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Lancit Media Productions

Overview
Works: 476 works in 945 publications in 1 language and 32,201 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Drama  Folklore  Television programs  Reviews  Music  Software  Film adaptations  Interviews 
Classifications: PZ7, 791.4572
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Publications about Lancit Media Productions
Publications by Lancit Media Productions
Most widely held works by Lancit Media Productions
Digging up dinosaurs by Aliki( visu )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 619 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( visu )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 495 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( visu )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 462 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
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 446 libraries worldwide
A reading of the book, "The day Jimmy's boa ate the wash " by author Trinka Hakes Noble and illustrator Steven Kellogg. Host LeVar Burton also visits an exotic pet shop, a farm, and a livestock fair
The Patchwork quilt ( visu )
8 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 417 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
Music, music, everywhere ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 402 libraries worldwide
Brings great books to life onscreen through rich illustrations and live shows
Rechenka's eggs ( visu )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 393 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 ( visu )
6 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 387 libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book Paul Bunyan by Steven Kellogg, and explores his legend. Lavar learns about forest fires, Smokey the Bear, and lumberjack competitions
The Legend of the Indian paintbrush ( visu )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 385 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
Amazing Grace ( visu )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 381 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
Follow the drinking gourd by Jeanette Winter( visu )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 369 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 ( visu )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 366 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
Alistair in outer space ( visu )
5 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 348 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 )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 345 libraries worldwide
A brother and sister bravely travel alone across the ocean to the United States, from the book by Riki Levinson
Dive to the coral reefs and the magic schoolbus: inside the earth ( visu )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 324 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
Gila monsters meet you at the airport by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat( visu )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 322 libraries worldwide
Segment of the television program Reading rainbow, featuring the story about the little New York boy whose fantasies about his impending move to the West are worse than reality. Also discusses deserts, and problems of moving
Feelings ( visu )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 315 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. Viewers get to meet Koko the gorilla and see how Koko communicates using sign language. Reviewed books are "Honey, I love and other love poems" by Eloise Greenfield, "Fireflies!" by Julie Brinckloe, and "Loudmouth George and the sixth-grade bully" by Nancy Carlson. Highlighted book is "Koko's kitten" by Dr. Francine Patterson
Knots on a counting rope by Bill Martin( visu )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 315 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
Bringing the rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema( visu )
5 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 314 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! ( visu )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 309 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
 
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