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Lancit Media Productions

Overview
Works: 427 works in 944 publications in 1 language and 32,775 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Drama  Television programs  Folklore  Fairy tales  Music  Film adaptations  Software  Interviews 
Classifications: PZ7, 372.6
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Most widely held works by Lancit Media Productions
Gregory the terrible eater ; Gila monsters meet you at the airport by Mitchell Sharmat ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book Gila monsters meet you at the airport, by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat. Host LeVar Burton investigates the Arizona desert to find out what a Gila monster is really like
Digging up dinosaurs by Aliki ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 632 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 at the Dinosaur National Monument
Stellaluna ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 493 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
The Tortoise & the hare Hill of fire by Janet Stevens ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book The tortoise and the hare, by Janet Stevens
If you give a mouse a cookie ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 467 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
The Day Jimmy's boa ate the wash by Trinka Hakes Noble ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 457 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
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Feature book: Grace is a little girl who want to be Peter Pan in the school play. She runs into obstacles because she is black and female, but refuses to give in. Added features include a visit with Whoopi Goldberg, a female hockey player in action, a female boiler mechanic tells about the job she does. Review books: Paul Yee's Roses sing on new snow, Great women in the struggle written by Toyomi Igus and others, and Emily Arnold McCully's Mirette on the high wire
The Patchwork quilt by Valerie Flournoy ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 428 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
Mummies made in Egypt ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Corinne Orr reads the featured book by Aliki, Mummies made in Egypt. Host LeVar Burton visits museums to look at mummies and watch research and restoration work being done on mummies in museum collections. Reviewed books include "I can be an archaeologist" by Robert B. Pickering, "Bill and Pete go down the Nile," by Tomie de Paola, and "Visiting the art museum" by Laurence Krasny Brown and Marc Brown
Music, music, everywhere ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brings great books to life onscreen through rich illustrations and live shows
Rechenka's eggs ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 398 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
Paul Bunyan ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 390 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
Beverly Cleary's Ramona ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two stories about the 8-year-old Ramona and her family. Ramona's sneakers squeak and she becomes the center of attention, and Ramona learns the sadness of losing a friend and her cat, but gaining a new sibling
Follow the drinking gourd ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A reading of the book, "Follow the drinking gourd" by Jeanette Winter about the Underground Railroad that helped lead slaves to freedom. Host LeVar Burton introduces viewers to the history, heroes, stories and music of the African-American culture which emerged from slavery. Additional books reviewed: "Shake it to the one you love the best : play songs and lullabies from the black musical traditions" collected and adapted by Cheryl Warren Mattox ; "A picture book of Harriet Tubman" by David A. Adler ; "Sweet Clara and the freedom quilt" by Deborah Hopkinson
Alistair in outer space ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 348 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
Watch the stars come out ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 347 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
Mufaro's beautiful daughters an African tale by John Steptoe ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book Mufaro's beautiful daughters written by John Steptoe. Mufaro's two beautiful daughters, one bad-tempered, one kind and sweet, go before the king, who is choosing a wife
Dive to the coral reefs and the magic schoolbus: inside the earth ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 327 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
Knots on a counting rope by Bill Martin ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The featured book Knots on a counting rope about a blind Navajo boy who overcomes his fears and his blindness is read by J. Ruben Silverbird and Kenneth Blank. Host LeVar Burton talks about fears that can occur to one camping alone in the woods. A television newsperson with deformed hands talks about her need to persist in the face of ridicule and fear. Reviewed books are Harriett's recital by Nancy Carlson, Let's go swimming with Mr. Sillypants by M.K. Brown, and Owl moon by Jane Yolen
Feelings ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Probes the world of feelings and how they affect us and those around us. Features the book "Feelings" by Aliki, which uses pictures, dialogs, poems and stories to portray various emotions we feel. Viewers get to meet Koko the gorilla and see how Koko communicates using sign language. Reviewed books are "Honey, I love and other love poems" by Eloise Greenfield, "Fireflies!" by Julie Brinckloe, and "Loudmouth George and the sixth-grade bully" by Nancy Carlson. Highlighted book is "Koko's kitten" by Dr. Francine Patterson
 
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