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The Middle School Library is central to the learning focus of the school and serves the whole community.
Each campus has a library and its own online catalog, which can be searched individually or as a group, using the Follett Destiny software -- see zis.ch.
Digital resources are shared between the campuses, using the Libguides toolkit -- see libguides.zis.ch.
At Research Central you will find the ZIS collection of Libguides designed to help you with all of your research needs and so much more.
Middle School Destiny Catalog
Book of the Week
The Sun Is Also a Star
Call Number: [REA] FIC YOO
Publication Date: 2016-11-01
Natasha is a girl who believes in science and facts. Daniel has always been a good son and good student. But when he sees Natasha he forgets all that and believes there is something extraordinary in store for both of them.
Call Number: [ADV] FIC LEO
Publication Date: 2016-02-23
Darkus Cuttle has taken care of his father ever since his mother died, but his father vanished from a locked vault at the Natural History Museum, and now Darkus lives with his eccentric uncle. One day he finds a large and unusually intelligent and self-aware beetle, and soon he and his two friends are caught up in a struggle to protect an intelligent super species of beetles.
YA - All American Boys
Call Number: [REA] FIC REY
Publication Date: 2015-09-29
When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend.
Call Number: [FAN] FIC SHU
Publication Date: 2009-06-02
hree teens embark upon a cross-country journey in order to escape from a society that salvages body parts from children ages thirteen to eighteen.
Serafina and the Black Cloak
Call Number: [MYS] FIC BEA
Publication Date: 2015-07-14
In 1899, a twelve-year-old rat catcher on North Carolina's Biltmore estate teams up with the estate owner's young nephew to battle a great evil and, in the process, unlocks the puzzle of her past.
Call Number: FIC ZEV
Publication Date: 2007-05-15
After fifteen-year-old Liz Hall is hit by a taxi and killed, she finds herself in a place that is both like and unlike Earth, where she must adjust to her new status and figure out how to "live."
Listen to the Moon
Call Number: [HIS] Fic MOR
Publication Date: 2015-10-27
Tells the story of Merry, who was traveling on the ship Lusitania to visit her father who is recovering from a war injury, and Alfie, who finds her on an uninhabited island after the ship sinks.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Call Number: 621.4 KAM
Publication Date: 2016-01-05
African teenager William Kamkwamba explored science books in his village library when he was forced to drop out of school, and was able to change his family's life by creating a windmill to pump water for his family's farm.
Brown Girl Dreaming
Call Number: B Woodson
Publication Date: 2014-08-28
The author shares her childhood memories and reveals the first sparks that ignited her writing career in free-verse poems about growing up in the North and South.
Dead End in Norvelt
Call Number: FIC GAN
Publication Date: 2011-09-13
In the historic town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962 grounded for various offenses until he is assigned to help an elderly neighbor with a most unusual chore involving the newly dead, molten wax, twisted promises, Girl Scout cookies, underage driving, lessons from history, typewriting, and countless bloody noses.
Call Number: 155.4 CAI
Publication Date: 2016-05-03
"A discussion of the power of introverts for kids and teens with a focus on school, family life, and friendship"--Provided by publisher.
Visiting Author - Neal Shusterman
Neal Shusterman is an author of more than 30 books and has received numerous honours for his books. He will be visiting our middle school campus October 2nd and 3rd, 2017.
Catriona Kelly, Middle School Teacher-Librarian, Kilchberg
The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson
Ursula Gartenmann, Central Cataloguer
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