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Lancit Media Productions

Overview
Works: 531 works in 1,145 publications in 1 language and 27,448 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Children's films  Children's television programs  Educational television programs  Drama  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Hymns  Nonfiction television programs 
Classifications: PZ7, 791.4572
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Most widely held works by Lancit Media Productions
Digging up dinosaurs by Aliki( Visual )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces readers to many types of dinosaurs whose skeletons and reconstructions are seen in museums and explains how scientists uncover, preserve, and study fossils. Other segments: The mysteries of dinosaurs: LeVar buries a time capsule and relates this activity to what we find now when we look at dinosaurs from the past ; What makes a dinosaur?: dino-history poem with visuals of present day animals who are related to dinosaurs ; Let's dig up fossils: a visit to the Dinosaur National Monument where dinosaur fossils are dug
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host LeVar discovers a mysterious and fascinating world of nocturnal animals, and explores the not-so-silent world of slumber and dreams. Presents a reading of the book Stellaluna about a fruit bat who is raised as a bird after falling into a birds nest
If you give a mouse a cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 387 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
Music, music, everywhere( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings great books to life onscreen through rich illustrations and live shows
The day Jimmy's boa ate the wash( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A school field trip to a peaceful farm turns wild when Jimmy's pet boa constrictor escapes. Host LeVar Burton also visits a farm and a livestock fair, interviewing a man who greases a pig for a pig scramble
The Patchwork quilt by Valerie Flournoy( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 342 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
Rechenka's eggs( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 321 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
Follow the drinking gourd( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 320 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
Dive to the coral reefs( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 297 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
Reading rainbow( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings great books to life onscreen through rich illustrations and live shows
Amazing grace by Bill D Moyers( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 289 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
Watch the stars come out by Riki Levinson( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 287 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 )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The featured book explores the ecosystem of the giant Saguaro cactus
Alistair in outer space( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 267 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
Mufaro's beautiful daughters : an African tale by John Steptoe( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featured story Mufaro's beautiful daughters is read by Phylicia Rashad. Host LeVar Burton learns about traditional African instruments and their making. The show ends with scenes of African music and dance from a celebration in New York's Central Park. Reviewed books include Who's in rabbit's house? by Verna Aardema, Jambo means hello: Swahili alphabet book by Muriel Feelings, and the JARTA series by Hugh Lewin
Gregory the terrible eater by Mitchell Sharmat( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 250 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
Buried treasures by Aliki( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digging up dinosaurs: host LeVar Burton sets off in his jeep to explore the mystery surrounding the life and death of the dinosaur. Mummies made in Egypt: describes the techniques and the reasons for the use of mummification in ancient Egypt
Knots on a counting rope( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 243 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
Paul Bunyan( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 242 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
Reading rainbow( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings great books to life onscreen through rich illustrations and live shows. Someplace else is the story of Mrs. Tilby's travels to cities, seashores, and mountains in her camper. Hot-air Henry is the journey of a sassy stowaway cat's hot-air balloon flight across the mountains
 
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