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Great Plains National Instructional Television Library

Overview
Works: 3,288 works in 4,788 publications in 1 language and 47,529 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Children's films  Drama  Children's television programs  Biographical films  Historical films  Educational television programs  Fiction  Hymns  Short films 
Roles: Distributor
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Most widely held works about Great Plains National Instructional Television Library
 
Most widely held works by Great Plains National Instructional Television Library
Digging up dinosaurs by Aliki( Visual )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of the book Digging up dinosaurs, by Aliki. Host LeVar Burton sets off in his jeep to explore the mystery surrounding the lifge and death of the dinosaur
Gregory the terrible eater by Mitchell Sharmat( Visual )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A very picky eater, Gregory the goat refuses the usual goat diet of shoes and tin cans in favor of fruits, vegetables, eggs, and orange juice
If you give a mouse a cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff( Visual )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reading of the book, "If you give a mouse a cookie" by Laura Joffe Numeroff. Discusses chain reactions from a bowling alley, leading into the reading of the main story. Then it's off to a factory where bowling balls are made and a domino expert demonstrates how he designs chain reactons as he sets up a domino art event. Reviews: "This is the key to the kingdom" by Diane Worfolk Allison, "The house that Jack built" illustrated by Jebby Stow, and "Smart dog" by Ralph Leemis
Bugs by -( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bugs includes general information, jokes and descriptions of the physical characteristics, habits, and natural environment of a variety of common insects. Other segments include: LeVar visits Insect world: with the assistance of an entomologist LeVar discovers the uniqueness of a wide variety of bugs and insects at Cincinnati Zoo's Insect World ; See the migration of Monarch Butterflies: take a trip to the mountains in Mexico to find out where monarch butterflies go when they migrate for the winter
The day Jimmy's boa ate the wash by Trinka Hakes Noble( Visual )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of the book The day Jimmy's boa ate the wash, by Trinka Hakes Noble. Host LeVar Burton also visits an exotic pet shop, a farm, and a livestock fair
Germs make me sick( Visual )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book explains what germs are, how bacteria and viruses affect the human body, and how the body fights against them. Other segments include: Finding out about germs: LeVar uses a microscope to discover what germs really look like ; How your body fights germs: animation featuring the body's defense team works in action ; How bacteria can help: a visit to an organic farm illustrates how micro-organisms are important to growing food
Amazing grace by Michael Apted( Visual )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reading of the book, "Amazing Grace" by author Mary Hoffman and illustrator Caroline Binch leads into a discussion of stereotyping. LeVar interviews Whoppi Goldberg, where the topic of pursuing your own dreams is discussed
Miss Nelson is back by Harry Allard( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses surprises and disguises and presents a reading of the book, Miss Nelson is back, by Harry Allard and James Marshall. While Miss Nelson is away her students decide to create a lookalike to fool their principal. Their substitute teacher, Miss Swamp, sets things straight
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LeVar discovers a mysterious and fascinating world of nocturnal animals, and explores the not-so-silent world of slumber and dreams
How to make an apple pie and see the world( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LeVar Burton is put in the kitchen where he gets some fun cooking tips from chef Curtis Aikens, and uses science to unravel some of the unknown tricks and reasons behind everyday cooking
How much is a million? by David M Schwartz( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LeVar Burton scours the streets of New York City trying to figure out exactly how much is a "million." Viewers visit the Crayola factory in Pennsylvania to see how millions of crayons are made, and New Jersey's Giants Stadium to see how the stadium crew and concession vendors prepare for the giant crowd on game day
Paul Bunyan( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of the book Paul Bunyan, by Steven Kellogg. Deals with a forest fire, Smokey Bear, and woodsmen competitions. Shot on location in Maine and hosted by LeVar Burton
A chair for my mother by Vera B Williams( Visual )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of the book A chair for my mother, by Vera Williams. Host LeVar Burton carries through the story line about members of a family who team up and work together to rebuild their lives after a tragic fire, as he and his friends create a song and dance number called Teamwork
Hill of fire by Thomas P Lewis( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a work of fiction, the birth of the Parícutin volcano is presented. Then, while at Volcano National Park in Hawaii, LeVar is only 2,000 feet from a major eruption of Kilauea Volcano. He tells about two kinds of lava and why volcanoes occur. LeVar talks to volcanologists who are studying the prediction of eruptions, and viewers learn what is inside our earth that causes volcanoes. LeVar also visits an artist--Chiu Leong--who creates raku pottery
Alistair in outer space( Visual )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visits the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and goes on a treasure hunt through several library departments, including the Division of Maps and Globes, Book Restoration, and Film. Features the book Alistair in outer space by Marilyn Sadler, in which a fastidious little boy on his way to return his library books is captured by a spaceship and whisked into outer space. Introduces Conan the Librarian and reviews other books with related themes
Dive to the coral reefs and the magic schoolbus: inside the earth by Reading Rainbow( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The featured book "Dive to the coral reefs" written by Elizabeth Taynton, Paul Erickson and Les Kaufman, describes the formation of a coral reef and the many plants and animals that live in and around these underwater communities. Host, LeVar Burton scuba dives in the coral reefs off the Florida Keys where he encounters tropical fish and a variety of fascinating coral. Viewers will also meet a "reef doctor" who restores life to damaged reefs by transplanting living coral. Featured books are "How to hide an octopus & other sea creatures" by Ruth Heller ; "I can be an oceanographer" ; and "Creatures of the sea" by John Christopher Fine
The Legend of the Indian paintbrush by Tomie DePaola( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Native-American tale about a boy who becomes an artist and brings the colors of the sunset to earth
Watch the stars come out by Riki Levinson( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brother and sister bravely travel alone across the ocean to the United States, from the book by Riki Levinson. LeVar explores the plight of the many courageous immigrants who came to America filled with hopes and dreams
Borreguita and the coyote by Verna Aardema( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host LeVar Burton introduces the book Borreguita and the coyote about a little lamb who uses her wits to gain the upper hand and outsmart a hungry coyote. He also visits a barrio in Los Angeles and discusses how guitars are made, painting murals, and Mexican folk music. Other books talked about are Coyote dreams by Susan Nunes, Diego by Jonah Winter, and The three little javelinas by Susan Lowell
Chickens aren't the only ones( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georgia Engel reads the featured book Chickens aren't the only ones about the many animals that lay eggs including chickens as well as other birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects and even a few mammals. LeVar Burton, the host visits a hatchery where chicks are hatched. LeVar also visits a beach where the loggerhead turtles lay their eggs. Reviewed books are Mrs. Huggins and her hen Hannah by Lydia Dabcovich, Egg to chick by Millicent E. Selsam, and Turtle and Tortoise from "Animals in the wild" series by Victor Serventy
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityGreat Plains National Instructional Library

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GPN (Great Plains National Instructional Television Library)

Great Plains Regional Instructional Television Library

University of Nebraska--Lincoln. Great Plains National Instructional Television Library

Languages
English (178)