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Words are cool, and the more of them you know and use the cooler they become.  We can learn more about ourselves and our world in the library.  What do you want to learn about?  

Your library is here to help you find all kinds of resources.  These, and more helpful and fun links can also be found on your EPS Secondary Student Start Page.  

To open links in a new tab click on the link with a 2 finger click on your Chromebook (a right mouse click with a mouse) and choose OPEN LINK IN NEW TAB when the options box appears.  

Are there other links you would like to see here? 

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Planning on seeing a movie soon but not sure if it is appropriate for your family?  Common Sense Media has reviews of movies, books, and more.  If you are wondering how to make sure your student is plugged into the world in safe and responsible ways, Common Sense Media has great resources and information. 

Pro-top:  Students can use Common Sense Media too.  It is a great resources for learning to make informed decisions about the media you consume and how you interact on the world wide web.  In this case “For Parents” doesn’t mean adults only.  

Recommenced by LMS Students 

A Child Called It by Dave PelzerA child called it


Reviewed by Miyah, 8th Grade.  

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Recommended for middle school and up.  Possible trigger warning.  

This book is about one of the worst cases of child abuse in Daly city California. It is about a young boy's horrific experiences with abuse, from the ages 4-12. Dave was tortured and starved by his alcoholic mother.  She'd constantly make him do chores, and if he didn't finish in time...he'd have to pay for his consequences. During everything he went through, he still held faith close to him along with a positive attitude and determination to pull through. This book is an emotional roller coaster and very descriptive so you can almost picture everything happening in your mind.  *Spoiler Alert* It is an autobiography so you know he ends up OK in the end.  


Hatchet by Gary Paulsen Image result for hatchet book cover

Fiction (based on actual experiences)

Reviewed by Talon, 6th Grade.  

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It is a fantastic book I totally recommend i.  The book is filled with things that will interest you even more.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeffery Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series Collection 12 Books Set By Jeff Kinney | Jeff Kinney

Fiction (Series)

Reviewed by Gwen, 8th Grade.  

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The book is very funny and the kid that was the main person is 14.  The author is a 6 time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner.  


Long Way Down by Jason ReynoldsLong Way Down Book Poster Image


Reviewed by Yadhira, 7th Grade.  

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It is a very interesting book and i think a lot of people would like it. It is about an elevator ride and all the stuff that goes through the protagonist’s mind as he tries to make a decision.  The story is intense.  

Refugee by Alan GratzRefugee Book Poster Image

Historical Fiction

Reviewed by Beatrice, 8th Grade.  

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This book is based an true events. Three kids in different historical events try to survive. Do they survive I won’t tell you, you’ll need to read it. You might tear up.

Have you read a book everyone should know about?  Is there a movie you think is amazing?  Tell us about it!  Spoiler free please.  

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