White Eagle Elementary School

Indian Prairie School District 204

Library Media Center (LMC)

What's New in the LMC?
April 2018
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!

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.

White Eagle Monarch Winners:

  1. Sam and Dave Dig a Hole with 30 votes

  2. Red: A Crayon’s Story with 25 votes

  3. Lion Lessons with 24 votes

Overall Monarch Winners:

  1. Sam and Dave Dig a Hole with 11,118 votes

  2. Red: A Crayon’s Story with 8923 votes

  3. Moldy Locks and the Three Beards with 7026 votes

White Eagle Bluestem Winners

  1. Fuzzy Mud with 24 votes

  2. The Wild Robot with 20 votes

  3. Save Me a Seat with 16 votes

Overall Bluestem Winners:

  1. Roller Girl with 4256 votes

  2. HiLo with 2797 votes

  3. The Wild Robot with 2582 votes

Author Visit!

White Eagle Elementary and Anderson’s Bookshop are delighted to welcome author Russell Ginns on Thursday, April 19th. Mr. Ginns will talk with 3rd - 5th grades at about 10:45 am about his career and his new book Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans.  Parents are invited to join.

To order a personalized copy of his book, please return the order form with payment (cash or check payable to White Eagle Elementary) by Tuesday, April 17th. 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 Thursday, April 26th.

Click here to download an order form.

About the book:

Her uncle disappeared.

Her sister got $2,400,000,000.

Her brother got the New York Yankees.

She got a rusty old umbrella.

Samantha's mixed up in something super-important and super-dangerous.

It's a good thing she's discovered the...


Click here to watch a video book trailer.

Tag… It’s Reading Time!

Do you like to listen to books?  If so, check out our new LeapReader Kits!  We have 5 pens, 2 Scouts and 1 Pal. Each has a set of books that you can listen to.  Please remember to use them carefully and put everything away neatly when you’re done.  All the LeapReader Kits stay in the LMC for everyone to use. They do not get checked out or go home.


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

  • Egg Tower Balancing Game;  How many eggs pieces can you balance?



  • Broken Crayon: You never know what comes out of a broken crayon… use your imagination and show what you think!   Grab some ideas at


  • Make a cute egg bunny with plastic eggs and pipe cleaners!


  • Explore the Merge Cube Solar System, Human Body and Maze Game!


  • Cardstackers Game: Make a giant card tower!

Check out These Great Books

Rot the Cutest in the World

Rot is a mutant potato. Like most mutant potatoes, Rot loves all sorts of games and contests. So when he sees a sign for the “Cutest in the World Contest,” he can’t wait to enter.


But when Rot realizes who he’s up against—an itty-bitty baby bunny, a little-wittle cuddly kitten, and an eenie-weenie jolly jellyfish—he loses confidence. Will the judges find room in their hearts for an adorable mutant potato?


Here Comes Teacher Cat

Cat is not pleased to be tapped as substitute teacher. Not only is it cutting into his naptime, but a roomful of kittens is a little, well, scary. At school, he’s faced with six adorable kittens and follows the lesson plan of music, building, and painting—only in pure, mischief-making Cat style.



Snappsy the Alligator and His Best Friend Forever! (Probably)

Snappsy the alligator wants nothing more than a quiet evening to himself, but a pesky chicken who insists he's Snappsy's best friend won't leave him alone. Friendship bracelets? Matching shirts? The sleepover of the century? Snappsy did not ask for any of the activities the chicken—his best friend forever?—is planning. This pitch-perfect sequel to Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book) explores all the ways we get friendship wrong (and why it feels so magical when we get it right!)..


Baby Monkey, Private Eye

Who is Baby Monkey?

He is a baby.  He is a monkey.  He has a job.

He is Baby Monkey, Private Eye!


Lost jewels?  Missing pizza?  Stolen spaceship?


Baby Monkey can help…  if he can put on his pants!

Click here to watch a video book trailer.


The Word Collector

Some people collect stamps.

Some people collect coins.

Some people collect art.

And Jerome?

Jerome collected words . . .

Click here to watch a video book trailer.

Little Ladies: Bold Women in Black History

Featuring forty trailblazing black women in American history, Little Leaders educates and inspires as it relates true stories of breaking boundaries and achieving beyond expectations. Illuminating text paired with irresistible illustrations bring to life both iconic and lesser-known female figures of Black history such as abolitionist Sojourner Truth, pilot Bessie Coleman, chemist Alice Ball, politician Shirley Chisholm, mathematician Katherine Johnson, poet Maya Angelou, and filmmaker Julie Dash.


Among these biographies, readers will find heroes, role models, and everyday women who did extraordinary things - bold women whose actions and beliefs contributed to making the world better for generations of girls and women to come. Whether they were putting pen to paper, soaring through the air or speaking up for the rights of others, the women profiled in these pages were all taking a stand against a world that didn't always accept them.


The leaders in this book may be little, but they all did something big and amazing, inspiring generations to come.


BB-8 on the Run

When BB-8 is separated from his master, Poe Dameron, on the lonely desert planet of Jakku, he has no choice but to keep rolling. It's all up to him to get a top-secret map back to the Resistance so they can find Luke Skywalker and save the galaxy from the evil First Order.


It's scary to have a big job when you're just a little droid on your own. But BB-8 isn't alone for long. As he speeds across the sand, BB-8 meets all kinds of strangers who need his help. Should he do good things, as Poe always told him, or will that get in the way of his mission?


When’s My Birthday?

Join our excited narrator as she lists all the things that will make her birthday the BEST birthday.


When’s my birthday?

Where’s my birthday?

How many days until my birthday?

I’d like a pony for my birthday and a necklace for my birthday.

I’d like a chicken for my birthday.

I’d like a ball to bounce and bounce.

I’d like a big cake on my birthday with lots of chocolate on my birthday and lots of candles on my birthday

1,2,3,4,5, and 6!



In this heartfelt celebration of love, Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña and bestselling illustrator Loren Long depict the many ways we experience this universal bond, which carries us from the day we are born throughout the years of our childhood and beyond. With a lyrical text that's soothing and inspiring, this tender tale is a needed comfort and a new classic that will resonate with readers of every age.


The Bad Guys in the Intergalactic Gas

The bad news? The world is ending. The good news? The Bad Guys are back to save it! Sure, they might have to "borrow" a rocket. And there might be something nasty in one of the spacesuits. And Mr. Piranha miiiight have eaten too many bean burritos. Surviving this mission may only be one small step for man, but it's one giant leap for the Bad Guys.


Click here to watch a video book trailer.



Time Travelers: Abraham Lincoln Pro Wrestler



Well, you can believe some of it. There is some real history. But also hijinks. Time travel. And famous figures setting off on adventures that definitely never happened—till now. Time is getting twisted, and it’s up to two kids to straighten things out.


When Abraham Lincoln overhears a classroom of kids say “history is boring,” he decides to teach them a lesson. Lincoln escapes from 1860—to pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler! Now siblings Doc and Abby have to convince Lincoln to go back to Springfield, Illinois, and accept the presidency . . . before everything spins out of control!

I Survived the Children’s Blizzard, 1888

Eleven-year-old John Hale has already survived one brutal Dakota winter, and now he's about to experience one of the deadliest blizzards in American history. The storm of 1888 was a monster, a frozen hurricane that slammed into America's midwest without warning. Within hours, America's prairie would be buried under ten feet of snow. Hundreds would be dead, thousands terrified and lost and freezing.


John never wanted to move to the wide-open prairie. He's a city kid, not a tough pioneer! But his inner strength is seriously tested when he finds himself trapped in the blinding snow, the wind like a giant crushing hammer, pounding him over and over again. Will John ever find his way home?

Girls Who Code #2- Team BFF: Race to the Finish!

Sophia and her coding club BFFs have the best time together. Sure, they work on coding projects, but mostly they gossip about crushes, eat cookies, and do totally silly impersonations. Now they’re about to participate in their first hackathon—a full day of coding and meeting other coders—so it’s time to step up their game!

Just when Sophia and her friends think their hackathon project is ready for the big time, a change of plans threatens to tear their group apart. Will they have each other’s backs, or are they destined for an epic fail? They know that coding is all about teamwork and problem-solving—maybe friendship is, too!


The Wild Robot Escapes

Shipwrecked on a remote, wild island, Robot Roz learned from the unwelcoming animal inhabitants and adapted to her surroundings—but can she survive the challenges of the civilized world and find her way home to Brightbill and the island?








Stick Dog Crashes a Party



Stick Dog and his hungry pals have found plenty of tasty treats at Picasso Park before. But it’s never looked like it does on this dark, dark night. Strings of white lights, colorful fireworks, and an endless buffet of amazing food have transformed the park into a food-snatching wonderland.


There’s a party going on, and Stick Dog, Mutt, Poo-Poo, Stripes, and Karen are ready to crash it. But how will they do it?


It will take a top-notch strategy, some good luck, and a little help from two charming cats to complete their mission. It’s another smart, hilarious romp for Stick Dog and his team of strays.

The 78-Story Treehouse

Andy and Terry live in a 78-story treehouse. (It used to be a 65-story treehouse, but they just keep building more levels!) It has a drive-thru car wash, a courtroom with a robot judge called Edward Gavelhead, a scribbletorium, a combining machine, an ALL-BALL sports stadium, a high-security potato chip storage facility, and an open-air movie theatre with a super-giant screen . . . which is a very useful thing to have now that Terry’s going to be a big-shot movie star!


After Andy gets cut out of the movie, he and Terry have a big fight and decide they don’t want to be best friends anymore. But with a herd of sneaky spy cows out to steal all their story ideas, can Andy and Terry make up before it’s too late?


Click here to watch a video book trailer.

The Magic Misfits

When street magician Carter runs away, he never expects to find friends and magic in a sleepy New England town. But like any good trick, things change instantly as greedy B.B. Bosso and his crew of crooked carnies arrive to steal anything and everything they can get their sticky fingers on.


After a fateful encounter with the local purveyor of illusion, Dante Vernon, Carter teams up with five other like-minded kids. Together, using both teamwork and magic, they'll set out to save the town of Mineral Wells from Bosso's villainous clutches. These six Magic Misfits will soon discover adventure, friendship, and their own self-worth in this delightful new series.


(Psst. Hey, you! Yes, you! Congratulations on reading this far. As a reward, I'll let you in on a little secret. This book isn't just a book. It's a treasure trove of secrets and ciphers and codes and even stage tricks. Keep your eyes peeled and you'll discover more than just a story—you'll find magic.)

Smart Cookie

Sometimes you need to keep a few secrets.


Frankie knows she'll be in big trouble if Dad discovers she secretly posted a dating profile for him online. But she's determined to find him a wife, even if she ends up grounded for life. Frankie wants what she had before Mom died. A family of three. Two is a pair of socks or the wheels on a bicycle or a busy weekend at the B&B where Frankie and Dad live. Three is a family. And Frankie's is missing a piece.


But Operation Mom is harder to pull off than Frankie expects. None of the Possibles are very momish, the B&B's guests keep canceling, Frankie's getting the silent treatment from her once best friend, and there's a maybe-ghost hanging around. Worst of all, Gram and Dad are definitely hiding secrets of their own.


If a smart cookie like Frankie wants to save the B&B and find her missing piece, she's going to have to figure out what secrets are worth keeping and when it's time to let go.

Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble

Leonora Logroño’s family owns the most beloved bakery in Rose Hill, Texas, spending their days conjuring delicious cookies and cakes for any occasion. And no occasion is more important than the annual Dia de los Muertos festival.


Leo hopes that this might be the year that she gets to help prepare for the big celebration—but, once again, she is told she’s too young. Sneaking out of school and down to the bakery, she discovers that her mother, aunt, and four older sisters have in fact been keeping a big secret: they’re brujas—witches of Mexican ancestry—who pour a little bit of sweet magic into everything that they bake.  


Leo knows that she has magical ability as well and is more determined than ever to join the family business—even if she can’t let her mama and hermanas know about it yet.


And when her best friend, Caroline, has a problem that needs solving, Leo has the perfect opportunity to try out her craft. It’s just one little spell, after all…what could possibly go wrong?

Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls

After a botched escape plan from her boarding school, Abigail is stunned to discover the school is actually a cover for an elite spy ring called The Center, along with being training grounds for future spies. Even more shocking? Abigail’s mother is a top agent for The Center and she has gone MIA, with valuable information that many people would like to have—at any cost. Along with a former nemesis and charming boy from her grade, Abigail goes through a crash course in Spy Training 101, often with hilarious—and sometimes painful—results. But Abigail realizes she might be a better spy-in-training than she thought—and the answers to her mother’s whereabouts are a lot closer than she thinks…


Clayton Boyd Goes Undercover

Clayton feels most alive when he’s with his grandfather, Cool Papa Byrd, and the band of Bluesmen—he can’t wait to join them, just as soon as he has a blues song of his own. But then the unthinkable happens. Cool Papa Byrd dies, and Clayton’s mother forbids Clayton from playing the blues. And Clayton knows that’s no way to live.


Armed with his grandfather’s brown porkpie hat and his harmonica, he runs away from home in search of the Bluesmen, hoping he can join them on the road. But on the journey that takes him through the New York City subways and to Washington Square Park, Clayton learns some things that surprise him.

Greetings from Witness Protection

The marshals are looking for the perfect girl to join a mother, father, and son on the run from the nation’s most notorious criminals. After all, the bad guys are searching for a family with one kid, not two, and adding a streetwise girl who knows a little something about hiding things may be just what the marshals need.


Nicki swears she can keep the Trevor family safe, but to do so she’ll have to dodge hitmen, cyberbullies, and the specter of standardized testing, all while maintaining her marshal-mandated B-minus average. As she barely balances the responsibilities of her new identity, Nicki learns that the biggest threats to her family’s security might not lurk on the road from New York to North Carolina, but rather in her own past.


Donovan Curtis

has never been what anyone would call “gifted.” But his genius friend Noah Youkilis is actually supergifted, with one of the highest IQs around. After years at the Academy for Scholastic Distinction, all Noah dreams of is the opportunity to fail if he wants to. And he’s landed in the perfect place to do it—Donovan’s school.


Almost immediately, Noah finds himself on the wrong side of cheerleading captain Megan Mercury and alpha jock Hash “Hashtag” Taggart. Sticking up for Noah lands Donovan in the middle of a huge feud with Hashtag. He’s told to stay away from the sports star—or else.


That should be the end of it, but when a freak incident suddenly makes Donovan a hero, he can’t tell anyone about it since Hashtag is involved. So Noah steps in and becomes “Superkid.” Now he’s gone from nerd to titan at school. And it may have gone more than a little bit to his head.

Earth Day Extravaganza
This month we celebrate Earth Day!  It'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!


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



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.


Contact Info

Principal: Timothy Krahenbuhl

1585 White Eagle Drive (map)
Naperville, IL 60564

630.375.3600 (press 3 at prompt)

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