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GPN Educational Media

Overview
Works: 429 works in 530 publications in 1 language and 4,829 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Children's television programs  Children's films  Drama  Educational television programs  Fiction  Film adaptations  Short films  Documentary films  Nonfiction television programs 
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Most widely held works by GPN Educational Media
The tradition of performing arts in Japan : the heart of Kabuki, Noh and Bunraku( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A variety of traditional Japanese theater, this program presents the heart of Noh, Bunraku, and the total experience which is Kabuki
Abiyoyo( Visual )

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

Reveals some of the ways a story can be told with music, including music videos and dance. Features the book Abiyoyo, which is based on a South African lullaby with text by Pete Seeger. Reviews other books with related themes
Paul Bunyan( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of the book "Paul Bunyan", by Steven Kellogg, which recounts the incredible feats of one of America's best-loved tall tale heroes. Deals with a forest fire, Smokey Bear, and woodsmen competitions. Shot on location in Maine and hosted by LeVar Burton
I lost my tooth in Africa( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member 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
Game day( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member 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
The day Jimmy's boa ate the wash by Trinka Hakes Noble( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A school field trip to a peaceful farm turns wild when Jimmy's pet boa constrictor escapes. Host LeVar Burton also visits a farm and a livestock fair, interviewing a man who greases a pig for a pig scramble
The piggy in the puddle( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member 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
The patchwork quilt( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature book: Using scraps cut from the family's old clothing, a young girl learns the secret ingredient in her Grandma's special quilt of memories. Kids at the Boston Children's Museum help to make a quilt from supplies found a the Recycle Store. The song "Family" is sung along with a montage of pictures of families. LeVar visits the Balducci Family Food Store and learns about a family of three generations in business together. Review books - The two of them by Aliki; Angel child, dragon child by Michele Maria Surat; being adopted by Maxine B. Rosenberg
Alistair's time machine( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member 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
Reading rainbow( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madame Pompenstance competes for the Best Headdress Award at the Fancy Dress Ball, unaware that a small ship has sailed onto her head and has become part of her headdress
The life cycle of the honeybee( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara Feldon reads the featured book, The Lifecycle of the honeybee, by Paula Z. Hogan. This book illustrates how bees make honey. Host LeVar Burton visits a beekeeper and examines a beehive close up. Viewers will learn how honey is extracted from combs and how important the queen bee is to a well-organized hive. Featured book reviews are 'The Reason for a flower, ' written by Ruth Heller, 'The Lady and the spider, ' written by Faith McNulty, and 'Going buggy, ' written by Peter and Connie Roop
A chair for my mother by Vera B Williams( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of the book A chair for my mother, by Vera Williams. Host LeVar Burton carries through the story line about members of a family who team up and work together to rebuild their lives after a tragic fire, as he and his friends create a song and dance number called Teamwork
Duncan & Dolores by Barbara Samuels( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of the book Duncan & Dolores by Barbara Samuels. Dolores learns to curb some of her more smothering tendencies and wins the affection of her new pet cat, Duncan
The carousel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters find that the horses of a broken carousel have come alive in the rain
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host LeVar discovers a mysterious and fascinating world of nocturnal animals, and explores the not-so-silent world of slumber and dreams. Presents a reading of the book Stellaluna about a fruit bat who is raised as a bird after falling into a birds nest
Bugs by -( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 66 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
Martha speaks( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of Susan Meddaugh's Martha speaks, in which Martha, the family dog, learns to speak after eating alphabet soup. A variety of dogs also appear. Includes a segment about dogs doing tricks
Germs make me sick( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 60 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
If you give a mouse a cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member 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
Humphrey the lost whale : a true story by Wendy Tokuda( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The feature book, written by Wendy Tokuda and Richard Hall, and illustrated by Hanako Wakiyama, is based on the journey of a California humpback whale. It follows the amazing journey of "wrong-way" Humphrey as he finds his way back to the sea with the help of some friends. Read by Jane Pauley, the story moves Le Var to spend a day at sea where he uncovers some of the mysteries of the majestic whale. Naturalist Cindy Belt takes us whale watching as she tells us about whale behavior. Then, Greg Early, rescue lead, tells about 3 young pilot whales that were beached and eventually rescued. Includes film clips of the real Humphrey the lost whale, who swam up the Sacramento river in California, and film clips of whales and the sounds they make
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityGreat Plains National (Firm)

GPN

GPN (GPN Educational Media)

GPN, LLC

Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (Organization). GPN Educational Media

Smarterville Productions. GPN Educational Media

Languages
English (44)