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Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day
PZ7.V816 Al 1988
Young viewers will like Alexander, his brothers and his slightly frustrated but sympathetic parents. They'll identify with Alexander - but they'll find some of his problems more comic than tragic. That will help them look at the humor in their own bad days.
Atomic structure and the periodic table
QD461.A76 1998
Familiarizes students with the principles of the atomic structure and the Periodic Table. Provides a detailed examination of the structure of the atom, how to compute atomic numbers, and how isotopes relate to atomic number. They will also learn such topics as atomic mass and electron arrangement of different elements. This information will provide background for understanding the organization of the Periodic Table, as well as its major groups and families. Also includes a video quiz.
Barn dance
PZ7.B94Bar 2007
Unable to sleep on the night of a full moon, a young boy follows the sound of music across the fields and finds an unusual barn dance in progress.
Brave little toaster, The
PZ7.D635Br 1988
Five electrical appliances find that their young owner has disappeared. The toaster takes charge, rounding up the vacuum cleaner, the electric blanket, bedside lamp and radio. Together they take off for the big city in search of their master.
Call it courage
BJ1533.C8C3
Based on a Polynesian legend, this is the story of a youth who tried to overcome his fear of the sea and prove his courage to himself and his tribe.
Chair for my mother, A
PZ7.W6685Ch 1991
A young girl tells the story of how she, her mother and grandmother lose all their belongings when there's a fire in their home.
Chato's kitchen
PZ7.S7242Ch 1999
"Chato is a low-riding, mambo-loving cat whose favorite food is mouse. Feeling hungry and somewhat sneaky, Chato invites a fimily of mice to his house to share a tasty meal of salsa and enchiladas. Wisely, the mice bring along a canine friend who ensures that Chato eats tortillas and not them for dinner."--Container.
Chemical bonding
QD461.C44 1998
The goal of the program is to familiarize students with the principles of physical science by learning about the nature of chemical bonding, and the characteristics of atoms that allow them to form bonds. The following concepts are introduced: electron arrangement, ionic bonds, covalent bonds, and metallic bonds. Includes a video quiz.
Climate & seasons
QC981.3.C55x 1998
Students will learn how factors like the sun, wind, temperature, precipitation and position of the earth determine the weather for a particular region.
Clouds
QC921.35.C56x 1998
Students will learn how clouds form, the different types of clouds, and the important role they play in weather and the water cycle.
Corduroy.
PZ7.F8747Co 1986
Corduroy is a lovable stuffed bear who waits patiently on a department store shelf for somebody to take him home. Lest he be mistaken for "used," he embarks on a store-wide search for a missing button. At last he finds his long-sought home with a young affectionate girl.
Diary of a worm
PZ7.C88135Di 2004
A young worm discovers, day by day, that there are some very good and some not so good things about being a worm in this great big world.
Doctor De Soto
PZ7.S8177Do 1984
Dr. De Soto, a mouse dentist, copes with the toothaches of various animals except those with a taste for mice, until the day a fox comes to him in great pain.
Dollhouse murders, The
PZ7.W933 Do 1993
A dollhouse filled with a ghostly light in the middle of the night and dolls that have moved from where she last left them lead Amy and her retarded sister to unravel the mystery surrounding grisly murders that took place years ago.
Don't let the pigeon drive the bus! a cautionary tale /
PZ7.W65535Don 2009
When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place--a pigeon. But you never met one like this before--Container.
Dot, The
PZ7.R337645Do 2004
"Vashti doesn't think she can draw, but her teacher encourages her to "just make a mark and see where it takes you." Vashti at first ventures one small and unremarkable dot, but is soon making big dots and small dots, red dots, blue dots, and purple dots. At the school art show, her entire collection of dots turns heads and wins praise"--Container insert.
Faerie tale theatre
PN1997.F34 2008
[pt. 1.] Disc 1. The Tale of the frog prince -- Rumpelstiltskin -- Rapunzel -- The Nightingale.
This award-winning series brings to life 26 of the most magical classic fairy tales of all time, now digitally remastered.
Faerie tale theatre
PN1997.F34 2008
[pt. 7.] Disc 7. The Little Mermaid -- The Dancing Princesses -- Faerie Tale Theatre's greatest moments (Grimm Party) -- Bonus features.
This award-winning series brings to life 26 of the most magical classic fairy tales of all time, now digitally remastered.
Faerie tale theatre
PN1997.F34 2008
[pt. 6.] Disc 6. The Emperor's new clothes -- Aladdin and his wonderful lamp -- The Princess who had never laughed -- Rip Van Winkle.
This award-winning series brings to life 26 of the most magical classic fairy tales of all time, now digitally remastered.
Faerie tale theatre
PN1997.F34 2008
[pt. 3.] Disc 3. Goldilocks and the three bears -- The Princess and the pea -- Pinocchio -- Thumbelina.
This award-winning series brings to life 26 of the most magical classic fairy tales of all time, now digitally remastered.
Faerie tale theatre
PN1997.F34 2008
[pt. 5.] Disc 5. The Snow Queen -- The Pied Piper of Hamelin -- Cinderella -- Puss in boots.
This award-winning series brings to life 26 of the most magical classic fairy tales of all time, now digitally remastered.
Faerie tale theatre
PN1997.F34 2008
[pt. 4.] Disc 4. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs -- Beauty and the Beast -- The Boy who left home to find out about the shivers -- The Three little pigs.
This award-winning series brings to life 26 of the most magical classic fairy tales of all time, now digitally remastered.
Faerie tale theatre
PN1997.F34 2008
[pt. 2.] Disc 2. Sleeping Beauty -- Jack and the Beanstalk -- Little Red Riding Hood -- Hansel and Gretel.
This award-winning series brings to life 26 of the most magical classic fairy tales of all time, now digitally remastered.
Five billion years /
QH366.2.F5
Gives an overview of the evolution of life on earth. Starts from the gaseous beginnings of the universe through man's quest to reach the stars.
Follow my leader
PZ7.G1794 Fo 1988
A teenage boy is accidently blinded by a friend and learns that his hatred for this friend is poisoning him. Eventually with the help of his guide dog, Leader, he is able to accept the friend's efforts at reconciliation.
Giggle, giggle, quack
PZ7.C88135Gi 2003
When Farmer Brown goes on vacation, leaving his brother Bob in charge, Duck makes trouble by changing all his instructions to notes the animals like much better.
Goggles
PZ7.K2253Go 1993
One day Peter discovers a wonderful pair of motorcycle goggles and shows them to his friend Archie. Just then, several "big boys" come and knock Peter to the ground. The goggles fall near Peter's dog Willie, who snatches them and runs away. The boys chase Peter and Archie, who run to their secret hideout for protection.
Hansel and Gretel /
PZ8.H197 1986
Two children lost in the woods stop to snack on a gingerbread house and almost become dinner for the witch who resides within.
Hideaways, The
PZ7.K8352Fra 1992
A young girl runs away with her brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Designed to motivate reading and use of reading skills.
House & backyard insects
QL467.2.H6 1998
Discribes the habits of insects that live near human habitats and how the insects affect our lives.
How much is a million?
PZ7.B94Ho 2003
How much is a million? -- Really big numbers -- How crayons are made -- Football estimation -- Book reviews.
A mathematical magician helps readers conceptualize a million, a billion, and a trillion. Other segments include: Really big numbers: LeVar explores ways of counting large numbers as he talks to people who share grouping and estimating techniques ; How crayons are made: a visit to the Crayola Crayon
How much is a million?
PZ7.B94Ho 2003
How much is a million? -- Really big numbers -- How crayons are made -- Football estimation -- Book reviews.
A mathematical magician helps readers conceptualize a million, a billion, and a trillion. Other segments include: Really big numbers: LeVar explores ways of counting large numbers as he talks to people who share grouping and estimating techniques ; How crayons are made: a visit to the Crayola Crayon Factory shows how crayons are made and talk about the large number of crayons they handle in their jobs ; Football estimation: a visit to Giants Stadium shows how vendors and stadium employees use estimation to prepare for game day.
How the rhinoceros got his skin : and How the camel got his hump
PZ7.H825 1987
How the rhinoceros got his skin: Tells the story of how the rhinoceros, who once had smooth, tight-fitting skin, got his baggy skin because of his greed and bad manners.
Hurricanes & tornadoes
QC944.2.H87x 1998
Students will study both tornadoes and hurricanes from their early beginnings to the full-blown storms that wreak havoc on land. The program shows how meteorologists use data such as location, movement, wind speed, temperature and pir pressure to predict the course of these storms and provide early warnings to people living in their path.
If you give a mouse a cookie
PZ7.B94Ify 2007
Feature book -- Let's bowl -- Making bowling balls -- Dominoes and chain reactions -- Review books.
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.
Is this a house for Hermit Crab?
PZ7.B94Ist 2007
Special features: Home sweet home -- Beaver dams -- Urban falcons -- Review books.
When Hermit Crab outgrows his old house, he ventures out to find a new one.
John Henry
PZ8.1.L434Jo 1998
Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain.
Joseph had a little overcoat
PZ7.T1115Jo 2001
A very old overcoat is recycled numerous times into a variety of garments.
Knuffle Bunny a cautionary tale /
PZ7.W65535Knu 2004
Trixie, Daddy and Knuffle Bunny take a trip to the neighborhood laundromat, but their exciting adventure takes an unexpected turn when Trixie realizes something is missing. -- Container.
Man that corrupted Hadleyburg, The
PS1322.M36 2004
Based on one of Mark Twain's best known short stories. A mysterious stranger who was slighted by the people of Hadleyburg reappears to disprove the town's reputation.
Man who walked between the towers, The
GV551.G47 2005
A lyrical evocation pf Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope walk bwtween the World Trade Center towers.
Maniac Magee
PZ7.S75663 Man 1992
After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee's life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe his contemporaries.
Meteorology
QC981.3.M48x 1998
Students will be introduced to everything from weather maps, weather stations and satellites to airplanes, weather ships and weather balloons.
Mufaro's beautiful daughters
PZ8.1.S852Mu 1989
Mufaro's two beautiful daughters, one bad-tempered, one kind and sweet, go before the king, who is choosing a wife.
Mufaro's beautiful daughters: an African tale
PZ7.B94Muf 2007
A reading of the book, "Mufaro's beautiful daughters" by author John Steptoe. Mufaro's two beautiful daughters, one bad-tempered, one kind and sweet, go before the king, who is choosing a wife. Includes other segments on African drums and the dance troupe, Forces of Nature.
Mysteries of Harris Burdick, The
PZ7.V2624 My 1988b
Presents a series of loosely related drawings each accompanied by a title and a caption which the reader may use to make up his or her own story.
Patchwork quilt, The
PZ7.B94Pat 2007
Presents a reading of the book The patchwork quilt, by Valerie Flournoy. A young girl learns the secret ingredient in her Grandma's special quilt of memories.
Polar express, The
PZ7.V2624Po 1988
A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus.
Rain & snow
QC981.3.R35x 1998
Students will learn how rain, snow, sleet, hail, fog and mist form as well as how the water cycle constantly 'recycles' water around the world.
Reading rainbow: Arthur's eyes
RE971.R42
Narrated by Bill Cosby, "Arthur's Eyes" is the story of Arthur, a boy whose initial shyness about wearing glasses gets him into some awkward scrapes. Also featured is a poem from "All the Colors of the Race," read by acclaimed author Maya Angelou.
Rip Van Winkle /
PZ8.1.R56 1987
A man who sleeps for 20 years in the Catskill Mountains wakes to a much-changed world.
Sarah, plain and tall /
PZ7.M2225Sar 1996
When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay.
Secret of the pond, The
QL146.3.S4
Investigates the plant and animal life in the pond habitat.
Sign of the beaver, The
PZ7.S7376Si 2007
Left alone to guard the family's wilderness home in eighteenth-century Maine, a thirteen-year-old boy is hard-pressed to survive until local Indians teach him their skills.
Stories about growing up
PZ5.W47St 2001
Leo the late bloomer -- A weekend with Wendell -- Joey Runs Away
Leo the Late Bloomer: One day, in his own good time, Leo showes everyone how glorious it is to finally bloom. A Weekend with Wendell: Three cheers for compromise as quiet as a mouse Sophie learns to assert herself with bossy, big-mouthed Wendell. Joey Runs Away: Joey looks for another home when he doesn't feel like cleaning up his room.
Stories from the black tradition
PZ5.G34St 2000
Hot hippo / by Mwenye Hadithi ; illustrated by Adrienne Kennaway -- Who's in rabbit's house / by Verna Aardema ; illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon.
Animated presentation of 2 childrens' stories.
Tales of magic
PZ8.T28 1991
Noah's ark -- The boy who cried wolf -- The three wishes.
Talking eggs, The
PZ8.1.S227Tal 1991
Story based on a Creole folk tale. Talking eggs is an animated fable about a young girl named Selina befriends a mystical elderly woman. Magical things happen with her --not the least of which is the surprise of three talking eggs.
There was an old lady who swalled a fly
PZ8.3.T1145Th 2002
Retells the poem about the silly old lady with the ever-expanding stomach who swallowed everything from a fly to a cat to a cow to a horse.
Three little pigs, The
PZ8.T42 1987
Time of wonder.
PZ7.M1336Ti
Watercolors and the rhythmic prose of Robert McCloskey's book are combined to create an awareness of the wonders of nature on an island in Penobscot Bay.
Velveteen rabbit, The
PZ7.W69V44
By the time the velveteen rabbit is dirty, wornout, and about to be burned, he has almost given up hope of ever finding the magic called Real. When he turns to the skin horse for help, he begins to understand that one becomes a real person through human relationships that are loving, positive experiences. Animated.
What if everybody was purple?
BF723.P75W43 2000
This video uses puppet characters from different ethnic backgrounds to explore the topics of prejudice, forgiveness, and friendship.
When I was young in the mountains
PZ7.R982Wh 1986
Reminiscences of the simple joys of life in the Appalachian mountains as a child.
Wind
QC981.3.W56x 1998
Students will learn about the roles of the sun, temperature and air pressure in creating wind.
Winter holiday stories
PZ5.A94Wi 1999
In the month of Kislev / by Nina Jaffe; illustrated by Louise August -- The night before Christmas / by Clement Clarke Moore; illustrated by Ruth Sanderson -- Seven candles for Kwanzaa / by Andrea Davis Pinkney; illustrated by Brian Pinkney.
In the month of Kislev: A rich, arrogant merchant takes the family of a poor peddler to court and learns a lesson about the meaning of Hanukkah. The night before Christmas: The story of Santa's visit on a snowy Christmas Eve. Seven candles for Kwanzaa: For each new day of Kwanzaa, a new candle is lit and children and adults share their thoughts, songs, stories from the past and dreams about the future.
Wish giver, The
PZ7.B78067 Wi 1988
The tree man -- Water, water everywhere.
When a strange little man promises that he can give people exactly what they want, two young believers' wishes come true in unexpected ways.