Eckstein Middle School

Middle School


Eckstein Library

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Book suggestions for the summer!

Book covers for the following books: The Girl in the Lake This Appearing House What We Saw 13 Days of Midnight The Bunker Diary Cuckoo Song The Curious Tale of the In-Between Fracture Hide and Seeker Engines of the Broken World
  • The Girl in the Lake
  • This Appearing House
  • What We Saw
  • 13 Days of Midnight
  • The Bunker Diary
  • Cuckoo Song
  • The Curious Tale of the In-Between
  • Fracture
  • Hide and Seeker
  • Engines of the Broken World
Furthermore, Nevermoor, Anya and the Nightingale, Temple Alley Summer, The Ogress and the Orphans, Unraveller, Sisters of the Neversea, Winston Chu and the Whimsies, Bravely, Root Magic
  • Furthermore
  • Nevermoor
  • Anya and the Nightingale
  • Temple Alley Summer
  • The Ogress and the Orphans
  • Unraveller
  • Sisters of the Neversea
  • Winston Chu and the Whimsies
  • Bravely
  • Root Magic
Pahua and the Soul Stealer, Skin of the Sea, Loteria, Girl Giant and the Monkey King, Ikenga, Maya and the Rising Dark, Thorn, Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, Paola Santiago and the River of Tears
  • Pahua and the Soul Stealer
  • Skin of the Sea
  • Loteria
  • Girl Giant and the Monkey King
  • Ikenga
  • Maya and the Rising Dark
  • Thorn
  • Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky
  • Paola Santiago and the River of Tears
Book covers for the following books: Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth, The Superteacher Project, Ahmed Aziz's Epic Year, How to Train Your Dad, Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous, Planet Omar, Trouble Magnet, Millionaires for the Month, Lupe Wong Won't Dance, Stand Up, Yumi Chung!, The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates
  • Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth
  • The Superteacher Project
  • Ahmed Aziz’s Epic Year
  • How to Train Your Dad
  • Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous
  • Planet Omar, Trouble Magnet
  • Millionaires for the Month
  • Lupe Wong Won’t Dance
  • Stand Up, Yumi Chung!
  • The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates
Book covers for the following books: The Little Bad Book, Dog Squad, Bob, Diary of Mad Brownie, Jack, Smek for President, The Worst Class Trip Ever, Bad Unicorn, Cold Cereal, Death by Toilet Paper
  • The Little Bad Book
  • Dog Squad
  • Bob
  • Diary of Mad Brownie
  • Jack
  • Smek for President
  • The Worst Class Trip Ever
  • Bad Unicorn
  • Cold Cereal
  • Death by Toilet Paper
Book covers for the following books: Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute, Eight Nights of Flirting, Solitaire, Reggie and Delilah's Year of Falling, Whiteout, Sunny G's Series of Rash Decisions, The Language of Seabirds, Ivy Aberdeen's Letter of the World, This is What Happy Looks Like, Lucky in Love
  • Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute
  • Eight Nights of Flirting
  • Solitaire
  • Reggie and Delilah’s Year of Falling
  • Whiteout
  • Sunny G’s Series of Rash Decisions
  • The Language of Seabirds
  • Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter of the World
  • This is What Happy Looks Like
  • Lucky in Love
Book covers for the following books: Bitter, A Rover's Story, At the End of Everything, The Loop, Skyhunter, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, Dragon Pearl, The Last Cuentista, Dustborn, Cytonic
  • Bitter
  • A Rover’s Story
  • At the End of Everything
  • The Loop
  • Skyhunter
  • To Sleep in a Sea of Stars
  • Dragon Pearl
  • The Last Cuentista
  • Dustborn
  • Cytonic
Book covers for the following books: Dinged, Final Season, Falling Short, Shot Clock, Breaking Through, The Grip, The Hurricanes of Weakerville, One Life, Swim Team, All Thirteen
  • Dinged
  • Final Season
  • Falling Short
  • Shot Clock
  • Breaking Through
  • The Grip
  • The Hurricanes of Weakerville
  • One Life
  • Swim Team
  • All Thirteen

How to get book suggestions, search for books, and put them on hold from the Eckstein Library!

Log into Follett Destiny Discover from the Clever Portal and search for books. Click hold to put them on hold and a TA will deliver them to you or you can stop by to pick them up!

Reading Suggestions

A note about reading at the middle school level:

Middle school is a wonderful age to be a reader. Children’s and young adult publishing is at the highest it’s ever been and the quality is superb.

There is literally a great book for everyone!

Books published as children’s literature or middle grade literature tend to be books I could recommend to kids in elementary school and up, which does not mean that there is not a wide variation within that category or that they are written at a much lower level but rather that the content is accessible for all. Books published as young adult literature sometimes have more mature content and situations, such as language, romantic/sexual relationships, violence, or difficult issues facing teens. Every student and every family is different. Contact the librarian Erin Sterling at if you want help choosing the right book for you!

Scroll through to find a book for you based on what you love.

2022-2023 Donations!

Consider donating some of these items needed for the Eckstein Library MakerSpace (including crafts and games), furniture, or popular books!

Drop off at main office with Eckstein Library noted on the box or email Ms. Sterling at

September 2022 Stats!

Snapshot of statistics from September 2022 including favorite titles, favorite books, the number of books checked out (1310), how students like to read, and how students feel about reading

Eagles Read

Eagles Read are 50 book titles in a diverse range of interests selected by Ms. Sterling! Earn a button for every book you read, be entered in random drawings for prizes, and participate in discussions with students and staff through the year.

When you’ve read an Eagles Read book, fill out the form

Library Link

Visit the Seattle Public Library’s Online Resources via the LINK program!

  • Your library barcode: 990000 + Student ID #
    • found on the Source
  • Your library pin: birthday (mmdd)
    • example January 2 = 0102

Take a look at:

  • Libby: for ebooks, audiobooks and more
  • Hoopla: Comics
  • Flipster: free magazines
  • LinkedIn Learning: video tutorials on everything from programming languages to video editing to graphic design and more

Eckstein Social Media Accounts

Library Purpose Statement

The Eckstein library‘s mission is to create a sophisticated 21st century learning environment that offers a full range of print and electronic resources that provide equal learning opportunities to all students. The library is a place of opportunity that offers students access to a collection of classic and contemporary print and electronic resources, as well as the chance to explore technology that they can integrate into their learning.

Interesting Links

Need resources for learning at home or online? Check these out!

Favorite Authors and Illustrators Share Favorite Resources – there are a bunch of videos of authors with cool lessons from learning how to draw a Chinese dragon from Grace Lin to a maker activity with a class pet theme from Megan Frazer Blakemore to a mini writing exercise from writer Paula Chase and lots more! 

37 Free Online Resources – there are lots of online resources that normally cost money to schools/teachers that are offering their services for free. Below are a few I’ve highlighted!

Seattle Public Library Online Resources – these are ALWAYS available and all students have a digital library card: 990000 followed by your 7-digit student ID # and your pin is 4-digit MMDD (ex: 0102 would be January 2nd birthday). The physical library may be closed so check out these online resources! 

Try these sites to get reading suggestions:

Looking for databases? (CultureGrams, WorldBook, Novelist, etc.)

Online Student Resources

Note: You need a username and PW to access these from home. On the Schoology library page, find the username and password or talk to Ms. Sterling!

Looking for Schoology?

Note: Schoology is the new tool that will allow students to save files, post discussions, contact teachers, upload links for classes and is accessible anywhere there’s internet! The Eckstein Library’s Schoology page has book trailers, podcasts/videos, and interesting links.

Looking for eBooks?

with your username and password.

Seattle Public Library Online Resources

*Note: To use your school library card to access these resources, your library card is 990000 followed by your student ID#. Your pin is your birthdate in MMDD format. For example, Jan 2 = 0102.

freegal music
rb digital
libby online training cources
hoople comics, movies, music

Resource Links

Alternative Sources to Google

Ancient World


Artist Portfolios

Use for artists:


Civil Rights

Computer Science

Copyright Free

Digital Storytelling


GLBT Resources

Great Book Websites

Needs login, talk to Ms. Sterling

Grit videos


Use in Chrome or Firefox!

Use in Chrome or Firefox!

Use code DPBJRK and create an account!

Use in Chrome or Firefox

Infographics – create your own!


Managing and Organizing Information


Media Sharing




Science Fair

Science Fair – Diseases

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Typing Practice


World Geography