WorldCat Identities

Lancit Media Productions

Overview
Works: 520 works in 1,094 publications in 1 language and 29,125 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
Publication Timeline
.
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 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reading of the book, "Digging up dinosaurs" by author Aliki. 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 440 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( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little boy offers a mouse a cookie and a chain reaction is set in motion, illustrating how one thing leads to another. Also goes behind-the-scenes at a bowling alley to see how a bowling ball starts a chain reaction, and viewers meet a Dominoes expert who designs and sets up "domino art" and then triggers a domino reaction
Music, music, everywhere( Visual )

1 edition 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
The day Jimmy's boa ate the wash( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 366 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
The Patchwork quilt by Valerie Flournoy( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using scraps cut from the family's old clothing, a young girl learns the secret ingredient in her grandmother's special quilt of memories. In this episode LeVar goes to the Boston Children's Museum, where he discovers kids learning to make their own brightly-colored patchwork quilts. Then he explores how three generations of an Italian American family work together in their food store making some of the foods that are store specialties
Rechenka's eggs( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 351 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 338 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 316 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 )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 311 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
Desert giant : the world of the saguaro cactus( Visual )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The featured book explores the ecosystem of the giant Saguaro cactus
Reading rainbow( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings great books to life onscreen through rich illustrations and live shows
Alistair in outer space( Visual )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 287 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 280 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 269 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
Knots on a counting rope( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LeVar Burton tests his courage by camping out all night all alone. He is inspired by the book Knots on a counting rope by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault, about a young Native American boy's emerging confidence facing his greatest challenge - his blindness. Viewers will also be inspired by a segment featuring Bree Walker, a TV reporter who overcame an obstacle of physical deformity
Buried treasures by Aliki( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 259 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
Reading rainbow( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 256 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
Barn dance! by William Kurelek( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 256 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
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.18 (from 0.14 for Reading ra ... to 0.23 for Amazing gr ...)

The Patchwork quilt
Covers
If you give a mouse a cookieThe Patchwork quilt
Languages
English (109)