This makes me feel like a mean person lol but I went through the same thing with my dog and honestly.. I just ignored it.
Get wax earplugs and wait it out.. eventually she will learn that whining doesn't work and learn to sooth herself and sleep.
I don't like to get puppies into the habit of sleeping with me in sight or sleeping with me (because it's not something that I plan on doing with a dog) ..so from the beginning we work on sleeping alone (with potty breaks of course)
Also, toys in the crate (kong with peanut butter) and stuffed animals or the radio playing sometimes helps