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Locally-produced Digital Talking Books (DTBs) 1The 10 Big Lies About America-Combating Destructive Distortions About Our Nation
"Author and talk-show host presents what he considers to be "ten of the biggest fallacies that millions of Americans believe about our country." -- back cover. 2008."
16,000 Suspects: a RAGBRAI Mystery
When someone is murdered on RAGBRAI, a mystery writer in mid-life crisis and an Iowa highway patrolman join the thousands traveling across Iowa to solve the case. Each of the seventeen chapters is written by a different Iowan. 1999.
The 17 Day Diet (2010)
"A diet plan which uses four 17-day cycles to "keep your metabolism guessing". Includes lists of foods, recipes and sample meal plans. 2010."
The 5 Big Lies About American Business
The 50 Greatest Plays in Iowa Hawkeye Football History
Ranks and brings to life the most memorable moments from Hawks gridiron lore. Fifty chapters describe the action, profile the participants, and reveal the rich story behind each play. 2008.
Adventure in the Haunted House
While Oliver cat-sits Princess Fluffy for a vacationing friend, the cat runs off and gets lost in a spooky, boarded-up house. When Oliver hears a ghostly sound from inside the house, he calls on his friends to help him. For grades 2-4. 1986.
After You Lose Someone You Love: Advice and Insight from the Diaries of Three Kids Who've Been There
Amy and Allie Dennison were eight years old and their little brother David was four when their father suddenly died in his sleep. For the next two years, the three (with the help of their mother) kept a journal of their lives. Later, they looked back on what they wrote and added new reflections. They also offer suggestions for anyone who has experienced a similar loss -- all from a kid's point of view. Foreword by Harold Kushner, edited by Ellen Hawley. For junior and senior high readers. 2005.
Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians; 1 Alcatraz Series4785
"On his thirteenth birthday, foster child Alcatraz Smedry receives a bag of sand which is immediately stolen by theevil Librarians who are trying to take over the world. Fortunately Alcatraz is also introduced to his grandfather and discovers his own special talent. Unfortunately, Alcatraz learns he must use his talent to save civilization. For grades 3-6. 2007. First book in the Alcatraz series. Followed by "Alcatraz and the Scrivener's Bones" (not transcribed)."
America: the Glorious Republic (1990)
Graff, Henry Franklin
High school textbook. ISBN 0395492262. Revised edition. 1990.
Amy Moves in
A new neighborhood, new school, and no friends are the problems confronting Amy when her family moves. But a candy store across the street welcomes her to the block, and a fight with a girl named Cynthia brings her new friends. For grades 3-6.
Workaholic Sarah Harper has a near death experience which causes her to change her life and the lives of those around her. Co-author is Deborah Bedford. 2009.
At Odds with Love
When Jane needed help, she was amazed that it was the charismatic surgeon Nikolaas van der Vollenhove who tore himself away from his busy schedule to come to her rescue. A renowned workaholic, it was obvious that he had no time for anything -- or anyone -- in his life. Which was why his marriage proposal came as such a shock. Just why did he want Jane for his wife -- if not for love? Originally published in 1993 by Harlequin. 2005.
Becoming Real: Authenticity in an Age of Distractions
Through personal stories, spiritual ruminations, and philosophical analysis, Sessions explores what it means to be authentic -- suggesting paths to follow for those who wish to lead more genuine and happy lives. -- back cover. 2011.
Beekeeping for Dummies
An easy-to-follow guide to raising bees. 2002.
Beneath a Marble Sky
Although Jahan is the emperor of India and has many wives, Mumtaz is his soul mate; a constant companion and wise political consultant. She dies giving birth to their fourteenth child, but had the foresight to begin preparing her favorite daughter, Jahanara, by instructing the girl in the arts of influence and political strategy. Jahanara picks up where her mother left off, advising the emperor and helping with construction of Mumtaz's mausoleum, the Taj Mahal, but needs all her skills when called to defend the throne against a coup by her evil brother. Descriptions of sex, explicit descriptions of violence, and some strong language. 2004.
Best Laid Plans: the Origins of American Multilateralism and the Dawn of the Cold War
Argues that a combination of enduring identity commitments and new ideas, based on the lessons of recent cataclysmic events, shaped the policy preferences of central American decision-makers in the Roosevelt and Truman administrations. -- back cover. 2009.
Bindlestiff; 10 Nameless Detective Series0107
"In San Francisco the "Nameless Detective" looks for the missing father among the thieves, murderers, and bums who still ride the rails and live in contemporary hobo jungles. One of Charles Bradford's daughters wants him found. The other will pay to have him stay lost. Both hate him. "Nameless" is too late to find him alive, but he does unravel a tangle of old, unsolved murders. Some strong language. Tenth Nameless Detective mystery. Sequel to "Dragonfire."
"On Black Monday, October 19, 1987, as the stock market is taking a nosedive and the nation's banking system falls into crisis, Stan Turner is asked by the CIA to help an operative unravel an IRS garnishment and ends up caught in a firefight between the CIA and the FBI. His day grows more complicated still as he receives the surprising news that he has been named as the executor of the estate of Lottie West, who has died in suspicious circumstances and who -- Stan soon discovers -- has been hiding priceless art treasures stolen during World War II. Sixth Stan Turner mystery. Sequel to "Deadly Distractions." 2005."
Krista wishes that her annoying younger brother Tyler is a bug. And poof, he's a bug! What if Tyler gets stepped on, swatted, or decides to fly away? Krista has to reverse what she has done or Tyler will be a little, black beetle bug -- forever! For grades 4-7. 1995.
Calamity Jayne; 1 Tressa Jayne Turner Series4063
"Tressa Jayne Turner is known as Calamity Jayne for the disastrous events that follow wherever she goes. One night after working the late shift at Bargain City in Granville, Iowa, Tressa mistakes another car for her own, and ends up on a dark country road with a flat tire. Instead of a spare, Tressa finds the town's drug-smuggling attorney dead in the trunk and an envelope of greenbacks in the glove compartment. In a panic, Tressa goes for help, but when she returns with "Ranger" Rick, her nemesis from high school who is now a cop, the car has disappeared, dead body, cash and all. First book in the Tressa Jayne Turner mystery series. Followed by "Calamity Jayne Rides Again." 2006."
"Tressa's Uncle Frank has opened his soft-frozen ice-cream booth at the Iowa State Fair, and as always, members of the family have been recruited to work the concession stand, including Tressa. But this year things go terribly wrong. It's bad enough that someone is sabotaging Uncle Frank's frozen delights with such things as an army of cockroaches, but things really take a turn for the worse when Tressa's cousin Frankie disappears. Sequel to "Calamity Jayne." Second Tressa Jayne Turner mystery. 2006."
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the U.F.O.; 02 Cam Jansen Series0202
"Eric Shelton is planning to enter the Junior News Photography Contest, and his friend Cam is helping him search for a subject. When mysterious lights appear floating above the trees, Eric snaps away and Cam puts her photographic memory to use. Is the U.F.O. real or only a prank? Cam and Eric decide to find out. For grades 3-6. Sequel to "Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds." Second Cam Jansen mystery. 1980."
Camp Murphy; 8 Murphy Family Series2821
McKenna, Colleen O
"Collette Murphy and her friends Marsha and Sarah start a neighborhood summer camp for the little kids. But at the last minute, Sarah has to go away with her family. They ask the ever-so-cute John McKechnie to be a counselor, but John has a little accident and asks his best friend Roger Friday to fill in. The problem now is Marsha and Roger -- whenever they get within two miles of each other there is TROUBLE! For grades 3-6. Eighth book in the Murphy Family series. Sequel to "Mother Murphy." 1993."
The Case of the Buried Treasure; 1 Jigsaw Jones Super Special Series4783
Jigsaw's class finds a hidden riddle that leads them on a treasure hunt. Have pirates stashed their loot in Jigsaw's school? For grades 2-4. Jigsaw Jones Super Special, 1. 2002.
The Case of the Christmas Snowman; 2 Jigsaw Jones Series2332
Lucy is in trouble. She gave her father's rare coin to Bigs Maloney. Now the coin is missing! Jigsaw and Mila are on the hunt for clues. For grades 2-4. Second Jigsaw Jones mystery. 1998.
The Case of the Class Clown; 12 Jigsaw Jones Series2332
Someone in Ms. Gleason's class is playing practical jokes on the class. Athena Lorenzo was the first victim -- green slime in her sneaker! It's up to Jigsaw and Mila to catch the clown. For grades 2-4. Twelfth Jigsaw Jones mystery. 2000.
The Case of the Great Sled Race; 8 Jigsaw Jones Series2332
Someone has stolen Bigs Maloney's sled Velma two days before the great sled race. Jigsaw and Mila are hot on the case. They need to keep Bigs cool and find Velma -- fast. For grades 2-4. Eighth Jigsaw Jones mystery. 2000.
The Case of the Mummy Mystery; 6 Jigsaw Jones Series2332
Joey Pignattano made a Halloween bet. He is going to eat a worm for a dollar. The only problem is: someone stole the worm. And the number one suspect is a mummy! For grades 2-4. Sixth Jigsaw Jones mystery. 1999.
The Case of the Runaway Dog; 7 Jigsaw Jones Series2332
It's almost Thanksgiving. But Jigsaw isn't feeling thankful. His dog, Rags, is missing. Did Rags wander off or was he dognapped? For grades 2-4. Seventh Jigsaw Jones mystery. 1999.
The Case of the Santa Clause Mystery; 4 Jigsaw Jones Super Special Series
Sally Ann Simms wants to meet Santa Claus, and she won't take no for an answer. Can Jigsaw and Mila set a trap for the merry man in red? For grades 2-4. Jigsaw Jones Super Special, 4. 2006.
Someone is secretly sending Jigsaw valentines. It is only when Jigsaw thinks of each valentine as a clue that the case starts to come together. For grades 2-4. Third Jigsaw Jones mystery. 1999.
The Case of the Spooky Sleepover; 4 Jigsaw Jones Series2332
When Ralphie Jordan thinks his house is haunted, Jigsaw takes the case. The only way to trap the ghost is for Jigsaw to spend the night. For grades 2-4. Fourth Jigsaw Jones mystery. 1999.
The Case of the Stolen Baseball Cards; 5 Jigsaw Jones Series2332
Eddie brought his baseball cards to school and now they're missing. It's time for Jigsaw to step up to the plate and solve the case. For grades 2-4. Fifth Jigsaw Jones mystery. 1999.
Cast a Single Shadow
Doug and Tracy's mother has been accused of robbing the jewelry store where she works. It is up to the seventh-graders to prove her innocence. Tracy follows her twin brother's lead, but during their investigation Doug breaks his leg. Now Tracy has to solve the case on her own. For grades 4-7.
Koss, Amy Goldman
When Sarah gets her hands on the answers to the eighth-grade geography mid-term and decides to share them with some other students, the consequences are far-ranging. For junior and senior high readers. 2003.
Cheerleaders: the New Evil; 4 Fear Street Super Chiller Cheerleaders Series4786
Corky and the rest of the Shadyside cheerleaders were sure the evil spirit had been destroyed (as described in three earlier books). Then a series of horrifying accidents convinces Corky and the remaining cheerleaders the evil is back. They come up with a plan to draw the evil out and destroy it for good. For junior and senior high readers. Fourth book in the Fear Street Super Chiller Cheerleaders series. No other books in the series transcribed. 1994.
Choose to Live: Your Diabetes Survival Guide (2010)
American Diabetes Association
A guide explaining the basics of diabetes care. Sponsored by American College of Cardiology and American Diabetes Association. 2010.
The Christmas List
A nun who is teaching fourth-graders has her class make a list of admiration and appreciation for each person in the class. Years later, James Engler returns home to Iowa one Christmas after his fiancee calls off their marriage and discovers that his best childhood friend, Mike, has just been killed in the Gulf War. When Mike's parents reveal at a memorial service that Mike had carried his fourth-grade list with him, most of James's former classmates confess that they, too, kept their lists as a reminder, even in the worst of times, of their admirable traits and that they were appreciated. James didn't save his list, but his mother had -- and reading this list changes his life. 2004.
Christmas With Tucker; 2 Christmas Dogs Series4646
"It is the winter of 1962, and Kansas is hit with one of the worst blizzards in its history. It is during this season that twelve-year-old George is called upon to endure the death of his father and the upkeep of the family farm. When his mother and sisters leave for Minnesota, George has only his grandparents and the companionship of Tucker, an Irish setter, to help him persevere through these difficult challenges. Can he find the strength to walk the road that leads to healing, finding his true self and ultimately becoming a man? Second book in the Christmas Dogs series. Prequel to "A Dog Named Christmas." 2010."
Chutes and Ladders: Navigating the Low-Wage Labor Market
Newman, Katherine S.
Explores whether the poorest workers and families benefited from the tight labor markets and good economic times of the late 1990s. -- back cover. 2006.
Claudia and the New Girl; 12 Baby-Sitter's Club Series0293
Martin, Ann M
Claudia was the most outrageous kid in her class.. until Ashley came along. Ashley wears hippie clothes, has six holes in her ears, and is a gifted artist. Ashley thinks Claudia should spend more time on her art and forget babysitting. Claudia's got to decide: the club or Ashley! For grades 4-7. 1988.
Cleo: The Cat Who Mended a Family
Helen's sons Rob and Sam loved Cleo at first sight and the runt-of-the-litter kitten was promised as a present for Sam's tenth birthday. Then just weeks before his birthday, Sam was killed. Cleo helped the author deal with her grief, and the changes in the next twenty-three years. 2010.
Cold Case; 4 Kate Gillespie Series4772
"San Francisco homicide investigator Kate Gillespie tracks down new leads in the death of a prostitute. The leads point to a local crime boss whose missing wife is possibly linked to multiple men and multiple murders. Fourth Kate Gillespie mystery. Sequel to "Deadly Legacy." 2004."
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour: Frontier Stories, Volume 7
A collection of 28 tales of danger, hardship and adventure in the Old West. 2009.
Commander of the Faithful-The Life and Times of Emir Abd el-Kader
Kiser, John W
"Biography of a Mulsim warrior-saint who led the Algerian resistance to French colonization in the mid-nineteenth century. Adb el-Kader was considered "one of the few great men of the century." 2008. NOTE: the Iowa town of Elkader is named after Abd el-Kader but pronounced differently."
"When Joe Murphy's wife, Linda, spies an ad for a "beautiful 3-story Victorian house in need of some TLC," the couple jumps at the chance. Renovating it will allow them to indulge their passion for antiques and to get closer to an earlier era. They embark upon a grueling renovation to restore the house to its former splendor, and everything seems perfect . . . until the morning Joe awakes to find his family transported back to the year 1909. Suddenly the Murphys' dream for a simpler time becomes reality, one in which they will struggle to adapt to turn-of-the-century Iowa while seeking a way to return home. 2009."
Cool Cuisine for Super Sleepovers (Cookbook); Easy Recipes for Kids to Cook Series4765
Recipes to make for a sleepover party, or any party. The recipes are designed for children to cook independently as much as possible, but adult supervision is recommended. For kindergarten-grade 3. 2007.
Cool Lunches to Make and Take (Cookbook); Easy Recipes for Kids to Cook Series4765
Recipes for lunches to make and take with you to school. The recipes are designed for children to cook independently as much as possible, but adult supervision is recommended. For kindergarten-grade 3. 2007.
Cool Meals to Start Your Wheels (Cookbook); Easy Recipes for Kids to Cook Series4765
Recipes for foods to get your day off to a great start. The recipes are designed for children to cook independently as much as possible, but adult supervision is recommended. For kindergarten-grade 3. 2007.
Cool Pizza to Make and Bake (Cookbook); Easy Recipes for Kids to Cook Series4765
Recipes for making delicious homemade pizza for meals, snacks, and especially parties. The recipes are designed for children to cook independently as much as possible, but adult supervision is recommended. For kindergarten-grade 3. 2007.
Cool Sweets and Treats to Eat (Cookbook); Easy Recipes for Kids to Cook Series4765
Recipes for tasty snacks and delicious treats. The recipes are designed for children to cook independently as much as possible, but adult supervision is recommended. For kindergarten-grade 3. 2007.
"The discovery of a missing ancient manuscript leads Lang Reilly to London, Prague and Rome as he seeks to find those who would kill him rather than have him reveal its contents. Fifth Lang Reilly adventure. Sequel to "The Sinai Secret." 2009."
Courting Disaster; 2 Heartland Heroes Series4488
"Cadi Trent lost her family in a flash flood, and now she is an EMT responding to a crisis in a nearby town. Only wanting to help, she's baffled by the open hostility of Deputy Frank Parker. Why can't he trust her? Set in Iowa. 2008. Second book in the Heartland Heroes series. Sequel to "Prescription for Love."
Courting Disaster; Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Series4779
Nancy Drew investigates threats on TV star Terry Alford while the Hardy boys try to keep tennis superstar Pat Flynn safe. Soon the detectives discover their separate cases aren't separate after all. For grades 4-7. 1993. Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Super Mystery, 15.