WorldCat Identities

Great Plains National (Firm)

Overview
Works: 602 works in 839 publications in 1 language and 9,434 library holdings
Genres: Children's films  Drama  Juvenile works  Children's television programs  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Fiction  Educational television programs  Animal films  Historical films 
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Great Plains National (Firm)
Follow the drinking gourd : a story of the Underground Railroad by Bernardine Connelly( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the history, heroes, stories, and music of the African-American culture which emerged from days of slavery emphasizing the song, Follow the drinking gourd, that Peg Leg Joe taught slaves. It contains directions for following the Underground Railroad. Follow up activities include star gazing, making a constellation, African animal masks and a visit to the library for suggested works
Digging up dinosaurs by Aliki( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 186 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
Bugs by Nancy Winslow Parker( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viewers learn where insects live, what they're good for, how they grow and more. Featured book is Bugs by Nancy Winslow Parker and Joan Richards Wright. The reviewed books are: Ant cities by Arthur Dorros, Backyard insects by Millicent E. Selsam and Ronald Goor, and Ladybug by Barrie Watts
How much is a million? by David M Schwartz( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mathematical magician helps readers conceptualize a million, a billion, and a trillion. Other segments include: Really big numbers: LeVar explores ways of counting large numbers as he talks to people who share grouping and estimating techniques ; How crayons are made: a visit to the Crayola Crayon Factory shows how crayons are made and talk about the large number of crayons they handle in their jobs ; Football estimation: a visit to Giants Stadium shows how vendors and stadium employees use estimation to prepare for game day
Mummies made in Egypt( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corinne Orr reads the featured book by Aliki, Mummies made in 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 include "I can be an archaeologist" by Robert B. Pickering, "Bill and Pete go down the Nile," by Tomie de Paola, and "Visiting the art museum" by Laurence Krasny Brown and Marc Brown
Germs make me sick( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book explains what germs are, how bacteria and viruses affect the human body, and how the body fights against them. Other segments include: Finding out about germs: LeVar uses a microscope to discover what germs really look like ; How your body fights germs: animation featuring the body's defense team works in action ; How bacteria can help: a visit to an organic farm illustrates how micro-organisms are important to growing food
Always my dad( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl, whose parents are divorced, doesn't see her father very often but frequently thinks about him and treasures the time they have together
Enemy pie( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young friends share stories of how they became friends and how they make their friendships work. Two friends from different backgrounds spend a day exploring their cultural differences and discover that they are more similar than they thought
Zin! zin! zin! : a violin by Lloyd Moss( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zin! zin! zin! : a violin, by Lloyd Moss, explores the melodious, rhythmical, mathematical groupings that make music fun. LeVar visits the Julliard School of Music and the percussion performers, STOMP. Books reviewed are Max found two sticks by Brian Pinkney, Meet the orchestra by Ann Hayes, and The maestro plays by Bill Martin jr
Seashore surprises( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how waves, sand, and pebbles form at the seashore and describes the animals, plants, and shells that can be found on the beach when the tide goes out. Other segments: Suprises on the shore: LeVar shows how the shoreline is constantly changed by the wind, sun, and sea. He explores an island beach and finds seaweed, coral, waves, and animals that live inside shells ; Surprises in the sea: red mangrove trees and the animals that live in them on the non-beach side of the island are explored
Fly away home by Patricia Hermes( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fly away home is a story of a homeless boy and his father who live in an airport. Other segments include: Views from the street: which features homeless children ; Losing your home: children left homeless from a fire express their feeling about homelessness ; Community help: describes the work of an organization called Common Sense, whose members collect pennies and use them to buy items for homeless shelters. Also features a teenager describing why he volunteers at a food distribution organization called City Harvest
Hail to mail( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LeVar Burton takes viewers behind the scenes of the postal service, and a stamp collector talks about his hobby
Giving thanks : a Native American good morning message by Jake Swamp( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This prayer of the Iroquois Indians celebrates the precious and rare gift of the natural world and the resources of the Earth. Other segments include: Visit a cranberry farm: LeVar visits a Maine cranberry farm and shows how cranberries are grown, and harvested ; Clay from the earth: a visit to Pueblo, AZ provides an introduction to the process and traditions of creating beautiful Pueblo pottery ; Planting a tree: kids in New York City tell about why they are planting a tree in their neighborhood
Watch the stars come out by Riki Levinson( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reading of the book, "Salamander room" by Anne Mazer. Discusses how animal habitats are created. Viewers visit Jungle World at the Bronx Zoo, and learn how the environment was created
Ox-cart man by Donald Hall( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorne Green reads "Ox-cart man" by Donald Hall, a story of family life in 19th century New England, and host LeVar Buton visits Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts, a hands-on living museum. The books reviewed are "Round trip" by Ann Jonas, "A winter place" by Ruth Yaffe Radin, and "Wagon wheels" by Barbara Brenner
Hill of fire by Thomas P Lewis( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story based on a true account of the birth of Parcutin volcano in the field of a poor Mexican farmer. Also watch the Kilauea Volcano erupt at Volcanoes National Park, meet volcanologists who are learning to predict volcanoes, and visit with an artist who makes Raku pottery
Desert giant : the world of the saguaro cactus( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of the life cycle and ecosystem of the giant saguaro cactus and the animals it helps to support in the desert. LeVar explains the life and seasons of the desert. Inhabitants including jack rabbits, bobcats, gila monsters, a javelina pig and woodpeckers are a few that this segment features. He explores how cacti adapt to the heat and scarcity of water, and explains the appropriate dress for people in a hot, dry climate. A "snake man" gives a close-up look at rattlesnakes
Bill Cosby in Aesop's fables by Aesop( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features the book of the same title by Janet Stevens. This time-honored classic is about a slow tortoise that wins the race over the fast hare. Kids talk about how they've overcome difficulties in life and karate students demonstrate and tell the five principals of karate
Max by Joseph Gilford( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max, the young son of superheroes, is a late bloomer when it comes to flying, until he is inspired by the plight of a falling baby bird. Join LeVar as he discovers what inpires fire fighters. Go on a wildlife center rescue mission to see how they rescue, rehabilitate and release animals. Meet some everyday heroes and hear book reviews
 
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Germs make me sick
Alternative Names

controlled identityGPN Educational Media

controlled identityGreat Plains National Instructional Library

GPN

Nebraska Educational Television Network. Great Plains National

University of Nebraska--Lincoln. Great Plains National

Languages
English (72)

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Digging up dinosaursBugsMummies made in EgyptGerms make me sickZin! zin! zin! : a violinGiving thanks : a Native American good morning messageThe Salamander room