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May 2018

Author Visit: Aaron Reynolds K-2!

White Eagle Elementary is delighted to welcome New York Times bestselling author Aaron Reynolds on Friday, May 25th. Mr. Reynolds will talk with K-2 students at 2:00 pm about his career as an author and his new book Dude!.  Parents are invited to attend.

To guarantee a personalized copy of his book, please return the order form with payment (cash or check payable to White Eagle Elementary) by Friday, May, 25th. If you miss that date, there will be a limited supply of signed books available for purchase through June 1st.

About the book:

Dude You have to read this book.

It's totally about this platypus and this beaver who are

friends. They want to go surfing but dude, there's this shark

who's in the ocean, too.

But don't worry. This shark approaches and you'll never

guess what happens.


Click here for a order form.

 

Celebrate Children’s Book Week!
Children’s Book Week is May 1st – 7th.  Children's Book Week is all about celebrating your favorite books, authors, and illustrators! From comics to mysteries, from magic to history...you can find anything between the pages of a book!

          


Come to the LMC and vote for you favorite in our Battle of the Books contest!


White Eagle’s First Ever Buy One, Get One Free Book Fair!

Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school one last time with a Buy One, Get One FREE* Book Fair!  This special event offers a great opportunity for you to add twice as many books to your child’s library.  For every item you buy, you get another item for FREE! It’s that simple! You’ll leave the Fair with twice as many books!  (All Free items must be equal or lesser value than the ones you buy.)

Scholastic’s Buy One, Get One FREE* Book Fair will be held from Tuesday, May 15th to Friday, May 18th in our library and you don’t want to miss it!



Creation Station Fun:

It’s our last month of school!   Be sure to check out what’s new in our Creation Station until next year...

 

  • Make a Pipe Cleaner Bunny

  • Zoo Animal Challenge Cards

  • Plastic Cup Challenge Cards

  • Make your own maracas: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with your own musical instrument.

  • Pool Noodle Structures: What can you build with pool noodle pieces and toothpicks?

Remember to clean up any messes!

 

New Books!

Unplugged
Meet Blip. Blip loves being plugged into her computer. When a blackout occurs, Blip trips over her wire and tumbles outside.

Suddenly, Blip's gray world is filled with color and excitement. She plays with her new friends and has adventures all day long. When Blip finally returns home, she realizes that the world can be even brighter once you unplug.

 

What If...

This girl is determined to express herself! If she can't draw her dreams, she'll sculpt or build, carve or collage. If she can't do that, she'll turn her world into a canvas. And if everything around her is taken away, she'll sing, dance, and dream…

 

Click here to watch a video book trailer.

 

Wordy Birdy

Wordy Birdy LOVES to talk. “Hello, sunrise. Hello, pink sky. Hello, orange sky. . . .” But does she love to listen? NOPE. One day, while she’s walking through the forest, her gift of the gab gets her into hot water: “That’s a pretty tree and that’s a pretty tree and that’s a pretty danger sign and that’s a pretty tree. . . .” Will this inattentive bird walk right into danger? Will her faraway thoughts lead her along a path of doom? It’s up to her long-suffering, heard-it-all-before pals Squirrel, Raccoon, and Rabbit to save their distracted friend.


The Rabbit Listened

When something terrible happens, Taylor doesn't know where to turn. All the animals are sure they have the answer. The chicken wants to talk it out, but Taylor doesn't feel like chatting. The bear thinks Taylor should get angry, but that's not quite right either. One by one, the animals try to tell Taylor how to process this loss, and one by one they fail. Then the rabbit arrives. All the rabbit does is listen, which is just what Taylor needs.



Misunderstood Shark

Every beachgoer knows that there's nothing more terrifying than a... SHARRRK! But this shark is just misunderstood, or is he?

 

The filming of an underwater TV show goes awry when the crew gets interrupted by a... SHARRRK! Poor Shark, he wasn't trying to scare them, he's just misunderstood! Then he's accused of trying to eat a fish. Will Shark ever catch a break? After all, he wasn't going to eat the fish, he was just showing it his new tooth! Or was he?

Click here to watch a video book trailer.



Can I Be Your Dog?

This picture book shares the tale of Arfy, a homeless mutt who lives in a box in an alley. Arfy writes to every person on Butternut Street about what a great pet he'd make. His letters to prospective owners share that he's house broken! He has his own squeaky bone! He can learn to live with cats! But, no one wants him. Won't anyone open their heart—and home—to a lonesome dog?



Books That Drive Kids Crazy: This Book is RED

In This Book Is Red, something is clearly bonkers when the narrator insists that frogs and penguins are obviously the same color as lobsters—and the claims get more outrageous from there. What is up with this nonsense? Kids will demand to know—and all readers will be howling with laughter all along the way.



 

A Busy Creature’s Day Eating

Apples! Berries! Cereal! Is there anything this Busy Creature can't crunch? Mo Willems tells an alphabetical tale of hunger, hubris, regret, and redemption as a Busy Creature hilariously chomps and chews its way from A to P and then to Z.


Fly Guy and the Alienzz

Buzz is making a movie about aliens from outer space. When the action begins, superheroes Fly Guy and Buzz Boy are protecting a secret fort in the sky when an alien ship captures them! The duo must outsmart the aliens and the space pirates with the help of Dragon Dude and Fly Girl. The fun-zee is never-ending.




Narwhal Peanut Butter and Jelly

Narwhal and Jelly are back and Narwhal has a new obsession . . . peanut butter! He's so obsessed he even wants to change his name to . . . that's right . . . Peanut Butter! Ever-sensible Jelly isn't so sure that's the best idea, but is all for Narwhal trying new things (instead of just eating waffles all the time, no matter how delicious waffles are).



Zoey and Sassafras: The Pod and the Bog

An old friend visits Zoey at the barn with a mysterious glowing. . . seed pod? Zoey, Sassafras, and Pip must work together to discover what this mysterious rare magical plant needs to grow before all the seeds crumble to purple dust!

 

 

 

Hilde Cracks the Case: UFO Spotted!

A UFO has been spotted in town! Everyone is convinced aliens are invading, but Hilde isn't so sure... Hilde and her sister/photographer, Izzy, interview witnesses and follow the facts. And they soon discover what looks like the wreckage of a spaceship! Hilde has cracked all sorts of cases, but how will she solve this one? It is truly out of this world! 


 


The Bad Guys in Alien vs. Bad Guys

The Bad Guys are vanishing! A creature with TONS of teeth and WAY too many butts is stealing them, one by one. Is this the end for the Bad Guys? Maybe. Will it be funny? You bet it will!


 


 

Lulu is Getting a Sister
Lulu has received the worst. News. EVER. She’s getting...a baby sister. No one ever asked HER opinion on this debacle. But she’ll tell you anyway, because she no how, no way, no thank you wants a sibling.

Undeterred, and to prepare Lulu for big sisterhood, her parents bribe—AHEM, ask—Lulu to attend Camp Sisterhood, a.k.a. big sister training camp. As a Sister-in-Training (SIT), Lulu is assigned a variety of temporary little “siblings” who are supposed to be so much fun Lulu will become excited to have a permanent sibling of her own. Well, no one ever said Camp Sisterhood was supposed to teach Lulu how to be a good big sister, so Lulu resolves to be a bad big sister. She insults her little siblings. She taunts them with secrets. She even tricks one of them into carrying both of their backpacks up a mountain! But no matter what Lulu does, she can’t shake the little terrors.

Then some BITs (brothers-in-training) from the neighboring Camp Brotherhood start picking on Lulu’s siblings, and Lulu responds by doing her red-faced, steam-coming-out-of-her-ears thing and showing those BITs who’s boss! After all, Lulu’s siblings may be duds, but they’re her duds, and sisters have to stick together. Besides, in the end, Lulu figures that having a little sister probably won’t be as bad as a getting a tooth pulled. Probably.


Time Twisters: Abigail Adams, Pirate of the Caribbean

Abraham Lincoln may have returned to history books, but other historical figures saw what he did—and now they know they can escape from their times, too. When Abigail Adams decides there’s more to life than doing chores in the White House, she joins a crew of Caribbean pirates! Can siblings Abby and Doc set history straight? Or will they be the ones who need to be rescued?



Captain Underpants: Full Color Edition

   
 

 

 

 


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


Peter and Ernesto

Peter and Ernesto are sloths. Peter and Ernesto are friends. But Peter and Ernesto are nothing alike. Peter loves their tree and never wants to leave, while Ernesto loves the sky and wants to see it from every place on Earth. When Ernesto leaves to have a grand adventure, Peter stays behind and frets. The two friends grow even closer in separation, as Peter the homebody expands his horizons and Ernesto the wanderer learns the value of home.

 

Harry Potter Color Edition

 

 

Endling #1: The Last

Byx is the youngest member of her dairne pack. Believed to possess remarkable abilities, her mythical doglike species has been hunted to near extinction in the war-torn kingdom of Nedarra.

 

After her pack is hunted down and killed, Byx fears she may be the last of her species. The Endling. So Byx sets out to find safe haven, and to see if the legends of other hidden dairnes are true.


Along the way, she meets new allies—both animals and humans alike—who each have their own motivations for joining her quest. And although they begin as strangers, they become their own kind of family—one that will ultimately uncover a secret that may threaten every creature in their world.

 

Click here to watch a video book trailer.


The Truth as Told By Mason Butler

Mason Buttle is the biggest, sweatiest kid in his grade, and everyone knows he can barely read or write. Mason’s learning disabilities are compounded by grief. Fifteen months ago, Mason’s best friend, Benny Kilmartin, turned up dead in the Buttle family’s orchard. An investigation drags on, and Mason, honest as the day is long, can’t understand why Lieutenant Baird won’t believe the story Mason has told about that day.


Both Mason and his new friend, tiny Calvin Chumsky, are relentlessly bullied by the other boys in their neighborhood, so they create an underground club space for themselves. When Calvin goes missing, Mason finds himself in trouble again. He’s desperate to figure out what happened to Calvin, and eventually, Benny.


But will anyone believe him?

 

The Serpent’s Secret

MEET KIRANMALA:

INTERDIMENSIONAL DEMON SLAYER

(Only she doesn't know it yet.)


On the morning of her twelfth birthday, Kiranmala is just a regular sixth grader living in Parsippany, New Jersey . . . until her parents mysteriously vanish and a drooling rakkhosh demon slams through her kitchen, determined to eat her alive. Turns out there might be some truth to her parents' fantastical stories-like how Kiranmala is a real Indian princess and how she comes from a secret place not of this world.

 

To complicate matters, two crush-worthy princes ring her doorbell, insisting they've come to rescue her. Suddenly, Kiran is swept into another dimension full of magic, winged horses, moving maps, and annoying, talking birds. There she must solve riddles and battle demons all while avoiding the Serpent King of the underworld and the Rakkhoshi Queen in order to find her parents and basically save New Jersey, her entire world, and everything beyond it . . .

 

Click here to watch a video book trailer.


Skeleton Tree

Twelve-year-old Stanly knows the bone growing in his yard is a little weird, but that's okay, because now he'll have the perfect photo to submit to the Young Discoverer's Competition. With such a unique find, he's sure to win the grand prize.


But, oddly, the bone doesn't appear in any photos. Even stranger, it seems to be growing into a full skeleton . . . one that only children can see.


There's just one person who doesn't find any of this weird--Stanly's little sister. Mischievous Miren adopts the skeleton as a friend, and soon, the two become inseparable playmates.

 

When Miren starts to grow sick, Stanly suspects that the skeleton is responsible and does everything in his power to drive the creature away. However, Miren is desperate not to lose her friend, forcing Stanly to question everything he's ever believed about life, love, and the mysterious forces that connect us.

Click here to watch a video book trailer.


Aru Shah and the End of Time
Twelve-year-old Aru Shah has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school. While her classmates are jetting off to family vacations in exotic locales, she'll be spending her autumn break at home, in the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, waiting for her mom to return from her latest archeological trip. Is it any wonder that Aru makes up stories about being royalty, traveling to Paris, and having a chauffeur?

One day, three schoolmates show up at Aru's doorstep to catch her in a lie. They don't believe her claim that the museum's Lamp of Bharata is cursed, and they dare Aru to prove it. Just a quick light, Aru thinks. Then she can get herself out of this mess and never ever fib again.

But lighting the lamp has dire consequences. She unwittingly frees the Sleeper, an ancient demon whose duty it is to awaken the God of Destruction. Her classmates and beloved mother are frozen in time, and it's up to Aru to save them.

The only way to stop the demon is to find the reincarnations of the five legendary Pandava brothers, protagonists of the Hindu epic poem, the Mahabharata, and journey through the Kingdom of Death. But how is one girl in Spider-Man pajamas supposed to do all that?


Coding Books


 

Make It Books


 

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 150 students participate in our Birthday Book program. That is an amazing number of donations and means our LMC is 150 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.  Want to join?  Visit the White Eagle LMC website to download a form and sign up today!


 

 

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

 

 

General Info

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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