White Eagle Elementary School

Indian Prairie School District 204

Library Media Center (LMC)

What's New in the LMC?

October 2017


 

The Book Fair is Coming!  andersons.jpg                              

White Eagle’s Fall Book Fair is coming! It will be held in the LMC from Wednesday, Nov. 8th through Tuesday, Nov. 14th.  Be looking for more information regarding hours, shopping, Wish Lists and more at the end of this month.  All purchases support the LMC!



 


Preorder Diary of a Wimpy Kid #12: The Getaway

Guaranteed delivery to you here at White Eagle School on November 7th!!!

When it comes out, Mrs. Vieira drives in her car super early in the morning to get it!

Plus, all sales through Mrs. Vieira support our book fair and bring funds to our LMC!

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See Mrs. Vieira in the LMC to get your pre-order sheet or click here to print one out at home to bring to school.


Author Visit: 4th and 5th Grade

White Eagle Elementary is delighted to welcome bestselling author Robert Beatty

on Tuesday, October 10th. Mr. Beatty will talk 4th and 5th grades at about 10:15 am.  about his career and his new book Serafina and the Splintered Heart.  Parents are invited to join.


To order a personalized copy of any of his books, please return the order form with payment (cash or check payable to White Eagle Elementary) by Tuesday, October 10th. If you miss that date, there will be a limited supply of autographed books available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis until Tuesday, October 17th.


Click here to download an order form.


About the books:

Serafina and the Black Cloak

Never go into the deep parts of the forest, for there are many dangers there, and they will ensnare your soul."


 

Serafina has never had a reason to disobey her pa and venture beyond the grounds of Biltmore Estate.  There's plenty to explore in her grand home, although she must take care to never be seen.  None of the rich folk upstairs know that Serafina exists; she and her pa, the estate's maintenance man, have secretly lived in the basement for as long as Serafina can remember.  But when children at the estate start disappearing, only Serafina knows who the culprit is: a terrifying man in a black cloak who stalks Biltmore's corridors at night.  Serafina's hunt leads her into the very forest that she has been taught to fear. There she discovers a forgotten legacy of magic, one that is bound to her own identity. In order to save the children of Biltmore, Serafina must seek the answers that will unlock the puzzle of her past.


Serafina and the Twisted Staff

Serafina's defeat of the Man in the Black Cloak has brought her out of the shadows and into the daylight realm of her home, Biltmore Estate. Every night she visits her mother in the forest, eager to learn the ways of the catamount. But Serafina finds herself caught between her two worlds: she's too wild for Biltmore's beautifully dressed ladies and formal customs, and too human to fully join her kin. When a mysterious series of attacks test Serafina's role as Biltmore's protector, she finds herself torn from the side of her best friend and only ally, Braeden Vanderbilt. Heartbroken, she flees deep in the forest. Serafina comes face-to-face with the evil infecting Biltmore-and discovers its reach is far greater than she'd ever imagined. All the humans and creatures of the Blue Ridge Mountains are in terrible danger. For Serafina to defeat this new evil before it engulfs her beloved home, she must search deep inside herself and embrace the destiny that has always awaited her.


NEW BOOK: Serafina and the Splinter Heart

The storms are coming....


Something has happened to Serafina. She has awoken into a darkness she does not understand, scarred from a terrible battle, only to find that life at Biltmore Estate has changed in unimaginable ways.  Old friends do unthinkable things and enemies seem all around.  A mysterious threat moves towards Biltmore, a force without a name, bringing with it violent storms and flooding that stands to uproot everything in its path. Serafina must uncover the truth about what has happened to her and find a way to harness her strange new powers before it's too late. In the epic third installment of Robert Beatty's #1 bestselling series, Serafina takes her rightful place among literary champions as she battles fiercely to defend all she loves and become everything that she is meant to be.


Click here to watch all the Serafina Book Trailers.




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! 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 visit the White Eagle LMC website and to see a list of the September Birthday Books visit http://whiteeagle.ipsd.org/Subpage.aspx?id=932 .



Creation Station:

The Creation Station is ready for business!

  • New To Do:

    • Make a crazy bookmark guy!

    • Make an optical illusion Jack O’Lantern

    • Take the 10 Straw Challenge

    • Bring your Quiver Pumpkin to life

  • All the Time Fun!

    • Weave on our school loom… over, under, over, under

    • Try a BeeBot Challenge Card

    • Play OSMO

    • Program Dash: Use a challenge card!

    • Squigz, Legos, Pipe Cleaner creations, Rainbow Loom and more!


Your teacher has passes to visit the Creation Station when he/she feels is appropriate, for rewards, lunch recess centers, etc.  You can also come before school on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays with a parent note.  The LMC is open at 8:20 am on those days.




PTA Reflections: "Within Reach"

It is time for the Reflections 2017-2018 Art Contest. The Theme for this year is “Within Reach"

You may participate in any one (or more) of these 6 categories:

·         Visual Arts

·         Literature

·         Music Composition

·         Photography

·         Dance Choreography

·         Film Production

All necessary forms are available from the Reflections section of the PTA website.


ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE INVITED FOR THE REFLECTIONS BREAKFAST RECEPTION WITH MR. KRAHENBUHL and AWARDED CERTIFICATES!

DEADLINE is Friday, October 16, 2017

 


 

Check out the New Books!

Sam, the Most Scaredy-Cat Kid in the Whole World

A TERRIFICALLY TERRIFYING TALE!

Sam is afraid of anything and everything-except for his friend Leonardo, the terrible monster. Kerry is afraid of everything and anything-except for her friend Frankenthaler, the other monster. One day, the two scaredy-cat kids make a particularly scary discovery: each other! AAH! EEK! Something has to be done. Something BIG. But what?




The Bad Seed

This is a book about a bad seed. A baaaaaaaaaad seed. How bad? Do you really want to know?

 

He has a bad temper, bad manners, and a bad attitude. He’s been bad since he can remember! This seed cuts in line every time, stares at everybody and never listens. But what happens when one mischievous little seed changes his mind about himself, and decides that he wants to be—happy?

 

Click here to watch a video book trailer.




It’s Only Stanley

Mysterious noises keep waking up the Wimbledon family. "That's very odd," says Mr. Wimbledon each time, but when he returns from checking on the sounds, he's always reassuring: "It's only Stanley; he's fixing the oil tank." "It's only Stanley; he's clearing the bathtub drain."

 

But what Stanley the dog is actually doing while his oblivious family goes back to bed is deliciously absurd: he's turning the house into a rocket ship to zoom himself and his family to another planet for an alien encounter.




Milo’s Hat Trick

Milo the Magnificent is the world’s least magnificent magician. He can't even pull a rabbit out of his hat! When Mr. Popovich gives him one more chance, Milo knows he has no choice: he has to go out and catch a rabbit for his act. Instead, he catches a bear. And the bear promises to help! Into the hat he dives. Milo rides the train home, sure his act will go off perfectly tonight. But when he arrives in his dressing room, he discovers that he left his hat—and the bear!—on the train. Meanwhile, across town, a man in a restaurant has a very familiar hat . . . Can Milo get his hat back in time for his act?




Creepy Pair of Underwear

Jasper Rabbit is NOT a little bunny anymore. He’s not afraid of the dark, and he’s definitely not afraid of something as silly as underwear. But when the lights go out, suddenly his new big rabbit underwear glows in the dark. A ghoulish, greenish glow. If Jasper didn’t know any better he’d say his undies were a little, well, creepy. Jasper’s not scared obviously, he’s just done with creepy underwear. But after trying everything to get rid of them, they keep coming back!


Click here to watch a video book trailer.

Frog on a Log?

The frog does not want to sit on a log. Doing his best to find an alternative place to sit, the frog asks the cat a litany of questions. For every answer the cat has, the frog has another question--until the frog finds out what dogs sit on!


Click here to watch a video book trailer.




Dog on a Frog?

You know the rules," said cat. "Cats sit on mats, frogs sit on logs, and dogs sit on FROGS!"

"Well, I'm changing the rules," said the frog.

In this hilarious sequel to Frog on a Log?, frog decides that he does not want to sit on a log, and he definitely does not want a dog to sit on a frog! So he changes the rules. Now, dogs sit on logs, and cats sit on gnats! But what will frog decide to sit on now?




Say Zoop!

Make some noise! Shout "OH!" Whisper "oh!" Say "Zoop"? Yes! "Zoop!" "Zoop!" "Zoop!" The newest book from Hervé Tullet magically responds with bursts of color and moving shapes, empowering children by letting their imaginations liberate and direct each page's reaction.




Nerdy Birdy Tweets

Nerdy Birdy and his best friend, Vulture, are very different. Nerdy Birdy loves video games, but Vulture finds them BORING. Vulture loves snacking on dead things, but Nerdy Birdy finds that GROSS. Luckily, you don’t have to agree on everything to still be friends.

 

One day, Nerdy Birdy joins Tweetster, and the friend requests start flying in. Vulture watches as Nerdy Birdy gets swept up in his new friendships, but when she finally gets angry, Nerdy Birdy knows just what to do to make things right.




Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast

Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast have a beautiful friendship—until they discover that there's ONLY ONE DROP of maple syrup left. Off they go, racing past the Orange Juice Fountain, skiing through Sauerkraut Peak, and reeling down the linguini. But who will enjoy the sweet taste of victory? And could working together be better than tearing each other apart?


Click here to watch a video book trailer.



Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast: The Case of the Stink Stenches

"Uncle,” Croissant said, “the fridge is in trouble!

A mystery stench turned a whole shelf to rubble!

I’m the last hope or the fridge will be lost!

Help me or else we’ll be cooked, served, and sauced.”

There’s a stinky stench in the fridge—and our favorite foodie friends must solve a smelly mystery! Sir French Toast’s nephew, Inspector Croissant, begs him and Lady Pancake for help in finding the source of the foul odor. Could it be the devious Baron Von Waffle? A fetid fish lurking in the bottom of Corn Chowder Lake?

 

Click here to watch a video book trailer.

 

 

Fly Guy’s Big Family

Fly Guy misses his family. So when Fly Guy's not looking, Buzz plans him a surprise party and invites his whole family-including all his brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, and mother and father. When the time comes for the party, will Fly Guy be surprised?


Click here to watch a video book trailer.

 

 

 

 

Eerie Elementary #6: Sam Battles the Machine

A mysterious substitute teacher arrives at Eerie Elementary. Sam, Lucy, and Antonio think he must be up to no good! They follow him and discover he lives in mad scientist Orson Eerie's old house! And he's building a strange machine! Who is this substitute teacher? Is he trying to free Orson -- to somehow bring him back to life for real?! Sam and his friends are about to find out!


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



 

Humphrey’s Treasure Hunt Trouble

Humphrey might be the only one who can solve the mystery of the missing treasure hunt prize!


Garth has a surprise for his friends when they get to his party—a treasure hunt! Riddles are hidden all around his backyard and he put the prize in the best hiding spot of all—Humphrey’s cage. Only Humphrey knows something Garth doesn’t: someone stole the prize!


Humphrey doesn’t know who took it, but he is good at solving mysteries. Can he put the clues together and save the treasure hunt?




Owl Diaries: The Wildwood Bakery

Eva's friend Macy has a little sister who can't fly on her own. So Eva's class decides to raise money to buy her a super-cool flying chair! Half of the class opens a bakery to raise the money. The other half opens a candy store. Soon the owls are competing to see whose shop can make the most money. But they will all need to work together to raise enough money for the special chair. Can Eva get everyone to work as a team?



 

Toby Goes Bananas

Toby may be the class clown, but he's smart enough to know what's what. Whether he's late for school, early for recess, or just in time to fail the next quiz, he's always got something to say about it. But even though his friends think he's funny, the adults in his life aren't laughing--mostly because they're not in on the jokes. No matter! Toby makes the best of it as he coasts through the day on his wit and good humor!




 

I Survived: The American Revolution, 1776

British soldiers were everywhere. There was no escape.

Nathaniel Fox never imagined he'd find himself in the middle of a blood-soaked battlefield, fighting for his life. He was only eleven years old! He'd barely paid attention to the troubles between America and England. How could he, while being worked to the bone by his cruel uncle, Uriah Storch?

But when his uncle's rage forces him to flee the only home he knows, Nate is suddenly propelled toward a thrilling and dangerous journey into the heart of the Revolutionary War. He finds himself in New York City on the brink of what will be the biggest battle yet.



Wishtree

Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree"—people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Along with her crow friend Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red's hollows, this "wishtree" watches over the neighborhood.

 

You might say Red has seen it all. Until a new family moves in. Not everyone is welcoming, and Red's experiences as a wishtree are more important than ever.

 

Click here to watch a video book trailer.




Story Thieves (series)

Life is boring when you live in the real world, instead of starring in your own book series. Owen knows that better than anyone, what with the real world’s homework and chores.

 

But everything changes the day Owen sees the impossible happen—his classmate Bethany climb out of a book in the library. It turns out Bethany’s half-fictional and has been searching every book she can find for her missing father, a fictional character.

 

Bethany can’t let anyone else learn her secret, so Owen makes her a deal: All she has to do is take him into a book in Owen’s favorite Kiel Gnomenfoot series, and he’ll never say a word. Besides, visiting the book might help Bethany find her father…

 

…Or it might just destroy the Kiel Gnomenfoot series, reveal Bethany’s secret to the entire world, and force Owen to live out Kiel Gnomenfoot’s final (very final) adventure.


 

 

Finding Perfect
To twelve-year-old Molly Nathans, perfect is:

—The number four

—The tip of a newly sharpened No. 2 pencil

—A crisp white pad of paper

—Her neatly aligned glass animal figurines

What’s not perfect is Molly’s mother leaving the family to take a faraway job with the promise to return in one year. Molly knows that promises are sometimes broken, so she hatches a plan to bring her mother home: Win the Lakeville Middle School Poetry Slam Contest. The winner is honored at a fancy banquet with white tablecloths. Molly is sure her mother would never miss that. Right…?

But as time passes, writing and reciting slam poetry become harder. Actually, everything becomes harder as new habits appear, and counting, cleaning, and organizing are not enough to keep Molly's world from spinning out of control. In this fresh-voiced debut novel, one girl learns there is no such thing as perfect.


The War I Finally Won

When Ada’s clubfoot is surgically fixed at last, she knows for certain that she’s not what her mother said she was—damaged, deranged, crippled mentally as well as physically. She’s not a daughter anymore, either. What is she?

World War II continues, and Ada and her brother, Jamie, are living with their loving legal guardian, Susan, in a borrowed cottage on the estate of the formidable Lady Thorton—along with Lady Thorton herself and her daughter, Maggie. Life in the crowded cottage is tense enough, and then, quite suddenly, Ruth, a Jewish girl from Germany, moves in. A German? The occupants of the house are horrified. But other impacts of the war become far more frightening. As death creeps closer to their door, life and morality during wartime grow more complex. Who is Ada now? How can she keep fighting? And who will she struggle to save?




Gabby Duran and the Unsittables (series)

Gabby Duran and the Unsittables (Gabby Duran Series #1) by Elise Allen, Daryle Conners

Subject: A.L.I.E.N Associate Number 4118-25125A, A.K.A: Gabby Duran, Sitter to the Unsittables

Case File: The First Unsittable

 

Summary: Gabby Duran, babysitter extraordinaire and modern day Mary Poppins was on her way home from sitting for a famous action's star's rambunctious triplets when she was approached by a mysterious woman (Associate 4118-23432B) with her first mission. A babysitting job with a more lucrative rate than she'd ever received. What child could possibly be so difficult to handle? Gabby was soon trusted with the truth—aliens are living among humans on Earth. They are protected by the top-secret organization, the Association Linking Intergalactics and Earthlings as Neighbors (hereby known as A.L.I.E.N). Even extraterrestrials need a sitter now and then. No one was up for the task except Gabby.

 

After accepting the top-secret position, Gabby is paired up with her first charge, a little alien girl named Wutt from the planet Flarknartia,who turns out to be much more than meets the eye. The timing for associate 4118-25125A is less than ideal. It's a school day on Planet Earth and Gabby's audition for the solo part in the band is tonight. Can Gabby Duran, Associate 4118-25125A, First Sitter to the Unsittables, keep her otherworldly charge safe in the unpredictable halls of middle-school and keep A.L.I.E.N hidden?



Gabby Garcia's Ultimate Playbook

If life were a baseball game, all-star pitcher Gabby Garcia would be having her Best. Season. EVER! Until she’s suddenly sent to another school and her winning streak is about to disappear—both on and off the field.

 

But Gabby never gives up! She has a PLAN to keep her champion status intact, and every step of is written out—PLAY by PLAY. How could it not work?

 

 


Raymie Nightingale

Raymie Clarke has come to realize that everything, absolutely everything, depends on her. And she has a plan. If Raymie can win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, then her father, who left town two days ago with a dental hygienist, will see Raymie's picture in the paper and (maybe) come home. To win, not only does Raymie have to do good deeds and learn how to twirl a baton; she also has to contend with the wispy, frequently fainting Louisiana Elefante, who has a show-business background, and the fiery, stubborn Beverly Tapinski, who’s determined to sabotage the contest. But as the competition approaches, loneliness, loss, and unanswerable questions draw the three girls into an unlikely friendship — and challenge each of them to come to the rescue in unexpected ways.


Click here to watch a video book trailer.

 

The Losers Club

Sixth grader Alec can’t put a good book down.

So when Principal Vance lays down the law—pay attention in class, or else—Alec takes action. He can’t lose all his reading time, so he starts a club. A club he intends to be the only member of. After all, reading isn’t a team sport, and no one would want to join something called the Losers Club, right? But as more and more kids find their way to Alec’s club—including his ex-friend turned bully and the girl Alec is maybe starting to like—Alec notices something. Real life might be messier than his favorite books, but it’s just as interesting.

 

Click here to listen to the beginning of the book.



Plants vs. Zombies Timepocalypse #1-3

PopCap's immensely popular Plants vs. Zombies game gets another serving of hilarious, plant-filled, zombie-zapping comics! Crazy Dave—the babbling-yet-brilliant inventor and top-notch neighborhood defender—helps his niece, Patrice, and young adventurer Nate Timely fend off Zomboss's latest global attack in Plants vs. Zombies: Timepocalypse! This new, standalone tale will tickle your funny bones and thrill . . . your brains!

 

 


The Baby-Sitters Club #5: Dawn and the Impossible Three

Dawn Schafer is the newest member of The Baby-sitters Club. While she's still adjusting to life in Stoneybrook after moving from sunny California, she's eager to accept her first big job. But taking care of the three Barrett kids would be too much for any baby-sitter. The house is always a mess, the kids are out of control, and Mrs. Barrett never does any of the things she promises. On top of all that, Dawn wants to fit in with the other members of the BSC, but she can't figure out how to get along with Kristy. Was joining The Baby-sitters Club a mistake?

 

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



Babymouse Tales from the Locker: Lights, Camera, Middle School!

For Babymouse, middle school is like a monster movie. You can never be sure who’s a friend and who’s an enemy, and the halls are filled with mean-girl zombies. Instead of brains, the zombies hunger for stuff—the perfect wedge sandals or the right shade of sparkly lip gloss—and they expect everyone to be just like them.
 
But Babymouse doesn’t want to fit in—she wants to stand out! So she joins the film club to write and direct a sweeping cinematic epic. Will making the film of her dreams turn into a nightmare?












Support the LMC through Anderson’s Online Store

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.com you 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.



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!

· Learn to be smart with Garfield: http://www.infinitelearninglab.org/

· Watch a fun video on BrainPop: http://www.brainpopjr.com/health/besafe/internetsafety/

· Sid’s Online Safety Guide: http://www.bizzikid.co.uk/sosguide/safetyguidestart.html

· AT & T Internet Safety: http://www.att.com/Common/images/safety/game.html

· KidsComJr.: http://www.kidscomjr.com/games/safety/safety.html

· Faux Paws' Adventures in the Interent Movie

· NetSmartz Kids: http://www.netsmartzkids.org/indexFL.htm


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.

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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