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:

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat! Big Book (437202)
Boxed books, P, Scholastic, 2005
What won't this old lady swallow? This time around, a bat, an owl, a cat, a ghost, a goblin, some bones, and a wizard are all on the menu! This Halloween-themed twist on the classic "little old lady" books will delight and entertain all brave readers who dare to read it! Written by Lucille Colandro.
Contents1 big book, 6 small books, 1 audiocassette and 1 Idea Book.

Halloween Treats: The Runaway Pumpkin & Pumpkin Heads! (440354)
Multimedia kit, P, 9, SC, Film Ideas, 2003
This holiday treat includes two stories for Halloween. The Runaway Pumpkin is a rollicking rhyming tall tale about a giant pumpkin that rolls downhill to create havoc on the farm below. Pumpkin Heads! is a celebration of pumpkins, Jack-o-Lanterns and Halloween. The evocative text is presented on screen to reinforce reading skills, and the breathtaking pictures celebrate the joys of the holiday.
Contents1 DVD, 1 hardback book

Halloween Play (029160)
F/BON0; BOND, FELICIA; K-12 books, P, 24p, 1999
Roger plays a small but important part in the school Halloween play.

Holiday Histories: Halloween (706142)
394.2646/GIL; GILLIS, JENNIFER BLIZIN; K-12 books, P, 32p, HEINEMANN LIBRARY, 2003
Presents background information on the origins and traditions of customs related to the celebration of Halloween.

Old Mother Witch (081266)
Multimedia kit, IJ, 24, Phoenix Learning Group, 1975
Based on the book by Carol Carrick. It is the season of Halloween and David and the other neighborhood children decide to play a trick on Mrs. Oliver, an elderly woman who lives on her own. Contents: 1 paperback, 1 videocassette, 1 guide.
Literature To Go!

Celebrate Halloween (436799)
394.2646/HEI; Heiligman, Deborah; K-12 books, P, 31p, Follett, 2007; 1426301219
Discusses the origin of Halloween and explores the ways the holiday is celebrated, presenting photos and descriptions of aspects of Halloween around the world, including trick-or-treating, costumes, and parades. Provides an annotated further reading list and instructions for making a Spooky Graveyard Cake.

Holidays Around the World
NoteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 29).
ANPU003 ICrlF 005 20080613054400.0

Mystery Of The Live Ghosts (705822)
F/GEZ2; GEZI, KAL; K-12 books, P, 32p, 1978
Five children visit a haunted mansion on Halloween night and are confronted by the mystery of the live ghosts.

Too Much Trick Or Treat (023054)
F/MIL4; MILLER, JAYNA; K-12 books, PI, 29p, 1993
Jammer the Rabbit's classmates get even when Jammer absconds with all the Halloween treats.

J is for Jack-O'-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet (449689)
394.2646/BRE; Brennan-Nelson, Denise.; K-12 books, P, Follett, 2009; 1585364436
An illustrated, rhyming alphabet that names foods, traditions, monsters, sounds, and other things associated with Halloween, each with background information.
Edition 1st ed
CastWu, Donald
ANPU003 ICrlF 005 20100908053200.0

Best Witches: Poems For Halloween (015239)
811/YOL; YOLEN, JANE; K-12 books, PI, 46p, BAKER, 1989

Monster's Ring (433522)
Multimedia kit, I, 420, S, Follett, 2004
A timid boy, eager to frighten the school bully on Halloween night, acquires a magic ring and the power to change himself into a hideous monster. Book by Bruce Coville. ISBN: 9781413170160
Edition Unabridged
Contents1 hardcover book, 1 case containing 1 digital audio player, 1 set of ear phones, 1 lanyard and 1 extra battery.
NoteBook of 105 pages. Player issued on Playaway, a digital audiobook.
ANPRNarrated by Bruce Coville featuring a cast of over 2 dozen actors
CastNarrated by Bruce Coville featuring a cast of over 2 dozen actors.

Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man (448976)
Multimedia kit, I, 272, SN, Follett, 2008
On Halloween night, seventh grader Sammy stumbles onto a mystery involving a twenty-year-old family feud and some heirlooms stolen by a man in a skeleton costume. Book by Wendelin Van Draanen, ISBN: 978-1-413-14809-1.
Edition Unabridged
Contents1 hardcover book, and 1 case containing 1 digital audio player, 1 set of ear phones, 1 lanyard and 1 extra battery.
NoteBook of 172 pages. Player issued on Playaway, a digital audiobook.
ANPRRead by Tara Sands

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