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Mannucci, Mark

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Brain games( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This] three-part series provides a fascinating window into the inner workings of the brain as never before. Through interactive experiments and tricks, [the programs] reveal how our brains create the illusion of a seamless reality. As these revealing experiments provide a unique view into our brains, the world's leading experts explain how and why these tests work."--Container
Follow the drinking gourd : a story of the Underground Railroad( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 377 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
Stellaluna( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 260 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
Zin! zin! zin! : a violin by Lloyd Moss( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 260 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
Human body( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 253 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
Bugs by Nancy Winslow Parker( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 253 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
Rechenka's eggs( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 208 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 )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 174 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
Stellaluna by Brenda Fortunato( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 170 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
Rechenka's eggs( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 168 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 159 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
My shadow( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host LeVar Burton introduces the book My shadow, by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Ted Rand, which is an illustrated version of the poem in which a child describes her relationship with her shadow. Also discussed are light and shadow, shadow plays, and shadows in photography. Reviewed books are "Shadows and reflections" by Tana Hoban, "I have a friend" by Keiko Narahashi, and "Shadowgraphs anyone can make" by Phila H. Webb and Jane Corby
Seashore surprises( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 156 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
Tar beach( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 149 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
Fly away home( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 143 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 )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Hermit Crab outgrows his old house, he ventures out to find a new one
Silent lotus( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reading of the book, "Silent lotus" by Jeanne M. Lee about a little deaf girl who can communicate with her world through dance. Host LeVar Burton introduces viewers to the world of non-verbal communication and even tries his hand at sign language. Additional books reviewed: "The handmade alphabet" by Laura Rankin ; "Hand rhymes" collected and illustrated by Marc Brown ; "Amy : the story of a deaf child" by Lou Ann Walker
Giving thanks : a Native American good morning message( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This prayer of the Iroquois Indians celebrates the precious and rare gift of the natural world and the resources of the Earth. Other segments include: Visit a cranberry farm: LeVar visits a Maine cranberry farm and shows how cranberries are grown, and harvested ; Clay from the earth: a visit to Pueblo, AZ provides an introduction to the process and traditions of creating beautiful Pueblo pottery ; Planting a tree: kids in New York City tell about why they are planting a tree in their neighborhood
The Salamander room( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reading of the book, "Salamander room" by Anne Mazer. Discusses how animal habitats are created. Viewers visit Jungle World at the Bronx Zoo, and learn how the environment was created
Tau the lion( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tau the lion tells about life on the African plain
 
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