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Great Plains National Instructional Television Library

Overview
Works: 3,215 works in 4,628 publications in 1 language and 49,912 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Children's films  Children's television programs  Drama  History  Fiction  Animated films  Educational television programs  Short films  Hymns 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1995.9.B55, 791.4372
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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 )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 742 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 life and death of the dinosaur
Gregory the terrible eater by Mitchell Sharmat( Visual )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A very picky eater, Gregory the goat refuses the usual goat diet staples of shoes and tin cans in favor of fruits, vegetables, eggs, and orange juice. Host LeVar Burton visits the Banyard Cafe, a restaurant which is run by people dressed as goats. Dieticians at the San Diego Zoo kitchens talk about zoo animasl and their specialized diets. A variety of zoo animals eat their dinner while listening to the song "Everybody likes food." Three kids learn how to cook a gourmet meal at the Hotel Intercontinental in New York City. Review books - Mrs. Pig's bulk buy by Mary Rayner; Poem stew edited by William Cole; Better homes and gardens new junior cookbook edited by Gerald Knox
If you give a mouse a cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 464 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 Nancy Winslow Parker( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 451 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 )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 443 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 a farm and a livestock fair, interviewing a man who greases a pig for a pig scramble
Bringing the rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of a tale from the Nandi people of Kenya, Verna Aardema's Bringing the rain to Kapiti Plain. Host LeVar Burton also plans a fun-filled day around rainy weather, including an aerial charge of a thunderstorm and puddle-hopping
Germs make me sick( Visual )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 404 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 )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reading of the book, "Amazing Grace" by Mary Hoffman leads into a discussion of stereotyping. LeVar interviews Whoppi Goldberg, where the topic of pursuing your own dreams is discussed
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After she falls headfirst into a bird's nest, a baby bat is raised like a bird until she is reunited with her mother
Mummies made in Egypt( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of the book Mummies made in Egypt, written by Aliki. Describes the techniques and the reasons for the use of mummification in ancient Egypt
The Patchwork quilt by Valerie Flournoy( Visual )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of the book The patchwork quilt, by Valerie Flournoy. Shot on location at Boston Childrens Museum and hosted by LeVar Burton
Follow the drinking gourd : a story of the Underground Railroad by Jeanette Winter( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Runaway slaves journey north along the Underground Railroad by following directions in a song "The drinking gourd." Other segments include: LeVar talks about slavery: LeVar introduces students to the history, heroes, stories, and music of the African American culture which emerged from slavery ; Songs about slavery: the a capella group, Sweet Honey in the Rock, perform and share their historical knowledge of slavery
Miss Nelson is back by Harry Allard( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 377 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. Review books - Grandmama's Joy by Eloise Greenfield ; Daddy is a monster sometimes by John Steptoe ; Harlequin and the gift of many colors by Remy Charlip and Burton Supree
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 364 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. The reader is led around the world to gather the ingredients for an apple pie
How much is a million? by David M Schwartz( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 358 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 by Brian Gleeson( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who was the largest baby ever born in the state of Maine? Who dug the Great Lakes? Who gouged out the Grand Canyon? Why, Paul Bunyan, of course, America's finest, fastest, funniest lumberman and favorite tall-tale hero
Hill of fire by Thomas P Lewis( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 349 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 )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 344 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
A chair for my mother by Vera B Williams( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 342 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
Rechenka's eggs( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural and crafted eggs are the subject of this program hosted by LeVar Burton. The Russian story of "Rechenka's eggs" by Patricia Polacco is read, the viewer visits the author, who decorates an egg using the Ukranian art of pysanky. Also included is an experiment to show the strength of an egg and students watch many animals hatch from eggs. Three other books are introduced, including "The talking eggs" by Robert D. San Souci, "Stefan & Olga" by Betsy Day, and "I made it myself" by Sabine Lohf
 
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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 (166)