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Here is a sample of titles one can find in the Media Catalog:

All the way to America : the story of a big Italian family and a little shovel (453232)
Physical     Illustrated
Copyrighted     2011
Distributor     Alfred A. Knopf (4611)
Synopsis     Dan Yaccarino tells the story of his family's experiences in the United States since his great-grandfather came to America from Italy through Ellis Island.
Author     Yaccarino, Dan.
Edition     1st ed.
PG     4.2. -K-3
ISBN #     0375966420

Art in the Twenty-First Century: Seasons One and Two (452933)
Physical     Color; Sound; 450 minutes
Copyrighted     2003
Distributor     PBS Video (2711)
Producer     PBS Home Video (4085)
Audience     Senior High, Adult (SA)
Series     Art : 21 (5476)
Synopsis     Features contemporary artists reflecting on their lives, sources of inspiration and working processes. Profiled artists include painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, installation and video artists, and artists working with new media, envrionmental or public isses, and hybrid forms. Season 1 themes include places, spirituality, identity, and consumption; Season 2 themes include stories, loss & desire, time, and humor. Featured artists include Laurie Anderson, Richard Serra, Sally Mann, Margaret Kilgallen & Barry McGee, Pepon Osorio, Beryl Korto, Ann Hamilton, John Feodorov, Shahzia Sikander, James Turrell, William Wegman, Bruce Nauman, Kerry James Marshall, Louise Bourgeois, Maya Lin, Barbara Kruger, Michael Ray Charles, Matthew Barney, Andrea Zittel, Mel Chin, Eleanor Antin, Janine Antoni, Vija Celmins, Walton Ford, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Tim Hawkinson, Elizabeth Murray, Gabriel Orozco, Raymond Pettibon, Paul Pfeiffer, Martin Puryeat, Collier Schorr, Kiki Smith, Do-Ho Suh, and Kara Walker.

Circulatory system (453167)
Physical     Illustrated; 32 pages
Copyrighted     2011
Distributor     Abdo (4727)
Series     Body systems (5507)
Synopsis     An illustrated introduction to the body's circulatory system, describing the main parts and what they do, and providing tips on nutrition and fitness.
Author     Tieck, Sarah
PG     4.6. -3-6
ISBN #     1616134976

eBay : the company and its founder (453160)
Physical     Illustrated; 112 pages
Copyrighted     2011
Distributor     Abdo Pub (4626)
Series     Technology pioneers (5506)
Synopsis     Examines the life of Pierre Omidyar, creator of the online auction site eBay, discusses his motivation for creating the site, and follows the phenomenal growth of the eBay enterprise.
Author     Gitlin, Marty.
PG     8.5. -5-8
ISBN #     1617148075

The Grapes of Wrath (453400)
Physical     Sound; 120 min
Copyrighted     2007
Distributor     Follett (0985)
Producer     Findaway World (4278)
Audience     Junior High, Senior High (JS)
Synopsis     Presents a dramatization of John Steinbeck's novel about the plight of American farmers who were forced off their farms by drought and foreclosure during the Great Depression. Book by John Steinbeck, ISBN: 978-0-329-64854-1.

If stones could speak : unlocking the secrets of Stonehenge (453262)
Physical     Illustrated; 64 pages
Copyrighted     2010
Distributor     National Geographic (4314)
Synopsis     Text, photographs, and explanatory maps and illustrations document archaeologist Mike Parker Pearson's study of Stonehenge and the surrounding area, describing what he found and what the artifacts reveal about the site and its history.
Author     Aronson, Marc.
Author     Parker Pearson, Michael,; Stonehenge Riverside Project (England); National Geographic Society (U.S.)
PG     6.4. -5-8

Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions 2011 / July (453479)
Copyrighted     2011
Collection     Professional Collection
Series     Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions : October / 2010 (4741)
Synopsis     Professional Periodical
Edition     Volume 13, Number 3
Contents     The effectiveness of Two Universal Behavioral Supports for Children with Externalizing Behavior in Head Start Classrooms; Teaching Daily Living Skills to Seven Individuals with Severe Intellectual Disabilities: A Comparison of Video Prompting to Video Modeling; Class-Wide Function-Related Intervention Teams: Effects of Group Contingency Programs in Urban Classrooms; The Effects of the First Step to Success Program on Academic Engagement Behaviors of Turkish Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder; A Strength-Based Approach to Parent Education for Children with Autism.
ISBN #     1426305990

MacMillan McGraw-Hill 2005 Spotlight On Music (Grade 6) (401468)
Copyrighted     2005
Audience     Intermediate (I)
Synopsis     Curriculum textbook materials for teaching Music - General. Items include student edition, teacher edition and 2 teacher resources. Published by Macmillan/McGraw-Hill for grade 4.

Pumpkin Soup (453034)
Physical     Sound
Copyrighted     2009
Distributor     Follett (0985)
Producer     Macmillan Publishing (3490)
Audience     Primary (P)
Synopsis     The Cat and the Squirrel come to blows with the Duck in arguing about who will perform what duty in preparing their pumpkin soup, and they almost lose the Duck's friendship when he decides to leave them.

So You Want To Be President? and Other Election Day Stories (452997)
Physical     Sound; 87 min
Copyrighted     2010
Distributor     Follett (0985)
Producer     Findaway World (4278)
Audience     Intermediate (I)
Synopsis     Collects four stories focusing on elections and the presidency of the United States, including the title work that presents assorted facts about the qualifications and characteristics of U.S. presidents, from George Washington to Bill Clinton.
Contents     4 hardcover books; So you want to be President? / by Judith St. George ; narrated by Stockard Channing — Madam President / by Lane Smith ; narrated by Anna Chiodo — An interview with Lane Smith — Otto runs for President / by Rosemary Wells ; narrated by Diana Canova — An interview with Rosemary Wells — My senator and me: a dog's-eye view of Washington, D.C. (pt. 1) / by Edward M. Kennedy ; narrated by David de Vries and Senator Kennedy — My senator and me: a dog's-eye view of Washington D.C. (pt. 2) / narrated by Senator Kennedy, and 1 case containing 1 digital audio player, 1 set of ear phones, and 1 lanyard.

Ten Things Your Student With Autism Wishes You Knew (453449)
Physical     117 pages
Copyrighted     2006
Distributor     Follett (0985)
Publisher     Future Horizons (3673)
Audience     Adult (A)
Synopsis     This book affirms that autism imposes no inherent upper limits on achievement, that both teacher and child "can do it." It's the game plan every educator, parent, or family member needs to make the most of every "teaching moment" in the life of these children we love.
Author     Notbohm, Ellen
ISBN #     978-1-932565-36-2