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.

Here are links to the Illinois Children’s Choice Book Award nominee lists for 2014-2015:

The Monarch Award (Grades K-3)

The Bluestem Award (Grades 3-5)

The Rebecca Caudill Award (Grades 4-8)


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?


Research Help

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:



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