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Lancit Media Productions

Overview
Works: 475 works in 963 publications in 1 language and 31,296 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Motion pictures  Children's television programs  Drama  Fiction  Educational television programs  Children's films  Nonfiction television programs  Music  Film adaptations 
Classifications: PZ7, 791.4572
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lancit Media Productions
Digging up dinosaurs by Aliki( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 599 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
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 481 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
If you give a mouse a cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 444 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
Gregory the terrible eater by Mitchell Sharmat( Visual )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of the books Gregory the terrible eater (by Mitchell Sharmat) and Gila monsters meet you at the airport (by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat). Host LeVar Burton visits a zoo and the Arizona desert to investigate the habits of goats and Gila monsters
The day Jimmy's boa ate the wash( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 420 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
Music, music, everywhere( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings great books to life onscreen through rich illustrations and live shows
The Patchwork quilt( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using scraps cut from the family's old clothing, a young girl learns the secret ingredient in her grandmother's special quilt of memories. In this episode LeVar goes to the Boston Children's Museum, where he discovers kids learning to make their own brightly-colored patchwork quilts. Then he explores how three generations of an Italian American family work together in their food store making some of the foods that are store specialties
Rechenka's eggs( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 378 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
Paul Bunyan( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of the book Paul Bunyan, by Steven Kellogg. Deals with a forest fire, Smokey Bear, and woodsmen competitions. Shot on location in Maine and hosted by LeVar Burton
Amazing Grace( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reading of the book, "Amazing Grace" by author Mary Hoffman and illustrator Caroline Binch leads into a discussion of stereotyping. LeVar interviews Whoppi Goldberg, where the topic of pursuing your own dreams is discussed
Follow the drinking gourd by Jeanette Winter( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 360 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
Beverly Cleary's Ramona( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two stories about the 8-year-old Ramona and her family. Ramona's sneakers squeak and she becomes the center of attention, and Ramona learns the sadness of losing a friend and her cat, but gaining a new sibling
Watch the stars come out by Riki Levinson( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brother and sister bravely travel alone across the ocean to the United States, from the book by Riki Levinson
Alistair in outer space( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visits the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and goes on a treasure hunt through several library departments, including the Division of Maps and Globes, Book Restoration, and Film. Features the book Alistair in outer space by Marilyn Sadler, in which a fastidious little boy on his way to return his library books is captured by a spaceship and whisked into outer space. Introduces Conan the Librarian and reviews other books with related themes
Gila monsters meet you at the airport by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of the book Gila monsters meet you at the airport, by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat. Host LeVar Burton investigates the Arizona desert to find out what a Gila monster is really like
Dive to the coral reefs and the magic schoolbus: inside the earth( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 308 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
Feelings( Visual )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probes the world of feelings and how they affect us and those around us. Features the book Feelings by Aliki, which uses pictures, dialogs, poems and stories to portray various emotions we feel. Reviews other books with related themes
Bringing the rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of a tale from the Nandi people of Kenya, Verna Aardema's Bringing the rain to Kapiti Plain. Host LeVar Burton also plans a fun-filled day around rainy weather, including an aerial charge of a thunderstorm and puddle-hopping
Barn dance!( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roy Clark reads the featured book Barn dance about a magical time when animals hold a hoedown in the barn. Host LeVar Burton goes to an old-fashioned barn dance, learns how a fiddle is made and learns something about clogging. The reviewed books are The old banjo by Dennis Haseley, I like the music by Leah Komaiko, and Half a moon and one whole star by Crescent Dragonwagon
Knots on a counting rope by Bill Martin( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of the book Knots on a counting rope by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault. A grandfather and his blind grandson, Boy-Strength-of-Blue-Horses, reminisce about the young boy's birth, his first horse, and an exciting horse race
 
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