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Listed below is a sample of some of the hundreds of items new to the Medianet Online Media Catalog in the last 30 days. To conduct your own customized search, go to the Northwest AEA website home page or directly at http://media.aea12.k12.ia.us, as described in the attached instructions.

The Battle of Labyrinth (448741) Physical Sound; 630 minutes Copyrighted 2008 Distributor Follett (0985) Producer Findaway World (4278) Audience Intermediate (I) Synopsis When demonic cheerleaders invade his high school, Percy Jackson hurries to Camp Half Blood, from whence he and his demigod friends set out on a quest through the Labyrinth, while the war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Book by Rick Riordan, ISBN: 1423101499. Edition Unabridged Contents 1 hardcover book, and 1 case containing 1 digital audio player, 1 set of ear phones, and 1 lanyard. Gen Note Book of 361 pages. Player issued on Playaway, a digital audiobook. Cast Read by Jesse Bernstein

The Daily 5 in Kindergarten (450382) Physical Color; Sound Copyrighted 2010 Distributor Choice Literacy Productions, Inc. (4078) Audience Adult (A) Collection Professional Collection Synopsis Join Joan Moser of "The Sisters" for a visit to her lively kindergarten classroom. You'll see Joan in action as she teaches whole-class lessons, leads small groups, and confers with students during rounds of Daily 5 in literacy. The video also includes one round of Daily 5 in math, as well as a peek at how the CAFE assessment system is integrated into the daily literacy block. Author Moser, Joan Subjects Language Arts; Literacy; Writing; Mathematics Call# 372.6

Exploring Plant Reproduction (450389) Physical Color; Captioned; 20 minutes Copyrighted 2010 Distributor Visual Learning Company (0091) Producer Visual Learning Company (0091) Audience Senior High, Adult (SA) Series High School Biology (3993) Synopsis Explores the fascinating characteristics of nonvascular land plants as well as some of the simpler vascular plants. Opens with an in-depth look at mosses, hornworts, and liverworts. Then, explores the characteristics of more advanced vascular plants such as whisk ferns, horsetails, and ferns. Concepts and terminology include: Bryophyta, Hepaticophyta, Anthocerophyta, rhizoids, gametophyte, sporophyte, Lycophyta, Pterophyta, spores, and sori. PB Visual Learning Company. PG high school/college. ISBN # 9781592345847

Families: Rights and Responsibilities (450463) Physical Color; Sound Copyrighted 2006 Distributor DON JOHNSTON (1526) Producer DON JOHNSTON (1526) Audience Primary, Intermediate, Junior High (PIJ) Series Start-to-Finish Literacy Starters (4502) Synopsis Designed for use with older elementary and early adolescent students reading below grade level, but could be used with all beginning readers. Includes three different books linked to age-appropriate and curriculum related topics - one at each of three levels: Enrichment, Transitional, and Conventional. The switch-accessible CD book allows the reader to see the highlighted text as the book is being read, with or without audio. Contents 3 copies of the Computer Book CD, 3 copies of the Teacher Guide and Materials CD, 12 vocabulary cards per kit (4 cards per book - located in pocket inside front cover). 1 Book Talk card, and 3 paperback books: Oh, Brother! by Maureen Donnelly, Memo by Caroline Musselwhite and Maureen Donnelly, and Not in This House by Caroline Musselwhite and Maureen Baum. Gen Note System Requirements: For Windows: 2000-2007 OS, 128+ MB RAM, Pentium III+ CPU, 35+ MB disk space with optional Teacher Guide and Materials requiring 50+ MB. For MAC: 10.2.8-1.6 OS, 128 MB RAM, G3+ CPU, 35 MB disk space with optional Teacher Guide and Materials requiring 50+ MB.

The Game of Silence (448888) Physical Not Applicable; Sound; 360 minutes Copyrighted 2008 Distributor Follett (0985) Producer Findaway World (4278) Audience Intermediate, Junior High (IJ) Synopsis Nine-year-old Omakayas and her family, members of the Ojibwa tribe, are forced to leave their island on Lake Superior in 1850 when white settlers move into the territory, and comes to realize that the things most important to her are her home and way of life. Nine-year-old Omakayas and her family, members of the Ojibwa tribe, are forced to leave their island on Lake Superior in 1850 when white settlers move into the territory, and comes to realize that the things most important to her are her home and way of life. Book by Louise Erdrich, ISBN: 978-1-415-67945-6. Edition Unabridged Contents 1 hardcover book, and 1 case containing 1 digital audio player, 1 set of ear phones, 1 lanyard and 1 extra battery. Gen Note Book of 256 pages. Player issued on Playaway, a digital audiobook. Cast Performed by Anna Fields.

Hands-On Learning Math Game: Fractions (450509) Copyrighted 2008 Producer Frank Schaffer Publications (4988) Audience Primary, Intermediate (PI) Synopsis An entertaining way for students to learn the important concept of fractions. The game reinforces fraction skills by encouraging students to identify equivalent fractions by their numeral and representational forms. Contents 58 cards and 2 instructional cards.

Jobs: Work to Live and Learn (450460) Physical Color; Sound Copyrighted 2007 Distributor DON JOHNSTON (1526) Producer DON JOHNSTON (1526) Audience Primary, Intermediate, Junior High (PIJ) Series Start-to-Finish Literacy Starters (4502) Synopsis Designed for use with older elementary and early adolescent students reading below grade level, but could be used with all beginning readers. Includes three different books linked to age-appropriate and curriculum related topics - one at each of three levels: Enrichment, Transitional, and Conventional. The switch-accessible CD book allows the reader to see the highlighted text as the book is being read, with or without audio. Contents 3 copies of the Computer Book CD, 3 copies of the Teacher Guide and Materials CD, 12 vocabulary cards per kit (4 cards per book - located in pocket inside front cover). 1 Book Talk card, and 3 paperback books: Working on the Weekend by Caroline Musselwhite, My Job by eric J. White, and An Answer for Everything by Jerry Stemach. Gen Note System Requirements: For Windows: 2000-2007 OS, 128+ MB RAM, Pentium III+ CPU, 35+ MB disk space with optional Teacher Guide and Materials requiring 50+ MB. For MAC: 10.2.8-1.6 OS, 128 MB RAM, G3+ CPU, 35 MB disk space with optional Teacher Guide and Materials requiring 50+ MB.

Maintaining a Healthy Body (450386) Physical Color; Captioned; 20 minutes Copyrighted 2010 Distributor Visual Learning Company (0091) Producer Visual Learning Company (0091) Audience Senior High, Adult (SA) Series High School Biology (3993) Synopsis Highlights several basics everyone can do to maintain a safe and healthy lifestyle. Concepts and terminology include: sleep, healthy eating habits, regular exercise, safety, injuries, sickness, immunizations, positive self image, mental health, hygiene, drugs, alcohol, high-risk behavior, accident prevention, dental exam, and annual medical examination PB Visual Learning Company. PG high school/college. ISBN # 9781592344895 Contents Introduction -A Healthy attitude -A Healthy diet -Physical activity and rest -Mental health -Alcohol, tobacco, and drugs -Injury prevention -Regular medical visits -Video review -Video assessment. Gen Note Each program in the series consists of a 20-minute video with on-screen assessments and vocabulary words. Teacher's guide includes numerous student exercises, vocabulary activities, and assessment tools. DVD includes chapter breaks, indexes, labeled slides, glossary, and English subtitles. Parts teacher's guide (25 p.) Cast Narrated by Nina Keck.

Melting Stones (448817) Physical Not Applicable; Sound; 510 minutes Copyrighted 2010 Distributor Follett (0985) Producer Findaway World (4278) Audience Intermediate, Junior High (IJ) Synopsis Residents of the island of Starns send for help from Winding Circle temple, and when prickly green mage Rosethorn and young stone mage trainee Evvy respond, Evvy finds that the problem is with a long-dormant volcano and tries to use her talents to avert the looming destruction. Book by Tamora Pierce, ISBN: 05455052645. Edition Unabridged Contents 1 hardcover book, and 1 case containing 1 digital audio player, 1 set of ear phones, 1 lanyard and 1 extra battery. Gen Note Book of 312 pages. Player issued on Playaway, a digital audiobook. Cast Read by Grace Kelly and the Full Cast family.

Piper Reed: The Great Gypsy (448757) Physical Not Applicable; Sound; 125 minutes Copyrighted 2009 Distributor Follett (0985) Producer Findaway World (4278) Audience Primary, Intermediate (PI) Synopsis While her father, a Navy Chief, is on ship duty for six months, nine-year-old Piper stays busy with new neighbors, Christmas at a spaceship beach house, a trip to New Orleans, and especially the upcoming Gypsy Club pet show. Book by Kimberly Willis Holt, ISBN: 978-0-329-71550-2. Edition Unabridged Contents 1 hardcover book, and 1 case containing 1 digital audio player, 1 set of ear phones, 1 lanyard and 1 extra battery. Gen Note Book of 152 pages. Player issued on Playaway, a digital audiobook. Cast Read by Emily Janice Card.

Recycling: Cash in the Trash (450474) Physical Color; Sound Copyrighted 2005 Distributor DON JOHNSTON (1526) Producer DON JOHNSTON (1526) Audience Primary, Intermediate, Junior High (PIJ) Series Start-to-Finish Literacy Starters (4502) Synopsis Designed for use with older elementary and early adolescent students reading below grade level, but could be used with all beginning readers. Includes three different books linked to age-appropriate and curriculum related topics - one at each of three levels: Enrichment, Transitional, and Conventional. The switch-accessible CD book allows the reader to see the highlighted text as the book is being read, with or without audio. Contents 3 copies of the Computer Book CD, 3 copies of the Teacher Guide and Materials CD, 12 vocabulary cards per kit (4 cards per book - located in pocket inside front cover). 1 Book Talk card, and 3 paperback books: Can It! by Caroline Musselwhite and Jerry Stemach, Snowballs in the Desert by Caroline Musselwhite, and Down in the Dumps by Caroline Musselwhite and Karen Erickson. Gen Note System Requirements: For Windows: 2000-2007 OS, 128+ MB RAM, Pentium III+ CPU, 35+ MB disk space with optional Teacher Guide and Materials requiring 50+ MB. For MAC: 10.2.8-1.6 OS, 128 MB RAM, G3+ CPU, 35 MB disk space with optional Teacher Guide and Materials requiring 50+ MB.

Seeing Things My Way (450442) Copyrighted 1998 Distributor PEC AEA8 Parent Educator Collection (4568) Publisher Albert Whitman & Co (4338) Audience Primary (P) Synopsis A second-grader describes how she and other students learn to use a variety of equipment and methods to cope with their visual impairments. Author Carter, Alden R. Credits Photographs by Carol S. Carter. ISBN # 0-8075-7296-9

Sometimes a Family Has to Split Up (450445) Copyrighted 1988 Distributor PEC AEA8 Parent Educator Collection (4568) Publisher Crown Publishers (4984) Audience Primary (P) Synopsis A young boy describes his feelings of fear, guilt, and confusion when he discovers that his parents are getting a divorce. Author Watson, Jane Werner Credits Illustrated by Cat Bowman Smith. ISBN # 0-517-56811-X

The Whole Brain Game (450519) Physical Sound Copyrighted 2001 Producer Creative Mind Games (4991) Audience Junior High, Senior High (JS) Synopsis This fun, fast paced interactive game challenges the mind, creates outbursts of creativity and causes the players to "Think out of the Box". Players are challenged to take unlike words or situations and create similarities, as one playing example. It causes the players to spontaneously think and shout out responses to the questions rapidly to beat the clock. A mentally and intellectually stimulating, educational and fun game all at the same time. "Right brain" activity is stimulated as players generate ideas, use their imaginations and work out patterns and relationships. At the same time the "left brain" quickly structures responses using language, logic, sequences and details. Great for families, parties, schools, and anyone that dares to think differently. Contents 8 Instruction Cards; 200 Category Cards; 2 Scoring Pads; 30-Second Timer and 8-Sided Die.

The Worry Tree (448819) Physical Not Applicable; Sound; 120 minutes Copyrighted 2009 Distributor Follett (0985) Producer Findaway World (4278) Audience Primary, Intermediate (PI) Synopsis Juliet is a worrier, but when constant bickering between her and her younger sister leads Juliet to move into her own bedroom, she discovers the Worry Tree her grandmother used as a girl to relieve her own concerns. Book by Marianne Musgrove, ISBN: 0805087915. Edition Unabridged Contents 1 hardcover book, and 1 case containing 1 digital audio player, 1 set of ear phones, 1 lanyard and 1 extra battery. Gen Note Book of 126 pages. Player issued on Playaway, a digital audiobook. Cast Read by Kate Hood.