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Lancit Media Productions

Overview
Works: 440 works in 1,081 publications in 1 language and 29,607 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Children's films  Drama  Children's television programs  Biographical films  Historical films  Educational television programs  Fiction  Hymns  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
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Most widely held works by Lancit Media Productions
Digging up dinosaurs by Aliki( Visual )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 554 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
Gregory the terrible eater by Mitchell Sharmat( Visual )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of the book Gregory, the terrible eater, by Mitchell Sharmat. 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
If you give a mouse a cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff( Visual )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 460 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 by Janell Cannon( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 425 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
Music, music, everywhere( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings great books to life onscreen through rich illustrations and live shows
Amazing grace by Michael Apted( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 375 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
The day Jimmy's boa ate the wash by Trinka Hakes Noble( Visual )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 372 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
Paul Bunyan( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of the book "Paul Bunyan", by Steven Kellogg, which recounts the incredible feats of one of America's best-loved tall tale heroes. Deals with a forest fire, Smokey Bear, and woodsmen competitions. Shot on location in Maine and hosted by LeVar Burton
Alistair in outer space( Visual )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 324 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
Dive to the coral reefs and the magic schoolbus: inside the earth by Reading Rainbow( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 322 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
Watch the stars come out by Riki Levinson( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brother and sister bravely travel alone across the ocean to the United States, from the book by Riki Levinson
Reading rainbow( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings great books to life onscreen through rich illustrations and live shows
Beverly Cleary's Ramona( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 300 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
Mufaro's beautiful daughters : an African tale by John Steptoe( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 286 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
Barn dance! by William Kurelek( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roy Clark reads the featured book Barn dance about a magical time when animals hold a hoedown in the barn. Host LeVar Burton goes to an old-fashioned barn dance, learns how a fiddle is made and learns something about clogging. The reviewed books are The old banjo by Dennis Haseley, I like the music by Leah Komaiko, and Half a moon and one whole star by Crescent Dragonwagon
Ramona by Beverly Cleary( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ramona gets sick in school and has to stay at home
Miss Nelson is back by Harry Allard( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 276 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
Desert giant : the world of the saguaro cactus( Visual )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and seasons of the desert are explored with an introduction to a variety of the desert's inhabitants
Knots on a counting rope( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of the book Knots on a counting rope by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault. A grandfather and his blind grandson, Boy-Strength-of-Blue-Horses, reminisce about the young boy's birth, his first horse, and an exciting horse race
Buried treasures by Aliki( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 266 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
 
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