Home to more than 10,000 books, the South Hills Middle School Library is more than just a library. Students can engage in hands-on learning at the Makerspace and conduct original research on the available computers.

Library Hours

Mondays: 8:35 – 3:05

Tuesdays – Fridays: 8:35 – 4:05

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Mrs. Whitney Moses
(208)732-5160 ext. 4048

Student Recommendations


Ranger’s Apprentice is an action packed book with multiple quests and wars. Another reason I would recommend this book is because of the humor. Ranger’s Apprentice has 12 books in the series.


I would recommend Michael Vey book 6. It is action packed a really good read. I would also recommend the entire series. There are 7 books, and this was the fastest series that I have ever read. I would highly recommend it


Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie is about a thirteen year old boy who loves to play the drums. He is almost always annoyed with his little brother Jeffrey, but when Jeffrey is diagnosed with cancer, things get even more chaotic than they already are. I was a big fan of this book because it was based on an actual family that went through all of this. It was a book totally worth crying over.


The Hobbit is about a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins who becomes a new person because of a quest that he is inspired to go on. A dwarven song awoke something inside of him, and he goes on a quest with several other dwarves (you have to pay attention because most of their names rhyme). He fights trolls, goblins, gigantic spiders, and faces Smaug, the dragon under the mountain. All in all, you are picking up a great book.


My recommended book is Finding Someplace by Denis Lewis Patrick. It is about a soon-to-be 13 year old girl whose birthday gets ruined by Hurricane Katrina. Her family didn’t evacuate, and she gets separated from everyone except her next-door neighbor. After the hurricane, she moves away with her mother. When she comes back to New Orleans, it’s not the same.


The book I recommend is called Possess by Gretchen McNeill. The story is about a girl that can hear and banish demons from their hosts. There is also a little bit of romance between her and a guy that she refuses to believe she likes. You’re going to love this book if you’re into drama, romance and horror.


The book I personally recommend is called Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. The story follows the main protagonist (Wade Watts) and his adventure throughout the OASIS, trying to find a multibillion dollar Easter egg placed in the video game by the creator. Watch as Wade hops through gates, he didn’t know existed in order to get to the ever so coveted prize. Within this book, you’ll find plot twists, adventure, and maybe a little bit of romance. If you enjoy video games and adventure-packed novels, this book is the one for you.


The book that I recommend is called The One by Kiera Cass. The main character in this story is a girl named America. This title is the third book in the series. There are five books in total, and Kiera Cass writes other similar books. The story is about how Prince Maxon needs to get married just in case his parents die because there is war. America is one of the girls who he might marry. America had fallen in love with a boy that was poor, but now she falls in love again with a prince. She will do whatever she can to make the marriage happen.


In Unearthly by Cynthia Hand, Clara Gardner’s life changed when she found out that she was part angel. A few years after she learns her true identity, she starts having visions of her purpose. She dreams about a forest fire and a mysterious boy. Clara looks at the evidence in her dreams and moves to the small town where she finds the mysterious boy. Along the way she falls in love with another boy. Her life is full of love and duty. How can she fulfill her purpose without hurting the one she loves?


The book Calamity is the final book in the Reckoners trilogy. The series is about a boy who seeks out a group, the Reckoners, to help him get revenge for his father’s murder. In the book Calamity, he has avenged his father’s death, but is now struggling to topple the world’s current government, a savage monarchy where evil super-humans rule supreme. Overall, this book is an exciting story of revenge and justice, and I highly recommend this book. If you want to read it, it would be best to read the first two books in the series before you read the third.