• Welcome to the Whittier Library!

    Ms. Brady says hi

    I'm happy to help you (parents and students!) find books, read books, talk about what you are reading, or just say hi, so contact me through email (click here to email me) Skooler, MS Teams or phone the school (672-6569) any time!

    Parents, Click Here to take my 4 question library survey.

    Also, if you find cool things on the internet (Kid podcasts? Writing ideas? Making stuff?) you think other kids would enjoy, send them to me and I will put them on our website :)

    Sincerely,

    Ms. Brady, Whittier Librarian (jennifer.brady@psd150.org)

    Virtual Book Clubs

    Beginning Reader Series

    Second Grade Series

    Third Grade Series

    Fourth Grade Series

    Series Readers Are Serious Readers

    Whittier students know we are famous for reading ALL the books in a series! If you read a bunch of books in a series at your reading level, Whittier Librarian Ms. Brady will give you an award to recognize your achievement! Send me an email if you want to find out more about the "Serious Reader" Book Club.

    For more information about Peoria Public Library and checking out ebooks, see the page titled "Books, Books, Books!"

    Bluestem

    Click Here to see the Bluestem bookshelf and check out the ebook from Peoria Public Library!


    Bluestem "Chapter Book Challenge" Books 2020-2021

    Whittier 3rd and 4th graders, election day is in March ... vote for your favorite book!

    You have until March 2021 to read at least FOUR of the 20 books--independently or with a family member. In March you will vote for your ONE favorite book along with other students in Illinois.  

    Here is a presentation describing the books: Bluestem Book descriptions 

    • If you want to join the Chapter Book Challenge book club, email Ms. Brady to let her know!

     

     

    Monarch Award

    Click Here to see the Monarch bookshelf and check out the ebook from Peoria Public Library!

     

    Monarch Books 2020-2021

    Whittier Kinder, 1st and 2nd graders, election day is in March ... vote for your favorite book!

    Here are the books nominated this year: Monarch Reader's Choice Nominees 2020-2021

    You have until March 2021 to read at least FIVE of the 20 books--independently or with a family member. In March you will vote for your ONE favorite book along with other students in Illinois.  

    Here is a presentation describing the books: Monarch Book descriptions

    If you want to join the Monarch book club, email Ms. Brady to let her know!

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    Just let me know (email me) if you would like to participate in the "1, 2, 4 point" book club and we will decide on what you will do to show you have successfully read a book for the club :)


    Super, Advanced and Star Readers

    Even though we do not have Accelerated Reader this year, I would like to continue recognizing students who push themselves to read more challenging books. 

    • If you read three "1 point" books (Magic Treehouse, Big Nate "comics", Geronimo Stilton, Junie B, Judy Moody/Stink, Weird School, Graphic Novel series are some examples) You get a SUPER reader certificate.

     

    • If you read three "2 point" books (Stick Dog, I Survived, Puppy Place, Wimpy Kid, Jedi Academy, Big Nate Chapter Books are some examples) you get an ADVANCED reader certificate.

     

    • If you read three "4 point" and up books (most chapter books that are not part of a series) you get a STAR reader certificate