Most widely held works by Ed Wiseman
If you give a mouse a cookie ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 446 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.
The Piggy in the puddle ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
Host LeVar Burton intoduces the art of claymation and participates in creating a production of "The Piggy in the puddle" by Charlotte Pomerantz. Also includes booktalks about "This house is made of mud" by Ken Buchanan, "The Hippopotamus song" by Michael Flanders and Donald Swann, and "Oink" by Arthur Geisert.
Amazing Grace ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 224 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.
The secret shortcut ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
In this math-based episode, LeVar Burton takes us on an orienteering excursion in New York's Central Park, using a map and a compass to find special flags placed around the park. Featured book: The secret shortcut, by Mark Teague. Because Wendell and Floyd have a problem getting to school on time, they decide to take a shortcut which leads to unexpected adventures. Includes mapping a primate habitat at the Philadelphia Zoo, and reviews of the books Pipsqueaks! maze school by Patrick Merrell, Mapping Penny's world by Loreen Leedy, and How tall, how short, how far away by David A. Adler.
How much is a million ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 189 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.
Badger's parting gifts ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
After badger's death his friends comfort themselves by remembering personal moments and the good times they shared with their beloved pal. Other segments include: In remembrance: LeVar shares fond memories of his grandmother and her wonderful cooking. LeVar joins kids at Staten Island Academy working on artwork in remembrance of loved ones ; Let the spirit move you: a dancer at Alvin Ailey Dance Company shares how the founder's spirit is still present.
Dinosaur Bob and his adventures with the family Lazardo ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
Featured book Dinosaur Bob and his adventures with the family Lazardo about a dinosaur brought home from Africa which earns his right to stay in town by saving the baseball team from another loss is read by Ed Asner. Host LeVar Burton goes to the Oakland Athletics training camp, and watches a youth softball game. Reviewed books are Ronald Morgan goes to bat, Old Turtle's baseball stories and Casey at the bat.
Two old potatoes and me ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
A girl and her father grow numerous potaotes from two rotten, sprouted potaotes. Host Levar Burton talks about composting and also looks at other ways items are recycled.
Snowy day stories and poems ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Inspired by "Snowy day : stories and poems," edited by Caroline Feller Bauer. Host LeVar Burton travels to Jackson Hole, Wyoming and viewers can see the variety of ways to enjoy the snow and escape the winter's chills. Reviewed books are "Winter" by Ron Hirschi; "Stopping by woods on a snowy evening" by Robert Frost, illustrated by Susan Jeffers; "Over the river and through the woods" by Lydia Maria Child.
Bread is for eating ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
In Bread is for eating, the love and hard work that goes into making a loaf of bread, from seeds to supermarket. Levar tries his hand at breadmaking and discusses the history of this very basic food.
Game day ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
"Game day" is a story of teamwork and perseverance based on the childhood of National Football League stars and twin brothers Tiki and Ronde Barber. Viewers meet Ashley and Kristen, Olympic hopefuls, who are 14 year old twins training for the Olympics in a swimming competition and Daniel who is working on his abilities since a brain injury at age 12. Reviewed books are "The Blue ribbon day" by Katie Couric, "Winners never quit" by Mia Hamm, and "Pecorino plays ball" by Alan Madison.
On the day you were born ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Segment of the television program featuring the story about the Earth's celebration of the birth of a child.
Always my dad ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 126 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.
The furry news how to make a newspaper ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Big Bear, Rabbit, and the other animals work hard to write, edit, and print their newspaper, "The furry news." Includes tips for making your own newspaper and defines a number of newspaper terms. Three books are also reviewed: "Great newspaper crafts" by F. Virginia Walter, "Newspapers" by David Peterson, and "What it's like to be a-- newspaper reporter" by Janet Craig.
Sports pages ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
LeVar Burton reads Sport pages by Arnold Adoff, a book of poems about the experiences and feelings of young athletes involved in various sports. LeVar shares his enthusiasm for athletics when he takes viewers from sport to sport--including soccer, basketball, ice skating, swimming and gymnastics. Reviewed books are Miss Nelson has a field day by Harry Allard and James Marshall; Making the team by Nancy Carlson; Soccer Sam by Jean Marzollo.
Our big home an earth poem ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
The story describes the water, air, soil, sky, sun, and more shared by all living creatures on Earth. In a field trip, LeVar Burton visits the United Nations and explores ways children can help others both locally and across the world.
Regina's big mistake ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
When told to draw a jungle in art class, Regina experiences feelings of failure and creative insecurity, but manages to create a beautiful picture that's all her own. Other segments deal with self-expression and the hidden artist in everyone.
I lost my tooth in Africa ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
In the book "I lost my tooth in Africa" a young girl visiting her father's family in Mali loses her tooth, places it under a calabash, and receives a hen and a rooster from the African Tooth Fairy. Viewers get to see what a trip to the dentist is really like and what a Quinceanera celebration means to Latin American girls. Reviewed books are "Madlenka" by Peter Sis, "My wobbly tooth must not ever never fall out" by Lauren Child, and "Rites of passage: coming of age" by Mandy Ross.
Max ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 116 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.
Alistair's time machine ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book "Alistair's time machine" by Marilyn Sadler which tells the story of Alistair who enters a science competition and invents a machine that takes him to many places and time periods. Film clips show some wild inventions that never made it. LeVar meets "Thomas Edison" who shows him his inventions of the light bulb and the phonograph. Reviewed books are "Find Waldo now" by Martin Handford, "The many lives of Benjamin Franklin" by Aliki, "What does it do? Inventions then and now" by Daniel Jacobs.
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