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Great Plains National Instructional Television Library

Overview
Works: 3,418 works in 4,874 publications in 1 language and 45,225 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Children's films  Children's television programs  Drama  Fiction  Educational television programs  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 689 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 by Laura Joffe Numeroff( Visual )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 381 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 361 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 358 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
Gregory the terrible eater by Mitchell Sharmat( Visual )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of the book Gregory, the terrible eater, by Mitchell Sharmat. 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 346 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 336 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
Follow the drinking gourd( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 334 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 much is a million? by David M Schwartz( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 331 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
Miss Nelson is back by Harry Allard( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 325 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
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 320 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
Amazing grace by Bill D Moyers( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reading of the book, "Amazing Grace" by Mary Hoffman leads into a discussion of stereotyping. LeVar interviews Whoopi Goldberg, where the topic of pursuing your own dreams is discussed
Dive to the coral reefs( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 308 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
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 306 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 )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 302 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
The Legend of the Indian paintbrush by Tomie DePaola( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LeVar pursues Native-American arts and culture as he visits Taos Pueblo
Borreguita and the coyote by Verna Aardema( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little lamb uses her clever wiles to keep a coyote from eating her up
Chickens aren't the only ones( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chickens aren't the only animals that lay eggs. The featured book explains that many animals lay eggs and they are called oviparous. Other segments include: Which came first - the chicken or the egg?: LeVar goes to the Moyer Hatchery to ask the roosters & hens that question ; I'm breaking out: features a visit to an incubator room at the hatchery and a baby chick hatching from it's shell ; Loggerhead turtles: a turtle biologist joins LeVar to watch loggerhead turtles lay their eggs in the sand, later they return to watch the turtles hatch and make their way back to the ocean
Watch the stars come out by Riki Levinson( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 292 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
Desert giant : the world of the saguaro cactus( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The featured book explores the ecosystem of the giant Saguaro cactus
 
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Great Plains Regional Instructional Television Library

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

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