Mrs. Amanda Cummings

My name is Amanda Cummings and I have worked for DeSoto County Schools for 15 years.  I spent nine years in the classroom, and this is my sixth year in the Library at DeSoto Central Primary. I graduated from Ole Miss.  I am married with three amazing children who are all avid readers.  My favorite thing to do in the whole wide world is to read, and I am not saying that because I am a librarian.  I need to read like I need air to breathe.

My mission is to teach children to love books and to have a passion for reading.  I believe the best way to grow readers is to teach them to choose books in a way all readers do -- choosing books that interest and engage them.

Helpful Links & Student Resources


To find out if your book has an AR test, use this link

You can also order books online for the AR tests at

ABDO is a leading educational publisher of books and digital resources for today's school and public libraries.
To login:
username = dcpsbooks
password = books

Project Gutenberg is a place where you can download over 53,000 free ebooks
to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android or other portable device.

 is the world's leading online children's subscription book service, offering thousands of high-quality books for children ages 12 and under. ... In a world of unlimited screen time, Epic! is a smart alternative to games and videos.
To login:
username =
password = dcpsbooks

 Magnolia is a statewide consortium funded by the Mississippi Legislature which provides online research databases for publicly funded K-12 schools, public libraries, community college libraries, and university libraries in Mississippi.
ReadWriteThink provides educators and students access to quality practices and resources in reading and language arts.
Scholastic Stacks  - Sign in to the online website for kids about books, reading, authors, games. Kids connect to books through online friends in their community profiles.
Follett Destiny Quest® is a student-friendly searching interface that is designed for today's digital students. The online search interface is highly graphical.  You can also use this as an online catalog to search for books we have in our DCPS Library.

Quest is a form of social networking. Students can share what they have read, are reading, and want to read. Allows them to share reviews, comments, and recommendations.
To login:
username = msis number
password = student's first name

Berenstein Bears -Includes book-related activities, listing of all books, and online videos
Dr. Seuss's Seussville - Features games based on Dr. Seuss's books, extensive biographical information on the man behind them, printables
Cool Math Games is a brain-training site, for everyone, where logic & thinking & math meets fun & games
HoodaMath - Now includes iPad Math Games, also works on Kindle and Android - HTML5 Games at

 Capstone eBooks - The perfect Capstone Interactive eBook is waiting for you! Choose from different subjects, genres and levels to find just the right book. And every title is supported by audio recorded by professional voice-over artists!

username: dcpsbooks
password:  books