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The Middle School Library is central to the learning focus of the school and serves the whole community.
The catalog can be searched online using the Follett Destiny software -- see zis.ch.
Digital resources are shared between the campuses, using the Libguides toolkit -- see libguides.zis.ch.
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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.
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Get ready for Winter
Enjoy the Winter months with some good winter stories from the library.
Brian's Winter by
Publication Date: 2012-03-13
nstead of being rescued from a plane crash, as in the author's book Hatchet, this story portrays what would have happened to Brian had he been forced to survive a winter in the wilderness with only his survival pack and hatchet.
The Dead of Winter by
Publication Date: 2012-01-31
In Victorian England an orphaned boy goes to stay with his strange guardian in a desolate, moated manor house during a cold and snowy Christmas, where he soon realizes that the house and its grounds harbor many secrets, dead and alive.
The Dogs of Winter by
Publication Date: 2012-10-01
Brought to Moscow in 1990s Russia by his mother's abusive boyfriend, five-year-old Mishka is forced by a gang of homeless children to lie and steal until he finds comfort and love with a pack of dogs.
My True Love Gave to Me
Publication Date: 2016-10-25
A collection of twelve holiday stories by twelve authors.
Winter Turning by
Publication Date: 2016-12-27
Winter has been a disappointment to his royal IceWing family, unlike his sister Icicle, who has been raised to challenge IceWing queen--but now that Icicle has broken the truce and escaped from Jade Mountain Academy, so Winter, accompanied by his new clawmates, Moon, Qibli, and Kinkajou, embarks on his own quest to free his brother from the clutches of Queen Scarlet, and win the respect of his family.
The ZIS Resource Center has over 14,000 books available and we are constantly added new titles. Below are only some of the New Books that have arrived. Come in, check-out one of the new ones or an old favorite.
We Belong by
Call Number: (REA) FIC EVA
Publication Date: 2021-03-30
In this sublime novel-in-verse, Cookie Hiponia Everman weaves together Philipino mythology and an immigration story much like her own to create a touching portrait of family and strength.
The Last Dragonslayer by
Call Number: (FAN) FIC FFO
Publication Date: 2012-10-02
In the good old days, magic was indispensable; it could both save a kingdom and clear a clogged drain. But now magic is fading. Drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and magic carpets have been reduced to pizza delivery. Fifteen-year-old foundling Jennifer Strange runs Kazam Mystical Arts Management, an employment agency for magicians — but it’s hard to stay in business when magic is drying up. And then the visions start, predicting the death of the world’s last dragon at the hands of an unnamed Dragonslayer. If that's true, everything will change for Kazam — and for Jennifer. Because something is coming. Something known as... Big Magic.
The School for Good and Evil by
Call Number: (FAN) FIC CHA
Publication Date: 2013-05-14
The first kidnappings happened two hundred years before. Some years it was two boys taken, some years two girls, sometimes one of each. But if at first the choices seemed random, soon the pattern became clear. One was always beautiful and good, the child every parent wanted as their own. The other was homely and odd, an outcast from birth. An opposing pair, plucked from youth and spirited away.
Clues to the Universe by
Call Number: (REA) FIC LI
Publication Date: 2021-01-12
Ro and Benji were only supposed to be science class partners. But when a mix-up turns the unlikely pair into friends, Benji helps Ro build her rocket, and Ro helps Benji search through his comics-and across the country-to find out where his dad truly could be. Ad the two fiends face bullying, grief, and their own differences, Benji and Ro try to piece together clues to some of the biggest questions in the universe.
We Are Wolves by
Call Number: (HIS) FIC NAN
Publication Date: 2022-03-08
Sometimes it's good to be wild.
Sometimes you have to be wild.
When the Russian Army marches into East Prussia at the end of the war, the Wolf family must flee. Liesl, Otto and their baby sister Mia find themselves lost and alone, in a blizzard, in the middle of a war zone. Liesl has promised Mama that she will keep her brother and sister safe.
But sometimes, to survive, you have to do bad things. Dangerous things. Wild things.
Sometimes to survive, you must become a wolf.
Everywhere Blue by
Call Number: (REA) FIC ROS
Publication Date: 2021-06-01
When twelve-year-old Maddie's older brother vanishes from his college campus, her carefully ordered world falls apart. Though Maddie is the youngest in the family, she knows Strum better than anyone. He used to confide in her, sharing his fears about the climate crisis and their planet's future.
Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books (BOB) is a reading challenge for our Middle School students meant to inspire a love of reading. Students form teams, read the selected books, and compete in a friendly game-style competition with other Swiss International Schools. Once the books arrive, the Battle can begin!
Visit the library to find out how to get involved and when you can get started reading this year's books.
Welcome to the Middle School Resources page of the Secondary Library online. I'm looking forward to working closely with you as you continue to grow as a reader and as you explore all the wonderful resources we have to offer.
Middle School Librarian
Here's what I'm currently reading:
Dry by Neal Schusterman
Battle of the Books 2021.2022
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