee of public and secondary school librarians selected the 2014 list in collaboration with academic librarians from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). Revised every five years, this list is intended as a tool for several audiences: students preparing for college, parents, educators, and librarians.

Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature – March wins 2017 Printz Award - previous Printz winners. This is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.