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Lancit Media Productions

Overview
Works: 421 works in 1,006 publications in 1 language and 29,749 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Children's films  Children's television programs  Drama  History  Animated films  Fiction  Educational television programs  Hymns  Documentary films 
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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 566 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 553 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
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 455 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 )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings great books to life onscreen through rich illustrations and live shows
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 390 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
Amazing grace by Michael Apted( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 380 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 )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mummies made in Egypt" by Aliki describes the techniques and reasons people used mummification in ancient Egypt. Host LeVar Burton visits museums to look at mummies and watch research and restoration work being done on mummies in museum collections. Reviewed books are "A peddler's dream" by Janice Shefelman, "Alvin Ailey" by Andrea Davis Pinkney, and "Zora Hurston and the chinaberry tree" by William Miller
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 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reading of the book, "Follow the drinking gourd" by Jeanette Winter about the Underground Railroad that helped lead slaves to freedom. Host LeVar Burton introduces viewers to the history, heroes, stories and music of the African-American culture which emerged from slavery. Additional books reviewed: "Shake it to the one you love the best : play songs and lullabies from the black musical traditions" collected and adapted by Cheryl Warren Mattox ; "A picture book of Harriet Tubman" by David A. Adler ; "Sweet Clara and the freedom quilt" by Deborah Hopkinson
Rechenka's eggs( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 359 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
Paul Bunyan by Jonathan Winters( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 351 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 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alistair is on his way to return his books to the library when he is captured by a spaceship and whisked into space. In accompanying segment LaVar visits the Library of Congress and plunges into a treasure hunt through several library departments
Dive to the coral reefs and the magic schoolbus: inside the earth by Reading Rainbow( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 329 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 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a little girl who came with her brother to America on a boat, with a discussion of the Statue of Liberty and immigrants. Includes related book reviews
Bringing the rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 312 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 311 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
Barn dance! by William Kurelek( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 293 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 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ramona gets sick in school and has to stay at home
Mufaro's beautiful daughters : an African tale by John Steptoe( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 287 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
Desert giant : the world of the saguaro cactus( Visual )

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

The life and seasons of the desert are explored with an introduction to a variety of the desert's inhabitants
Miss Nelson is back by Harry Allard( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 279 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
 
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