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Lancit Media Productions

Overview
Works: 416 works in 994 publications in 1 language and 30,169 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Children's films  Children's television programs  Drama  History  Animated films  Fiction  Educational television programs  Hymns  Documentary films 
Classifications: PN1995.9.B55, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Lancit Media Productions
Digging up dinosaurs by Aliki( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 577 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 )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 475 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 )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 463 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
Gregory the terrible eater by Mitchell Sharmat( Visual )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 409 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
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 406 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 an exotic pet shop, a farm, and a livestock fair
Music, music, everywhere( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reading of the book, "Amazing Grace" by author Mary Hoffman and illustrator Caroline Binch leads into a discussion of stereotyping. LeVar interviews Whoppi Goldberg, where the topic of pursuing your own dreams is discussed
Mummies made in Egypt( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of the book Mummies made in Egypt, written by Aliki. Describes the techniques and the reasons for the use of mummification in ancient Egypt
Follow the drinking gourd : a story of the Underground Railroad by Bernardine Connelly( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 374 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
Rechenka's eggs( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 367 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, and 3 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 by Brian Gleeson( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who was the largest baby ever born in the state of Maine? Who dug the Great Lakes? Who gouged out the Grand Canyon? Why, Paul Bunyan, of course, America's finest, fastest, funniest lumberman and favorite tall-tale hero
Alistair in outer space( Visual )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 342 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 by Riki Levinson( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 328 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
Bringing the rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of a tale from the Nandi people of Kenya, Verna Aardema's Bringing the rain to Kapiti Plain. Host LeVar Burton also plans a fun-filled day around rainy weather, including an aerial charge of a thunderstorm and puddle-hopping
Beverly Cleary's Ramona( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 318 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 296 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
Ramona by Beverly Cleary( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ramona has some trouble dealing a new addition to the family, a baby sister
Dive to the coral reefs and the magic schoolbus: inside the earth by Reading Rainbow( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 291 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
Miss Nelson is back by Harry Allard( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 290 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
Knots on a counting rope by Bill Martin( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 285 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
 
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