My name is Mrs. Schiweck, and I am the librarian at Moscow Middle School.  I am looking forward to meeting all of you.  Feel free to stop by the library.  We have a large collection of books, magazines, audiobooks, and reference materials to meet your enjoyment and informational needs.  Throughout the school year, we will be featuring library programs and other activities.  Chess boards and mind puzzling activities are always set up and available during student free time. We are open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. every school day.

Check back here for more information, or visit the Moscow Middle School Library website.

See you soon!

Mrs. Schiweck



Through a joint effort and grant opportunity provided by the Idaho Commission for Libraries, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Idaho STEM Action Center, and Tesoro the Moscow Middle School Library was the lucky recipient of:

These STEM resources will be available for classrooms and individual use throughout the Moscow School District. Some of the Edison Robots and Makey Makeys will be available for check out.  Ask your librarian how you can borrow these resources today!


March Madness voting has begin in the MMS Library. Vote once each day for your favorites.

Sweet Sixteen List

Divergent VS The Raft

Heroes of Olympus VS Lost in the Sun

Legend VS Fault in Our Stars

Brotherband Chronicles VS Unbroken

Selection VS The Boy in Striped Pajamas

Hunger Games VS Fablehaven

Eye of Minds VS Michael Vey

Harry Potter VS Maze Runner


Are you in a reading slump? Are you feeling adventurous? Then you might be ready for a blind date with a book.  Choose your date from the wrapped books in the library then date at least the first chapter or two of the book before deciding if the book is “Hot” or not.  Come see a librarian for all the dating guidelines.


The Moscow Middle School Library has added 134 new books to its collection.  Stop by and check one out today.

Sorted by Call Number / Author.
006.3 HUL

Hulick, Kathryn, author. Artificial intelligence.
Computer champions — Deep learning [ Marvin Minsky ; facial recognition ] — Got the picture? — Talking with machines — Video games — Driverless cars [ Google Car ] ;– Robots on the move [ Rodney Brooks ]– Robot companions and artists — The Future of AI. Describes new technologies in the artificial intelligence industry, and discusses future technologies.

155.4 CAI

Cain, Susan, author. Quiet power : the secret strengths of introverts.
“A discussion of the power of introverts for kids and teens with a focus on school, family life, and friendship”–Provided by publisher.

179 TAY

Taylor, Patty, author. Animal rights.
Explores questions related to animal rights, discussing the status of animals in relation to people, whether animals should have legal rights, and the ethics of using animals for food, and for experimentation.

201 MCF

McFarlane, Marilyn. Sacred stories : wisdom from world religions. Aladdin/Beyond Words ed.
Part 1: Buddhism ; 1. The birth of the Buddha ; 2. The Buddha and the Bodhi tree ; 3. The mustard seed ; 4. The enchanted lake ; 5. The golden elephant — Part 2: Christianity ; 6. The birth of Jesus ; 7. The good Samaritan ; 8. Loaves and fishes ; 9. Mary, Martha, and Lazarus ; 10. The Resurrection — Part 3: Hinduism ; 11. The birth of Krishna ; 12. Shiva, Parvati, and the Elephant God Ganesh ; 13. Rama, Sita, and the ten thousand monkeys ; 14. Devi and the Buffalo Demon ; 15. The birth of the Ganges — Part 4: Islam ; 16. Adam, Abraham, and the sacred stone ; 17. Muhammad, messenger of God ; 18. A boy of courage ; 19. The dog at the well ; 20. The miraculous night ride — Part 5: Judaism ; 21. Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden ; 22. The Great Flood ; 23. Moses in the Bulrushes ; 24. David and Goliath ; 25. Joseph and the coat of many colors — Part 6: Native American ; 26. Grandmother spider brings the sun ; 27. How Coyote got his name ; 28. Buffalo woman’s gift ; 29. Turtle island ; Raven and fog woman — Part 7: Sacred Earth ; 31. Gaia creates herself ; 32. The wheel of the year ; 33. Mella and the python healer ; 34. Inanna in the underworld ; 35. Demeter and Persephone. A sampling of the sacred stories of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Native America and other nature-based spiritual traditions.

305.8 ROB

Robinson, Chuck (Author at Mason Crest Publishers), author. Racism.
Explores the fundamental questions surrounding racism.

323 FIN

Finucane, Brendan, author. Human rights.
Text and color illustrations explore basic human rights around the world, and what it means to be denied access to education, religious and political beliefs, and freedom of expression.

362.5 STE

Steinman, Karen, author. Poverty.
Explores the fundamental questions surrounding poverty.

362.87 MIL

Miller, Harry (Author at Mason Crest Publishers), author. Refugees.
Explores the fundamental questions surrounding refugees.

363.325 WEB

Webb, Glenn, author. Terrorism.
Explores the fundamental questions surrounding terrorism.

398.2 MCC

McCaughrean, Geraldine. Perseus.
A retelling of the Greek myth, in which Perseus, unaware of the many dangers he will face, sets out to save his mother from a forced marriage by capturing the head of Medusa, a creature that with one look could turn him to stone.

398.2 SCH

Schomp, Virginia. The Norsemen.
The Norse world — Raiders, traders, and explorers — Scandinavian society — Gods of war, gods of plenty — Family tree of the Norse gods — Keeping the faith — The birth of the worlds : in the beginning — The end of the golden age : rebuilding Asgard’s wall — The cycle of the seasons : Idun and the magic apples — Just for fun! : Thor loses his hammer — Heroes and monsters : the binding of Fenrir the wolf — The end of winter : Frey and the giant maiden — The doom of the gods : Balder’s death and Ragnarok. Features a collection of seven ancient mythological tales from Scandinavia, along with a history of the Norsemen, their society and culture, and various mythological gods.

520 KRU

Kruesi, Liz, author. Astronomy.
Going the distance — Beginning a cosmic exploration — The tools of astronomy — Simulating the universe — The universe’s beginning [ Abraham Loeb ] — Planets around other stars [Sara Seager ; Kepler ; Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite TESS ; Planetary Transits and Oscillations PLATO ] — The energetic universe [ Andrea Ghez ] — The dark universe — Exploring the future. Describes new technologies in astronomy, and discusses future technologies.

540 MOO

Mooney, Carla, 1970- author. Chemistry : investigate the matter that makes up your world.
An introduction to chemistry, covering protons, neutrons, electrons, atoms and molecules. Contains investigative projects.

577.34 TAR

Tarbox, A. D. (Angelique D.), author. A rainforest food chain : odysseys. First edition.
Cacao: the chocolate tree — Leafcutter ant: fungus gardener — Silky anteater : super tongue — Boa constrictor: big squeezer — Jaguar: lord of the jungle. “A look at a common food chain in a South American rainforest, introducing the cacao tree that starts the chain, the jaguar that sits atop the chain, and various animals in between”–Provided by publisher.

577.4 TAR

Tarbox, A. D. (Angelique D.), author. A prairie food chain : odysseys. First edition.
Bluestem grass: tall prairie plant — Differential grasshopper: frequent flyer — Prairie shrew: tiny biter — Bull snake: hissing constrictor — Badger: prairie digger. “A look at a common food chain on a North American prairie, introducing the bluestem grass that starts the chain, the badger that sits atop the chain, and various animals in between”–Provided by publisher.

577.5 TAR

Tarbox, A. D. (Angelique D.), author. An Arctic tundra food chain : odysseys. First edition.
“A look at a common food chain in the Arctic tundra, introducing the Arctic willow that starts the chain, the wolf that sits atop the chain, and various animals in between”–Provided by publisher.

577.5 TAR

Tarbox, A. D. (Angelique D.), author. A mountain food chain : odysseys. First edition.
Ponderosa pine: majestic mountain tree — Mountain pine beetle: battle in the bark — Three-toed woodpecker: beetle hunter — Marten: tree stalker — Mountain lion: king of the mountain. “A look at a common food chain in the Rocky Mountains, introducing the ponderosa pine tree that starts the chain, the mountain lion that sits atop the chain, and various animals in between”–Provided by publisher.

577.54 TAR

Tarbox, A. D. (Angelique D.), author. A desert food chain : odysseys. First edition.
Mesquite: mighty desert plant — Merriam’s kangaroo rat: desert hopper — Sidewinder: sneaky slider — Roadrunner: speed racer — Coyote: desert dog. “A look at a common food chain in a North American desert, introducing the mesquite tree that starts the chain, the coyote that sits atop the chain, and various animals in between”–Provided by publisher.

577.7 TAR

Tarbox, A. D. (Angelique D.), author. An ocean food chain : odysseys. First edition.
Plankton: puny plants and bitsy beasts — Sardines: plentiful school fish — Pacific salmon: the great migrator — Sea lion: smart surfer — Killer whale: ocean wolf. “A look at a common food chain in the Pacific Ocean, introducing the plankton that starts the chain, the killer whale that sits atop the chain, and various animals in between”–Provided by publisher.

610.72 MOR

Morris, Alexandra, author. Medical research + technology.
Growing new organs [ Anthony Atala ; 3-D printing ] — Fighting cancer with the immune system [ T-Cells ; immunotherapy ]– Zeroing in on cancer cells [ anticancer antibodies ; antibody directed enzyme prodrug therapy ADEPT ; PVS-RIPO ] — Genetics and personalized medicine [ gene therapy ; George Church ; Henrietta Lacks ]– Confronting a chronic health crisis — Advances and challenges in vaccine research [ HIV ; Malaria ; cancer vaccines ; gene therapy vaccination ; Ebola ] — Data-driven health care — The launch of telemedicine — Robots and Supercomputers are coming!. Describes new technologies in the medical research and technology industry, and discusses future technologies.

612.8 ABR

Abramovitz, Melissa, 1954- author. Brain science.
Sending thoughts from brain to brain [ telepathy ; Miguel Nicolelis ; neurosciences — Mapping the brain — A see-through brain [ CLARITY ]– Tracing common roots of brain disorders — Body defenses and mental illnesses — The forgotten cells — Thought-controlled machines — Storing and deleting memories [ Theodore Berger ] — Remarkable possibilities. Discusses advances in neuroscience, from brain-to-brain communication systems to thought-controlled limbs and brain-mapping technologies.

620 SLI

Slingerland, Janet, author. Nanotechnology.
Tiny technology [ Richard Feynman ] — Viewing the nanoverse — Nanoparticles — Carbon craze [ Andre Geim ] — How small can computers go? — On the surface — Nanotechnology to the rescue — Light it up [ Naomi Halas ] — The nanofuture. “Discusses the advances scientists and engineers have made in microscopic technology, including applications in medicine, safety gear, self-cleaning surfaces, and tiny computers.”–Publisher.

621.042 HUL

Hulick, Kathryn, author. Energy technology.
Electric cars [ Elon Musk ] — Fossil fuels [ Steven Chu ; Fracking ] — Renewable fuel [Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva ] — Solar power — Wind energy — Water, waves, and heat — A better battery — From fission to fusion [ Nuclear power ] — The future of energy. Describes new technologies that are helping make fossil fuels, biofuels, water, wind, and solar energy more efficient, and discusses different ways people will get energy in the future.

629.133 WHI

White, Rowland, author. Cleared for takeoff : the ultimate book of flight.
“This compendium of the history of flight for young readers includes … facts and trivia, helpful diagrams, stories of aviation’s pioneers, and … profiles of … planes, accompanied by … photographs and illustrations”–Provided by publisher.

629.4 KRU

Kruesi, Liz, author. Space exploration.
Landing on a comet — Entering space — Visiting nearby worlds — Hunting for life on Mars [ Philip Christensen ]– To the solar system’s outskirts [ Rosaly Lopes ] — Humans in space — Private companies go to space — Where humans are going [ Dava Newman ]. Describes new technologies in space exploration, and discusses future space exploration.

631.5 HAN

Hand, Carol, 1945- author. Sustainable agriculture.
Defining Sustainable Agriculture — Why we need sustainable agriculture — Sustainable soil — Chemicals and precision agriculture — Seed and biotechnology — Sustainable water — Sustainable energy and climate change — Into the future. Describes new technologies in sustainable agriculture, and discusses future technologies.

660.6 THO

Thompson, Martin, author. Genetic engineering.
Explores the fundamental questions surrounding genetic engineering.

745.5 FIE

Fields, Stella, author. Lazy crafternoon.
Text and illustrations present a collection of over fifty craft ideas, focusing on accessories, school supplies, and food and drink.

796.332 CAM

Campbell, Dave (Sportswriter), author. Minnesota Vikings.
Provides an overview of the history of the Minnesota Vikings football team, highlighting popular players, influential coaches, and more.

796.334 MOR

Morgan, Alex (Alexandra Patricia), 1989- author. Breakaway. First edition.
The autobiography of women’s soccer player Alex Morgan from her childhood in California through her role in the 2015 Women’s World Cup.

796.44 BIL

Biles, Simone, 1997- author. Courage to soar : a body in motion, a life in balance.
“Simone takes you through the events, challenges, and trials that carried her from an early childhood in foster care to a coveted spot on the 2016 Olympic team”–Provided by publisher.

796.8 HAN

Hanel, Rachael. Gladiators. 1st ed.
Describes the armor, fights, and lives of Roman gladiators, discussing gladiator schools and famous figures as well as how gladiator fighting came to an end.

910 PHI

Philbrick, Nathaniel, author. In the heart of the sea : the true story of the whaleship Essex. The young reader’s edition.
Tells the story of the “Essex,” a whaleship that set sail from Nantucket in 1819 on a routine voyage, and how it was rammed and sunk by an enraged sperm whale in the South Pacific, which sent the twenty-man crew adrift in three tiny boats.

910.9163 TOU

Tougias, Mike, 1955- author. A storm too soon : a remarkable true survival story in 80-foot seas. First edition-2016.
“When a forty-seven-foot sailboat disappears in the Gulf Stream in the throes of a calamitous storm, it leaves behind three weary passengers struggling to stay alive afloat a life raft in violent waves 80 feet tall”–Provided by publisher.

932 BLA

Blackaby, Susan. Cleopatra : Egypt’s last and greatest queen.
Birth of a queen — Power and exile — Appealing to Caesar — Fighting for control — Devotion and disaster — Growing conspiracies — Passion and politics — Carefree and careless — Republican unrest — Reunion and renewal — The Parthian campaign — Triumphs, titles, and tensions — Gathering forces — The battle of Actium — Death in Alexandria. Presents an illustrated history of Cleopatra, a smart and determined figure from Egyptian history, covering the Ptolemy Dynasty into which she was born, the role of women in ancient Egypt, her relationships with Caesar and Mark Antony, her political involvements, and more.

937.06 KER

Kerrigan, Michael, 1959- author. The untold history of the Roman emperors. First edition.
“The Caesars were the rulers of the Roman Empire, a Republic so large it encompassed parts of Asia and Northern Africa. From Caligula to Claudius, each emperor wielded immense power for good or for evil, depending on their temperament, over the Roman army and their citizens. This book highlights the lives of some of the more memorable Caesars of Rome and the true history that exist beneath the legends”–Amazon.com.

940.1 HAN

Hanawalt, Barbara A., 1941-. The European world, 400-1450.
Primary source materials offer a detailed history of the European world from 400 to 1450, describing advances in agriculture, literature, art, military, government, and more.

940.53 HOO

Hoose, Phillip M., 1947- author. The boys who challenged Hitler : Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club. First edition, 2015.
OBPROP! — The RAF Club — The Churchill Club — Learning to breathe — Flames of resistance — To arms — Whipped cream and steel — An evening alone — The Nibe Offensive — Grenades — No turning back — King Hans Gades Jail — Walls and windows — At large again? — Nyborg State Prison — First hours of freedom — Better on the inside — Our night with Winston Churchill — The times that followed. Tells the story of a group of boy resistance fighters in Denmark after the Nazi invasion during World War II.

940.53 LEY

Leyson, Leon, 1929-2013, author. The boy on the wooden box : how the impossible became possible… on Schindler’s list : a memoir. First Atheneum Books for Young Readers paperback edition August 2015.
Leon Leyson describes growing up in Poland, being forced from home to the ghetto and then to concentration camps by the Nazis, and being saved by Oskar Schindler.

940.54 OLS

Olson, Tod, author. Lost in the Pacific, 1942 : not a drop to drink. First edition, November 2016.
The castaways — Prologue — Top secret — Island eyes — Impact — Stranded — Things that go bump in the night — Dead calm — To catch a fish — Out of the sky — Not a drop to drink — Despair — Letters to snooks — Daydreams — Contact — Race against time — The ones not taken — Glossary. “World War II, October 1942: a plane carrying eight Americans crashes into the middle of the Pacific Ocean. With only four oranges and no fresh water between them, the crew had to band together and rely on each other for survival. What they thought would be only a few hours or days before they were rescued turned into weeks lost at sea fighting off sharks, dehydration, hunger, and extreme heat”–Provided by publisher.

941.1 YOM

Yomtov, Nelson, author. Scotland.
A land of treasures — A charming land — Nature’s beauty — Scotland the brave — A young government — A diverse economy — The people of Scotland — The faith of a people — A creative culture — Daily life. An introduction to the geography, history, and people of Scotland.

941.7 BLA

Blashfield, Jean F., author. Ireland.
A hundred thousand welcomes — The Emerald Isle — Natural Ireland — The long road to independence — Governing the republic — Making a living — The people of Ireland — Myth and faith — Music, literature, and sports — Food, school, and fun. Describes Ireland’s geography, wildlife, history, government, economy, people, religion, and culture.

943.6 SHE

Sheehan, Sean, 1951- author. Austria. Third edition.
Austria today — Geography — History — Government — Economy — Environment — Austrians — Lifestyle — Religion — Language — Arts — Leisure — Festivals — Food — About the economy — About the culture. Presents the geography, history, economy, and social life and customs of Austria, the birthplace of such people as Kurt Waldheim, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sigmund Freud, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

943.9 BJO

Bjorklund, Ruth, author. Hungary.
“Located near the center of the European continent, Hungary has almost constantly found itself in the middle of international conflict over the past 2,000 years. Readers will find out how these conflicts have brought about major changes in the country and what this has meant for Hungary’s people … [Readers will also learn about] traditional Hungarian culture, … its beautiful wilderness, and find out how the country’s government works today.”–Provided by publisher.

944 SON

Sonneborn, Liz. France.
The Heroine of France — A Beautiful Country — The Natural World — Creating the French Nation — The Fifth Republic — In the Money — The French People — Religious Life — A Rich Culture — Being French — Timeline — Fast Facts. An overview of France that covers its environment, plants and animals, history, government, industries, religions, culture, and lifestyles and includes a time line, further resource list, and fast facts.

945 BLA

Blashfield, Jean F., author. Italy.
Introducing Italy — Exploring the Boot — Natural Italy — The story of Italy — Governing the repulic — Making a living — People and language — A Catholic nation — Cultural life — A stroll through Italian life — Timeline — Fast facts. A tour of Italy, discussing the country’s nature, history, government, economy, culture, and more.

946 SOM

Somervill, Barbara A. Spain.
Out and about — On the Iberian Peninsula — Magnificent life — Through the ages — King and parliament — Making a living — The people of Spain — Catholic traditions — Arts and sports — Food, fun, and family. Describes the geography, plants and animals, history, economy, language, religion, culture, sports and arts, and people of Spain.

947 BYE

Byers, Ann, author. The Golden Horde and the rise of Moscow. First edition.
Empire of tents: the Mongols — Empire of cities: the Rus’ — The empires clash — A winner emerges — A new empire. “The outermost khanate of the Mongol Empire was the Golden Horde, which conquered the Rus in northwestern Russia in the thirteenth century and continued to rule there in some capacity until the Russian Empire annexed Crimea, the khanates last holdout, in 1783. Despite vast cultural and geographic differences between Rus and the Mongols traditional homeland on the steppes of Central Asia, the Golden Horde flourished, with Moscow becoming the dominant principality”–Amazon.

948.5 HEI

Heinrichs, Ann, author. Sweden.
A land of tradition — Land and sea — Wild Sweden — Vikings, kings, and the modern world — Ruling the nation — A wealth of goods and services — People, language, and learning — The spiritual landscape — Arts and traditions — Enjoying life — Timeline — Fast facts — To find out more — Index. Describes Sweden’s geography, wildlife, history, government, economy, people, religion, and culture.

949.2 HIN

Hintz, Martin, author. The Netherlands.
Welcome to the Netherlands! — Water, water, everywhere — The natural world — Over the years — The government at work — The Dutch at work — People and language — Spiritual life — Creating and playing — Food and fun. Describes the geography, plants and animals, history, economy, language, religions, culture, and people of the Netherlands.

949.3 PAT

Pateman, Robert, 1954- author. Belgium. Third edition.
Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, people, religion, and culture of Belgium.

949.4 ROG

Rogers Seavey, Lura, author. Switzerland.
An introduction to the geography, history, and people of Switzerland.

950 FRE

Freedman, Jeri, author. The Mongol conquests : warfare, slaughter, and political rule. First edition.
The rise of a conqueror — A conquering army — Conquering Asia — The invasion of Europe — An empire and a dynasty — Ruling an empire. “This examination of Mongol military prowess dives into their greatest conquests across Eurasia, their advances in both military and civilian technology, and their political leadership in managing conquered peoples of different cultures and traditions”–Amazon.

950 HAR

Harrison, Kathryn, 1987- author. Mongols on the Silk Road : trade, transportation, and cross-cultural exchange in the Mongol Empire. First edition.
More than silk : goods that inspired trade — Technological advancement on the Silk Road — Crossing the desert : religion along the Silk Road — Soul of culture : music and art along the Silk Road — Tongues on the Silk Road : the spread of languages — Cultural tolerance along the Silk Road — Glossary — For more information. Discusses how Mongol control of the Silk Road, the trade route across Asia into eastern Europe and northern Africa, led to the spread of goods, technology, languages, religions, and other cross-cultural exchanges.

950 LUS

Lüsted, Marcia Amidon, author. Genghis Khan and the building of the Mongol Empire. First edition.
A boy named Temujin — Rising to power — The rule of Genghis Khan — Creating an empire — The Mongol Empire. “Though most often remembered as one of the most brutal military conquerors of all time, Mongol leader Genghis Khan also introduced many enlightened methods of ruling, laws, and government systems that are still used today. From his childhood on the Mongolian steppe to his election as khan, Genghis Khan went on to establish an empire that stretched across Eurasia and that was held together through law and order. This resource will examine his life, his rule, and his legacy in today’s world”–Amazon.com.

950 SWA

Swanson, Jennifer, author. The fall of the Mongol empire : disintegration, disease, and an enduring legacy. First edition.
The beginning of the end — Civil unrest and the rise of Kublai Khan — Splintering of a great nation — The Golden Horde and the Yuan Dynasty take center stage — Chaos and disease — Legacy of the Mongolian empire. “As spectacular as its creation was, the fall of the Mongol Empire was just as remarkable. Its descent into chaos was signaled by inter-family rebellion across the four khanates established by Genghis Khan. As weaker Mongol leaders struggled to retain control, drought, flood, famine, and the bubonic plague eventually contributed to the collapse of each khanate. As this volume amply demonstrates, though the Mongols were fierce warriors, their legacy also includes a culture of honor and discipline centralized government structure, trade promotion and communication routes, and religious tolerance, all of which helped spread wealth, information, and technology across two continents”–Amazon.

951 DRE

Dreier, David Louis, author. The Yuan Dynasty. First edition.
Kublai Khan emerges triumphant — Establishing the Yuan Dynasty — Everyday life in the Yuan Dynasty — Conquest of the Southern Song Dynasty — Further Yuan military exploits — Decline and fall of the Yuan Dynasty. ” … readers will learn about daily life in the Yuan Dynasty for both the upper classes and the common people, and they will join Kublai Khan on some of his ill-fated later invasion attempts”–Amazon.

951 SON

Sonneborn, Liz, author. Tibet.
Fighting for a free Tibet — The roof of the world — In the wild — Past and present — Two governments — An economic boom — The Tibetan people — Following Buddha — Art, music, and sports — Tibetan life — Timeline — Fast facts. An introduction to the geography, history, and people of Tibet.

951 VIE

Vietze, Andrew, author. Kublai Khan : emperor of China. First edition.
A Khan is born — Kublai kid — At war — New Khan on the block — Yuan anyone? — Marco Polo — Empire falls. “Grandson of the feared Mongol warlord Genghis Khan, Kublai Khan inherited a vast empire and then doubled its size. This biography examines how Kublai’s childhood influenced his later embrace of Chinese culture as emperor of China”–Provided by publisher.

951.25 SOM

Somervill, Barbara A., author. Hong Kong.
An introduction to Hong Kong.

951.7 BJO

Bjorklund, Ruth, author. Mongolia.
An introduction to the geography, history, and people of Momgolia.

951.95 SOM

Somervill, Barbara A., author. South Korea.
An unexpected haven — The stepping stone to Asia — Wonderful wildlife — Young nation, long history — A strong republic — On the job — A united people — Matters of faith — National treasures, everyday pleasures — Family first. Describes the history, social life, customs and culture of South Korea.

953.3 SON

Sonneborn, Liz, author. Yemen.
The Iron Lady — Mountains and deserts — Wild things — Country in conflict — Governing Yemen — A struggling economy — The people of Yemen — A Muslim country — A culture of old and new — The Yemeni way of life. Introduces children to the people, culture, geography, and history of Yemen, with color photographs, original maps, interactive sidebars, fast-facts, and Internet resources to help children better understand the country.

953.57 SOM

Somervill, Barbara A., author. United Arab Emirates.
A desert safari — On the Arabian peninsula –The natural world — Young nation, long history — Ruling the emirates — Wealth from oil — People of the Emirates — The path of Islam — A rich and varied culture — Everyday life. Describes how the United Arab Emirates has grown and changed over time. Also includes information on the government, everyday life, what the natural landscape is like, and more.

959.1 MAR

Mara, Wil, author. Myanmar.
Introduces children to the people, culture, geography, and history of Myanmar.

959.3 FRI

Friedman, Mel, 1946- author. Thailand.
Discusses the history and culture of Thailand.

959.5 BUR

Burgan, Michael, author. Malaysia : enchantment of the world.
Where cultures meet — Two regions, one nation — Diverse life — Becoming a nation — Government for all — A growing economy — A mix of Malaysians — Many spiritual paths — Creating and playing — Typical days, special days — Timeline. Presents a profile of Malaysia, and includes information on its geography, history, people, culture and daily life.

959.57 MAR

Mara, Wil, author. Singapore.
Growing up — Island nation — Wild and free — Past and present — Governing the city-state — A powerful economy — Diverse people — The spiritual world — Arts and sports — Day to day. Traces the history of Singapore from ancient to modern times. Also includes information on the country’s animals, landscapes, people, government, economy, industries, and more.

959.7 SEA

Seah, Audrey, 1958- author. Vietnam. First edition.
Geography — History — Government — Economy — Environment — Vietnamese — Lifestyle — Religion — Language — Arts — Leisure — Festivals — Food. “Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Vietnam”–Provided by publisher.

959.8 YOM

Yomtov, Nelson, author. Indonesia.
Tropical jewel — A nation of islands — Wildlife treasures — Where kingdoms once ruled — The quest for unity — A potential powerhouse — A diverse people — Spiritual life — Proud traditions — A day in the life. An illustrated introduction to the history, geography, people, and spiritual life of Indonesia.

959.9 OLE

Oleksy, Walter G., 1930- author. The Philippines.
Beautiful islands — Green necklace — The wild world — Island history — Governing the Republic — Making a living — Living and learning — Spiritual life — Culture, arts, and sports — Philippine ways. Describes the geography, plants, animals, history, economy, religions, culture, sports, arts, and people of the Philippines.

962 HEI

Heinrichs, Ann. Egypt.
Children of the revolution — Black land, red land — Nature in the desert — From pharaohs to presidents — Governing the nation — Making a living — Crowded cities, common bonds — Spiritual lives — Culture and fun — Many flavors of life. Explores Egypt and its geography, wildlife, history, government, economy, religions, culture, food, and more.

964 BLA

Blauer, Ettagale, author. Morocco.
A modern kingdom — Ocean, mountain, desert — Natural life — Ancient land, modern nation — Ruling the kingdom — On the job — People of languages — Life of the spirit — Arts and sports — Daily life. Describes the geography, plants and animals, history, economy, language, religions, culture, and people of Morocco, a unique northern African nation surrounded by both water and desert.

966.26 SOM

Somervill, Barbara A., author. Niger.
An introduction to the geography, history, and people of Niger.

966.9 ROG

Rogers Seavey, Lura, author. Nigeria.
An introduction to the geography, history, and people of Nigeria.

967.62 BUR

Burgan, Michael, author. Kenya.
An illustrated introduction to the history, geography, people, and spiritual life of Kenya.

972.87 BLA

Blashfield, Jean F., author. Panama.
A country and a canal — The curious isthmus — The wildlife exchange — Becoming a nation — Governing Panama — Expanding economy — The Panameños — People of faith — The Panamanian way — Panamanian life. An introduction to the geography, history, and people of Panama.

972.92 SHE

Sheehan, Sean, 1951- author. Jamaica. Third edition.
Describes the social life, customs and culture of Jamaica.

973 SHE

Sherman, Jill, author. The American identity.
“The American flag, the Statue of Liberty, and US popular culture are all world-famous symbols of the United States. In … [this book], readers will learn about the history and meaning behind these and other parts of the United States’ unique cultural identity”–Provided by publisher.

976.4 FRI

Frisch, Nate, author. Big Bend National Park. First edition.
“An exploration of Big Bend National Park, including how its desert canyons were formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the hiking route called Chimneys Trail”–Provided by publisher.

978 HAD

Hadley, Caroline Joy. Cowboys & critters : symbiosis in the American West. 1st edition.

978.3 FRI

Frisch, Nate, author. Badlands National Park. First edition.
“An exploration of Badlands National Park, including how its carved landscape was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the rock formation known as the Badlands Wall”–Provided by publisher.

978.7 FRI

Frisch, Nate, author. Grand Teton National Park. First edition.
“An exploration of Grand Teton National Park, including how its mountainous landscape was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the waterfall known as Hidden Falls”–Provided by publisher.

978.8 FRI

Frisch, Nate, author. Rocky Mountain National Park. First edition.
“An exploration of Rocky Mountain National Park, including how its mountainous landscape was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the towering summit of Longs Peak”–Provided by publisher.

983 BUR

Burgan, Michael, author. Chile.
Chile’s great variety — A land of extremes — In the wild — Creating Chile — A strong democracy — A growing economy — The people of Chile — Spiritual life — Arts and entertainment — Living and playing. An introduction to the geography, history, and people of Chile.

984 PAT

Pateman, Robert, 1954- author. Bolivia. Third edition.
Bolivia today — Geography — History — Government — Economy — Environment — Bolivians — Lifestyle — Religion — Language — Arts — Leisure — Festivals — Food — About the economy — About the culture. Presents information on the history, geography, people, and culture of this land-bound country of South America.

985 FAL

Falconer, Kieran, 1970- author. Peru. Third edition.
Peru today — Geography — History — Government — Economy — Environment — Peruvians — Lifestyle — Religion — Language — Arts — Leisure — Festivals — Food — About the economy — About the culture — Time line. Text and color photos profile the country of Peru, covering its geography, history, government, economy, environment, ethnic culture, lifestyle, religions, language,arts, leisure, festivals, and food; also includes a map of the country, fact list, chronology, glossary, and bibliography.

986.6 FOL

Foley, Erin, 1967- author. Ecuador. First edition.
Explores the geography, history, government, economy, people, and culture of Ecuador.

993 WAL

Walsh Shepherd, Donna, author. New Zealand.
Aotearoa on the horizon — Remarkable islands — Walking birds and giant ferns — The trail to today — Governing New Zealand — Growing business — Sharing breaths — Mother Earth and Father Sky — Arts and sports — Living the Kiwi way. Introduces younger readers to what it is like to live in New Zealand, including what people eat to how they spend their free time. Also includes information on New Zealand’s history and government.


Auxier, Jonathan, author. The night gardener.
Irish orphans Molly, fourteen, and Kip, ten, travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling manor house where nothing is quite what it seems to be, and soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and secrets of the cursed house.


Bradford, Michael, 1975- author. Button Hill.
“Dekker must rescue his younger sister when she goes missing in the mysterious Nightside world of Button Hill”–Publisher.


Child, Lauren, author. Ruby Redfort look into my eyes. First U.S. paperback edition.
Skilled code-cracker and detective Ruby Redfort and her sidekick butler Hitch work for a secret crime-fighting organization called Spectrum, and Ruby remains calm as they face evil villains.


Dashner, James, 1972- author. The fever code. First edition.
“Once there was a world’s end. The forests burned, the lakes and rivers dried up, and the oceans swelled. Then came a plague, and fever spread across the globe. Families died, violence reigned, and man killed man. Next came WICKED, who were looking for an answer. And then they found the perfect boy. The boy’s name was Thomas, and Thomas built a maze. Now there are secrets. There are lies. And there are loyalties history could never have foreseen. This is the story of that boy, Thomas, and how he built a maze that only he could tear down”–Provided by publisher.


Evans, Richard Paul, author. Michael Vey. : book six of seven. First Simon Pulse/Mercury Ink hardcover edition September 2016.
“Michael and his friends try to recruit Hatch’s Electric Youth to their side …”–Dust jacket.


Flanagan, John (John Anthony). The ruins of Gorlan.
When fifteen-year-old Will is rejected by battleschool, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt, and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger.


Fox, Janet S., author. The charmed children of Rookskill Castle.
In 1940, during the Blitz, Katherine, Robbie and Amelie Bateson are sent north to a private school in Rookskill Castle in Scotland, a brooding place, haunted by dark magic from the past–but when some of their classmates disappear Katherine has to find out if the cause is hidden in the past or very much in the present.


Gratz, Alan, 1972- author. Code of honor. First edition, September 2015.
When Iranian-American Kamran Smith learns that his big brother, Darius, has been labelled a terrorist, he sets out to piece together the codes and clues that will save his brother’s life and his country from a deadly terrorist attack.


Hunt, Lynda Mullaly, author. Fish in a tree.
“Ally’s greatest fear is that everyone will find out she is as dumb as they think she is because she still doesn’t know how to read”–Provided by publisher.


Oppel, Kenneth, 1967- author. The nest. First Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers paperback edition October 2016.
“When wasps come to Steve in a dream offering to fix his sick baby brother, he thinks all he has to do is say yes. But yes may not mean what Steve thinks it means”–Provided by publisher.


Lin, Grace, author, illustrator. When the sea turned to silver. First edition: October 2016.
“Pinmei, a storyteller’s granddaughter, must find the Luminous Stone that Lights the Night to rescue her grandmother, who has been kidnapped by the Tiger Emperor”–Provided by publisher.


Marshall, Joseph, 1945- author. In the footsteps of Crazy Horse.
Teased for his fair coloring, eleven-year-old Jimmy McClean travels with his maternal grandfather, Nyles High Eagle, to learn about his Lakota heritage while visiting places significant in the life of Crazy Horse, the nineteenth-century Lakota leader and warrior, in a tale that weaves the past with the present. Includes historical note and glossary.


Mass, Wendy, 1967-. Jeremy Fink and the meaning of life. 1st pbk. ed.
Just before his thirteenth birthday, Jeremy Fink receives a keyless locked box–set aside by his father before his death five years earlier–that purportedly contains the meaning of life.


McMann, Lisa. The Unwanteds. 1st Aladdin pbk. ed.
In a society that purges thirteen-year-olds who are creative, identical twins Aaron and Alex are separated, one to attend University while the other, supposedly Eliminated, finds himself in a wondrous place where youths hone their abilities and learn magic.


Meyer, Marissa, author. Heartless. First edition-2016.
In this prequel to Alice in Wonderland, Cath would rather open a bakery and marry for love than accept a proposal from the King of Hearts, especially after meeting the handsome and mysterious court jester.


Meyer, Marissa, author. Winter. First edition: 2015.
“Princess Winter, admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, teams up with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, to defeat Queen Levana and find their happily ever afters”–OCLC.


Milford, Kate, author. Greenglass House.
At Greenglass House, a smuggler’s inn, twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers’ adopted son, plans to spend his winter holidays relaxing, but soon guests are arriving with strange stories about the house that send Milo and Meddy, the cook’s daughter, on an adventure.


Mull, Brandon, 1974- author. Death weavers. First Aladdin hardcover edition March 2016.
Cole and his friends finally reach the fourth of the five kingdoms, Necronum, land of the dead, where they confront unexpected dangers and meet new allies.


Mull, Brandon, 1974-. Fablehaven. 1st Aladdin Paperbacks ed. New York : Aladdin Paperbacks/Simon & Schuster Children’s Pub., c2007.
When Kendra and Seth go to stay at their grandparents’ estate, they discover that it is a sanctuary for magical creatures and that a battle between good and evil is looming.


Patterson, James, 1947- author. Nevermore. First paperback edition.
Max, Fang, and Dylan, reeling over the disappearance of Angel, must embark on a final adventure that will lead them to the ultimate fight.


Riggs, Ransom, author. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. First paperback edition.
Sixteen-year-old Jacob, having traveled to a remote island after a family tragedy, discovers an abandoned orphanage, and, after some investigating, he learns the children who lived there may have been dangerous and quarantined and may also still be alive.


Riordan, Rick, author. The Hammer of Thor. First edition, October 2016.
“Thor’s hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon–the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn’t just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can’t retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants.”–Amazon.


Russell, Rachel Renée, author. Tales from a not-so-glam TV star. First Aladdin hardcover edition.
“Nikki is in the spotlight. A reality TV crew will follow her and her friends for the whole month of March as they record their hit song together. But will the excitement also cause unexpected problems, now that cameras are everywhere Nikki and her friends go?”–Provided by publisher.


Stead, Rebecca, author. Goodbye stranger. First edition.
As Bridge makes her way through seventh grade on Manhattan’s Upper West Side with her best friends, curvacious Em, crusader Tab, and a curious new friend, she finds the answers she has been seeking.

GN 306.875 TEL

Telgemeier, Raina, author, illustrator. Sisters. First edition.
In graphic novel format, Raina Telgemeier shares the story of her relationship with her younger sister.

GN 741.5 BEN

Harper, Benjamin, author. Charles Dickens’s A Christmas carol.
In this graphic retelling of the classic novel, Ebenezer Scrooge is warned by the ghost of Marley, his former partner, that he will be visited by the spirits of Christmas past, present, and future.

GN 741.5 BOW

Bowen, Carl, author. Robert Louis Stevenson’s The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
A graphic novel retelling of the classic story of Dr. Jekyll, a respectable London doctor who develops a potion that transforms him into a criminal known as Mr. Hyde.

GN 741.5 CHA

Chantler, Scott, author, illustrator. Three thieves.
“When the Sea Wolf’s crew pulls a badly injured Captain Drake out of the water, the tables are turned. Will Dessa have her nemesis thrown overboard? Or can she trust him enough to join forces against the treacherous Greyfalcon? Is it true Drake has seen Jared? Or is her brother dead, like Greyfalcon told her? Fraught with danger and brimming with intrigue and surprise, Dessa’s quest has brought her face-to-face with all manner of evil–mercenary pirates, a murderous queen and a pair of black-hearted brothers thirsty for vengeance. Will she ever be reunited with her long-lost twin?”–Back cover.

GN 741.5 CHA

Chantler, Scott, author, illustrator. Three thieves.
“Dessa, along with Topper and Fisk, has managed a daring landing onto the flying island of Astaroth, where she hopes to find her long-lost brother. Instead, they discover a bizarre world where three children are being held by a mysterious and rarely seen man they call the Toymaker”–Amazon.com.

GN 741.5 EVE

Everheart, Chris, author. Jules Verne’s Around the world in 80 days.
In this graphic retelling of the classic novel, Phileas Fogg bets his friends in London that in the year 1872 he can travel around the world in eighty days–and he and his personal attendant, Passepartout, find danger and romance on the journey.

GN 741.5 HOE

Hoena, B. A., author. J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan.
Presents a graphic novel adaptation of J. M. Barrie’s “Peter Pan,” the story of three children who fly off to Neverland with Peter.

GN 741.5 JAM

Jamieson, Victoria, author, illustrator. Roller girl.
“A graphic novel adventure about a girl who discovers roller derby right as she and her best friend are growing apart”–Provided by publisher.

GN 741.5 LAN

Stahlberg, Lance, author. Alexander Dumas’s The three Musketeers.
A graphic novel adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’s classic tale about a young Frenchman, D’Artagnan, who travels to Paris in order to join the King’s elite fighting force and comes under the influence of three of the Musketeers, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis.

GN 741.5 MAR

Powell, Martin, 1959- author. Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe.
In this graphic retelling of the classic novel, eighteen-year-old Robinson Crusoe runs away from home to travel the world in 1659, and ends up shipwrecked on a deserted island where he lives for more than twenty-eight years, facing many dangers with a native he rescues from cannibals, and calls Friday.

GN 741.5 NYK

Nykko. The ElseWhere chronicles. 1st American ed.
Rebecca, convinced that she will die if she does not return to the other world, enlists the help of Theo and Noah to open a new passageway, but once on the other side they fall into danger and Max, unaware of peril, follows.

GN 741.5 NYK

Nykko, author. The ElseWhere chronicles. First American editon.
To stay alive and return home, Rebecca and her friends must strike the Master of Shadows at the source of his powers, a crumbling castle fiercely guarded by the Shadow Spies.

GN 741.5 SCO

Chantler, Scott, author, illustrator. Three thieves.
“The Island of Astaroth–“The Dark Island”–is a legend among sailors. It’s rumored a demon lives there, and that it holds more riches than anyone could fathom. But no one has ever laid eyes on it. Certain that her long-lost brother is being held on the Dark Island against his will, Dessa hires a ragtag group of smugglers to take her there aboard their ship. But it’s a journey fraught with danger and treachery, and the outcome seems less and less certain with each passing moment…”–Back cover.

GN 741.5 SPI

Spiegelman, Nadja, author, illustrator. Lost in NYC : a subway adventure.
“After getting separated from his teacher, his classmates, and his trip partner during an outing to the Empire State Building, Pablo, the new kid in school, learns to navigate the New York City subway system as well as his own feelings towards making new friends and living in a big city”–Provided by publisher.


Loughead, Deb, 1955- author. Rise of the zombie scarecrows.
“Fifteen-year-old Dylan is making a short film about zombie scarecrows, but Halloween pranksters are making progress difficult”–Provided by publisher.


McClintock, Norah, author. Slide.
“When Rennie’s dad, the Major, goes overseas on assignment, he enlists his mother-in-law to babysit Rennie. Babysit! A guy who’s about to turn fifteen! But Grandma is no surrogate drill sergeant. She has fun on her mind. That means ditching school and heading to avalanche country for a surprise ski trip. Nothing can ruin Rennie’s vacation, not the lodge owner, who turns out to be Grandma’s geriatric long-ago boyfriend, not the annoying backcountry guide or the crooked park ranger or the pushy businessman from Mumbai, not even the explosions. And definitely not the most beautiful girl in the world, whom he meets while stumbling onto a murder plot”–Amazon.com.


Peacock, Shane, author. Separated.
“When Adam’s grandfather first suggests taking him on a quick trip to Sweden to celebrate his upcoming thirteenth birthday, visions of being in one of the coolest places on earth-and he’s not thinking of the temperature-dance in Adam’s mind. But on his way there he reads that Swedes have a darker past, and present, than he ever imagined. Then he finds himself alone and separated from his grandfather in busy Stockholm. He is followed by unsmiling strangers, chased by ghosts down alleyways and constantly watched by the strangest girl he’s ever seen. And then another terror, perhaps bigger than the terror of being lost, begins to overwhelm him”–Amazon.com.


Scrimger, Richard, 1957- author. Weerdest day ever!
“Bunny is on a camping trip with his brother and his grandpa. How much trouble can he get into? As it turns out, a lot. For one thing, there are soldiers all over the place. Canada is about to go to war with the United States, and the battle starts tomorrow. Bunny is worried. A hockey rivalry is one thing, but this is serious. And why is everybody so happy? Things get personal when an American soldier steals his brother Spencer’s cell phone. Bunny decides to track down the phone himself. Maybe they can get out of there before the war starts. That’s when things get confusing…”–Amazon.com.


Tullson, Diane, 1958- author. Taz’s recipe.
Taz is dealing with her parents’ divorce and trying to win a cooking competition.


Watson, Cristy, 1964- author. On cue.
“Fourteen-year-old Randi has to balance theater studies with caring for her brother with autism”–Publisher.


Wilson, John, 1951 August 2- author. The missing skull.
“A trip to a remote lake in northern Ontario with his grandfather doesn’t thrill Steve, especially since his twin brother, DJ, was taken to Central America. Matters start to look up when his grandfather tells Steve about the mysterious death of the artist Tom Thomson and sets him the task of finding Thomson’s missing skull. Steve loves mysteries, but when odd things begin happening and strange people start threatening him, Steve wonders whether this is part of his grandfather’s plan. Is this




The MMS Library’s Crime Scene Investigation program had 36 students puzzle their way through a locked, treasure box activity.  Students used their library skills, deductive reasoning skills, and lateral thinking skills to solve the clues and to discover the combinations to five locks shackled to the box before they could claim the prize inside.



CSI Library is seeking crime investigators. Come join the fun and check out one of the featured mysteries or books on crime scene investigation. The crime of the week is a locked box of stolen treasure.  Follow the clues to crack the locks and claim some of the treasure for yourself. See you in the library.




Tutorial: Basic Catalog Search

The basic search feature of the Moscow Middle School Destiny Library Catalog is simple to use allowing quick access to library and online resources (see also: How Can I Simplify the Research Process with One Search and Resource Lists?)

There are five search types to choose from when using the basic search feature: keyword, title, author, subject, or series.  Each search type has a purpose depending on the type of information or resources needed. See the examples below.

  • Beginning a research project?  A keyword search will return the most results.
  • Looking for a specific title of a book or a certain word in the title? A title search will search just the titles of all library materials.
  • Looking for books by your favorite author? Use the author search.
  • Looking for a specific topic? You can use a subject search for this, but this can be tricky.  Not all topics are considered subjects in the library catalog.  Ask your librarian for help.  It may be better to use the keyword search.
  • Looking for a specific genre like science fiction, mystery, fantasy, etc.? Use a subject search.
  • Looking for all the books in a specific series? (ex. Ranger’s Apprentice) Type the series’ title or a portion of the title and click on the series search button.