SOOPER PUPPY: DRINK, DRANK, DRUNK: 16min, grades 3-5: Illustrates the effects of alcohol on the body and mind. Viewers learn the importance of saying “NO” and of staying away from those who would encourage them to start.
SOOPER PUPPY:PUFF OF SMOKE: 16 min, grades 3-5: Gives children the information they need to say “NO” to smoking. Learn the physical and mental effects of smoking and are taught how to handle pressure and pressure from advertisers.
STAYING SAFE: STRANGERS, CYBERSPACE & MORE DVD: 23 min, grades K-4: Young viewers learn the rules to follow when dealing with other people in the neighborhood, at home and on the Internet. The program provides kids with practical tips to avoid danger and examples of scenarios in which safety rules must be followed.
TOOTH WISDOM:YOUR TEETH & HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THEM: 15 min, grade 2: Losing baby teeth and getting permanent teeth are a part of growing and changing. Now is an important time to learn the benefits of good dental health. Discover the various functions of different kinds of teeth, find out why we lose our baby teeth, learn how dentists and hygienists help care for our teeth, as well as the proper techniques for brushing and flossing.
TOOTH BRUSHING WITH CHARLIE BROWN: 5 min, grades K-5: Charlie Brown shows Linus and Snoopy how to brush. Lucy knows it all (except that Snoopy used her brush!)
WASH THOSE HANDS!: 10 min, grades K-12: Shows how hand washing helps control the spread of illness. Presents concise information about basic personal hygiene, including a look at germs and how they make people sick, an explanation of the benefits of hand washing and guidelines for had washing—when hands should be washed and the best way to get hands clean. With infectious diseases on the upswing, encourages everyone to think seriously about the simple act of hand washing.
WELL, WELL, WELL WITH SLIM GOODBODY:15- 15 min lessons, grades 1-3: Slim Goodbody explaining and promoting healthy lifestyle choices for primary students. Designed to show students how to protect and maintain their health. Lessons include:
Go, Grow, Glow
Exercise to Energize
You Are Special
Play It Safe
The Wellness Team
WHATSA HYGIENE?: 18 min, grades 4-6: When members of the band are confronted with a health assignment, they don’t know where to begin. They decide to answer the question “Whatsa Hygiene?” with a song. In the course of this entertaining video, they compose words and music that will inspire young viewers to stay clean and healthy. Topics explored include bathing, hand washing, care of teeth, hair and nails, and the importance of clean, neat clothing.
WHY CHARLIE BROWN, WHY?: 30 min, grades 3-5: Deals with how the Peanuts cartoon characters handle it when one of them, Janice, gets cancer.
ABOUT SCHOOL: grades K-3: Includes the stories Miss Nelson Has a Field Day by Harry Allard and Owen by Kevin Henkes.
AMERICA’S SPECIAL DAYS: 10- 15 min lessons, grades K-3: Designed to support teachers in helping students understand and appreciate why we celebrate certain days called “holidays”. Includes:
THE BERENSTEIN BEARS: CLASS IS BACK!DVD, 60 min: Also includes Go to School; Trouble At School; Homework Hassle; Jump Rope Contest; The In Crowd; In the Class is Back!: Too-Tall and the gang amuse themselves at Sister’s expense by warning her how hard third grade will be and how strict Teacher Jane is. Brother tries unsuccessfully to convince Sis not to worry. Mama reminisces about Sister starting kindergarten and reflects on how her daughter’s feelings back then were exactly the same. Sure enough, when Sister starts grade three she enjoys the new experience just like she did when she started kindergarten.
BELLE LETTERS STORY SALOON: 33- 15 min lessons, grade 4: Lessons ask whom stories are written about, how settings are established and made believable, how stories are told and why they are written. In addition viewers become acquainted with word choices as they explore dialogue, story action and descriptions. Lessons include:
BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER: DVD & VHS 60 min, grades K-6: Beware the Herdman’s! They’re the nastiest, dirtiest kids you could ever meet…and they’ve just decided they belong in this year’s pageant. But the town thinks they belong in the care of the local police. When the curtain finally goes up, a miracle begins.
BETWEEN THE LIONS: DVD & VHS 77- 30 min lessons, grades K-1: An unusual cast of characters helps transform the sometimes confusing process of learning to read into an entertaining adventure for young children. Lessons include:
Pecos Bill Cleans Up the West: DVD Also includes Lionel’s Great Escape Trick; Touching the Moon
Listen Up!: DVD Includes Spicy Hot Colors; Yesterday I Had the Blues; Bear Snores On; Night in the Country; Stone Soup; Bee-bim bopl; Violet’s Music; What Instrument Does Alvin Play?
Animal Stories (2 copies)DVD: Dear Mr. Blueberry; I Wanna Iguana; Mole and the Baby Bird; Owen & Mzee; Are You a Snail; Wonderful Worms; Trosclair and the Alligator; The Coyote and the Rabbit
Fuzzy Wuzzy, Wuzzy?DVD: Also includes The Boy Who Cried Wolf; The Chap with Caps
Shooting Stars DVD: Also includes: There’s a Fly in My Soup; Pandora’s Box
Get Cooking DVD: Includes: Stop That Pickle!; Chicks and Salsa; Ruby Sings the Blues; The Camel Dances; Making Bread; Cheesybreadville; Bein’ With You This Way; How to Be
More Animal Stories DVD: The Problem with Chickens; An Egg is Quiet; Elephants Can Paint Too!; Jamaica Louise James; How to Be a Good Dog; Not Afraid of Dogs, No One Told the Aardvark; Sea Horse
BEYOND PHONICS SERIES: 4- 30 min lessons, grades K-5: Uses stories, songs, video animation and classic children’s literature to make learning to read effective and enjoyable. Lessons include:
Who Were the Fools song, blends, diphthongs, Leroy the Lost story, bossy “r”, oy and oi sounds, silent “e”, digraphs, and 110 most used words.
The World is Round song, capitalization, periods, question marks, commas, quotation marks, plurals, contractions, possessives, abbreviations, What’s New at the Zoo song, oo sounds, “G” sounds, Queen of Status Quo story, “Qu” sound, context, silent letters kn-wr-mb-gh, “ph” as an “f” sound, months and days.
The Lad and the Lion story, double letter words, long words, suffixes, prefixes, suffixes & prefixes together, compound words, Woman of the Islands story, syllables, accent, Donna Downunder story, rule busters, rule buster words.
All You Need Is A Library Card song, reading activities introduction, dinosaurs, whales, reading comprehension, vocabulary words, reading exercises and lesson applications, Treasure Island, Little Women, Huckleberry Finn, Oliver Twist, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Robinson Crusoe, conclusion.
BOOK BIRD: 16- 15 min lessons, grade 4: Explore books through narration & lively art work. Lessons include:
Cricket in Times Square
Little House in the Big Woods
A Bear Called Paddington
The Toothpaste Millionaire
Along Came a Dog
The Mouse and the Motorcycle
The TV Kid
The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet
The Skates of Uncle Richard /The Song of the Trees
CHARLOTTE’S WEB: 94 min, grades K-5: Tale of friendship & salvation. A story of miracles- birth, friendship and death.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL: 90 min, grades 5-12: A production of Charles Dickens’ classic, filmed live at the Guthrie Theater of Minneapolis. Ebenezer Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas from the spirits sent by the ghost of his former business partner.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL: 86 min, grades 6-12: The theme, mood and flavor of Dickens’ Victorian classic are lovingly recreated in this adaptation of the perennial holiday favorite. Alastair Sim stars as the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who learns the true meaning of Christmas from the spirits sent by the ghost of his former business partner.
CHICKA CHICKA 1 -2 -3 DVD: 69 min, K-3, Read – along DVD: By Bill Martin Jr, and Michael Sampson, Illustrated by Lois Ehlert, sung by Crystal Taliefero. When one hundred and one numbers race each other up the apple tree, bumblebees come buzzing. Which number will save the day? DVD also includes: How Much is a Million?:By David M. Schwartz, Illustrated by Steven Kellogg, narrated by Bruce Johnson. Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician explains the concepts of a million, a billion and a trillion. Emily’s First 100 Days of School: Written & illustrated by Rosemary Wells, narrated by Diana Canova. School begins and as the days and weeks go by, Emily and her classmates learn new ideas and expand their world. If You Made a Million: By David M. Schwartz, Illustrated by Steven Kellogg, narrated by Bruce Johnson. Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician explains various forms of money and how to use it.
CHICKA CHICKA BOOM BOOM DVD: 60 min, K-3, a read – along dvd: Story book by Bill Martin, Jr and John Archambault, Illustrated by Lois Ehlert, Performed by Crystal Taliefero. The letters of the alphabet race each other up the coconut tree, is there enough room for them all? DVD also includes: Wild About Books: By Judy Sierra, Illustrated by Marc Brown, Narrated by Catherine O’Hara. Librarian Molly McGrew introduces a zoo full of animals to reading and they go simply wild about books. Five Creatures:By Emily Jenkins, Illustrated by Tomek Bogacki, Narrated by Kristen Hahn. In a house filled with two parents, one girl, and two cats counting has never been so much fun! Inch By Inch: Written & Illustrated by Leo Lionni, Narrated by Ron McLarty. To avoid getting eaten, a resourceful inchworm must figure out how to measure a nightingale’s song. Blueberries for Sal: Written & Illustrated by Robert McCloskey. A little girl and a little bear mix up their mothers while picking blueberries. A Story, A Story: Written & illustrated by Gail E. Haley, Narrated by Dr. John Akar. Ananse the Spider Man climbs up to the sky to buy stories from the Sky God in this African Folk Tale. Millions of Cats: Written & illustrated by Wanda Gag. A gentle old man searches for one cat for his lonely wife, but returns with “millions and billions and trillions” of cats.
CLASSIC FAIRY TALES: grades K-5: Three richly animated fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen and Oscar Wilde unfold with enough enchantment, wit and wisdom for children of all ages. Includes The Little Mermaid, The Happy Prince, and The Selfish Giant.
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS: 13 min, grades K-4: Judi Barrett’s classic tale about the residents of Chewandswallow is brought to life through colorful illustrations by Ron Barrett.
COVER TO COVER: 16- 15 min lessons, grades 3-4: Featured stories encompass a wide range of genres and reading levels as well as broad multicultural representation. A program highlights two readings from the selected book with scenes and characters colorfully illustrated by artists and a cliffhanger ending to peak student’s interest and promote reading. Lessons include:
Ralph S. Mouse (Beverly Cleary)
Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying and Junie B. Jones and Monkey Business (Barbara Park)
The Year of the Panda (Miriam Schlein) & Dolphin Adventure: A True Story (Wayne Grover)
A Lion to Guard Us (Clyde Robert Bulla)
The Big Wave (Pearl Buck)
Pretty Polly (Dick Kingsmith)
Which Way Freedom? (Joyce Hansen)
The Boys Start the War and The Girls Get Even (Phyllis Reynolds Naylor)
Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear (Lensey Namioka)
The Animal, The Vegetable & John D. Jones (Betsy Byars)
Shape-Changer (Bill Brittain)
A Brown Bird Singing (Frances Wosmek)
Goblins in the Castle (Bruce Coville)
The War With Grandpa (Robert Kimmel)
Mayfield Crossing (Vaunda Micheaux Nelson)
Guests (Michael Dorris)
CRITTER FRIENDS: LEARNING BY EXAMPLE: DVD Children will explore and interact with creatures from the land and the sea in a unique animal filled experience that will encourage kids to show kindness to animals, kindness to each other, sharing and friendship. Watch children coo, smile, point, laugh, wiggle and dance as they interact with the other children in the show. Also included is the unique Layer of Learning option that adds social building words to children’s experience.
DEAR AMERICA SERIES: 6- 30 min lessons, grades 3-6: A collection of live action programs based on Scholastic’s award-winning book series inspired by the diaries of real girls. Lessons include:
Color Me Dark: By Patricia C. McKissack. The Story of Lee Love, The Great Migration North, Chicago, 1919.
A Journey to the New World: By Kathryn Lasky. The Story of Remember Patience Whipple, Plymouth Massachusetts, 1620.
A Picture of Freedom: By Patricia C. McKissack. The Story of Clotee, A Slave Girl. Belmont Plantation Virginia, 1859.
So Far From Home: By Barry Denenbery. The Story of Mary Driscoll, An Irish Mill Girl. Lowell Massachusetts, 1847.
The Winter of Red Snow:by Krisina Gregory. The Revolutionary War Story of Abigail Jane Stewart. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1777.
Standing in the Light: By Mary Pope Osborne. The Captive Story of Catherine Carey Logan. Delaware Valley Pennsylvania, 1763.
Green Eggs and Ham and Other Stories: 25 min: Dr. Seuss is serving up laughs and lessons in the remastered TV classic Green Eggs and Ham! Join Sam-I-Am and his persistent attempts at introducing a reluctant fellow to a most delectable dish. Their escapades take them across a zany landscape while assembling a cast of characters that only the imagination of Dr. Seuss can bring to life. So get your appetite ready for a full-course meal of fun that will fill the heart and mind! Includes The Sneetches, The Zak, and Green Eggs & Ham.
The Lorax:25 min: In a place where the Brown Bar-ba-loots frisk about and the the Humming-Fish splash around, you will find the Lorax. The Lorax speaks for the trees, which the Once-ler is chopping down as fast as he pleases. Will the Once-ler change his destructive ways and heed the wise warnings of the Lorax? With the help of a young boy and the very last Truffula Tree seed, the Once-ler may still be able to right his wrongdoings. Share in this newly remastered Dr. Seuss tale that teaches us all to appreciate and respect the world we live in! Also includes animates stories Pontoffel Pock & His Magic Piano and Butter Battle Book.
The Cat in the Hat: 25 min: It’s a rainy day at home and siblings Dick & Sally have nothing to do. All of that changes when The Cat and his messy sidekicks, Thing One and Thing Two, burst onto the scene, bringing with them adventure and chaos, much to the dismay of a worried pet goldfish. Come join the escapades in the remastered classic TV special Dr Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat. Also includes 2 bonus animated stories Daisy-Head Mayzie and The Hoober-Bloob Highway.
DR SEUSS’S DELUXE HOLIDAY COLLECTION DVD: Animated versions
The Lorax: 25 min: In a place where the Brown Bar-ba-loots frisk about and the Humming-Fish splash around, you will find the Lorax. The Lorax speaks for the trees, which the Once-ler is chopping down as fast as he pleases. Will the Once-ler change his destructive ways and heed the wise warnings of the Lorax? With the help of a young boy and the very last Truffula Tree seed, the Once-ler may still be able to right his wrongdoings. Share in this newly remastered Dr. Seuss tale that teaches us all to appreciate and respect the world we live in! Also includes animates stories Pontoffel Pock & His Magic Piano and Butter Battle Book.
Horton Hears a Who!: 26 min: Dr. Seuss’ classic of a jungle elephant named Horton teaches us what it means to be a true friend. Hearing a faint cry for help from a floating speck of dust, Horton finds a tiny planet of Whos living there. Though he can’t see them, he hears them for sure – and puts his safety on the line for the microscopic inhabitants. Thanks to Dr. Who-Vee and Horton, Whoville is saved and a lasting friendship is created. Dr. Seuss and animation giant Chuck Jones reteamed after How the Grinch Stole Christmas on this enchanting Peabody Award winner with a message bridging generations: “A person is a person, no matter how small.” Through its characters, charming songs and tounge-twisting verses. Horton looms large as a family-viewing treasure.
DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCE STOLE CHRISTMAS!: 26 min:Animated. “Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot.” And every family likes “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” a Lot! This joyous, heart-tickling holiday event based on Dr. Seuss’ beloved book and featuring the voice of Boris Karloff has delighted viewers of all ages since its 1966 debut. The fun begins when the grumpy, grouchy, Yule-hating Grinch plots to ruin the Whos’ Christmas. Can he steal their holiday spirit by stealing their holiday treats? Or does Christmas…perhaps…mean a little bit more? Bring home this glorious Remastered Deluxe Edition that includes carrying a sleigh load of bonus goodies – and let the green meanie Grinch take his rightful place alongside Ebenezer Scrooge and George Bailey (It’s A Wonderful Life) as a timeless symbol of the season to be jolly. Merry Grinchmas!
FAVORITE FAIRY TALES & FABLES SERIES:
Cinderella: 11 min: The mean stepmother, lazy stepsisters, beautiful fairy godmother, handsome prince, and lovely Cinderella…In their charming story of a pumpkin carriage, mice and coachmen, and of course the wondrous glass slipper.
Jack and the Beanstalk: 11 min: “Fee, fi, fo, fum” growls the terrible giant. Jack trembles at the sound, his handful of magic beans has brought him high above the clouds. But watch! The giant sleeps, and Jack takes his harp and his hen that lays golden eggs, and off he runs.
The Magic Pony: 11 min: He’s ugly with ears like a jack rabbit and two humps on his back like a camel. All in all he’s the strangest looking pony ever seen, but he’s magic. His magic helps his young master, Ivan, find a marvelous sun bird and an enchanted ring for the cruel czar.
Pied Piper of Hamelin (A German Tale): 11 min: Hamelin is a town overrun with rats. The mayor’s last hope is a wandering minstrel, the Pied Piper, who agrees to rid the town of its rats for a price. The Pied Piper succeeds by luring the rats away with his enchanting music.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: 11 min: The prideful wicked queen tries to have the ”fairest of them all”, Snow White, slain. Our heroine flees into the forest and finds refuge with the lovable dwarfs until she is discovered by the evil queen.