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Lancit Media Productions

Overview
Works: 380 works in 966 publications in 1 language and 31,048 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Children's television programs  Drama  Motion pictures  Biographical films  Educational television programs  Fiction  Children's films  Hymns  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Classifications: PN1995.9.B55, 791.4372
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Publications about Lancit Media Productions
Publications by Lancit Media Productions
Most widely held works by Lancit Media Productions
Barn dance! ( visu )
65 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 944 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
Man's best friend by Paul O Zelinsky( visu )
20 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 780 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
Digging up dinosaurs by Aliki( visu )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 595 libraries worldwide
Introduces readers to many types of dinosaurs whose skeletons and reconstructions are seen in museums and explains how scientists uncover, preserve, and study fossils. Other segments: The mysteries of dinosaurs: LeVar buries a time capsule and relates this activity to what we find now when we look at dinosaurs from the past ; What makes a dinosaur?: dino-history poem with visuals of present day animals who are related to dinosaurs ; Let's dig up fossils: a visit to the Dinosaur National Monument where dinosaur fossils are dug
If you give a mouse a cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff( visu )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 489 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
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon( visu )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 449 libraries worldwide
LeVar discovers a mysterious and fascinating world of nocturnal animals, and explores the not-so-silent world of slumber and dreams
The day Jimmy's boa ate the wash by Trinka Hakes Noble( visu )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 427 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
Gregory the terrible eater by Mitchell Sharmat( visu )
12 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 418 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
Amazing grace by Michael Apted( visu )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 402 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
The Patchwork quilt ( visu )
8 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 396 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
Paul Bunyan ( visu )
6 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 374 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
Alistair in outer space ( visu )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 355 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
Watch the stars come out by Riki Levinson( visu )
6 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 336 libraries worldwide
A brother and sister bravely travel alone across the ocean to the United States, from the book by Riki Levinson. LeVar explores the plight of the many courageous immigrants who came to America filled with hopes and dreams
Bringing the rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema( visu )
7 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 335 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
Beverly Cleary's Ramona ( visu )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 321 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
Ramona by Beverly Cleary( visu )
7 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
Ramona has some trouble dealing a new addition to the family, a baby sister
Miss Nelson is back by Harry Allard( visu )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
Discusses surprises and disguises and presents a reading of the book, Miss Nelson is back, by Harry Allard and James Marshall. While Miss Nelson is away her students decide to create a lookalike to fool their principal. Their substitute teacher, Miss Swamp, sets things straight
Dive to the coral reefs and the magic schoolbus: inside the earth ( visu )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 298 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
Knots on a counting rope ( visu )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 290 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
The bicycle man ( visu )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
LeVar Burton explores the world of wheels and tries to see how they keep us all rolling along
Germs make me sick ( visu )
7 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 278 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
 
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