WorldCat Identities

Great Plains National (Firm)

Overview
Works: 591 works in 790 publications in 1 language and 9,590 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Children's films  Drama  Children's television programs  Fiction  Educational television programs  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Historical films  Short 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 210 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
Bugs by Nancy Winslow Parker( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bugs includes general information, jokes and descriptions of the physical characteristics, habits, and natural environment of a variety of common insects. Other segments include: LeVar visits Insect world: with the assistance of an entomologist LeVar discovers the uniqueness of a wide variety of bugs and insects at Cincinnati Zoo's Insect World ; See the migration of Monarch Butterflies: take a trip to the mountains in Mexico to find out where monarch butterflies go when they migrate for the winter
Digging up dinosaurs by Aliki( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 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
How much is a million? by David M Schwartz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 181 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
Always my dad( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 174 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. Other segments include: Family day picnic: LeVar joins a family day picnic and shares how he grew up in a single-parent family ; Love to go around: meet a single parent family and see how these four children and their father manage their lives together by sharing lots of love ; A special bond: a boy who doesn't hear from his father often shares how the Big Brother Big Sister program has paired him with a special friend
Mummies made in Egypt( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 174 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
Germs make me sick( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 174 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
Zin! zin! zin! : a violin by Lloyd Moss( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 163 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
Enemy pie( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoping that the enemy pie which his father makes will help him get rid of his enemy, a little boy finds that instead it helps make a new friend
Hail to mail( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LeVar Burton takes viewers behind the scenes of the postal service, and a stamp collector talks about his hobby
Seashore surprises( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 147 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 Carroll Ballard( 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
Giving thanks : a Native American good morning message by Jake Swamp( Visual )

4 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 )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 138 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
The Salamander room( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 136 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 )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 134 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
Bill Cosby in Aesop's fables by Aesop( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 130 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
Hill of fire by Thomas P Lewis( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a work of fiction, the birth of the Parícutin volcano is presented. Then, while at Volcano National Park in Hawaii, LeVar is only 2,000 feet from a major eruption of Kilauea Volcano. He tells about two kinds of lava and why volcanoes occur. LeVar talks to volcanologists who are studying the prediction of eruptions, and viewers learn what is inside our earth that causes volcanoes. LeVar also visits an artist--Chiu Leong--who creates raku pottery
Max by Stan Brakhage( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 129 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
Miss Nelson is back by Harry Allard( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take a look, it's in a book. For over thirty years, this beloved children's television series has been bringing stories to life. Hosted by acclaimed actor LeVar Burton, journey to exciting places and build a lasting connection
 
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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 (60)

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