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Great Plains National Instructional Television Library

Overview
Works: 3,429 works in 4,866 publications in 1 language and 46,654 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Children's films  Children's television programs  Drama  Educational television programs  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Hymns  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PZ7, 791.4572
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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 )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 704 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
If you give a mouse a cookie( Visual )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 386 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
Stellaluna( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 373 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
The day Jimmy's boa ate the wash( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 368 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
Gregory the terrible eater by Mitchell Sharmat( Visual )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 366 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 also visits a zoo to find out some surprising facts about the eating habits of goats and other animals
The Patchwork quilt by Valerie Flournoy( Visual )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of the book, A patchwork quilt, by Valerie Flournoy. Host LeVar Burton visits the Boston Children's Museum, a hands-on museum where folk traditions are kept alive
Germs make me sick( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 346 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
How much is a million? by David M Schwartz( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 342 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
Follow the drinking gourd( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 338 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
How to make an apple pie and see the world( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 335 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
Miss Nelson is back by Harry Allard( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 335 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
Rechenka's eggs( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 319 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
Amazing grace by Bill D Moyers( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 318 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
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 315 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
Dive to the coral reefs( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 314 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 the coral reef and the many plants and animals that live in it. Host, LeVar Burton scuba dives in a coral reef off the Florida Keys where he encounters tropical fish and fascinating coral. Viewers will meet a reef doctor who resores life to damaged reefs with living coral. Featured book is "how to hide an octopus and other sea creatures" by Ruth Heller
Borreguita and the coyote by Verna Aardema( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host LeVar Burton introduces the book Borreguita and the coyote, which is about a little lamb who uses her wits to gain the upper hand and outsmart a hungry coyote. He visits a barrio in Los Angeles and talks about how guitars are made, painting murals, and Mexican folk music. Books reviewed include Coyote dreams by Susan Nunes, Diego by Jonah Winter, and The three little javelinas by Susan Lowell
The Legend of the Indian paintbrush by Tomie DePaola( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 307 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 )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brother and sister bravely travel alone across the ocean to the United States, from the book by Riki Levinson
Chickens aren't the only ones( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 298 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
Desert giant : the world of the saguaro cactus( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The featured book explores the ecosystem of the giant Saguaro cactus
 
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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

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