White Eagle Elementary School

Indian Prairie School District 204

Library Media Center (LMC)

What's New in the LMC?

May 2017


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.


- DON’T WAKE UP THE TIGER, by Britta Teckentrup

- FRANKENCRAYON, by Michael Hall

- KING BABY, by Kate Beaton


- NANOBOTS, by Chris Gall

- PEEP AND EGG: I’M NOT HATCHING, by Laura Gehl; illus. by Joyce Wan

- THE THANK YOU BOOK, by Mo Willems

Introducing White Eagle’s Give a Book, Get a Book Library!

Ever come to the LMC and you can’t check out a book?  Ever wish you could just have one more book?  Ever wonder what to do with ALL the books you have at your house that you’re done reading?



The White Eagle Book Swap!


What is it?  The White Eagle Book Swap is a new section in the LMC where students are welcome to take 2 books at time, read them and then return them to get new ones. These books do not need to be checked out, but Mrs. Vieira trusts that you’ll bring them back for other students to enjoy.


Where Do the Books Come From?  All the books that are starting the White Eagle Book Swap have come from Mrs. Vieira’s home and are books her children have read and are ready to give to others to enjoy.  From here on out, all other books will be donated by students and approved by Mrs. Vieira.


What If I Have Books to Share?  Great!  We’d love the books you are done reading.  If you have a book that you no longer want at your house and DO NOT WANT IT BACK, bring the book to Mrs. Vieira to add to the White Eagle Book Swap.  Remember, it should be school appropriate and in pretty good shape in order to share with others.


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...

  • Dash Bowling: Can you code Dash to push the bowling ball to get a strike?
  • Meeper Bots: Make your own Lego cars and then control them with the iPads
  • Mouse Race Coding: Design your own maze, place the cheese and then code the robot to find it!

  • 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?
  • Straw Rockets:  How far can your rocket fly?
  • Zoobs: Build something amazing!


Get Involved!!
ALL White Eagle students (K-5) are invited to join the White Eagle Run Club sponsored 
by the IPEF Team White Eagle Staff and Parents!  It will be 4 sessions in May. 

Thursday May 4th
   Thursday May 11th

Thursday May 18th Thursday May 25th


Make It, Take It!  
Stay tuned for information regarding our first Make It, Take It Night at the Creation Station.  Come on out, make something fun, take it home and make a small donation to help our IPEF Team Runners.


New Books!


Meet Triangle. He is going to play a sneaky trick on his friend, Square. Or so Triangle thinks. . . .



The Green Umbrella

When Elephant takes a peaceful walk with his green umbrella, he’s interrupted by Hedgehog, Cat, Bear, and Rabbit—all claiming that they’ve had exciting adventures with his umbrella. After all, it is an umbrella, and it certainly hasn’t been on any adventures more exciting than a walk in the rain. Or has it?


Click here to watch a video book trailer.


They All Saw a Cat

Readers see the world through a different set of eyes thanks to Wenzel's whimsical and eye-catching artwork as a child, a fox, a worm, and others look on as a tabby saunters through a variety of environments. Each distinctive and imaginative spread features a shape-shifting perspective—such as a bee's pointillistic view of the feline—set to a stripped-down, rhythmic text. - School Library Journal  

Click here to watch a video book trailer.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles



Moana Finds the Way

In the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, Moana, a born navigator, sets sail in search of a fabled island. During her incredible journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, to traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage. They encounter enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds, and ancient folklore.



New Owl Diaries

In book #4, a new owl named Hailey starts in Eva's class at school. Eva is always happy to meet new people, and she's excited to make a new friend! But the new owl befriends Lucy instead of her. So Eva gets jealous. Lucy is Eva's best friend! Will Eva lose her best friend? Or can Eva and Lucy BOTH make a new friend?



In book #5, it's almost Warm Hearts Day! Everyone is busy making gifts for their loved ones. Eva LOVES crafting, so she creates all sorts of fun gifts and treats for her friends. She is excited to give out her homemade gifts at the big party at the Old Oak Tree. But then Eva realizes she forgot to make gifts for her family! Will she be able to make the gifts in time?




Flying Beaver Brothers and The Fishy Business

The Flying Beaver Brothers are back, and this time they're hot on the trail of another eco-villain: Fish Stix  Environmental Manufacturing. When Fish Stix sets up shop, most of the islanders are thrilled. After all, Fish Stix are the most popular, best-selling sticks around AND they're good for the environment! But this eco-friendly facade is just a cover for a nefarious plot involving dirty money, fish who walk on dry land, and a great big smoking volcano. It's up to the dauntless beaver brothers to set things right—and they better do it fast or the island's forests are history! Now if only Bub can stop napping and they can all make enough pancakes to save the day. . . .



Dr. Kitty Cat Nutmeg the Guinea Pig

We'll be there in a whisker!

All the little animals of Thistletown are having fun at Nutmeg's birthday party. But when she starts to feel dizzy, the festivities have to stop. Luckily, Dr.KittyCat and Peanut are close at hand to help, so hopefully Nutmeg can have a happy birthday after all!  

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



Notebook of Doom #8-11:


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

Bird and Squirrel on the Run!

Bird is a happy-go-lucky bundle of energy. Squirrel is a cautious collector of acorns. But when Squirrel loses his winter stash saving Bird from Cat, the duo have to go where the weather is warm and food is plentiful! So it's south or bust in this hilarious graphic novel about two unlikely friends on a road trip.



Stick Cat: Cats in the City

Stick Cat is going somewhere he’s never been before—his best friend Edith’s apartment. It’s got everything: donut crumbs in the sink, a fire escape, and a window with a great view of the big city. While admiring the view, Stick Cat sees trouble. Hazel, the bagel maker, is in serious danger in the building across the alley. Stick Cat will use his smarts—and Edith’s appetite—to devise a rescue plan. But can Hazel hang on long enough for this dynamic duo to save her?



The 65-Story Treehouse
Andy and Terry live in a 65-Story Treehouse. (It used to be 52 stories, but they keep expanding.) It has a pet-grooming salon, a birthday room where it's always your birthday (even when it's not), a room full of exploding eyeballs, a lollipop shop, a quicksand pit, an ant farm, and a time machine...which is going to be really, really useful now, since Terry messed up (again) and the treehouse just FAILED it's safety inspection.


Join Andy and Terry on a whirlwind trip through time as they try to stop the treehouse from being demolished!  

Click here to watch a video book trailer about the 13-Story Treehouse.

Click here to watch a video book trailer about the 26-Story Treehouse.


Fenway and Hattie

Fenway is an excitable and endlessly energetic Jack Russell terrier. He lives in the city with Food Lady, Fetch Man, and—of course—his beloved short human and best-friend-in-the-world, Hattie.

But when his family moves to the suburbs, Fenway faces a world of changes. He's pretty pleased with the huge Dog Park behind his new home, but he's not so happy about the Evil Squirrels that taunt him from the trees, the super-slippery Wicked Floor in the Eating Room, and the changes that have come over Hattie lately. Rather than playing with Fenway, she seems more interested in her new short human friend and learning to play baseball. His friends in the Dog Park next door say Hattie is outgrowing him, but that can't be right. And he's going to prove it!  

Get a dog's-eye view of the world in this heartwarming, enthusiastic "tail" about two best friends.

Click here to watch a video book trailer.


The Wizard’s Dog

Meet Nosewise. He’s spunky. He’s curious. And he’s a dog who can’t understand why his pack mates Merlin and Morgana spend all day practicing magic tricks. If it’s a trick they want, he’s the dog to ask! He can already Sit!, Stay!, and Roll Over!

But there’s no way Nosewise is Stay!ing when his master and best friend, Merlin, is kidnapped. There’s nothing Nosewise won’t do to get Merlin back, even if it means facing the strange Fae people and their magic-eating worms, or tangling with the mysterious Sword in the Stone. But it may take more than sniffing out a spell to do it!

Click here to watch a video book trailer.


Amina’s Voice

Amina has never been comfortable in the spotlight. She is happy just hanging out with her best friend, Soojin. Except now that she’s in middle school everything feels different. Soojin is suddenly hanging out with Emily, one of the “cool” girls in the class, and even talking about changing her name to something more “American.” Does Amina need to start changing too? Or hiding who she is to fit in? While Amina grapples with these questions, she is devastated when her local mosque is vandalized.


The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is kind. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon. Xan rescues the children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey.

One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. As Luna’s thirteenth birthday approaches, her magic begins to emerge—with dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Deadly birds with uncertain intentions flock nearby. A volcano, quiet for centuries, rumbles just beneath the earth’s surface. And the woman with the Tiger’s heart is on the prowl . . .

Click here to watch a video book trailer.


Spaced Out

There's nowhere to hide on the world's first moon base. After all, it's only the size of a soccer field. So when Nina Stack, the commander of Moon Base Alpha, mysteriously vanishes, the Moonies are at a total loss.

Though he may be just twelve years old, Dashiell Gibson is the best detective they've got. But this confusing mystery pushes him to his limits. Especially since he has his own huge secret to protect. With the fate of the entire human race hanging in the balance, will Dash be able to solve the mystery of the missing Moonie?


James Patterson Middle School Series

Rafe Khatchadorian has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix. Luckily, he's got an ace plan for the best year ever, if only he can pull it off: With his best friend Leonardo the Silent awarding him points, Rafe tries to break every rule in his school's oppressive Code of Conduct. Chewing gum in class-5,000 points! Running in the hallway-10,000 points! Pulling the fire alarm-50,000 points! But when Rafe's game starts to catch up with him, he'll have to decide if winning is all that matters, or if he's finally ready to face the rules, bullies, and truths he's been avoiding.

Click here to watch a video book trailer.


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


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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.


Contact Info

Principal: Timothy Krahenbuhl

1585 White Eagle Drive (map)
Naperville, IL 60564

630.375.3600 (press 3 at prompt)

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