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  • All-American murder [CD book] : the rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez, the superstar whose life ended on murderers' row

    All-American murder : the rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez, the superstar whose life ended on murderers' row2018

    by James Patterson (read by Alex Abramovich )

    (9,537)

    Summary: Everyone thought they knew Aaron Hernandez. He was an NFL star who made the game of football look easy. Until he became the prime suspect in a gruesome murder. Rich with in-depth, on-the-ground...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK 364.1523 PAT

    Location: Adult CD Books Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Herstory : 50 women and girls who shook up the world

    Herstory : 50 women and girls who shook up the world2018

    by Katherine Halligan

    (380)

    Summary: Move aside history -- it's time for herstory. Celebrate fifty inspiring and powerful women who changed the world and left their mark in this lavishly illustrated biography compilation. Throughout...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J 920.72 HAL

    Location: Junior Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Michael Phelps

    Michael Phelps2016

    by Grace Hansen

    (2)

    BOOK

    Call #: J B PHELPS

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Usain Bolt

    Usain Bolt2017

    by Grace Hansen

    (12)

    Summary: Shares the life of the Jamaican sprinter, including his failed bid for the 2004 Olympics, his record-breaking win at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and how he beat his own record at the 2012 London Olympics.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B BOLT

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Gabriel García Marquez : a biography

    Gabriel García Marquez : a biography2009

    by Ruben Pelayo

    (19)

    Summary: Chronicles the life of journalist and film critic Gabriel Garcia Marquez, discussing his childhood, schooling, political views, influence on world literature, interactions with world leaders, and other related topics.

    BOOK

    Call #: B GARCIA MARQUEZ YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Magic Johnson : basketball legend, entrepreneur, and HIV/AIDS activist

    Magic Johnson : basketball legend, entrepreneur, and HIV/AIDS activist2016

    by Diane Dakers

    Series: Crabtree Groundbreaker Biographies

    BOOK

    Call #: J B JOHNSON

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Steve Jobs : computer genius of Apple

    Steve Jobs : computer genius of Apple2003

    by Virginia Brackett

    (5)

    Summary: A biography of the founder of Apple Computer company and owner of Pixar, the computer animation company that developed the movie "Toy Story."

    BOOK

    Call #: J B JOBS

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Martin Luther King, Jr.2013

    by Wil Mara

    Series: Rookie Biographies

    (40)

    Summary: Traces the life and achievements of the Baptist pastor who became a driving force behind the African American civil rights movement.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B KING

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Martin Luther King Jr. : marching for equality

    Martin Luther King Jr. : marching for equality2011

    by Stephanie Macceca

    (3)

    Summary: Martin Luther King, Jr. grew up when African Americans and white people were not treated equally. He had a dream that one day all people would be treated fairly. Martin knew that his dream was...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J B KING

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Bonnie and Clyde : a biography

    Bonnie and Clyde : a biography2007

    by Nate Hendley

    (26)

    BOOK

    Call #: 364.155 HEN YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Serena Williams

    Serena Williams2018

    by Elizabeth Raum

    Summary: A photo-illustrated biography for early readers on pro tennis player Serena Williams. Describes her childhood, when she started playing tennis, and how he got to be a pro tennis player. Includes a...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J B WILLIAMS

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Lebron James

    Lebron James2018

    by Elizabeth Raum

    Summary: A photo-illustrated biography for early readers on Cleveland Cavaliers forward Lebron James. Describes his childhood, when he started playing basketball, and how he got to be an NBA player. Includes...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J B JAMES

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • J.J. Watt

    J.J. Watt2018

    by Elizabeth Raum

    Summary: A photo-illustrated biography for early readers on Houston Texans defensive end Justin "J.J." Watt. Describes his childhood, when he started playing football, and how he got to be an NFL player....  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J B WATT

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Nelson Mandela

    Nelson Mandela2016

    by Cath Senker

    Series: Heinemann Infosearch. Against The Odds Biographies

    (1)

    Summary: "This series will tell the amazing stories of inspiring people who have made a difference and changed the world, despite the odds stacked against them. They will detail the characters' humble...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J B MANDELA

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Cy Young : an American baseball hero

    Cy Young : an American baseball hero2020

    by Scott Longert

    (3)

    Summary: Cy Young was one of the hardest-throwing pitchers of all time. He recorded three no-hitters -- including a perfect game -- and accumulated more than 2,800 strikeouts on his way to the National...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J B YOUNG

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Justin Timberlake

    Justin Timberlake2016

    by Katie Lajiness

    Series: Big Buddy Pop Biographies

    (1)

    Summary: Meet famous entertainer Justin Timberlake! In this engaging title, readers will learn about Timberlake's childhood in Memphis, Tennessee, and his role on the Mickey Mouse Club. Timberlake's early...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J B TIMBERLAKE

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Alexander : the boy soldier who conquered the world

    Alexander : the boy soldier who conquered the world2005

    by Simon Adams

    (39)

    BOOK

    Call #: J B ALEXANDER

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Remarkable Iowa women

    Remarkable Iowa women1983

    by Ethel W Hanft

    BOOK

    Call #: 977.7 HAN 1983 IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Harry S. Truman : thirty-third president of the United States

    Harry S. Truman : thirty-third president of the United States2004

    by George Edward Stanley

    (15)

    Summary: One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J B TRUMAN

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The biographical dictionary of Iowa

    The biographical dictionary of Iowa2009

    (7)

    Summary: The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa includes each subject's name, birth and death dates, place of birth, education, and career and contributions. Many of the names will be instantly recognizable to...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 977.7 BIO 2009 IOWA

    Location: Iowa Collection

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Franklin and Lucy [CD book] : an intimate portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherford, and the other remarkable women who shaped FDR's life

    Franklin and Lucy : an intimate portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherford, and the other remarkable women who shaped FDR's life2008

    by Joseph E Persico (read by Ted Barker )

    (730)

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK 973.917 PER

    Location: Adult CD Books Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Marley & me : life and love with the world's worst dog

    Marley & me : life and love with the world's worst dog2005

    by John Grogan

    (454,242)

    Summary: John and Jenny were just beginning their life together. They were young and in love, with a perfect little house and not a care in the world. Then they brought home Marley, a wriggly yellow furball...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 636.752 GRO

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Marley & me [CD book] : life and love with the world's worst dog

    Marley & me : life and love with the world's worst dog2006

    by John Grogan

    (454,237)

    Summary: John and Jenny were just beginning their life together. They were young and in love, with a perfect little house and not a care in the world. Then they brought home Marley, a wriggly yellow furball...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK 636.752 GRO

    Location: Adult CD Books Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Marley & me [Playaway] : life and love with the world's worst dog

    Marley & me : life and love with the world's worst dog2006

    by John Grogan

    (454,239)

    Summary: John and Jenny were just beginning their life together. They were young and in love, with a perfect little house and not a care in the world. Then they brought home Marley, a wriggly yellow furball...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY 636.752 GRO

    Location: Adult Playways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Stalin

    Stalin1988

    by Albert Marrin

    (223)

    Summary: An account of the life of the man who shaped the Soviet Union, from pre-revolutionary Russia to its evolution as a superpower and the descent of the "Iron Curtain."

    BOOK

    Call #: J B STALIN

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Who was Helen Keller?

    Who was Helen Keller?2003

    by Gare Thompson

    Series: Who Was-- ?

    Summary: A biography of the woman who, with the assistance of her devoted teacher Annie Sullivan, achieved success and fame despite being blind and deaf.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B WHO

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Alexander Hamilton
    Staff Pick

    Alexander Hamilton2004

    by Ron Chernow

    (148,126)

    Summary: Ron Chernow tells the story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. Few figures in American history have been more hotly debated or more grossly...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B HAMILTON

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Empire of the summer moon : Quanah Parker and the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history

    Empire of the summer moon : Quanah Parker and the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history2010

    by S. C. Gwynne

    (37,040)

    Summary: The compelling drama of Cynthia Ann Parker, a lovely nine-year-old girl with cornflower-blue eyes who was kidnapped by Comanches from the far Texas frontier in 1836. She grew to love her captors and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 978 GWY

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Let's ride, Paul Revere!

    Let's ride, Paul Revere!2004

    by Peter Roop

    (8)

    Summary: Discusses the events in Paul Reveres's life up until he made his famous midnight ride.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B REVERE

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Taylor Swift : country's sweetheart : an unauthorized biography

    Taylor Swift : country's sweetheart : an unauthorized biography2008

    by Lexi Ryals

    (180)

    Summary: Chronicles the life of country music singer Taylor Swift, discussing her childhood, family, and rise to fame; and including photographs.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B SWIFT

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Who was Franklin Roosevelt?

    Who was Franklin Roosevelt?2010

    by Margaret Frith

    Series: Who Was-- ?

    (416)

    Summary: An illustrated biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt that provides information on his childhood in Hyde Park, marriage to Eleanor, political career, years as president, and influence on American history.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B WHO

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Who was Anne Frank?

    Who was Anne Frank?2007

    by Ann Abramson

    Series: Who Was-- ?

    (2,676)

    Summary: Looks closely at Anne Frank's life before the secret annex, what life was like in hiding from the Nazis, and the legacy of her diary.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B WHO

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Who was King Tut?

    Who was King Tut?2006

    by Roberta Edwards

    Summary: Explains the life and times of this ancient Egyptian ruler, covering the story of the tomb's discovery, as well as myths and stories of mummy curses.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B WHO

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The missing golden ticket and other splendiferous secrets

    The missing golden ticket and other splendiferous secrets2010

    by Roald Dahl

    (899)

    Summary: Containing excerpts from earlier tributes to Dahl's work and wit, this is an eclectic and funny collection of tidbits by and about the late author. It also features a missing chapter from "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."

    BOOK

    Call #: J B DAHL

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • George Washington, spymaster : how the Americans outspied the British and won the Revolutionary War

    George Washington, spymaster : how the Americans outspied the British and won the Revolutionary War2004

    by Thomas B Allen

    (1,084)

    Summary: A biography of Revolutionary War general and first President of the United States, George Washington, focusing on his use of spies to gather intelligence that helped the colonies win the war.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B WASHINGTON

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Who was Dr. Seuss?

    Who was Dr. Seuss?2011

    by Janet B Pascal

    Series: Who Was-- ?

    (2,272)

    Summary: Ted Geisel loved to doodle from the time he was a kid. He had an offbeat, fun-loving personality. He often threw dinner parties where guests wore outrageous hats! And he donned quirky hats when...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J B WHO

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 2 of 3 details

  • Who were the Beatles?

    Who were the Beatles?2006

    by Geoff Edgers

    Series: Who Was-- ?

    (1,272)

    Summary: A biography of the Beatles, the world's most famous rock band.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B WHO

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Who was John F. Kennedy?

    Who was John F. Kennedy?2005

    by Yona Zeldis McDonough

    Series: Who Was-- ?

    (902)

    Summary: The man who saved the lives of his PT-109 crewmen during WWII and became the 35th president fought-and won-his first battle at the age of two-and-a-half, when he was stricken with scarlet fever....  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J B WHO

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Who was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart?

    Who was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart?2003

    by Yona Zeldis McDonough

    Series: Who Was-- ?

    (916)

    Summary: Explores the life and work of the prolific eighteenth-century Austrian composer who began life as a child prodigy, composing music at the age of five, and died a pauper at age thirty-five.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B WHO

    Location: Junior Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Truth & beauty : a friendship

    Truth & beauty : a friendship2005

    by Ann Patchett

    (37,176)

    Summary: The author describes her twenty-year friendship with Lucy Grealy, tracing their introduction at a writer's workshop, the integral part their friendship played in their writing careers, and her witness to Grealy's medical deterioration.

    BOOK

    Call #: BK CLUB 155.916 PAT

    copies in: 16 of 16 details