The new and improved AEA Media Catalog is ready and waiting for you! The online reservation system allows you to check out instructional resources located at Prairie Lakes AEA in Pocahontas, as well as from the Sioux City and Sioux Center locations of Northwest AEA, in a single search.

The new patron catalog is called SNAP, and it has an updated, modern look. Similar to other Iowa AEA Online databases used by teachers, SNAP allows users to easily filter or narrow searches to find specific instructional resources. Ordering materials is as easy as filling your cart with the resources you want and submitting your request. Northwest AEA anticipates ordering more digital content in the future, and SNAP has an embedded video player that will allow teachers to view and download digital videos purchased by Northwest AEA or Prairie Lakes AEA.

If you have any questions about the new system, please contact Ann Derochie, circulation coordinator in the Sioux City office, at 712/222-6065, or Kim Noteboom, circulation coordinator in the Sioux Center office, at 712/722-4378 ext. 7817.

To search the Media Catalog, please click here or go to the Northwest AEA website and click "Media Catalog" on the right:

Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day (449597)
F/MCM7; McMullan, Kate; K-12 books, P, 40 pg, Follett, 2009; 0803730853
April Fools' Day turns into a bad day for Wagner the mouse when his best friend, Pearl the rabbit, and other children and adults at school play tricks on him.

April's Kittens (013424)
Since it was first published over fifty years ago, April's kittens remains a classic cat story and is now made available again in this handsome new edition.

April Morning (504023)
Multimedia kit, JS, 285min, Findaway World, 2011
Fifteen-year-old Adam Cooper eagerly joins the action of the Revolutionary War, but when his father is killed by British soldiers one April morning, Adam is forced to confront the harsh realities of war. Book by Howard Fast, ISBN: 9780758776945.

April 1865
video, Intermediate - Senior High, 01:33:38, A&E Television Networks, 2003
This program covers the critical final weeks of the Civil War, from Lincoln's second inauguration through the final laying down of arms by the Confederacy.

Easter Island (441603)
996.18/RIG; Riggs, Kate; K-12 books, P, GUMDROP BOOKS, 2009; 9781583417102;
Briefly examines the statues of Easter Island.

The Easter Egg (449802)
F/BRE; Brett, Jan; K-12 books, P, Follett, 2010; 039925238X
Hoppi the bunny wants to win the egg-decorating contest so the Easter Bunny will choose him to help distribute Easter eggs, but instead, while everyone else is working on their decorations, he finds himself guarding an egg that has fallen from a robin's nest.

Queen of Easter (426853)
F/ENG3; Engelbreit, Mary; K-12 books, P, 33 pg, 2006; 0-06-008185-6
With the neighborhood Easter Parade coming up, Ann Estelle dreams of wearing a hat covered with ribbons and pretty flowers galore. But when her mother gives her a plain straw hat instead, she wonders how she can be the Queen of Easter in a hat like that!

The Easter Pig (005898)
Envious that rabbit, turkey and groundhog all have special days, a restless porker decides to become the easter pig.