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Ms. Diane Brown 

Library Technician

(209) 736-2507 ext. 1326  

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California Recommended Reading List

Want to know what books are on the list or if the book you're reading is listed?

Check out the link below

Make sure to narrow your search to Grades 9-12

California Dept. of Education Recommended Literature


All books on this list meet the standards for Common Core

Learning Center

AKA The Library

Learning Center Hours

The building may be closed but you still have access to the library's book, ebooks, audiobooks and you can now borrow physical books. Check below for how-to instructions on borrowing real-live books!

If you wish to check out a book from the library go to BHHS Destiny Discover & search the catalog.  If you find a book you would like to read, click the hold button.  This will let Ms. Brown know to pull that book and check it out for you. I will email you to let you know you can pick up your checkouts. The book(s) will be put in a shopping bag with your name attached and placed on the display cabinet at the front of the Learning Center.  Just come in the entrance and grab the bag and go out the exit. The limit is 4 books at a time and may be renewed by just sending me an email.

When you are ready to return borrowed items,  place them back in the shopping bag that they came in and bring to the Learning Center, and put them in the return box sitting on the same cabinet.   

Follett Destiny

Access destiny

Did you know?

You can now access the Library 24/7.

 With the Destiny Discover you can search books, Ebooks, databases and websites anytime and anywhere. (Be sure to disable your pop up blocker). Just click the icon above, find & enter school name and login into Destiny Discover.   You can now use your student Google account to login to Destiny.

****Staff: You can use your Google account to login as well. If you previously had created an account your login should be unchanged.


Also available as a mobile app.  Download now!   

Click icon discover

                        Destiny Discover App         

Need Help?

Click here for videos and tutorials

Overdrive Ebooks


Visit the BH Digital Library

All you need is your Destiny login which your student Google username and password. You can access all the ebooks in Destiny as well.

Go Overdrive Help to learn how to read and/or listen in your browser or download your book to your device.

Get the Sora, by Overdrive app to read ebooks and listen to audiobooks

Try in in your browser

app store  google play

OverDrive ebooks are now completely integrated with Destiny. 

Events in the Learning Center
Student Resources

Besides the 10,000+ library books on our shelves we have a growing Ebook collection.  We also subscribe to several research databases.  You can access the library catalog, Ebooks, websites, and databases with your Bret Harte Google log in.  Need assistance? Ask or email Ms. Brown for help.

Project Gutenberg offers over 53,000 free ebooks: choose from free epub books and free kindle books, download them or read them online.

Happy Birthday!

Donna Jo Napoli

February 28, 1948-


Learning is not the accumulation of knowledge, but rather, one thing only: understanding”

Young Adult Novels


Stones in Water



Fire in the hills

Hush: an Irish princess' tale

plus many, many more

Elementary/Middle School novels

The Prince of the pond

The bravest thing


plus many more  titles & series for all ages

***Titles in the library