Textbooks and Reading Lists
We have the District 181 and St. Isaac Jogues elementary and middle school textbooks on our Homework Shelf, available for you to use in the Library or to photocopy.
We also have the books on Hinsdale schools’ reading lists set aside behind the Youth Services Desk for easy access and check out.
Here are links to the Illinois Children’s Choice Book Award nominee lists for 2014-2015:
District 181 Battle of the Books 4th and 5th Grade List, 2014-2015
Applegate, Katherine. Home of the Brave
Burg, Shana. Laugh with the Moon
Clements, Andrew. Frindle
Collins, Suzanne. Gregor the Overlander
DiCamillo, Kate. Flora and Ulysses
Draper, Sharon. Out of My Mind
George, Jessica Day. Tuesdays at the Castle
Grabenstein, Chris. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
Hobbs, Will. Never Say Die
Kehret, Peg. Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio
Kelly, Lynne. Chained
Kibuishi, Kazu. Amulet: The Stonekeeper
Petersen, P.J. Wild River
Riordan, Rick. The Lightning Thief
Rocklin, Joanne. The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook
Ruckman, Ivy. Night of the Twisters
Sheinkin, Steve. Lincoln’s Grave Robbers
Smith, Roland. Cryptid Hunters
Van Draanen, Wendelin. The Running Dream
Winkler, Henry. Niagara Falls, Or Does It?
School Homework Pages
District 181 Elementary Schools:
For homework information, click on your school. Then visit the “Staff” page to see if your teacher has a website.
Looking for information online? Don’t just use an Internet search. Our online databases offer quality articles, primary sources, and websites that are reviewed and updated regularly. Use from a computer in the library, or enter your card number for access from home.
Some of our favorites are:
You’d still like to use the web? Try these search engines for students:
Sweet Search searches only the sites that have been reviewed and approved by a team of librarians, teachers, and research experts.
KidRex is a new kid-safe search engine powered by Google custom search.
Ask Kids is the kid friendly version of the popular search engine Ask.com.
Also try BibMe, a bibliography generator that supports MLA, APA, and Chicago formatting.