White Eagle Elementary School

Indian Prairie School District 204

Library Media Center (LMC)

November 2017

The Book Fair is Coming!

White Eagle’s Fall Book Fair is on its way.  All students will preview the books and 1st – 5th graders will fill out Wish Lists on Nov. 7th - Nov. 8th.  Students may come alone to shop during school hours on Wednesday, November 8th – Tuesday, November 14th.  The Book Fair will also have after school and evening hours.  Feel free to stop by alone during the day or with your children before or after school during these times and shop the wonderful selection of books for all ages.   

  • Wednesday, Nov. 8th from 9:15 am – 3:15 pm (parent shopping only)

  • Thursday, Nov. 9th from 9:00 am – 3:15 pm and 4:30 – 8:00 pm

  • Friday, Nov. 10th from 9:00 am – 3:15 pm

  • Monday, Nov. 13th  from 8:00 am – 3:35 pm and 4:30 – 8:00 pm (Parent Conference Day or Night)

  • Tuesday, Nov. 14th: 9:00 am – 3:15 pm (Last day to shop!)

November is Picture Book Month!
Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book during the month of November.

Each day, a Picture Book Month Champion, is listed. On that day he/she has an essay posted on the Picture Book Month website about the importance of picture books. The theme for the day is included too.

Check back every day of November for a new essay and recommended literacy activities for teachers and parents to use in the classroom or at home with their kids.

Visit the CALENDAR link to get more information and ideas on how to use it.


Creation Station:

Due to the LMC being transformed into the book fair and before school meetings, the Creation Station will be closed from Thursday, Nov. 2nd - Friday, Nov. 17th.  We look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday, November 20th.!

  • New To Do:

    • Make a leaf glider… how can you make it glider farther, straighter, etc?

    • Geoboard Design Challenge

    • Quiver App Fun: Make your pictures come to life!

    • Keva Plank designs: Build mazes, towers, bridges and other structures

  • 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!

Check Out the New Books

Duck and Goose: Honk! Quack! Boo!

Duck is going as a spooky ghost. Goose is going as a brave superhero. And Thistle’s costume . . . well, that's a secret. But what will Duck and Goose do when they hear a very scary swamp monster is looking for them?


A New Friend for Sparkle

In A Unicorn Named Sparkle, Lucy found out that the unicorn she thought she didn't want was the exact right unicorn for her. In this new story, Lucy makes a new friend and Sparkle is worried that it means she doesn't care about him anymore. What happens when two's company but three's a crowd?


Thank You, Mr. Panda

Generous Mr. Panda is giving away presents to all his animal friends,

including a mouse, an octopus, an elephant, and a lemur, but they aren't being very grateful about the gifts they receive. It may be because the presents aren't quite right. Mouse receives a sweater that's too big, and Octopus gets six colorful socks even though he has eight legs. Fortunately, thoughtful little Lemur knows that even if the present isn't perfect, it's the thought that counts most of all.

Click here to watch a video book trailer.


After the Fall

Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened after?


Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat's poignant tale follows Humpty Dumpty, an avid bird watcher whose favorite place to be is high up on the city wall—that is, until after his famous fall. Now terrified of heights, Humpty can longer do many of the things he loves most.


Will he summon the courage to face his fear?


Click here to watch a video book trailer.

Why Am I Me?

Presented as a thoughtful, poetic exchange between two characters -- who don't realize they are thinking and asking the very same questions -- this beautiful celebration of our humanity and diversity invites readers of all ages to imagine a world where there is no you or me, only we.

Click here to watch a video read aloud.


If You Ever Want to Bring a Circus to the Library, Don’t!

If you see a poster that says "You Can Do Anything at the Library!", it is NOT giving you permission to put on a circus! But Magnolia doesn't see any problem with setting up her own big top. She's got a lot of gusto and one mean human cannonball routine. So what if her greatest show on Earth won't fit between the bookshelves?


I Have a Balloon

Owl has a balloon. Monkey does not. What will happen next? Hint: this is not a book about sharing.


Owl has a red balloon. Monkey does not. “That red balloon matches my shiny red tie,” says Monkey. “I’d look fancy walking to school with a shiny red balloon. The only thing I’ve ever wanted, since right now, is a shiny, big red balloon. It would make me SO HAPPY!” But Owl does not want to give it to him. So Monkey tries to find something that Owl wants: a teddy bear, a robot, a picture of TEN balloons. Owl does not want any of these things. But then, Monkey offers him...a sock!


Hmmmmm...Owl is intrigued. Will he trade his shiny red balloon with Monkey?


Nothing Rhymes with Orange

We all know nothing rhymes with orange. But how does that make Orange feel? Well, left out! When a parade of fruit gets together to sing a song about how wonderful they are—and the song happens to rhyme—Orange can't help but feel like it's impossible for him to ever fit in. But when one particularly intuitive Apple notices how Orange is feeling, the entire English language begins to become a bit more inclusive.


New Lego Books





My Little Pony and Moana Books





Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Books




I am Gandhi

As a young man in India, Gandhi saw firsthand how people were treated

unfairly. Refusing to accept injustice, he came up with a brilliant way to fight back through quiet, peaceful protest. He took his methods with him from South Africa back to India, where he led a nonviolent revolution that freed his country from British rule. Through his calm, steady heroism, Gandhi changed everything for India and inspired civil rights movements all over the world, proving that the smallest of us can be the most powerful



What If You Had Animal…


Click here to watch a video book trailer for What If You Had Animal Teeth.


New Minecraft Series…



Girls Who Code

Bursting with dynamic artwork, down-to-earth explanations of coding principles, and real-life stories of girls and women working at places like Pixar and NASA, this graphically animated book shows what a huge role computer science plays in our lives and how much fun it can be. No matter your interest—sports, the arts, baking, student government, social justice—coding can help you do what you love and make your dreams come true. Whether you’re a girl who’s never coded before, a girl who codes, or a parent raising one, this entertaining book, printed in bold two-color and featuring art on every page, will have you itching to create your own apps, games, and robots to make the world a better place.


Magic Tree House #29: A Big Day for Baseball

PLAY BALL! Jack and Annie aren’t great baseball players . . . yet! Then Morgan the librarian gives them magical baseball caps that will make them experts. They just need to wear the caps to a special ballgame in Brooklyn, New York. The magic tree house whisks them back to 1947!


When they arrive, Jack and Annie find out that they will be batboys in the game—not ballplayers. What exactly does Morgan want them to learn? And what’s so special about this game? They only have nine innings to find out!

Emily and the Spellstone

Emily picks up a stone that looks like a cell phone but has unexpected magical powers. It's a Spellstone! Now that she has become an unwilling Stonemaster—one who wields the power of the Stone—she has to figure out Spellstone technology fast if she is to survive a hair-raising adventure among giant dogs, demons, clones, mean girls, and deeply wicked people who want the Stone. A witty tale of a quiet girl who discovers she's a hero when she needs to be. Stonemasters rule!

Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race

On your marks. Get set. Lemon, cello, GO!

Everyone’s favorite game maker, Mr. Lemoncello, is testing out his new FABULOUS FACT-FINDING FRENZY game! If Kyle can make it through the first round, he and the other lucky finalists will go on a great race—by bicycle, bookmobile, and even Mr. Lemoncello’s corporate banana jet!—to find fascinating facts about famous Americans. The first to bring their facts back to the library will win spectacular prizes! But when a few surprising “facts” surface about Mr. Lemoncello, it might be GO TO JAIL and LOSE A TURN all at once! Could Kyle’s hero be a fraud? It’s winner take all, so Kyle and the other kids will have to dig deep to find out the truth before the GAME is OVER for Mr. Lemoncello and his entire fantastic empire!

Click here to watch a video trailer from the Nickelodeon movie.

Click here to watch a video book trailer from the 2nd book.

Dork Diaries #12: Tales from a Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe

In Nikki Maxwell’s newest diary, it’s the countdown to the end of the school year, and Nikki’s juggling some big questions about how she’ll spend her summer. She’s also facing an unexpected crush catastrophe—there’s a new kid interested in Nikki, but the last thing she wants to do is accidentally hurt Brandon! It all comes down to a big decision Nikki has to make, and drama like she’s never faced before!

Click here to watch a video book trailer about the 1st book in the series.


Lucy and Andy Neanderthal: The Stone Cold Age

Every day is a snow day for Lucy & Andy! But life in the Ice Age isn't all fun and games. These Neanderthal siblings are back to their paleo pranks, and they have to put up with more than just each other—the cave is feeling awfully cramped since the humans moved in. It's the Ice Age, and legroom comes at a real premium!

Click here to watch a video book trailer about the 1st book in the series.

Swing It, Sunny

Summer's over and it's time for Sunny Lewin to enter the strange and unfriendly hallways of . . . middle school. When her Gramps calls her from Florida to ask how she's doing, she always tells him she's fine. But the truth? Sunny is NOT having the best time.


Not only is the whole middle school thing confusing . . . but life at home is confusing, too. Sunny misses her brother Dale, who's been sent to boarding school. But when Dale comes back, she STILL misses him . . . because he's changed.


Luckily Sunny's got her best friend and a mysterious new neighbor on her side . . . because she is NOT going let all this confusion get her down. Instead, she's going to remain Sunny-side up!

Click here to watch a video book trailer.

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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