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Mannucci, Mark

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Most widely held works by Mark Mannucci
Brain games( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonus program: How to build a beating heart: "Scientists are using tissue engineering to harness the body's natural powers to grow skin, muscle, body parts and vital organs, even hearts."--Video.nationalgeographic.com
A year in space ; and, Beyond a year in space( Visual )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A year in space: Adapted from Time's original digital video series, this program is the chronicle of Scott Kelly's twelve-month stay on the International Space Station, the purpose of which was to test human limits in preparation for a manned mission to Mars
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 419 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
Follow the drinking gourd( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Runaway slaves journey north along the Underground Railroad by following directions in a song "The drinking gourd". Other segments include: LeVar talks about slavery: LeVar introduces students to the history, heroes, stories, and music of the African American culture which emerged from slavery ; Songs about slavery: the a capella group, Sweet Honey in the Rock, perform and share their historical knowledge of slavery
Human body by Rosemary Feasey( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With stunning footage and cutting-edge technology, National Geographic explores the human body from the inside out as never before. Four classic programs look at how the incredible human machine works, from the miraculous in-utero development of a fetus to the mechanics of a beating heart, and from the formation of skin to the amazing way complicated systems work together for sensing, adapting, reproducing, regenerating, and thinking
Tar beach( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host LeVar Burton introduces the book "Tar beach" by Faith Ringgold about a young girl's dream of flying above her Harlem home, claiming all she sees for herself and her family. Also includes discussions about other activities on the rooftops of New York City, a suspension bridge in the city, and booktalks about "I'm flying" by Alan Wade, "To sleep" by James Sage, and "On Grandma's roof" by Erica Silverman
Zin! zin! zin! : a violin by Lloyd Moss( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten instruments take their parts one by one in a musical performance
Bugs by -( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 240 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
The wall( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Host LeVar Burton visits the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington, DC. Viewers also meet Maya Lin, the talented young architect who designed this amazing monument. A visit to Mount Rushmore and to a mural dedicated to Louis Armstrong expand the concept of walls as a way to pay tribute to those who have gone before."--Excerpt from 1992 Peabody Awards entry form. The feature book is The Wall by Eve Bunting. Maya Lin discusses the design of the monument. Historical footage of Gutzon Borglum creating the Mount Rushmore National Memorial is shown. Juan Sánchez and other artists are shown painting a mural honoring Louis Armstrong. Other books are introduced by young readers: Tillie and the wall by Leo Lionni, My grandson Lew by Charlotte Zolotow, All those secrets of the world by Jane Yolen
Through moon and stars and night skies by Ann Warren Turner( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories about adoption from children who were adopted, including a book titled "Through moon and stars and night skys" by Ann Turner, about a boy from a foreign country who is adopted in America. Additional books reviewed include "Horace" by Holly Keller, "Fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers : a collection of family poems" by Mary Ann Hoberman, and "Free to be--a family : a book about all kinds of belonging" by Marlo Thomas and Friends
Mrs. Katz and Tush( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of relationships that transcend age and cultural differences leads to the reading of "Mrs. Katz and Tush" by Patricia Polacco. LeVar's relationship with his "bubbie" shows another example
Dive to the coral reefs and the magic schoolbus: inside the earth by Reading Rainbow( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 202 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
Rechenka's eggs( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 202 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
Mufaro's beautiful daughters : an African tale by John Steptoe( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of the book Mufaro's beautiful daughters written by John Steptoe. Mufaro's two beautiful daughters, one bad-tempered, one kind and sweet, go before the king, who is choosing a wife
Rechenka's eggs( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 158 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, and 3 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
I lost my tooth in Africa( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 154 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
Berlioz the bear( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reading of the book, "Berlioz the bear" by Jan Brett about a musical group of bears is followed by host LeVar Burton's visit to the streets of New York City to see the street musicians and the Boys Choir of Harlem. Additional books reviewed: "The Science book of sound" by Neil Ardley, "Georgia music" by Helen V. Griffith, and the "Introduction to musical instruments series" by Dee Lillegard
Seashore surprises( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 146 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( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 142 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
Is this a house for Hermit Crab?( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LeVar builds a house for his favorite flying friends in his own backyard
 
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