Reading Lists & Research
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 on display in the Youth Services Department for easy access and check out.
District 181 Middle School Battle of the Books List, 2015
Battle books can be found on a special shelf next to the video games. Click on the title below to see if it is available for checkout. In many cases, an audio book, Playaway, or eBook is also available.
City of Orphans by Avi. Also on Playaway.
Stand Tall by Joan Bauer. Also on CD.
A String in the Harp by Nancy Bond
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne. Also on CD, eBook, eAudio and Nook.
Becoming Ben Franklin by Russell Freedman
Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff. Also on eAudio.
December Stillness by Mary Downing Hahn
I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly by Joyce Hansen
Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes. Also on CD.
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse. Also on CD and eAudio.
Jason’s Gold by Will Hobbs
I am David by Anne Holm
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm. Also on CD, eBook, eAudio and Nook.
Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz. Also on CD and eBook.
Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Watsasuki Houston
Kennedy’s Last Days by Bill O’Reilly
A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park. Also on eAudio.
Jip: His Story by Katherine Paterson
Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan. Also on CD and eAudio.
Death Mountain by Sherry Shahan
Elephant Run by Roland Smith
The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Baseball in April and Other Stories by Gary Soto
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan. Also on eBook.
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?
Here are links to the Illinois Children’s Choice Book Award nominee lists for 2014-2015:
Here are links to available Illinois Children’s Choice Book Award nominee lists for 2015-2016:
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.
Here is a link to our full list of resources. You’ll need your library card to use them: STUDENT RESOURCES
Some of our favorites are: