Requesting books for 2020
We want to keep Hillview students reading throughout the year. If you/your child needs books, the Hillview Library will offer pick up in the office:
- check the library catalog for availability: https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/70997
- Log in to the catalog and put a book on HOLD
- you’ll be notified by email when books are ready
- books will be left right outside the Hillview Office on a cart with your name
- Hillview Office open 8:00-3:30
Check out the link above for more information.
- Set your goal for summer reading–include chapter books, audiobooks, graphic novels. The minimum requirement is 2 chapter books that are new to you…books you’ve never read before.
- Enjoy reading or listening to lots of books!
- Complete the Reading Log
- Write down notes about the required books so you can complete short assignments when school starts
Middle Grade Bracket:
Allies vs. The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise
Dragon Pearl vs. The Strangers
Graphic Novel Bracket
New Kid vs. White Bird
Guts vs. Best Friends
Legacy vs. The Poison Jungle
The Toll vs. The Vanishing Stair
The Fountains of Silence vs. I Wish You All the Best
Shout vs. On the Come Up
All books are published in 2019 and nominated by students and/or teachers at Hillview!
Best Middle Grades Books (grades 6-8)
- Dragon Pearl
- The Bridge Home
- Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation
- The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise
- The Strangers
- A Tale of Magic
- Tunnel of Bones
Best Young Adult Books (YA)
- Opposite of Always
- On the Come Up
- The Downstairs Girl
- Fountains of Silence
- Killing November
- The Girl King
- Lovely War
Best Books from a Series
- Legacy (Keeper of the Lost Cities book 8)
- The Toll (Arc of a Scythe book 3)
- The Tyrant’s Tomb (Trials of Apollo book 3)
- The Poison Jungle (Wings of Fire book 13)
- The Vanishing Stair (Truly Devious book 3)
- The Princess and the Fangirl (Geekerella book 2)
- Rebel (Legend book 4)
- A Crystal of TIme (School for Good and Evil book 5)
Best Graphic Novels
- White Bird
- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy
- They Called Us Enemy
- The Midwinter Witch
- New Kid
- Best Friends
…with some spooky books! Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab is the second book in the City of Ghosts series. Cassidy and her BFF/friendly ghost Jacob explore the catacombs of Paris as Cassidy’s parents continue filming for their TV show Ghost Hunters. While roaming the city, they awaken a ghost that can wreak havoc on Paris.
Recently added to the Teen section, The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco is dark fairy tale about Tea, who discovers her ability to raise the dead after accidentally resurrecting her favorite brother. Forced to leave her home because of her powers, Tea trains with another bone witch, or asha, and learns to harness her powers. This series is great for readers who enjoy the magic of new worlds and are ready for a suspenseful new fantasy.
Check out more Creepy Reads on the library catalog.
And get that costume ready! The Hillview Library hosts Books Come Alive. Dress up as your favorite character or costume inspired by a book. On Halloween, come on by the library before school or at brunch for a picture and a trick-or-treat!
8th graders! You are invited to apply to be one of our three student graduation speakers! If you haven’t already, please watch this nine minute screencast about the process and see Ms. Piombo or your ELA teacher with questions!
You can vote in any category, and you do NOT need to have read a book to vote against it. So, go ahead and vote for your favorite books! Voting ends midnight on Monday, March 25.
All Ages Category:
First round voting goes until Midnight, Monday March 11.
- You MUST be logged in to your MPCSD account to vote
- Only vote in a bracket if you’ve tried to read BOTH books (finish the one you vote for! Read at least 50 pages of the competition.)
- You may only vote once.
- You may edit your vote later.