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Welcome to the Blue Mountain Middle School Library!

Come in and enjoy the many features we have to offer:

Thousands of non-fiction books to pique your curiosity anywhere from detailed accounts of natural disasters and how the science works behind them; to sports knowledge; to the history and mystery behind such places as Alcatraz!

– Learn cooking strategies to impress friends and family
– Be taken to a different place and time when you pick up one of our historical event books
– Pique your interest in new recreational activities
– The possibilities are endless!

Find yourself getting hooked on a certain series? Check out our SERIES section at the back wall that are kept together for your convenience and in reading order so you don’t have to try to figure out which one you need to read next!

Wander over to the reference section and get lost in our many unique specialized Encyclopedias or cram your brain full of “Did you know?” – type knowledge so that you will be ready for your next trivia game challenge!

DON’T FORGET! Make use of our computer lab for all of your research and class assignment needs!

While you are browsing, make sure to take notice of the hard work you and your fellow students have completed! Admire student projects from numerous classes displayed on top of our book cases at various times of the year. Look and admire, but please DON’T TOUCH!

Before you check out, don’t forget to take a quick peek at our book display for any new arrivals or interesting reads you haven’t conquered yet!

 

NEW THIS FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR TO THE MIDDLE SCHOOL LIBRARY:

Many of these books would not be possible for the Middle School Library without the help of proceeds from the PTO-run Book Fairs and very kind donations from our students and community!

Some of the latest books in the following SERIES:
Wings of Fire
Big Nate
Dork Diaries
Life as a…
Bloodlines
House of Night
Jedi Academy
Heist Society
Warriors
Deep Blue
Land of Stories
Trials of Apollo
Middle School series by James Patterson
House of Robots
I Survived series
The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan
Embassy Row and other exciting series!

New Biographies:
President Barack Obama
Derek Jeter
Nelson Mandela
Mark Zuckerberg
Amelia Earhart
Cesar Chavez
Malala Yousafzai
Kate Middleton
Harriet Tubman
Bill and Melinda Gates
Rosa Parks
Jackie Robinson
Martin Luther King Jr.
12 Entertainers that have changed the world
12 Authors who changed the world
12 Scientists who changed the world
12 children who changed the world
12 political leaders who changed the world
12 business leaders who changed the world
Lego Manufacturer: Kristiansen Family
Crayola Creators: Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith
Board Game Builder: Milton Bradley
Play-Doh Pioneer: Joseph McVicker
Chris Van Allsburg (author of Jumanji)
Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
R.L. Stine (Goosebumps and more!)
Some of the WHO WAS… series
Mae Jemison
Milton Hershey
Serena Williams
Benjamin Franklin
Anne Frank
Helen Keller
Oprah Winfrey
Neil Armstrong
Lionel Messi
David Karp (Creator of Tumblr)
Niklas Zennstrom (Creator of Skype)
Call of Duty Creators: Vince Zampella, Grant Collier and Jason West
Markus Persson (Creator of Minecraft)
Jason Kilar (Creator of Hulu)
Christopher Paul Curtis
Leonardo DaVinci
Jane Goodall
Steve Irwin
Jeff Kinney
Roald Dahl
George Washington Carver
Babe Ruth
The Brothers Grimm
Sally Ride
George Lucas

New Non-Fiction:
Bridges
Primary Sources vs. Secondary Sources
A handbook of fighter aircraft
Thunder in the Heavens
Warplanes
You wouldn’t want to live without Toilets!

Other New Arrivals:
Sunny Side Up by Raina Telgemeier
Ghost by Raina Telgemeier
Laugh Out Loud by James Patterson
Potty mouth and Stoopid by James Patterson
Word of Mouse by James Patterson
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
Loved by P.C. Cast
Peak by Roland Smith
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Water Horse by Dick King-Smith
The Summer of May by Cecilia Galante
Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes
Blue Wolf by Catherine Creedon
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
A Red Herring without Mustard by Alan Bradley
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
A brief history of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper
It’s kind of a funny story by Ned Vizzini
Choosing Courage by Peter Collier
Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Lang
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
Picture me gone by Meg Rosoff
Being Henry David by Cal Armistead
A walk in the woods by Bill Bryson
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
45 pounds (more or less) by K.A. Barson
Pure by Julianna Baggott
When the game was just a game by David Holland
Let it Snow by John Green/Maureen Johnson/Lauren Myracle
Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
The Opposite of loneliness by Marina Keegan

PLEASE DON’T FORGET ABOUT THOSE BOOKS COLLECTING DUST ON YOUR SHELVES AT HOME!!!

IF THEY ARE:

  1. IN REASONABLY GOOD SHAPE
  2. RELEVANT TO YOUR AGE GROUP
  3. IT’S OK WITH YOUR PARENTS…GET PERMISSION!!!

…THEN PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING THEM TO THE LIBRARY FOR OTHERS TO ENJOY AS WELL!!!

 

8th Grade - Writing a bibliography for a research paper can be difficult in any style, APA, MLA, or many others. Here are some websites than can help you with your citations:
Cite Fast
BibMe
Citation Generator

7th Grade - Here are some websites that you might be interested in!
NSTeen Videos
Digital Citizenship
Biographies, Videos, Interviews
Goosebumps

6th Grade - Great sources to find books you may be interested in reading
Copyright Basics
Fantastic Fiction
American Library Association
Story Place

For any grade – Here are some websites to help you become more proficient in typing:
Good Typing
Free Typing Games and Lessons
Typing Test Games

Here are a few for parents/students to educate themselves on the dangers of bullying:
Bullying Awareness:   http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/bullying-awareness-guidebook/
Bullying and Substance Abuse drugrehab.com/guides/bullying
www.commonsensemedia.org
NSTeen Videos
Stop Cyber Bullying

Here are some website that could be helpful for any classes:
Watch Know Learn
Gooru for Education
Biographies, Videos, Interviews
Weather Closings and Delays
Displaying Good Character
Discovery School’s Puzzle Maker
Enough is Enough: Protecting our Children Online
Motivation and Inspiration
History Channel
Republican Herald
Time Magazine for Kids