WorldCat Identities

Lancit Media Productions

Overview
Works: 519 works in 1,097 publications in 1 language and 28,310 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Children's films  Children's television programs  Educational television programs  Drama  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Hymns  Children's songs 
Classifications: PN1992.77, 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 538 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( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 427 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
If you give a mouse a cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this story a little boy offers a mouse a cookie and a chain reaction is set in motion illustrating how one thing leads to another. In the video LeVar takes viewers to several places, demonstrating how chain reactions are part of our daily lives
Music, music, everywhere( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 380 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 356 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 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a story in which a young girl learns the secret ingredient in her Grandma's special quilt of memories using scraps cut from the family's old clothing. Also visits the Balducci Family Food Store to learn about the family business. Children at the Boston's Children's Museum make a quilt from supplies found at the Recycle Store
Rechenka's eggs( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 335 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 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
Amazing grace by Bill D Moyers( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 308 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 )

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

6 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 296 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
Reading rainbow( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings great books to life onscreen through rich illustrations and live shows
Desert giant : the world of the saguaro cactus( Visual )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 289 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 278 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 272 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 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Segment of the television program featuring the story about a young goat whose fussy eating habits worried his parents. Also discusses other animals in the zoo, and what they eat
Paul Bunyan( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 253 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
Knots on a counting rope( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 251 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
Buried treasures by Aliki( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 251 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
Barn dance! by William Kurelek( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 247 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
 
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