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Great Plains National Instructional Television Library

Overview
Works: 3,444 works in 4,596 publications in 1 language and 50,503 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Children's television programs  Children's films  Drama  Educational television programs  Fiction  Hymns  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographical films  Music videos 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PZ7, 791.4572
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Most widely held works about Great Plains National Instructional Television Library
 
Most widely held works by Great Plains National Instructional Television Library
Digging up dinosaurs by Aliki( Visual )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of the book Digging up dinosaurs, by Aliki. Host LeVar Burton sets off in his jeep to explore the mystery surrounding the life and death of the dinosaur
Gregory the terrible eater by Mitchell Sharmat( Visual )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A very picky eater, Gregory the goat refuses the usual goat diet staples of shoes and tin cans in favor of fruits, vegetables, eggs, and orange juice. Host LeVar Burton also visits a zoo to find out some surprising facts about the eating habits of goats and other animals
Bugs by Nancy Winslow Parker( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 456 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 day Jimmy's boa ate the wash by Trinka Hakes Noble( Visual )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of the book The day Jimmy's boa ate the wash, by Trinka Hakes Noble. Host LeVar Burton also visits an exotic pet shop, a farm, and a livestock fair
Amazing grace with Bill Moyers by Michael Apted( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 406 WorldCat member 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
Germs make me sick( Visual )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 404 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 )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 361 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
Paul Bunyan( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who was the largest baby ever born in the state of Maine? Who dug the Great Lakes? Who gouged out the Grand Canyon? Why, Paul Bunyan, of course, America's finest, fastest, funniest lumberman and favorite tall-tale hero
Chickens aren't the only ones( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chickens aren't the only animals that lay eggs. The featured book explains that many animals lay eggs and they are called oviparous. Other segments include: Which came first - the chicken or the egg?: LeVar goes to the Moyer Hatchery to ask the roosters & hens that question ; I'm breaking out: features a visit to an incubator room at the hatchery and a baby chick hatching from it's shell ; Loggerhead turtles: a turtle biologist joins LeVar to watch loggerhead turtles lay their eggs in the sand, later they return to watch the turtles hatch and make their way back to the ocean
Martha speaks( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 317 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. Reviewed books are "My puppy is born" by Joanna Cole, "Earth hounds, as explained by Professor Xargle" by Jeanne Willis, and "The night I followed th dog" by Nina Laden
Zin! zin! zin! : a violin by Lloyd Moss( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 310 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
The milk makers( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visits California's dairy country and features the book The milk makers by Gail Gibbons, which explains how cows produce milk and how it is processed before being delivered to stores. Reviews books - Baby animals on the farm by Hans Heinrich Isenbart ; Whales and other sea mammals by Elsa Posell ; From blossom to honey by Ali Mitgutsch
Arthur's eyes by Marc Tolon Brown( Visual )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of the book Arthur's eyes, by Marc Tolon Brown, and of a poem from Arnold Adoff's All the colors of the race. Host LeVar Burton explores many different ways of perceiving the world by using all his senses
The adventures of taxi dog( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stray dog in New York City is adopted by a taxi driver, with whom he thereafter rides and shares adventures each day
Snowy day : stories and poems( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories and poems having snow as a common theme
Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 284 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
Buried treasures( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digging up dinosaurs: host LeVar Burton sets off in his jeep to explore the mystery surrounding the life and death of the dinosaur. Mummies made in Egypt: describes the techniques and the reasons for the use of mummification in ancient Egypt
Louis the fish by Arthur Yorinks( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of the book Louis the fish about a butcher who wishes to be a fish and turns into a salmon. Kids on the show discuss what they would like to be. A variety of sea animals are shown while the song "Sea living" plays. Viewers meet trainer Dennis Markham of Aqua Circus of Cape Cod who introduces them to his dolphins Dixie and Dolly
The Patchwork quilt by Valerie Flournoy( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of the book The patchwork quilt, by Valerie Flournoy. Shot on location at Boston Children's Museum and hosted by LeVar Burton
Follow the drinking gourd( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 261 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
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityGreat Plains National Instructional Library

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Great Plains Regional Instructional Television Library

University of Nebraska--Lincoln. Great Plains National Instructional Television Library

Languages
English (139)