White Eagle Elementary School

Indian Prairie School District 204

Library Media Center (LMC)

What's New in the LMC?
April 2017

 

Spring Book Fair Success!
The LMC sends out a big THANK YOU to everyone who shopped at our

book fair and to all the amazing volunteers that helped set up, run and take down the fair.  We couldn’t do it without you! 

The book fair was an amazing success and it was such fun to see so many students getting excited about bringing home a new book to read.  Be looking for new books in the LMC from the funds we from the book fair as well as next year’s Monarch and Bluestem award nominees.  Thank you again!


 

Author Visit!
White Eagle Elementary is delighted to welcome best-selling author Jennifer Chambliss
Bertman on Friday, April 28th. Ms. Bertman will talk with students in 3rd - 5th grade about her career and new book, The Unbreakable Code, the sequel to Book Scavenger. To guarantee a personalized copy of either book, please return this order form with payment (cash or check payable to White Eagle Elementary) by Friday, April 28th. If you miss that date, there will be a limited supply of signed books available for purchase through Friday, May 5th, on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

 

Mr. Quisling is definitely up to something mysterious, and Emily and James are on high alert. First, there's the coded note he drops at a book event. Then, they uncover a trail of encrypted messages in Mark Twain-penned books hidden through Book Scavenger. What's most suspicious is that each hidden book triggers an arson fire.

As the sleuthing friends dig deeper, they discover Mr. Quisling has been hunting a legendary historical puzzle: the Unbreakable Code. This new mystery is irresistible, but Emily and James can't ignore the signs that Mr. Quisling might be the arsonist.


The clock is ticking as the arson fires multiply, and Emily and James race to crack the code of a lifetime.

 


Click here to watch a video book trailer about Book Scavenger. 

 

The Votes are In!

The votes are in for the whole state of Illinois and here are the Monarch and Bluestem winners for 2015.  Click here to see next year’s Monarch and Bluestem lists.

 

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White Eagle Monarch Winners:

  1. Gaston with 51 votes

  2. Princess in Black with 26 votes

  3. Trapped!  A Whale Rescue with 25 votes

  4. This Book Just Ate My Dog with 24 Votes


 

Overall Monarch Winners:

  1. Gaston with 11919 votes

  2. This Book Just Ate My Dog with 9529 votes

  3. Princess in Black with 7835 votes


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White Eagle Bluestem Winners

  1. El Deafo with 20 votes

  2. The Genius Files with 20 votes

  3. The War that Saved My Life with 14 votes

  4. Spirit Animals: First Born with 10 votes

 

Overall Bluestem Winners:
  1. El Deafo with 4704 votes

  2. The War that Saved My Life with 2831 votes

  3. Rain Reign with 1951 votes



Creation Station Fun:
Spring is in the air so “spring” into these Creation Station activities:

  • Popsicle Stick, Yarn and Pipe Cleaner Fun: 
    • Flower Spinner

    • Chinese Fan

    • Create a creature

    • Weave a baby turtles

    • Create a kazoo

    • and so much more!

  • Make an Egg Parachute

  • Egg Tower Time!!!



Earth Day Extravaganza

This month we celebrate Earth Day!  I

t's a day to really stop and think about what we are doing to our Earth and how we can make it a cleaner and better place to live.  During the month of April try to do something to help our Earth.  Plant a flower or tree, recycle, reuse, bring cloth bags instead of getting plastic ones at the store, etc... whatever you can think of to make our Earth a better and cleaner place. 

 

Celebrate Earth Day all month by visiting the following websites for fun games, activities, crafts, recipes and more!



Check out These Great Books

Penguins Love Colors

Mama loves brightly colored flowers and her little penguins too! Tulip, Tiger Lily, Dandelion, Bluebell, Violet, and Broccoli use red, orange, yellow, blue, purple, and green to color in their snowy world and paint a colorful surprise for Mama. Will she know who painted what? Of course she will! But will YOU know?


Click here to watch a video book trailer.




Hap-pea All Year

Hap-pea January!

Let’s get going,

grab your mittens—hooray, it’s snowing!


The peas have rolled through the letters, numbers, and colors. Now, they’re back with all of their signature jaunty and joyful perfect-for-preschoolers energy to take young readers through the calendar. With bouncy rhyming text and playful pea-packed illustrations, celebrating the months, the seasons, and the holidays has never been so fun!




The Pout Pout Fish Far, Far From Home

Mr. Fish has prepped and packed, And he’s made big plans to roam.

He’s ready for adventure

On his trip away from home!

But sometimes trips have detours

And not everything goes right.

Without his favorite toy,

Can he fall asleep at night?


Swim along with Mr. Fish as he explores new places and meets new friends in THE POUT-POUT FISH, FAR, FAR FROM HOME. He might just learn that a few bumps along the way are all part of the journey.




Happy Dreamer

While the world tells us to sit still, to follow the rules, and to color inside the lines, Happy Dreamer celebrates all those moments in between when the mind and spirit soar and we are free to become our own true dreamer maximus! In Peter's signature voice and style, this empowering picture book reminds children of how much their dreams matter, and while life will have ups and downs, he enlists readers to stay true to who they are, to tap into their most creative inner selves, and to never ever forget to dream big!

Click here to watch a video book trailer. 

 

 

What Do You Do With An Idea? This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. As the child’s confidence grows, so does the idea itself. And then, one day, something amazing happens.

This is a story for anyone, at any age, who’s ever had an idea that seemed a little too big, too odd, too difficult. It’s a story to inspire you to welcome that idea, to give it some space to grow, and to see what happens next. Because your idea isn’t going anywhere. In fact, it’s just getting started.

Click here to watch a video book trailer.



You Do Not Want a Unicorn

When a little boy throws a coin in a well asking for a pet unicorn, he has no idea what kind of trouble he's in for. Unbeknownst to him, unicorns make the absolutely worst pets: they shed, they poke holes in your ceiling, and they make a big mess. This rollicking story shares all of the ways a pet unicorn can ruin your life, and is sure to have readers in stitches.


Click here to watch a video book trailer.




Egg

There are four eggs. One is blue, one is pink, one is yellow, and one is green. Three of the eggs hatch, revealing three baby birds who fly away. But the green egg does not hatch. Why not? When the three birds return to investigate, they’re in for a big surprise! What will happen next?




More The Notebook of Doom #4 - 7

           


Click here to watch a video book trailer about the series.




More Flying Beaver Brothers #5 -6


     


More Eerie Elementary #4 - 5


     

Click here to watch a video book trailer about the series.

 

New Lotus Lane and Missy’s Super Duper Royal Deluxe 
Mika: My New Life

Kiki, Coco, and Lulu officially invite Mika to join the Lotus Lane Girls Club. The girls plan a surprise pajama party to welcome Mika to the club! Afterward though, Mika struggles to make time for all of the LLGC activities, Katy Krupski stirs up trouble (as usual!), and a new girl moves on to Lotus Lane!

 

Missy’s Super Duper Royal Deluxe Field Trip

Missy's class goes on a field trip to the state capitol. Missy cannot wait to visit what she is sure will be the most awesome gift shop ever! But she soon learns that the capitol does not have a gift shop. Missy decides this simply MUST change! Since the students are all partnered up for the day, Missy cannot go anywhere without Oscar. Missy knows she is supposed to complete the tour along with the rest of her class, but does Missy do anything like everyone else? As with everything, Missy--and her trusty friend Oscar--find a way to make the class field trip super duper royal deluxe!

 

The Bad Guys

They sound like bad guys, they look like bad guys . . . and they even smell like bad guys. But Mr. Wolf, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Snake, and Mr. Shark are about to change all of that…Mr. Wolf has a daring plan for the Bad Guys' first good mission. They are going to break two hundred dogs out of the Maximum Security City Dog Pound. Will Operation Dog Pound go smoothly? Will the Bad Guys become the Good Guys? And will Mr. Snake please stop swallowing Mr. Piranha?!

The Bad Guys: Mission Unpluckable

The Bad Guys next mission? Rescue 10,000 chickens from a high-tech cage farm. But they are up against sizzling lasers, one feisty tarantula, and their very own Mr. Snake...who's also known as "The Chicken Swallower." What could possibly go wrong?

Click here to watch a video book trailer about the series.

 

I Survived True Stories: Tornado Terror

The Tri-State Tornado of 1925 was the deadliest tornado strike in American history, tearing through three states and killing 700 people. Almost a century later, the Joplin Tornado was a mile-wide monster that nearly destroyed the heart of a vibrant city. The author of the New York Times best-selling I Survived series now brings you the vivid and true stories of two young people who survived these terrifying twisters, along with fascinating facts about tornadoes and profiles of the well-respected scientists and storm chasers who study them.

 

Wish

Eleven-year-old Charlie Reese has been making the same secret wish every day since fourth grade. She even has a list of all the ways there are to make the wish, such as cutting off the pointed end of a slice of pie and wishing on it as she takes the last bite. But when she is sent to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to live with family she barely knows, it seems unlikely that her wish will ever come true. That is until she meets Wishbone, a skinny stray dog who captures her heart, and Howard, a neighbor boy who proves surprising in lots of ways. Suddenly Charlie is in serious danger of discovering that what she thought she wanted may not be what she needs at all.

Click here to watch a video book trailer.

 

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook

Eleven-year-old Perry was born and raised by his mom at the Blue River Co-ed Correctional Facility in tiny Surprise, Nebraska. His mom is a resident on Cell Block C, and so far Warden Daugherty has made it possible for them to be together. That is, until a new district attorney discovers the truth—and Perry is removed from the facility and forced into a foster home. When Perry moves to the “outside” world, he feels trapped. Desperate to be reunited with his mom, Perry goes on a quest for answers about her past crime. As he gets closer to the truth, he will discover that love makes people resilient no matter where they come from . . . but can he find a way to tell everyone what home truly means?

Click here to watch a video book trailer.

 

Slacker

Cameron Boxer is very happy to spend his life avoiding homework, hanging out with his friends, and gaming for hours in his basement. It's not too hard for him to get away with it . . . until he gets so caught up in one game that he almost lets his house burn down around him.Oops.It's time for some serious damage control--so Cameron and his friends invent a fake school club that will make it seem like they're doing good deeds instead of slacking off. The problem? Some kids think the club is real--and Cameron is stuck being president.Soon Cameron is part of a mission to save a beaver named Elvis from certain extinction. Along the way, he makes some new friends--and some powerful new enemies. The guy who never cared about anything is now at the center of everything . . . and it's going to take all his slacker skills to win this round.

Click here to watch a video book trailer.

 

Baseball Genius

Jalen DeLuca loves baseball. Unfortunately his dad can't afford to keep him on the travel team. His dad runs a diner and makes enough to cover the bills, but there isn't enough to cover any extras. So Jalen decides to take matters into his own hands and he sneaks into the home of the New York Yankee's star second baseman, James Yager, and steals a couple of balls from his personal batting cage. He knows that if he can sell them, he'll be able to keep himself on the team.  But like the best-laid plans—or in this case the worst!—Jalen's scheme goes wrong when Yager catches him. But Jalen has a secret: his baseball genius. He can analyze and predict almost exactly what a pitcher is going to do with his next pitch. He can't quite explain how he knows, he just knows. And after proving to Yager that he really can do this, using a televised game and predicting pitch after pitch with perfect accuracy, the two agree to a deal. Jalen will help Yager out of his batting slump and Yager won't press charges. However, when he begins to suspect that the team's general manager has his own agenda, Jalen's going to need his friends and his unusual baseball talent to save not only Yager's career, but his own good name.

 

School of the Dead

For most of Tony Gilbert’s life, he has thought of his uncle as “Weird Uncle Charlie.” That is, until Uncle Charlie moves in with Tony and his family. Uncle Charlie is still odd, of course—talking about spirits and other supernatural stuff—but he and Tony become fast friends, and Tony ends up having a lot of fun with Uncle Charlie. When Uncle Charlie dies suddenly, Tony is devastated. Then he starts seeing Uncle Charlie everywhere! It doesn’t help that Tony switched schools—it was Uncle Charlie’s dying wish that Tony attend the Penda School, where Uncle Charlie himself went as a kid. The Penda School is eerie enough without his uncle’s ghost making it worse. On top of that, rumors have been circulating about a student who went missing shortly before Tony arrived. Could that somehow be related to Uncle Charlie’s ghost?

 

Word of Mouse

What makes Isaiah so unique? First, his fur is as blue as the sky--which until recently was something he'd never seen, but had read all about. That's right--Isaiah can read, and write. He can also talk to humans...if any of them are willing to listen! After a dramatic escape from a mysterious laboratory, Isaiah is separated from his "mischief" (which is the word for a mouse family), and has to use his special skills to survive in the dangerous outdoors, and hopefully find his missing family. But in a world of cruel cats, hungry owls, and terrified people, it's hard for a young, lone mouse to make it alone. When he meets an equally unusual and lonely human girl named Hailey, the two soon learn that true friendship can transcend all barriers.

 

Ultimate Reptileopedia

Snakey, slimey, scaley, and sensational! Welcome to the amazing world of the most popular reptiles on Earth. With colorful photographs and fun facts, this easy-to-use encyclopedia profiles snakes, lizards, amphibians, turtles and tortoises, crocodilians, and tuatara. Profiles are accompanied by Did You Know? details and fast facts including scientific name, size, diet, and habitat.

 

Ultimate Oceanpedia

From tsunamis and sea turtles to riptides and reefs, learn all about the creatures, science, and ecology of our oceans, which cover more of the planet than all the continents and are just as important! Travel through all parts of the ocean to learn how it affects of our world, including storms and climate. Amazing facts, photos, illustrations, and diagrams are found throughout this book, along with conservation tips, weird-but-true facts, and a mini ocean atlas.

 

Lego Big Book of Animals

Did you know that polar bears have black skin underneath their white fur or that a giraffe's legs are taller than the average adult human?From the highest mountains to the deepest oceans, the chilly Arctic to the hot grasslands, young readers will go wild as they discover the amazing creatures that roam the Earth. This giftable hardcover features hundreds of stunning photographs and fun facts about more than fifty wild animals. Children will delight in learning about animals with the help of the hilarious LEGO(R) minifigures.

 

 

Support the LMC through Anderson’s Online Store andersons.jpg

We are excited to announce a new way to help support the LMC through our friends at Anderson’s. When you go to http://abcfairs.comyou can log on as a White Eagle shopper (login and password are both WhiteEagle) and then a percentage of your purchase comes right back to White Eagle School and your books are mailed to your home address. You can also purchase eBooks through this website that will work on many devices such as iPads, Nooks, iPhones, etc. Anderson’s Bookfair Company provides a high quality selection of literature and supports our LMC. If you have questions or want more information, feel free to contact Mrs. Vieira.

 

Birthday Books
Are you looking for a way to honor and celebrate your birthday at school? The White Eagle LMC has an idea for you!  Donate a book in honor of your birthday to White Eagle’s LMC and become a member of the White Eagle Birthday Book Club. It helps build our library collection and makes you feel special at the same time! For more details about the Birthday Book Club see the attached sheet below. Last year we had over 200 students participate in our Birthday Book program. That is an amazing number of donations and means our LMC is 200 books better. Take a look at all of our amazing birthday books by putting your mouse over the Library Media Center on the left hand side of this page and then clicking on the Birthday Book section.

Birthday Book Club Letter

 

Be Safe on the Internet

Become an Internet safety wiz. Learn how to be safe and smart on the Internet. Visit any of the sites below to play games, watch videos and more!

 

Go Green at White Eagle!

Help keep the earth clean while earning new equipment and cash for our school.  You can make a difference and help us earn even more by saving your used printer cartridges and cell phones.  Just bring in your items to the LMC and we’ll do the rest.  Tell your parents, friends and where your parents work.  The more cartridges and cell phones the more we help our school and our planet! 

 

 

Mrs. Vieira and Mrs. Connelly work in the LMC at White Eagle Elementary School. We work to provide students with a variety of materials to read for their recreational reading. Different types of literature are highlighted each month, and the LMC offers a variety of activities to enhance students' ability to use information resources and their technology skills. We also work to provide students with access to information and to provide students with the resources to search out answers to their information questions.


LMC Mission Statement

Believing that the Library Media Center (LMC) is a fundamental part of the educational program of the schools of Indian Prairie School District #204, the mission of the LMC is to encourage, promote, and assist students and teachers to be effective users of ideas and information and to foster reading and use of a library for lifelong learning.


LMC Hours

The LMC is open every morning that school is in session at 9:00 when students are allowed to enter the building and closes at the end of each school day at 3:35.  Flexible book checkout exists for student drop-ins and visiting classes.


Contact Us

To contact Dawn Vieira, LMC Director, or LMC staff, please call the LMC at 630-375-3959 or email dawn_vieira@ipsd.org.


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Contact Info

Principal: Timothy Krahenbuhl

1585 White Eagle Drive (map)
Naperville, IL 60564

Office:
630.375.3600
Attendance:
630.375.3600 (press 3 at prompt)
Fax:
630.375.3601

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