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GPN Educational Media

Overview
Works: 329 works in 372 publications in 1 language and 4,736 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Children's television programs  Motion pictures  Educational television programs  Drama  Children's films  Fiction  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Nonfiction television programs 
Classifications: Z1037.A1, 791.4572
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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 210 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 )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals some of the ways a story can be told with music, including music videos and dance. Featured book: Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger. Banished from the town for making mischief, a little boy and his father are welcomed back when they find a way to make the dreaded giant Abiyoyo disappear
Paul Bunyan( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 164 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
The Patchwork quilt( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of the book The patchwork quilt, by Valerie Flournoy. Shot on location at Boston Childrens Museum and hosted by LeVar Burton
The day Jimmy's boa ate the wash( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 149 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
Game day( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 148 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 Piggy in the puddle( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 135 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
I lost my tooth in Africa( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 133 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
Alistair's time machine( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reading of the book Alistair's time machine by Marilyn Sadler. 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 )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 98 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
Duncan & Dolores( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 81 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 Legend of the Indian paintbrush and the life cycle of the honeybee( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 81 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
The carousel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters find that the horses of a broken carousel have come alive in the rain. Also discusses the power of legacies, lessons passed from generation to generation
Martha speaks by Susan Meddaugh( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 65 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
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 63 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
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
Reading rainbow( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 59 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
A Chair for my mother( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 56 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
Reading rainbow( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 54 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( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 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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controlled identityGreat Plains National (Firm)

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Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (Organization). GPN Educational Media

Smarterville Productions. GPN Educational Media

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English (37)

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