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Note: These videos are for use by South Central public libraries and licensed day care centers. Schools, home day care providers and individuals are not eligible to borrow these videos. Public libraries have received information on how to reserve these titles. Day Care Centers can check with their local library to see if the library is offering access to these videos as part of their service. Not all South Central libraries offer this as a service because it is time-consuming and the library must accept liability for missing, late and damaged videos, although they are likely to charge the borrowing library for lost and damaged videos. The replacement cost of public performance videos is considerably more than a regular video. If you would like a listing of the videos by subject use the link provided below.

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ABEL'S ISLAND P-Elem 30 min.
The saga of Abelard, an elegant and romantic mouse, whose determination and resourcefulness enable him to escape from a deserted island and return to his beloved wife. Story by William Steig. Narrated by Tim Curry. Random House. 1988.

ABUELITA'S PARADISE P-Elem 10 min.
Marita sits in Abuelita's rocking chair holding the blanket with the faded letters that spell Paraiso and remembers the wonderful stories her grandmother told her about her Puerto Rican childhood. Based on the story by Carmen Santiago-Nodar. SVE and Churchill Media. 1992.

AESOP'S FABLES P-Elem 15 min.
Five of Aesop's fables are told. They are "The Grasshopper and the Ant," "The Sun and the Wind," "The Fox and the Grapes," "The Animals and the Children" and "Donkey Trip." Churchill Media. 1991.

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY 14 min.
Alexander is having a miserable day from the moment he wakes up. Endless catastrophes mark this universal bad day experience seen from a child's point of view. AIMS Media. 1989.

ALEXANDER WHO USED TO BE RICH LAST SUNDAY
Ages 4-9. 14 minutes. When Alexander’s grandparents come to visit, they give him $5. That makes Alexander very happy — and very rich. Watch as he discovers more way to party with his money before deciding he should save. An Aims Media release.

ALI BABA P-Elem 11 min.
The story of Ali Baba is told in this lighthearted animated children's fantasy. A little boy with a turban full of butterflies merrily gets the better of Mustafa and his band of thieves. Luzzati and Gianini. 1971.

ALIVE: ON THE DAY YOU WERE BORN P-Elem 30 min.
Featuring 3-D animation and the sounds of the Minnesota Orchestra, Debra Frasier's award-winning story comes to life. Minnesota Orchestra Association. 1996.

All about John Deere P - Elem 40 min.

If you love big machine action, this DVD is for you. Dozers, Excavators, Loaders, giant Forestry Machines, Graders, Dump Trucks – all in exciting, non-stop action.  Learn what machines do, and how they do it. Ride in the cab of a giant Loader, watch as Knuckleboom Loaders load trees in the forest, see Dozers level the earth, plus much more. Wall-to-wall big machine action that will thrill and delight young and old alike.  TM Books & Video.

ALL ABOUT NEIGHBORHOODS P-Elem 12 min.
This video explains to children what neighborhoods are and what makes them alike and different. It also shows how people travel and how neighborhoods and communities need rules. United Learning, Inc. 1996.

ALL THE COLORS OF THE EARTH P-Elem 8 min.
Soaring text and beautiful art celebrate the glorious diversity of children laughing, loving and glowing with life. Contains both a spoken word and a sing-along version. Weston Woods. 1994.

ALLIGATORS ALL AROUND P-Elem 2 min.
In this version of Maurice Sendak's alphabet book, a family of alligators clowns its way through a variety of entertaining experiences from "Alligators All Around" to "Zippity Zound." From "Really Rosie" by Maurice Sendak. Weston Woods. 1976.

THE AMAZING BONE P-Elem. 11 min.
Pearl couldn't be a nicer pig. She dawdles in the dandelions and exudes an infectious love for life. She happens upon a talking bone that used to belong to a witch. On the way home the bone manages to scare off a band of muggers, but does not fare as well with a debonair fox who carries them home for dinner. Weston Woods. 1976.

ANATOLE P-Elem B/W 9 min.
A mouse named Anatole spends his evenings at the Duval Cheese Factory. The owner is at first appalled, but soon begins to appreciate Anatole's remarkable cheese-tasting ability. He is given a permanent job tasting cheese. Based on the book by Eve Titus. Churchill Media. 1995.

ANGUS AND THE DUCKS P-Elem 12 min.
Angus, the curious little Scottish terrier, gets his chance to find out what's making the noise on the other side of the hedge. Based on the book by Marjorie Flack. SVE and Churchill Media. 1997.

ANGUS LOST 11 min.
Angus is a very curious, clever Scottish terrier whose curiosity gets him into a number of close scrapes. After a run-in with the family cat, Angus is exiled from the house and embarks on an exciting adventure around town. A live-action story based on the book by Marjorie Flack. Phoenix, BFA. 1982.

ANIMAL HOMES P-Elem 10 min.
This program explores how animals use their homes for shelter, food, storage and raising their young. Different creatures are shown and human parallels are drawn by showing children running into their houses as it starts to rain. Churchill Media. 1956.

ANTARCTIC ANTICS P-Elem 18 min.
Celebrate the slips and slides and swims and glides of a colony of emperor penguins in poetry and song. Weston Woods. 2000.

ARNIE THE DOUGHNUT Elem-20 min.

Arnie Looks like an average doughnut, made by one of the best bakeries in town. When Mr. Bing buys him and brings him home to his breakfast table, however, Arnie realizes his carefree days are about to end…unless he persuades Mr. Bing that a doughnut can be more than just a snack. Hilariously narrated by Michael McKean, with additional voices by Diana Canova, David de Vries and a cast of dozens! Music by Scotty Huff and Robert Reynolds. Co-produced by animator Daniel Ivanick and Weston Woods.

ART P - Elem5 min.

Art, a young boy, joyfully draws scribbles that squiggle, splotches with blotches, zigs and zags, doodles and dogs, and so much more! Children are introduced to the imaginative world of art and how a picture really can be worth a thousand words. Narration and music by the versatile Bobby McFerrin. Directed by Konstantin Bronzit. A co-production of Weston Woods Studios, Studio Mir and Rembrandt Films. DVD and audio CD include a bonus interview with author Patrick McDonnell.

AT THE CROSSROADS P-Elem 7 min.
Children in a South African shantytown anxiously await the return of their fathers from the mines at the crossroads. SRA. 1996.

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BALTHAZAR THE LION P-Elem 9 min.
Balthazar is a peaceable but voracious lion who eats anything he can reach from his cage, and then he pursues and swallows the moon. It's when his appetite violates the rights of others that he is penalized and must learn to live within the community. Simple everyday materials (paper, boxes and wooden matches) are used to create the animated world of the zoo and all its inhabitants. Wombat Films. 1973.

THE BAND CONCERT P-Elem 9 min.
The first Mickey Mouse cartoon produced in color, this film is considered by many to be Disney's best cartoon. Mickey is a great music conductor as he leads the band in the William Tell Overture. Donald Duck makes a comic appearance as a feisty peanut vendor who attempts to break up the concert. Walt Disney. 1935.

BARK, GEORGE Ages Pre-K to Gr. 2. 7 minutes.
George likes to please his mother, but when she tells him to bark he says "meow" and "quack-quack" and "oink" and "moo" - until she takes him to the vet, who finally figures out what's going on with George. Or does he? Children will roar with laughter at this funny, silly story, told by the master of foolishness and farce, Jules Feiffer. Narrated by John Lithgow.

THE BEAR AND THE FLY P-Elem 5 min.
Father bear tries to swat a fly in his dining room. In his increasing frenzy, he ends up swatting members of his own family as well as breaking dishes and spilling food and beverages. Weston Woods. 1984.

Bear Snores On P - Elem 8 min.

In a cave in the woods, all winter long, Bear sleeps in his cozy lair. Surprise guests stop by to warm up, brew tea and pop corn while Bear snores on. When the smells and the fun finally disturb his slumber, Bear wakes up to find his den full of celebrating critters. Cheerful rhymes and illustrations will charm children as they wait for Bear’s BIG reaction. Playfully narrated by the author, Karma Wilson, with music by John Jennings.

Bear Wants More P - Elem 8 min.

When springtime comes, Bear wakes up very hungry! His friends help him find good things to eat, but will his hunger EVER be satisfied? Narrated with warmth and humor by author Karma Wilson, with music by John Jennings.

 

Beast Feast Elem 12 min.

A collection of humorous poems about such animals as the walrus, anteater, and boa by Douglas Florian.

BEAST OF MONSIEUR RACINE P-Elem 9 min.
Monsieur Racine captures the ravenous beast, which has eaten his pear crop, and, to his surprise, finds the monster to be very friendly. He takes his wondrous pet to Paris, where it becomes the sensation of the scientific world. At the height of the celebration in Paris, the beast ends its masquerade, showing itself to be two small children in a clever disguise. Animated version of the book by Tomi Ungerer. Weston Woods. 1973.

BIG MAMA'S P-Elem 7 min.
When the train arrived in Cottondale, the summer at Big Mama's house in Florida began. Evokes the sights, sounds and emotions of a memorable childhood experience. Based on the story by Donald Crews. A Caldecott Winner. SVE and Churchill Media. 1991.

THE BIG RED BARN P-Elem 8 min.
Based on Margaret Wise Brown's book, this film shows the barnyard animals and fowl that comprise one happy community, all living together in the big red barn. PCI. 1973.  (Also available in Spanish as El gran establo rojo.)

Big Renovation Elem 50 min.

See a house built from the ground up! Learn about architecture, framing, electricity, plumbing and all the tools it takes to build a house! Discover how tiles are made and see a real sawmill in action! Even learn about termites! Meet the architect and the contractor, and see the whole team work together to create a new house!

 

THE BIKE P-Elem 12 min.
In his excitement over his new bike, Rudy ignores his mother's advice and sets off to explore, resulting in a series of adventures. TRT. 1991.

A BIRTHDAY BASKET FOR TIA P-Elem 8 min.
Cecilia knows that today is a special day-her Great Aunt Tia's 90th birthday, and wonders what gift could be important enough to give to Tia in a Mexican-American family. By Pat Mora. SVE and Churchill Media. 1992.

BLACK CAT
All ages. 7 minutes. Through pulsating city streets, "black cat" dances to the banging beats of passing jeeps, tiptoes across bodega lights, edges over rooftops to sun soaked tar beaches, and ultimately shows us what it means to find a place of our own.

BLACKBERRIES IN THE DARK P-Elem 27 min.
Nine-year-old Austin arrives at his grandmother's rural home to spend a few days. This is the first summer visit when his grandfather will not be there. Austin and his grandmother are each trying to deal with Grandpa's death in their own way and establish a new relationship with each other. Disney Educational Productions. 1988.

BLUEBERRIES FOR SAL P-Elem 9 min.
A little girl and a little bear find themselves paired with the wrong mothers as they pick blueberries on a Maine hillside. Weston Woods. 1948.

BOY AND A BOA P-Elem 13 min.
The story of Martin and his pet boa helps children learn about snakes and other members of the reptile family. And when Nigel, the boa, accidentally gets loose in the local library, he takes us on a snake's eye tour of the various library facilities. Phoenix Films. 1976.

A BOY, A DOG, AND A FROG P-Elem 9 min.
A live-action adaptation of Mercer Mayer's picture book. A boy and his dog are determined to catch an elusive croaking bullfrog, but they are not successful. Not willing to be left behind, the frog follows them home for a fun-filled reunion. Phoenix Films. 1980.

THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF P - Elem 9 min.

A retelling of a timeless tale that is sure to leave readers grinning sheepishly. Narrated by Peter Scolari with music by John Jennings. DVD includes a bonus interview with illustrator Boris Kulikov.

THE BOY WITH TWO SHADOWS P-Elem 11 min.
A little boy takes great care of his shadow. A witch notices this and asks him to take care of her shadow while she's on vacation. That turns out to be more complicated than he imagined. Churchill Media. 1995.

BRAVE IRENE P-Elem. 12 min.
Irene helps her ill mother by delivering a dress to the duchess. Through wind and snow, Irene makes the difficult journey to the palace. The end of the story finds her rewarded for her efforts. Weston Woods. 1989.

BRER RABBIT AND BOSS LION Elem. 30 min.
As the peaceful animals at Brer Village quickly discover, their new neighbor, mean old Boss Lion, has a large appetite for fresh meat. When he starts feeding on the Brer folk, Brer Rabbit steps in and saves the day, and teaches Boss Lion a lesson he'll never forget. Narrated by Danny Glover. Rabbit Ears. 1992.

BROWN HONEY IN BROOMWHEAT TEA P-Elem 8 min.
In this joyous and unusual collection of poems, Joyce Carol Thomas writes of family, individuality and pride of her African American heritage. Spoken Arts. 1993.

BUGS! BUGS! BUGS! P - Elem 8 min.

With whimsical verse and brightly colored collage images, everyone's favorite bugs come to life. Music and vocals by Crystal Taliefero. DVD includes an interactive "Bug-O-Meter" game, and DVD and audio CD both include bug facts in "Meet the Bugs," a segment created especially for this production by author/illustrator Bob Barner, plus a bonus interview with Barner.

BURT DOW, DEEP-WATER MAN P-Elem 10 min.
A retired fisherman has never gotten the sea out of his system. A mishap while fishing finds him in the belly of a whale, trying to come up with a plan to get him out. After solving his problem, Burt arrives home just in time to eat. Weston Woods. 1993.

BY THE LIGHT OF THE HALLOWEEN MOON P-Elem 6 min.
Join the fun, as a brave young girl, who would rather play a trick than be gobbled up as a treat, is the star of this spirited romp under an old wooden bridge by the light of the spooky Halloween moon. Weston Woods. 1993.

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CADDIE WOODLAWN Elem-Middle 104 min.
From the Newberry Medal Book by Carol Ryrie Brink comes the classic story of spunky 11-year-old Caddie Woodlawn. Growing up on the Wisconsin frontier in the 1860s, Caddie would rather go adventuring with her brothers than learn to cook and sew. It's Caddie's quick thinking and courage that averts a massacre. Churchill Media. 1992.

Calm Baby Infant 30 min.

Welcome to the world of Calm Baby, where water dances along with the fresh arrangements of nursery songs, classical music, and brightly colored toys and objects. This one-of-a-kind video was created by the parents of triplets, and the parents of an infant and a two-year-old who decided to create a video that would stimulate their children’s minds as well as relax them. After seeing how their children responded to Calm Baby, they decided to make this video available to other families as well.  Included with the Calm Baby video is the Calm Baby audio CD with additional music, so these classic tunes can be enjoyed anywhere.

 

THE CAMEL WHO TOOK A WALK P-Elem 6 min.
A story of what didn't happen to the camel when he reached the spot where "the shadow of the tree falls across the road." A delightful film for young children. Weston Woods. 1957.

CAPS FOR SALE P-Elem 5 min.
A cap peddler napping by the trunk of a tree awakens to find his cap worn by monkeys perched mischievously on the branches above him. How the peddler retrieves his wares provides a happy ending to this tale. Weston Woods. 1958.

CAT AND CANARY P-Elem 6 min.
Cat becomes tangled in the strings of a kite and is blown high above the rooftops of New York City. At first Cat loves that flying feeling as he swirls over the tallest of the tall buildings, swoops over bridges and soars over highways. But things become less enchanting for Cat when storm clouds approach. The end of the story finds Cat rescued. Weston Woods. 1994.

THE CAT IN THE HAT P-Elem 25 min.
The Cat in the Hat romps through the house dispelling boredom for a brother and sister on a rainy day-naturally, only while Mom is away! From the book by Dr. Seuss. BFA. 1971.

THE CATERPILLAR AND THE POLLIWOG P-Elem 7 min.
In this animated film, a polliwog becomes so fascinated watching his friend the caterpillar turn into a beautiful butterfly that he fails to notice that he, too, is changing, but into a frog. Weston Woods. 1988.  (Also available in Spanish as La oruga y el renacuajo.)

A CHAIR FOR MY MOTHER
Ages 5-8. 8 minutes. Having lost their belongings in a fire, a young girl, her mother, and grandmother must move to a new home and scrimp and save to furnish it. An SRA/McGraw Hill release.

CHANGES, CHANGES P-Elem 6 min.
A pair of wooden dolls keeps changing the function and structure of a set of wooden blocks to get them out of different scrapes. When their house begins to burn, they create a fire engine to put the fire out and so on, adapting to every change with inventiveness. Wooden instruments are used to provide a musical score for the film. Based on the picture book by Pat Hutchins. Weston Woods. 1973.

CHARLIE NEEDS A CLOAK P-Elem 13 min.
Charlie shears his sheep in order to make a new winter cloak for himself. The sheep follows Charlie through every stage as he processes its wool into a cloak, skeins of yarn, strands of red thread or scraps of cloth. Based on the book by Tomie de Paola. Weston Woods. 1977.  (Also available in Spanish as
Charlie necesita una capa.)

CHATO AND THE PARTY ANIMALS Ages 5-8. 10 minutes.
Chato’s friend, Novio Boy, has never had a birthday party. As a matter of fact, he doesn’t even know when his birthday is, because he’s from the pound. So, Chato, being the good friend that he is, decides to throw him one – a “pachanga” – and everyone is invited – including you. Narrated by Luis Guzman.

CHATO'S KITCHEN P-Elem 11 min.
Chato is a low-riding, mambo-loving cat whose favorite food is mouse. Chato invites a family 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. Weston Woods. 1999.

CHEECHAKO'S FIRST DAY P-Elem 7:40 min.
Live action film, set at a zoo. Mama Polar Bear helps Baby Polar Bear learn to swim. Brittanica.

CHICK, CHICK, CHICK P-Elem 13 min.
Great fun! About chicks, chickens and the intense drama of an old-fashioned barnyard. The early-morning excursion of one chick leads to contact with a variety of barnyard animals-a curious plow horse, friendly cows, a suspicious pig and a cat. Churchill Films. 1975.

CHICKA, CHICKA BOOM BOOM Ages 4-6. 6 min.
In this lively alphabet rhyme, all the letters of the alphabet race each other up the coconut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no - Chicka Chicka Boom! Boom! Lois Ehlert’s bold illustrations help make this merry alphabet parade fun and educational. Music by Crystal Taliefero.

CHICKEN LITTLE P-Elem 8 min.
When an acorn falls on her head, Chicken Little convinces herself and her birdbrain friends that the sky is falling. A hungry fox hears their cries for help and almost gets away with impersonating a police officer before his goose is cooked. Based on the book by Steven Kellogg. SVE and Churchill Media. 1985.

CHICKEN SOUP WITH RICE P-Elem 5 min.
Exciting adventures involving a chicken soup so delectable that even March wind laps it up and roars for more. Rhyme and repetition help the young viewer learn the names of the months. From "Really Rosie" by Maurice Sendak. Weston Woods. 1976.

CHRISTMAS TREES DON'T COME FROM OUTER SPACE P-Elem 9 min.
As Christmas approaches, Kim has a question: Where do Christmas trees come from? Her big brother Billy answers the question by taking the family on a wild adventure to discover the origins of the Christmas tree. Pyramid Film and Video. 1996.

CHRYSANTHEMUM P-Elem 12 min.
Chrysanthemum thinks she has the perfect name, until she goes to school, where she is teased about being named after a flower. Life doesn't improve until she meets a very special music teacher. Based on the story by Kevin Henkes. SVE and Churchill Media. 1991.  (Also available in Spanish as Chrysanthemum.)

THE CIRCUS BABY P-Elem 5 min.
A Baby elephant with bad manners learns the importance of being himself. Weston Woods. 1989.

CLEVER HIKO-ICHI P-Elem 12 min.
Seemingly impossible tasks are accomplished by Hiko-Ichi, a humble peasantboy who saves his feudal lord in medieval Japan by solving problems that baffled all the wise adults. Coronet Films. MCMLXXIX. 1979.

CLICK CLACK MOO COWS THAT TYPE P-Elem 9 min.
A bunch of literate cows go on strike after Farmer Brown refuses to give in to their typed demands of electric blankets when the barn gets too cold. "Cows that type. Hens on strike!" How will Farmer Brown resolve his problems? Children will want to watch this hilarious barnyard romp over and over. Story by Doreen Cronin. Narrated by Randy Travis Weston Woods. 2002.  Bilingual edition also available.

Cook-a-doodle-doo! P - Elem 20 min.

With the questionable help of his friends, Big Brown Rooster manages to bake a strawberry shortcake which would have pleased his great-grandmother, Little Red Hen. By Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel

 

COME ON RAIN Grades K-3. 8 minutes.
Tess knows that the only thing that can fix the listless vines, the crackling dry path, the broiling alleyway and her sagging mama, is a good, soaking rainstorm. "Come on, rain!" she whispers into the endless summer heat. When it finally comes, there is shouting and dancing as everyone and everything spring to life. A joyful production with swinging music that is as cool as rain.

COMPANY'S COMING Grades K-3. 9 minutes.
On the day Shirley had invited all of her relatives to dinner and Moe, her husband, was pleasantly tinkering in the yard, a flying saucer quietly landed next to their tool shed. They don't know it yet, but the galaxy is about to get a little bit smaller.

CORDUROY P-Elem 16 min.
Corduroy is a stuffed bear who waits patiently on a department store shelf for somebody to take him home. When a mother refuses to buy him because a button is missing on his overalls, Corduroy embarks on a storewide search. When the affectionate girl returns to buy him with her savings, Corduroy finds his long-sought home. Weston Woods. 1984.

COUGAR Elem-Middle 60 min.
Albie Bright and his sister, Sarah, are in their house when it is swept away by a flash flood. When it strands them in the middle of the Mississippi River, they discover that a mother cougar and her cubs are sharing the house with them. The children work to find food for the cougar family. When looters come to rob the house and kidnap Albie for ransom, the cougar helps save the children. AIMS Media. 1984.

Cow Who Clucked P - Elem 11 min.

When a cow loses her moo, she searches to see if another animal in the barn has it. By Denise Fleming.

THE COW WHO FELL IN THE CANAL P-Elem 8 min.
Hendrika, a cow who longs to see the city, gets her wish-and more-when she rides an old raft down one of Holland's picturesque canals to adventures. Weston Woods. 1995

CRACKERS Grades K-3. 12 minutes.
Crackers can't find a job and just can't understand why. He likes mice, and that's the problem. Employers expect cats to chase mice. Fortunately for Crackers, the manager of the Squeak & Company Cheese Shop is a different kind of mouse.

THE CRICKET AND THE VIOLIN P-Elem 5 min.
Lured away from his violin lesson by a spring soccer game, the young cricket is devastated when his fiddle is broken. A woodpecker fashions a new instrument for the cricket from a magical tree, and when the tree is threatened by termites, the cricket is able to save it by enticing the termites into a stream with tunes from his violin. An animated story without words. Phoenix Films. 1980.

CRITTER THE RACCOON P-Elem 10 min.
A lost raccoon is taken in by two brothers who care for it until it is older and can be released into the wild. International Film Bureau. 1981.

CROSSTOWN Middle School 45 min.
Teenager April Morgan's life is turned upside down when her family is forced to give up its suburban home for a dingy apartment on the other side of town. At school the kids are a tough, unfamiliar mix of ethnic groups. April feels she's stepped into a nightmare. But she later learns that although it's different, it's an exciting world with a lot to offer. SVE and Churchill Media. 1995.

CURIOUS GEORGE P-Elem 14 min.
George, that irrepressible monkey, is living happily in the jungle when he is discovered by the man in the yellow hat. Whisked off on a series of adventures on land and sea, George's curiosity gets him into a lot of trouble. Fully-animated three-dimensional figures bring this classic by Margaret and H. A. Rey to life. Churchill Films. 1983.

CURIOUS GEORGE GOES TO THE HOSPITAL P-Elem 10 min.
George's curiosity gets him into trouble when he swallows a jigsaw puzzle piece. The piece is eventually removed and George learns all about hospitals. Based on the book by M. and H. A. Rey. Churchill Films. 1983.

CURIOUS GEORGE RIDES A BIKE P-Elem 10 min.
Based on the picture book by H. A. Rey, this is an adventure of the beloved and mischievous monkey, Curious George. His curiosity always leads him into trouble. Weston Woods. 1958.  (Also available in Spanish as Jorge, el monitor ciclista y otras.)

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DANNY AND THE DINOSAUR P-Elem 9 min.
When Danny visits the museum, he thinks it would be nice to play with a dinosaur. The dinosaur is as eager to play with Danny, and the two of them spend a whole day togethe Weston Woods. 1986.

DARK DARK TALE P-Elem 4 min.
Eerie music, scary sounds and gloomy pictures enhance the spooky mood evoked by a piercing-eyed cat stalking its prey to a surprise ending! Scary fun for young children based on Ruth Brown's book. Weston Woods. 1983.

THE DAY JIMMY'S BOA ATE THE WASH P-Elem 8 min.
Jimmy brought his pet boa constrictor on the class outing to a farm. But the chickens didn't like it, so they started flying around. Jenny thought Tom did it on purpose, so she threw an egg at him and then the boa constrictor started eating the wash. Weston Woods. 1980.  Also available in Spanish as El día en que la boa de Jimmy se comió la lavada y otras.)

 

DEM BONES Grades K-3. 8 minutes.
A skeleton band supplies words and music to the well-known song based on the loved African-American spiritual. Children will enjoy learning about the human body and having their funny bones tickled at the same time. This production has been scientifically proven to be a rousing success! We dare you to remain seated. Narrated by Chris Thomas King.

DIARY OF A FLY Elem 11 min

The day-to-day existence of a little fly that wants to be a superhero and who is not afraid to dream big, really big! Narrated by Abigail Breslin with music by Zdenek Zdenek. Directed by Gene Deitch. DVD and audio CD include a bonus interview with Harry Bliss.

DIARY OF A SPIDER P - Elem 7 min

This is the diary of a spider who's a lot like you! He goes to school, but he also spins sticky webs and takes wind-catching lessons. From the creators of the best-selling Diary of a Worm, this portrait of an upside-down web will have kids wishing they could be spiders too! Directed by Gene Deitch, and narrated by Angus T. Jones, with music by Zdenek Zdenek.

Diary of a Worm P - Elem 9 min.

Meet a worm not that different from you or me, except that his head looks a lot like his tail! A hysterical journal about the daily doings and the hidden world of a lovable underground dweller that will be sure to delight kids both young and old. Directed by Gene Deitch. Narrated by Alexander Gould.

THE DINGLES P-Elem 8 min.
A ferocious storm bursts violently into the idyllic life of grandmotherly Doris Dingle and her three delightful cats. Based on the book by Helen Levchuk. Bullfrog Films. 1989.

DINNER FOR TWO Elem-Middle 8 min.
Peace in the rain forest is disrupted when two chameleons get "stuck" in a conflict over "territory" until they realize that their conflict affects not just them but their whole environment. Bullfrog Films. 1997.

DINOSAUR P-Elem 14 min.
A classroom report on dinosaurs comes to life via clay animation in this introduction to the world of prehistoric animals. Will Vinton Productions. Pyramid. 1980.

Dinosaur Bones Elem 12 min.

With Lively rhyming text and collage illustrations, the author of Dem Bones reminds us that dinosaur bones used to belong to living, breathing creatures. Full of fun dinosaur facts, this production will make dino-fans of kids and grown-ups alike. Narrated by Jerry Dixon, music by Raul Malo. Directed by Gary McGivney.

DINOSAURS: A FIRST FILM Elem-Middle 10 min.
This film shows the sequence of events surrounding the appearance and disappearance of dinosaurs and the variety of dinosaurs that lived here millions of years ago. BFA Educational Media. 1978.

Dirty Monsters P - Elem 29 min.

Visit your favorite trucks at the construction site. There’s no pile of dirt too high and no hole too deep for these powerful dirt monsters. You’ll get to spell all the mighty things they do, and you can sing the alphabet too!!

DO UNTO OTTERS (A Book About Manners) P - Elem 12 min.

When the Otters move in next door to Mr. Rabbit, he does not know how to act with them. This is the story that highlights how to be a good neighbor and friend - just simply follow the Golden Rule! Featuring music and voices by Jack Sundrud and Rusty Young, with additional voices by Diana Canova and David deVries. Directed by Galen Fott. DVD and audo CD include a bonus interview with author/illustrator Laurie Keller, and audio CD includes an additional bonus track, "The Doo-Dee-Doo Song."

DOCTOR DE SOTO P-Elem 14 min.
Doctor De Soto, the dentist, does very good work. Since he is a mouse, Doctor De Soto refuses to treat "dangerous" animals, but one day a fox shows up and begs for relief from the tooth that's killing him. How will the kindhearted De Soto treat his tooth and avoid being eaten? Weston Woods. 1984.  (Also available in Spanish as Doctor De Soto.)

DOGS, CATS AND RABBITS P-Elem 11 min.
The first sequence, entitled "41 Barks," presents 41 different and creatively-drawn dogs. The second sequence shows Siamese, Burmese and alley cats in the graceful and not-so-graceful art of getting out of boxes and sacks. The third sequence shows varied ways of making rabbits using such things as watercolor, sugar cubes, string, shaving cream, white gloves and peanut butter and jelly. Interesting camera techniques, in addition to being fun to view. Films Incorporated. 1973.

DOLPHINS: OUR FRIENDS FROM THE SEA P-Middle 13 min.
The lives of dolphins are shown through a combination of animation and live action. AIMS Media. 1985.

DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS P-Elem 6 min.

When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place -- a pigeon! But you've never met one like this before. Narrated by Mo Willems and Jon Scieszka with animation by Pete List. Includes bonus interview with Mo Willems.

DOOBY DOOBY MOO P - Elem10 min.

When Duck finds out about a talent show at the county fair, he and the animals on the farm start rehearsing. While Farmer Brown tries to figure out what the animals are up to, Duck is determined they will enter the contest and win! Brilliantly narrated by Randy Travis, with music by Scotty Huff and Robert Reynolds, and a wild vocal performance by Jon Carroll. Directed by MaGiK Studio.

Dot, The P - Elem 7 min.

Vashti may not be able to draw, but she can at least make a dot. When she sees the dot framed above her art teacher’s desk she decides that she can make a better dot. Soon Vashti is making big dots and small dots, red dots, blue dots and purple dots. At the school art show everyone admires her dot paintings and she realizes that art is about more than being able to draw. Narrated by Thora Birch with music by Jerry Dale McFadden. A co-production of Weston Woods Studios and FableVision, Inc. 

El Dot = The Dot P - Elem 7 min. (Spanish)

Vashti may not be able to draw, but she can at least make a dot. When she sees the dot framed above her art teacher’s desk she decides that she can make a better dot. Soon Vashti is making big dots and small dots, red dots, blue dots and purple dots. At the school art show everyone admires her dot paintings and she realizes that art is about more than being able to draw. Narrated by Thora Birch with music by Jerry Dale McFadden. A co-production of Weston Woods Studios and FableVision, Inc.

DOT THE FIRE DOG Ages Pre-K to Gr. 2. 8 minutes.
Dot, the fire dog, and her firefighter friends know exactly what to do when the alarm bell rings at the fire station. Children will know too - plus a lot more - especially after they've heard Dot's fire safety tips at the end. Playful music by Jon Carroll makes this production informative and fun for all.

DOUGHNUTS Grades K-6. 26 minutes.
Live action. A doughnut machine goes berserk, and Homer is up to his ears in doughnuts - and fun!

Dr Seuss Collection P-Elem each film approx. 9 min.

Enjoy the creative and magical world of Dr. Seuss! This DVD contains our complete visual collection of your favorite Dr. Seuss titles. Children will learn life lessons and enjoy dynamic discussion through the themes presented in each animated program. 
 Featuring these 7 Timeless Classics:

The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss on the Loose

Green Eggs and Ham

The Hoober-Bloob Highway

The Lorax

The Sneetches

The Zax

DRAGON STEW P-Elem 13 min.
A humorous, animated tale of King Chubby, who is very fond of eating but has a difficult time with cooks. From the book by Tom McGowen. BFA. 1972.

Duck for President Elem 13 min.

Just in time for the 2004 elections, Duck (of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type and Giggle, Giggle, Quack fame) decides to enter politics. Follow his rise, and fall from power, sticky ballots and all. Narrated by Randy Travis, with music by Scotty Huff and Robert Reynolds. Animation by MaGiK Studio.

DUCKS P-Elem 7 min.
Big and little ducks waddle about a duck farm, eating, drinking, swimming and quacking. Words for each action and animal appear on the screen in this charming "Starting to Read" film. AIMS Media. 1969.

DUKE ELLINGTON Ages 5-9. 15 min.
Duke Ellington was hailed as the "King of the Keys." "Most people called his music jazz, but he said it was “the music of my people." During his career, Duke wrote music, played music, and painted music with his band’s fine sounds. This is a most fitting tribute to a great man who proudly celebrated the history of African Americans, from slavery to civil rights struggles. Brian Pinkney's glorious artwork swings and sways to Duke Ellington's spellbinding music. Narrated with flair by Forest Whitaker. Adapted and directed by Ray Messecar. A co-production of Top Dog Media and Weston Woods.

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EACH PEACH PEAR PLUM P-Elem 5 min.
Children are invited to find nursery rhyme and story book characters as they listen to this story in rhyme. Familiar characters are put into different settings. Weston Woods. 1992.

THE EASTER EGG FARM P-Elem 10 min.
Pauline lays eggs of different colors and designs. A lady wants her eggs for an Easter egg hunt, but Pauline's eggs hatch and different-colored chicks pop out. When the chicks grow up, they also lay eggs of many colors. Live Oak Video. 1995.

THE ELEPHANT'S CHILD: JUST SO STORIES P-Elem 11 min.
When the world was new, elephants had no trunks, just funny, bulgy noses-not good for much of anything. But all that changes when an elephant's child, full of "satiable curiosity," asked what a crocodile had for dinner. Coronet Films. 1982.

ELIZABETI'S DOLL Pre-Elem. 8 min.
When her new baby brother arrives, Elizabeti, a young Tanzanian girl, longs for a baby of her own to hold and bathe and kiss and burp. One day she finds the perfect baby--a rock she names Eva-- just the right size for holding and bathing and kissing and burping. Expressive collage paintings, along with lively music by Crystal Taliefero and moving narration by Lynn Whitfield, help to tell this tender story about gentleness and love. Weston Woods. 2000.

Ellington was not a street Elem 16 min.

In this reflective poetic tribute, the author remembers growing up when many of the great figures in African-American history gathered in her family home to talk and share ideas and even sing. Narrated by Phylicia Rashad with the music of Duke Ellington. Video/DVD includes documentary segment, More About a Few of the Men Who Changed the World.

Elves and the Shoemaker P - Elem 10 min.

In midnight visits clothed in mystery, a pair of elves restore a poor shoemaker and his wife to prosperity. The classic fairy tale of elfin magic that generations of children have loved, made new by Jim LaMarche’s stunning paintings. Narrated by Patrick Stewart, with music by John Jennings.

Emily’s First 100 Days of School Elem 36 min.

With so much to do on her first day of school, Emily feels like it will take forever to reach 100, when her teacher announces they will have a party after 100 days. As the days and weeks go by, Emily and her new classmates learn new ideas, expand their world, and grow closer together one day at a time. Brilliantly narrated by Diana Canova. Directed by Gene Deitch. Co-produced by JZ Media and Weston Woods.

THE EMPEROR'S OBLONG PANCAKE P-Elem 6 min.
As a birthday gift the emperor received an oblong frying pan for making oblong pancakes. He liked them so much that he tried to make everything in his kingdom oblong instead of round. Eventually, he realized that the sun and earth could not be changed, and that other shapes were acceptable. He continued to have oblong pancakes. Sterling. 1963.

EZRA JACK KEATS P-Middle. 17 min.
From his studio in New York, Keats openly discusses what influenced his work as a children's book author/illustrator. Included is the film adaptation of A LETTER TO AMY. Weston Woods. 1968.

The Ezra Jack Keats Library P-Elem each film approx. 8 min.                                                  

Ezra Jack Keats collection includes THE SNOWY DAY, WHISTLE FOR WILLIE, PETER'S CHAIR, A LETTER TO AMY, APT. 3, PET SHOW! and THE TRIP. DVD also includes bonus documentary excerpt, GETTING TO KNOW EZRA JACK KEATS. DVD features new digital video transfers of the original films, digitally remastered stereo soundtracks, easy-to-use menu, optional English subtitles and on-screen Learning Guides.

 

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FERDINAND THE BULL P-Elem 8 min.
Ferdinand helps youngsters understand the value of individuality in this tale of a peace- loving bull who would rather smell the flowers than fight. Walt Disney. 1988.

Fire Monsters P - Elem 40 min.

Hey recruits! Grab your fire helmets and turnout gear, because we’re in training! You’re going to learn how to rappel, how to handle a hose and how to open a fire hydrant. Want to know the difference between a pumper and an aerial ladder truck? Get your boots on and get ready to roll with the fire monsters!

 

Fireboat P - Elem 14 min.

A fireboat, launched in 1931, is retired after many years of fighting fires along the Hudson River, but is saved from being scrapped and then called into service again on September 11, 2001.  Introduced by the author, with live action footage of the

John J. Harvey. By Maira Kalman.

FIRST THE EGG P-Elem 5 min.

Which came first? The chicken or the egg? A book about transformations -- from egg to chicken, seed to flower and caterpillar to butterfly. An entirely fresh and memorable presentation on the concepts of growth and creativity. Narrated by Elle Fanning, with music by Jack Sundrud and Rusty Young. Includes bonus interview with Laura Vaccaro Seeger.

A FISH IS A FISH P-Elem 5 min.
A tadpole grows feet and turns into a frog. But is he still a fish? His friend the minnow thinks so, but is confused when the frog leaves the pond for dry land. When the frog returns with stories of what he's seen, the curious minnow tries to join him on the bank- with near-disastrous results. Giannini and Lionni. 1985.

THE FISHERMAN AND HIS WIFE P-Elem 10 min.
A humble fisherman frees a prince from a spell. The fisherman's wife seizes the opportunity to have all her wishes granted. She goes from cottage to mansion to palace, but at last ends up where she started, with a bitter lesson learned. SVE. 1996.

FIVE CREATURES Ages Pre-K to Gr. 3. 7 minutes.
Told from a small girl's point of view, this is the charming story of the two cats and three humans that live in her house. The story playfully charts comparisons between the five family members' varied talents and tastes just the way a child learning to count might do. Music by Jerry Dale McFadden.

Five Lionni Classics: Swimmy, Frederick, Cornelius, Fish is Fish, and It's Mine! P - Elem 5 min. each film

SWIMMY, FREDERICK, CORNELIUS, FISH IS FISH and IT'S MINE! are magically brought to life through the animation of Giulio Gianni. Can be programmed as a half-hour special or individually as five 5-minute films. DVD version features chapter breaks, easy-to-use menu, optional English subtitles and on-screen Learning Guides.

FLOSSIE AND THE FOX P-Elem 10 min.
Flossie cleverly outwits a fox to protect a basket of eggs she must deliver to a neighboring farm, demonstrating along the way that things are not always what they seem. Weston Woods. 1986.

THE FOOLISH FROG P-Elem 9 min.
Pete Seeger sings of the poor frog that started an avalanche of chain reactions simply by jumping from bank to bank. Weston Woods. 1971.

THE FOX WENT OUT ON A CHILLY NIGHT P-Elem 8 min.
Based on Peter Spier's book, this is a sing-along about the adventures of a fox that goes hunting to provide food for his family. Weston Woods. 1969.

FREDERICK P-Elem 6 min.
While the brothers of Frederick the field mouse gather food for the long winter, Frederick stores up colors and rays of sun to share with the others and brighten their days during the long depressing winter months. An animated film. Lionni and Gianini. 1970.

FREIGHT TRAIN
Ages 5-8. 6 minutes. Viewers get a keen sense of adventure as the rolling wheels of a freight train take them on a journey.

FROG AND TOAD ARE FRIENDS P-Elem 17 min.
Arnold Lobel's beloved characters come to life in this fully-animated version of the enormously-popular Caldecott Honor book. Frog and Toad show the value of accepting personal differences in friendship, and the importance of good communication and trust. Churchill Films. 1987.

FROG AND TOAD TOGETHER P-Elem 17 min.
More delightful stories about the adventures of Frog and Toad as Toad makes a list of "things to do today." Frog works in his garden, Toad bakes cookies, the friends encounter dragons and giants, and Toad has a dream. Based on the book by Arnold Lobel. Churchill Films. 1987.

FROG GOES TO DINNER P-Elem 12 min.
A delightful look at what happens when a little boy and his pet bullfrog accompany his parents to a fancy French restaurant for dinner. Phoenix Films. 1985.

FROG ON HIS OWN P-Elem 12 min.
A boy, a dog and a frog head for the park for a day of fishing. Frog, curious about the park, hops off on his own and soon finds himself part of a magic show. He hops into a picnic basket, rides a remote-controlled speedboat and takes a nap in a baby buggy. Frog is reunited with his friends, who carry him off to safety. Phoenix Films. 1978.

THE FROG PRINCESS P-Elem 6 min.
The prince shoots an arrow into the air and the one who returns it will be his bride. A frog, which is a princess under the spell of a wicked magician, finds the arrow, and the prince then encounters many dangers as he frees her from the enchantment. Coronet Films.

FROG, WHERE ARE YOU? P-Elem 20 min.
In this live-action adaptation of Mercer Mayer's book, a frog escapes from being sentenced to life in a jar. As the frog sneaks away from a boy and his dog late one night, he finds adventure in all sorts of unique and perilous situations, only to find love and happiness ever after. Phoenix. 1969.

FROGGIE WENT A-COURTIN' P-Elem 9 min.
In full costume, with props they made themselves, children act out this entire folk song in mime. Because the cast is ethnically mixed and includes handicapped children in key roles, mutual respect and acceptance among all children is encouraged. Barr Films. 1980.

Fun Baby Babies 30 min.

The Fun Baby video is the second video in the Calm Baby “Infant Series.” In Fun Baby you’ll find the video abounding with fascinating images, music, puppets, and more to bring out your child’s playful, happy nature. 

THE FURIOUS FLYCYCLE: THE INCREDIBLE BOOK ESCAPE P-Elem 12 min.
A boy named Melvin offers his mechanical prowess. Churchill Media. 1980.

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GALIMOTO P-Elem 9 min.
Kondi, a seven-year-old African boy, decides to make a galimoto-a toy vehicle-out of scraps of wire. Gentle words and soft watercolors capture the essence of life in a contemporary African village. Based on the story by Karen Lynn Williams. SVE and Churchill Media. 1990.

Garbage Monsters P - Elem 37 min.

Ever wonder what happens to trash after the truck leaves your street? Visit a recycling facility, a landfill and a green waste site where the garbage monsters run the show!! Discover how many shapes it takes to make a truck. Can you guess them all?

GEORGIE P-Elem 6 min.
The homeless ghost Georgie searches for a new haunt in this tale set in New England. Weston Woods. 1956.

GEORGE WASHINGTON'S MOTHER P-Elem 20 min.
When Mrs. Washington wasn't worrying about being poor, she was poking her nose into George's business, baking gingerbread and smoking a pipe. Jean Fritz paints a witty true picture of the first president's mother. Weston Woods. 2000.

THE GHOST IN THE SHED: THE INCREDIBLE BOOK ESCAPE P-Elem 9 min
A ghost shows how persistence opens doors. Churchill Media. 1980.

 

GIGGLE, GIGGLE, QUACK Grades K-3. 9 minutes.
Duck has the last quack in this hilarious romp from the team that brought us CLICK, CLACK, MOO COWS THAT TYPE. Farmer Brown goes on vacation, leaving his brother Bob in charge. Little does Bob know that Duck has gone around and changed all of Farmer Brown's instructions on how to take care of the animals. Narrated by Randy Travis. Bilingual version also available.

Gingerbread Baby P - Elem 12 min.

A young boy and his mother bake a gingerbread baby that escapes from their oven and leads a crowd on a chase similar to the one in the familiar tale about a not-so-clever gingerbread man. By Jan Brett.

GINGERBREAD MAN P-Elem 10 min.
"Run, run as fast as you can! You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man!" shouts the incredible edible hero of this animated folk tale as he escapes from the little old couple who baked him. He meets a wily fox that offers to carry him across the river. Coronet Perspective. 1980.

Giraffes Can’t Dance P - Elem 7 min.

Gerald the giraffe longs to dance like everyone else, but his legs are too skinny, and he just can’t seem to get it right. At the Jungle Dance, all the other animals make fun of him, and he almost believes he is a failure, until one friend’s encouragement shows him how his uniqueness can make him the best dancer of all. Narrated by Billy Dee Williams, with music by David Mansfield.

GIRL OF THE NAVAJOS Elem-Middle 14 min.
Nannabah, a young Navajo girl, recalls her feelings of fear and loneliness the first time she had to herd her family's sheep into the canyon. Coronet Films. 1977.

GIVING THANKS Upper Elem-Middle 7 min.
Known as the Thanksgiving Address, this Native American good morning message is based on the belief that the natural world is a rare and precious gift--from the moon and the stars to the tiniest blade of grass. Chief Jake Swamp's inspirational narration in English and the Mohawk language celebrate the beauty of spirit of the environment. Weston Woods. 1995.

THE GIVING TREE P-Middle 10 min.
Shel Silverstein's classic book comes to life with the author narrating his poignant story of the relationship between a boy and a tree, and the many aspects of giving, receiving and love. The tree is a faithful, giving friend. Weston Woods. 1973.

GOGGLES P-Elem 11 min.
Peter and Archie find a pair of goggles. With the help of their dog, Willie, the boys fend off the neighborhood bullies, who try to take the goggles from them. Based on Ezra Jack Keats' Caldecott Honor Book. Learning Corp. of America. 1998.

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS P-Elem. 8 min.
Goldilocks, on a mission to buy muffins, finds herself at the home of those three roving bears, out enjoying a bicycle trip as their porridge cools. Weston Woods. 1993.

GOOD NIGHT, GORILLA P-Elem 10 min.
It's time for bed at the zoo, or so the zookeeper thinks. There is someone furry tiptoeing along behind him making hilarious mischief! Based on the story by Peggy Rathman. SVE and Churchill Media. 1994.

THE GOODBYE BOOK
Ages 5-12. 11 minutes. When told that his parents are planning to leave him in the care of a babysitter, a young boy's imagination runs wild. He tries a number of ploys to make his parents stay, but to no avail. With his parents on their way out the door, the boy realizes that the babysitter seems kind—and he can say good-bye after all.

GOOSE P-Elem. 28 min.
A baby goose, adopted at birth by a family of woodchucks, feels like an outcast in everything she does until she discovers — all by herself — that she can fly. Story by Molly Bang. Narrated by Laura Dern. Weston Woods. 2002.

THE GREAT GRACIE CHASE. STOP THAT DOG! Grades K-3. 8 minutes.
Gracie Rose is out of her yard, and no one in town can catch her. How can a quiet little dog cause such a noisy uproar?

THE GREAT KAPOK TREE
Ages 5-9. 10 minutes. A beautiful story and lush paintings capture the diversity of life in the rain forest.

GREEDY FROG P-Elem 8 min.
From the folklore of aboriginal Australia comes this story of a greedy frog that drinks up all the water in a lake. How will the other animals live without the life-sustaining water? And how will they make the frog give back the water? A charming tale shot entirely in Australia with unusual Australian animals. Churchill Films. 1988.

GREEN EGGS AND HAM P-Elem 9 min.
Sam I Am is a persistent character eagerly trying to convince an acquaintance to taste his dish of green eggs and ham. At the story's end, Sam's diligence pays off. The dish is sampled and found to be delicious! Based on the book by Dr. Seuss. BFA. 1973.

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HANS IN LUCK P-Elem 12 min.
When Hans manages to trade gold down to nothing at all, he is welcomed home by his mother, which convinces Hans he's the "luckiest young man in the world." Churchill Media. 1978.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOON P-Elem 7 min.
Bear decides to give his friend the moon a birthday present. To get close enough to talk with the moon, Bear travels across river, forest and mountain until he stands on a high peak. Bear thinks the echoes of his own voice are the moon's answers to his questions. A tender fantasy about the meaning of friendship is played out through the cleverly-phrased dialogue. Based on the book by Frank Asch. Weston Woods. 1986.

THE HAPPY LION P-Elem 8 min.
The happy lion that has an abundance of friends who visit daily is surprised by the unexpected reaction of his friends when he ventures out to return their visits. Weston Woods. 1954.

HARE AND THE TORTOISE P-Elem 4 min.
An animated version of Aesop's fable of the boastful hare and the quietly-determined tortoise. Encyclopedia Britannica. 1979.

HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON P-Elem 8 min.
This is a charming, imaginative tale of a little boy who adroitly draws his way through an exciting series of adventures and misadventures. Based on Crockett Johnson's picture book, this film appeals to all age groups. Weston Woods. 1957.

HARRY AND THE LADY NEXT DOOR P-Elem 20 min.
This sequel to Harry the Dirty Dog finds Harry trying to drown out the high voice of his next-door neighbor. In live action we see how Harry's ingenious solution works. Barr Films. 1989.

HARRY THE DIRTY DOG P-Elem 18 min.
Harry the little white dog with black spots runs away before bath time and plays outside until he changes into a black dog with white spots. Back home again, he must use all his tricks and wits to convince his family who he really is. Animated. Weston Woods. 1987.  Bilingual version also available.

THE HAT P-Elem. 6 min.
A magical hat blows onto the head of penniless Italian boy Benito, and he discovers what good deeds he can do. Weston Woods. 1982.  (Also available in Spanish as El sombrero.)

HENRY BUILDS A CABIN Ages Pre-K to Gr. 3. 8 minutes
Inspired by the life of Henry David Thoreau, D.B. Johnson tells the story of a frugal bear named Henry who sets about building a small cabin in the woods and ends up with a much bigger home than he and his friends ever imagined. Narrated by James Naughton.

HENRY HIKES TO FITCHBURG P-Elem. 12 min.
It isn't how fast you get someplace, but what you do along the way: that's the philosophy behind this story about two friends who agree to meet 30 miles away in Fitchburg. In this story inspired by Thoreau's Walden, Henry elects to take a very long nature walk, while his friend chooses to work to earn his train fare. A step-lively narration by James Naughton and music to hike to make this journey fun and thought provoking too. Written by D.B. Johnson. Weston Woods. 2002.

HERE COMES CAT P-Elem 10 min.
This is the tale of a mouse that travels the countryside warning the other mice of the impending visit of a large cat. But in the end, the cat and mice exchange gifts and break barriers to become friends. Weston Woods. 1989.

(Also available in Spanish as Aqui viene el gato!)

HEY, AL Grades K-3. 8 minutes.
A city janitor and his treasured canine companion are transported by a large colorful bird to an island in the sky, where their comfortable paradise existence threatens to turn them into birds as well.

HI CAT! P-Elem 10 min.
A friendship grows between a boy and a stray cat. Set in an American inner city, it captures the youthful delight of a new-found pet. Learning Corp of America.

HIS MASTER'S GHOST E-Middle 48 min.
Flea is in the business of frightening people with monster masks and severed hands. When he isn't being a terror, he's studying music in a spooky old mansion and artists' colony called Montsalvat. When tales of the Ghost start to surface, Flea and his friends ignore all warnings, and they find themselves in a horror story better than anything Flea could invent. Australian Children's Television Foundation. 1992.


La historia del patito Ping (The Story About Ping) P - Elem
A duck suffers the loneliness of abandonment before he is befriended by a little boy who returns him to his family.

Hondo and Fabian P - Elem 5 min.

What happens when the dog of the house goes to the beach and leaves the cat at home with the baby? Find out in this gentle tale of the two very different days of house pets, Hondo the dog, and Fabian the cat. Narrated by Jeff Brooks, with music by Joel Goodman & David Bramfitt.

Hooway for Wodney Wat P - Elem 7 min.

All his classmates make fun of Rodney because he can't pronounce his name, but it is Rodney's speech impediment that drives away the class bully.

HOT HIPPO P-Elem 6 min.
The Hippo was hot. He decided to go to Ngai, the god of Everything and Everywhere, who decided where the animals, fish and birds would live and tell him that he longed to live in the water like fishes. Gorgeous illustrations and African music tell the story of how the hippo came to live in the water. Weston Woods. 1986.  (Also available in Spanish as El Hipopotamo tiene calor.)

HOW DINOSAURS LEARNED TO FLY P-Elem 6 min.
The dinosaurs of 65 million years ago were real thrill seekers. Too much junk food, staying up all night, poor dental hygiene. The early mammals tried to warn them they'd be extinct if they kept it up, but the dinosaurs just laughed. Bullfrog films. 1996.

How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? P - Elem 10 min.

With methods of eating and manners that are probably all too familiar to children and adults, these mischievous dinosaurs show in a big way that burping, spilling, playing with one’s food and outright refusing to eat are not the best ways to enjoy a meal. An entertaining guide to table manners and a good reminder that positive and pleasant mealtime behavior gets the best results. Narrated by author Jane Yolen, with music by Jon Carroll. Animation by MaGiK Studio.

HOW DO DINOSAURS GET WELL SO SOON? P - K 10 min. 

From enormous sneezes to gigantic wails, the outrageous antics of these mischievous ailing dinosaurs will strike a chord and bring a smile to any child or grown-up who has ever sniffed, snuffled, coughed or ached. Narrated by Jane Yolen with music by Jerry Dale McFadden. Animation by MaGiK Studio.

HOW DO DINOSAUR SAY GOODNIGHT? (Bilingual)  P - K 8 min.

Few words pack a lot of punch in this delightful story about bedtime rituals. There will be no pouting or shouting or moping or moaning when the lights go out because dinosaur kids everywhere will want to see this production again and again. Narrated by author Jane Yolen.

HOW MUCH IS A MILLION? P-Elem 10 min.
With the help of Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician and Steven Kellogg, the concepts of a million, a billion and a trillion are not quite so intimidating. In fact, they’re fun--for budding math students and for everyone with an imagination! Narrated by Bruce Johnson with music by Bruce Zimmerman. Directed by Ray Messecar. Weston Woods. 2000.

HOW THE MOLE GOT HIS TROUSERS P-Elem 14 min.
Mole discovers that his lovely collection of treasures is too much to carry by hand. His woodland friends suggest that he should make trousers with pockets. Aided by all of his friends, Mole goes through the stages of combing, spinning and weaving to solve his problem. Phoenix. 1973.

El huevo más bonito del mundo (Spanish version of The Most Wonderful Egg in the World) P - Elem, 11 min.

Concerns three hens who are quarreling because each feels that she is more beautiful than the other two. When they cannot solve their problem, they approach the king and ask him to determine which of them is the most beautiful. The king responds by saying that it is what they do that is more important, not how they look. He says that he will make the hen who lays the most perfect egg the princess.  The three hens each lay unique eggs, which are perfect in their own ways. The story ends with the king deciding to make each a princess, and all live happily ever after as friends.  Weston Woods. 1986.

 

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I, CROCODILE Ages 6-10. 10 min.
An Egyptian crocodile who lives to eat catches the fancy of the esteemed Emperor Napoleon, and becomes an instant celebrity in a fancy fountain in Paris. But when someone in the kitchen starts singing the praises of crocodile pie, the resourceful and very hungry reptile escapes by sewer--and lives to tell about his newest gastronomic joy--people! Tim Curry's narration and music by Raul Malo capture the wit and whimsy of this story. Animated by Michael Sporn.

I KNOW AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY P-Elem 6 min.
Burl Ives sings and plays the guitar for an animated film version of this nonsense song. National Film Board of Canada. 1963.

I Lost My Bear P - Elem 10 min.

What do you do when your best toy disappears and no one will help you find it? Jules Feiffer’s spunky little detective learns that if you keep on searching, you might just discover more than you expected! Narrated by Halley Feiffer. Directed by Gene Deitch. Audio version narrated by Kristen Hahn.

I LOVE YOU LIKE CRAZY CAKES P-Elem. 9 min.
Based on the author's arduous trip to China to adopt a baby girl, this is the heartwarming story of a mother's love and a baby's smile as they become each other's family. Charming watercolors and a complementary musical score make this a very special experience. Written by Rose Lewis. Narrated by Mia Farrow. Weston Woods. 2002.

IDA FANFANNY AND THE FOUR SEASONS P-Elem 13 min.
Ida Fanfanny magically flies from home (a valley where the weather never changes) to a land where she can experience for the very first time all the joys and sorrows of spring, summer, fall and winter. Learning Corp. of America. 1980.

IF YOU MADE A MILLION P-Elem. 17 min.
Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician is your expert guide as you learn about the various forms of money and how it can be used to buy things, pay off debt, and build interest. There is no doubt this will be time well spent for one and all. Story by David M. Schwartz. Weston Woods. 2002.

I'M DIRTY!  P - Elem

Meet a backhoe loader reporting for duty and find out just how dirty it can get while doing its job. Narrated by Steve Buscemi with music by David Mansfield. DVD and audio CD include a bonus interview with author and illustrator Kate and Jim McMullan.

Imogene’s Antlers P - Elem 9 min.

One Thursday Imogene wakes up with a pair of antlers growing out of her head and causes a sensation wherever she goes. By David Small.

IN THE NIGHT KITCHEN P-Elem 6 min.
Maurice Sendak's comic fantasy of Mickey and his adventures in the night kitchen come to life. Cakes bake, bakers dance and Mickey flies around in his plane made of dough. Weston Woods. 1987.

IN THE SMALL, SMALL POND Primary. 6 min.
Spring is here in this cheerful introduction to the seasons. Frogs leap, tadpoles wriggle, geese waddle, and minnows scatter. Young kids won't want to miss a single splash. Stunning art is a feast for the youngest eyes. Story by Denise Fleming. Narrated by Laura Dern. Weston Woods. 2001.

Inch by Inch  P - Elem 10 min.

To keep from being eaten, a resourceful inchworm measures a robin’s tail, a flamingo’s neck, a toucan’s beak, a heron’s legs, and a nightingale’s song. Directed by Gary McGivney, with music by Joel Goodman. Narrated by Ron McLarty.

IRA SLEEPS OVER P-Elem 17 min.
A little boy is invited to sleep overnight at a friend's house for the very first time. Initially thrilled by the invitation, a problem soon arises when Ira wonders if he can take his teddy bear along. Ira seeks advice from his parents and sister, but finally makes his first big decision himself. Phoenix Films. 1977.

IS YOUR MAMA A LLAMA Primary. 7 min.
Lloyd the llama is looking for his mama. "Is your mama a llama?" he asks a bat, a swan, a cow, a seal, and a kangaroo. Young children will share Lloyd's delight when the answer to his question is finally, "Yes!" With rhyme and riddle, and the perfect narration by Amy Madigan, this charming story will soon become a favorite. Story by Deborah Guarino. Weston Woods. 2001

Ish P - Elem 8 min.

With a little encouragement from his sister, Ramon discovers that creativity is about a lot more than getting things just "right." Combining the spareness of fable with the potency of parable, the creator of The Dot shines a bright beam of light on the need to kindle and tend our creative flames with care. Co-produced by FableVision, Inc. and Weston Woods. Narrated by Chester Gregory with music by Joel Goodman.

Casi = Ish P - Elem 8 min. (Spanish)

With a little encouragement from his sister, Ramon discovers that creativity is about a lot more than getting things just "right." Combining the spareness of fable with the potency of parable, the creator of The Dot shines a bright beam of light on the need to kindle and tend our creative flames with care. Co-produced by FableVision, Inc. and Weston Woods. Narrated by Chester Gregory with music by Joel Goodman.

THE ISLAND OF THE SKOG Ages 5-12. 17 mins.
In pursuit of freedom and happiness, a band of extraordinary mice and their leader set sail to an island inhabited by a seemingly hostile Skog with seemingly gigantic feet. But when the two parties finally meet face to face, they find they have a lot in common. Video narrated by Anthony Edwards, with additional voices by Steven Kellogg, Diana Canova, B.J. Ward and Mary Beth Hurt, this newly animated version of a popular children’s classic will become one of your all-time favorites. Music by Ernest V. Troost.

IT'S MINE P-Elem 5 min.
When a flood hits Rainbow Pond, three quarrelsome frogs, never willing to cooperate, find themselves clinging together on a rock. They finally join forces and learn the importance of sharing a friendship. Gianini and Lionni. 1985.

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JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Elem. 30 minutes.
In this rhythmic, rollicking version of Jack and the Beanstalk, the fun begins when Jack climbs up a giant beanstalk, where he meets a scruffy, dim-witted ogre with an appetite for English boys on toast. Edward Sorel's drawings with watercolor washes capture the riotous spirit of one of the most beloved of all British folktales. Narrated by Michael Palin. Rabbit Ears. 1995.

JAMELA'S DRESS Grades K-3. 9 minutes.
Jamela gets in trouble when she takes the expensive material intended for a new dress for Mama, parades it in the street, and allows it to become dirty and torn.

JOEY RUNS AWAY P-Elem 8 min.
Deciding that it's easier than cleaning his room, Joey the kangaroo decides to run away from his mother's pouch. After trying several alternatives, Joey returns to the safety of home. Weston Woods. 1985.  (Also available in Spanish as Joey se escapa.)

JOHN HENRY P-Elem 11 min.
Based on the famous folk ballad, this film tells the story of the legendary contest to the death between a spirited man with a hammer and a steam drill to build a tunnel through the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. SVE and Churchill Media. 1998.

John, Paul, George & Ben Elem 12 min.

This humorous and factual history of five lads who grew up to become Founding Fathers brings the early days of American history to life with sass and substance, in Lane Smith’s inimitable style. Narrated by James Earl Jones, with music by Scotty Huff and Robert Reynolds.

JOHNNY APPLESEED P-Elem 15 min.
John Chapman is best known by his nickname, Johnny Appleseed. He sprinkled apple seeds and planted trees across the Midwest. The stories he shared with his own children are presented in this production. Weston Woods. 2000.

JOSEPH HAD A LITTLE OVERCOAT P-Elem. 11 min.
Joseph, the tailor, is very resourceful. When his overcoat becomes old and worn, he makes it into a jacket, then his jacket into a vest. And so on until he has nothing left – then he even makes something out of that! Written by Simm Tabeck. Narrated by Rob Reiner. Authentic klezmer music by Joel Goodman and David Bramfitt. Weston Woods. 2002.

Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence Elem 30 min.

A true symbol and inspiration for all that is best about America, the actual Declaration of Independence has been rolled up, moved, hidden, copied and transported by more modes of transportation than anyone might guess since its signing in 1776. In this witty, gritty and factual history, audiences will learn all about the document that has defined American freedom for over two centuries. Narrated by Jeff Brooks, with music by Ernest V. Troost.

JUST AWFUL P-Elem. 8 min.
A tumble in the schoolyard and a consequent visit to the school nurse. The "patient" deals with his fear of the unknown and learns just how natural fears are. Based on a book by Alma Marshak Whitney. PCI. 1972.

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THE KEEPING QUILT P-Elem 11 min.
Author Patricia Polacco traces the history of a quilt made from bits of her ancestor's clothing in "back home Russia," a coverlet which serves as a Sabbath tablecloth, a wedding canopy and a blanket for newborns. SVE and Churchill Media. 1988.

KING ROLLO AND THE BREAD P-Elem 6 min.
King Rollow and the Magician meet a farmer eating a loaf of bread. King Rollo has the Magician produce all sorts of delicacies for the farmer, but all the farmer wants is his bread. An animated bit of whimsy for young children. Perspective. 1981.

KING ROLLO AND THE NEW SHOES P-Elem 6 min.
King Rollo buys himself a new pair of shoes with laces. He asks the Magician to work a magic spell to tie them, but the magician says, "A waste of magic! I'll show you how to do them up." So King Rollo learns to tie his shoes. Animated. Perspective. 1981.

Knuffle Bunny P - Elem 9 min.

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. Brilliantly narrated by author Mo Willems and his real-life daughter, Trixie, this instant classic will keep viewers on the edge of their seats! Directed and animated by MaGiK Studio. Music by Robert Reynolds and Scotty Huff.

Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistake Identity P-Elem 10 min.

Trixie can't wait to bring Knuffle Bunny to school and show him off. But an awful surprise awaits her: someone else has the exact same bunny! Thus begins an exciting, frustrating and ultimately revelatory twenty-four hours of chaos, where Trixie loses her beloved bunny and gains him back, along with something new: her very first best friend. Narrated by Mo and Trixie Willems with music by Scotty Huff and Robert Reynolds. Animation by Karen Villarreal. Includes bonus interview with Mo Willems.

KOKO'S KITTEN P-Middle 8 min.
Koko the gorilla communicates in sign language, and shows her love for her pet kitten, All-Ball. Koko deals with the loss of her dear pet. Gorilla Foundation, Churchill Films. 1989.

KUUMBA: SIMON'S NEW SOUND P-Elem 8 min.
Simon, a young boy in Trinidad, is trying to create a new musical instrument to celebrate during the carnival. He discovers the sound of the beats on an old oil drum during a rain downpour and creates a drum that would become a national instrument. The Altschul Group. 1978.

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THE LEGEND OF THE FLYING CANOE Elem-Middle 11 min.
A group of loggers, working in an isolated winter camp, are separated from their families by a frozen river. If they want to see their families, their only choice is to make a pact with the devil to ride in a flying canoe. National Film Board of Canada. 1996.

LEO THE LATE BLOOMER P-Elem 6 min.
Leo can't read, write, draw, eat neatly or speak. "He's just a late bloomer," explains his mother. And sure enough, one day, in his own good time, Leo shows everyone how glorious it is to finally bloom. Weston Woods. 1999.

Leonardo, the Terrible Monster P - Elem 8 min.

Leonardo is terrible at being a monster. He can’t seem to frighten anyone. Then he comes up with a plan to find the perfect nervous little boy and scare the tuna salad out of him. Will his plan succeed, or will he come up with a better idea? Author Mo Willems narrates this dramatic tale with wit and warmth. Animated by Pete List.

"LET'S GET A PUP!" SAID KATE Grades K-3. 8 minutes.
There are lots of dogs - of all shapes and sizes - at the Rescue Center. But Kate and her mom and dad know that they want Dave the moment they see him. But then they see old and gray and broad-as-a-table Rosy ... This is a humorous story about the difficulties of choosing just one pet in a world with so many wonderful animals.

LET'S GIVE KITTY A BATH P-Elem 12 min.
A young brother and sister fill their wading pool with water, toys and bubble bath and then madly pursue their cat in a vain attempt to give him a bath. An adaptation of Stephen Lindblom's book. Phoenix, BFA films. 1986.

A LETTER TO AMY P-Elem 7 min.
Peter writes a special letter to invite a girl to his party. On this stormy day he is uncertain if Amy will come at all. From the book by Ezra Keats. Weston Woods. 1970.

Librarian from the Black Lagoon Elem 10 min.

When the class plans to visit the library for the first time, the students prepare themselves for the worst -- a dark dungeon of rules and misery, run by creepy monster-like creatures who laminate children if they even whisper. Imagine their surprise when they are welcomed to a warm and friendly place, where a smiling librarian invites them to explore some of the fun and funny books they have to offer. Brightly narrated by Alexander Gould, with music by Scotty Huff and Robert Reynolds and animation by Galen Fott.

LIGHTING THE WAY Elem-Middle 26 min.
Spend time with four young people and their families as they celebrate Kwanzaa, La Posada, Hanukkah and Christmas. L.A. Media. 1995.

THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD P-Elem 10 min.
Colorful animation brings to life the classic story of the train that broke down and couldn't carry its load of toys to children on the other side of the mountain. Coronet Films. 1963.

LITTLE RABBIT'S LOOSE TOOTH P-Elem 12 min.
Little Rabbit has just discovered her first loose tooth. She wonders how she will eat foods that are too hard to chew with a loose tooth. When finally the tooth falls out, little Rabbit faces another problem-deciding what to do with her tooth. Both dilemmas are solved in a gentle story that captures all the excitement of losing a first tooth. Learning Corp. of America. 1991.

THE LITTLE RED HEN 8 min.
A hen lives with a lazy cat, dog and mouse. When they refuse to help the hen with her chores she not only does all the work by herself, but reaps all of the benefits alone too. Weston Woods.  (Also available in Spanish as La gallinita roja y otros.)

LITTLE TOOT P-Elem 9 min.
Share a lighthearted lesson on the consequences of mischief making. This little tugboat wants to be as successful as his dad, but he keeps getting into trouble and disgracing his poor father. As punishment, he is banished beyond the 12-mile limit. One night, a ship becomes lost in a storm, and Little Toot brings it into the harbor, against all odds, and redeems himself. Disney Educational Productions. 1971.

LONESOME GHOSTS P-Elem 8 min.
Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy are ghost exterminators who tackle the job of ridding an old haunted mansion of some prank-playing ghosts. Walt Disney. 1937.

THE LORAX P-Middle 25 min.
This is a story of the land happily inhabited by the bear-like Bar-ba-loots, the Swomee-Swans and the Humming fish, until one day an unfeeling and money-hungry Once-ler discovers it and sees industrial possibilities in the Truffula Trees that grow there. Nothing can save the land from progress-unless. Form the book by Dr. Seuss. BFA. 1972.

THE LOVE FLUTE Elem-Middle 9 min.
Writer Paul Goble celebrates the magical power of nature, the richness and intricacy of Plains Indian culture and the beauty of a legend that speaks directly to the heart. SVE and Churchill Media. 1992.

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THE MAESTRO PLAYS P-Elem 5 min.
As the maestro plays his instruments masterfully, he amuses his audience with colorful antics and sounds. SRA. 1996.

MAKE A WISH, MOLLY Elem-Middle 30 min.
Molly, a young Russian Jewish girl, is constantly being teased for her ethnic mannerisms. Molly, eager to belong and adopt the customs of her new country, is very excited about going to her first birthday party. Molly's mother tells her about food restrictions during Passover and asks her not to eat any birthday cake. Molly is faced with the moral dilemma of upholding Jewish law and tradition, or disobeying in order to fit in with the other children. Phoenix Films & Video. 1995.

MAKE WAY FOR THE DUCKLINGS P-Elem 11 min.
After raising their ducklings on an island in the Charles River in Boston, Mrs. Mallard leads her brood to their permanent home in the public garden. The timeless qualities of this classic tale of family life are captured on the screen by camera movement on the original illustrations and Owen Jordan's inspired rendition of the text. Weston Woods. 1983.  (Also available in Spanish asLos patitos encuentran un hogar.)

THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES Elem-Middle 30 min.
In a deserted hamlet ruined by drought, a shepherd lives alone, caring for his sheep. He sows seeds and acorns, planting and nurturing a forest of thousands of oak trees. Through two wars, he continues his work in peace and anonymity. Gradually, a landscape that seemed condemned grows green again. Direct Cinema Limited. 1987.

Man Who Walked Between the Towers Elem 10 min.

Inspired by the true story of Philippe Petit, a young French aerialist, and his daring 1974 high wire walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. The excitement, suspense and reverence of that feat are brought to breathtaking life in this animated adaptation. Directed by Michael Sporn. Narrated by Jake Gyllenhaal, with music by Michael Bacon.

MANY MOONS P-Elem B/W 10 min.
Princess Lenore falls ill and needs the moon to be well again. When none of the king's counselors can figure out a way to get it for her, it is the court jester who realizes that the princess has the answer all along. Based on the story by James Thurber. Churchill Media. 1995.

MARTIN'S BIG WORDS Elem-Middle. 30 min.
Using quotes from some of his beloved speeches, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. comes to life in stunning collage art and vibrant watercolor paintings in this profound and important biography about beliefs and dreams and following one's heart. Martin Luther King, Jr., in his own words, will inspire and affect you, too. Written by Doreen Rappaport. Narrated by Michael Clarke Duncan. Weston Woods. 2002.

THE MARZIPAN PIG P-Elem. 30 min.
A lonely, lost marzipan pig reaches out with love, in a strange chain of events, to an owl, a mouse, and a hibiscus flower. Story by Russell Hoban. Narrated by Tim Curry. Family Home Entertainment. 1990.

MAX'S CHRISTMAS P-Elem 5 min.
Ruby can't get her little brother to go to sleep on Christmas Eve. He wants to see Santa Claus and doesn't understand why he can't stay up. Max sneaks downstairs, hoping to see Santa. Weston Woods. 1986.

Max, el prodigio musical y otras (Musical Max and Other Storytime Favorites) P - Elem
Spanish animated stories of Musical Max, Monty, Sibale a Guillermito (Whistle for Willie), and Que bonito es Panama! (Panama!).

MAX'S WORDS P - Elem 12 min.

When his brothers won’t share their collections of stamps and coins, Max starts a collection of his own, made up of words. One word leads to another, and suddenly Max discovers he has a story worth telling – and sharing! Artfully narrated by T.R. Knight, with music by Jerry Hunt. Directed by Galen Fott and Jerry Hunt.

MERRY CHRISTMAS, SPACE CASE Ages Pre-K to Gr. 4. 13 minutes.
Buddy McGee eagerly awaits a promised Christmas visit from his friend, the thing from outer space. This is the outrageous conclusion to James Marshall's SPACE CASE with all your favorite characters returning- to provide the most fun ever - not only at Christmastime, but throughout the entire year. Narrated by Christopher Lloyd.

Metal Monsters P - Elem 33 min.

Kids will learn about recycling with these monster machines as they crunch, crack and mangle mountains of metal! And they’ll learn to count too! Who knew a scrap yard could be so much fun?!

MICKEY'S BIRTHDAY PARTY P-Elem 8 min.
Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy get together to celebrate Mickey's birthday in the traditional manner. The guest of honor is surprised by his friends and bestowed with many gifts. Coronet/MTI. 1987.

MICKEY'S TRAILER P-Elem 8 min.
A vacation in Mickey Mouse's trailer turns into a hilarious, hair-raising adventure when Goofy's love of eating distracts him from the job of driving. Walt Disney. 1938.

MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL P-Elem 11 min.
Big diesel machines threaten Mike Mulligan and his little old steam shovel, Mary Anne. Determined to compete, they succeed in digging the cellar for the new Town Hall in just one day. But in so doing, they dig themselves into another dilemma, which is resolved happily by a little boy. Weston Woods. 1958.  (Also available in Spanish as Miguel Mulligan y su pala de vapor.)

MILLIONS OF CATS P-Elem B&W 10 min.
Millions and billions and trillions of cats! "I asked for one little cat," cries the very old woman. A search by her husband to find one cat for her becomes a lesson in humility and greed. Black-and-white graphics and all of the original text are preserved in Wanda Gag's picture book. Weston Woods. 1958.  (Also available in Spanish as Millones de gatos.)

MING LO MOVES THE MOUNTAIN P-Elem 10 min.
When Ming Lo's wife insists he move the mountain that is damaging their lovely house, he seeks the advice of the village wise man. Based on the story by Arnold Lobel. SVE and Churchill Media. 1982.

MISS NELSON IS BACK P-Elem 13 min.
When the kids in room 207 find out that their teacher, Miss Nelson, will be away for a few days, they prepare to act up. Mr. Blandsworth, their principal, takes over. Soon the bored-to-tears kids send up a Miss Nelson look-alike to relieve him of his duties. Then it's fun and games until the real Viola Swamp shows up. Weston Woods. 1999.

MISS NELSON IS MISSING P-Elem 15 min.
Miss Nelson is the nicest teacher in the school. She never yells, and she gives the easiest assignments. Despite her kindness, her students are the worst-behaved class in school. One day Miss Nelson does not come to school; instead, the class receives a substitute teacher, Miss Viola Swamp. Miss Swamp lays down the law and gets the students to begin a search for Miss Nelson. Learning Corp. of America. 1983.

MISS RUMPHIUS P-Elem 18 min.
As a young girl Miss Alice Rumphius dreamed to traveling to faraway places. Her grandfather told her to make the world more beautiful. Alice found the answer to her life seach in a simple handful of seeds. Weston Woods. 2000.

MISUNDERSTOOD MONSTERS P-Elem 45 min.
Stanley gets the reputation of being a "monster" because he reacts to taunts with anger and frustration. The Mouth counsels him, telling him three stories about monsters: "Creole," by Stephen Cosgrove; "The Reluctant Dragon," by Kenneth Grahame; and "Beauty and the Beast," by Marianna Mayer. Churchill Media. 1981.

Mitten P - Elem 8 min.

Several animals sleep snugly in Nicki's lost mitten until the bear sneezes. By Jan Brett.

 

 

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MOLE AND THE BULLDOZER P-Elem 4 min.
The Mole is tending a flowerbed in its garden when it discovers a set of surveying stakes marking the course of a road. When it sees the bulldozer approaching, the Mole quickly devises a plan to outwit the bulldozer and save the garden. Phoenix Films. 1975.

MOLE AND THE CHEWING GUM P-Elem 9 min.
The Mole's hilarious adventures with chewing gum, which sticks so firmly that even with the help of other animals, our hero cannot get rid of it. Phoenix Films. 1973.

MOLE AND THE CHRISTMAS TREE P-Elem 6 min.
Mole celebrates Christmas and takes home a very traditional Christmas tree. The Mouse comes to help the Mole celebrate and they exchange gifts and sing carols on Christmas night. Phoenix Films. 1975.

THE MOLE AND THE EGG P-Elem 6 min.
Mole discovers an abandoned hen's egg and searches in vain for some animal to claim it. Mole and the egg have some high adventure and very narrow escapes before the egg hatches and the Mole finds the young chick's mother. Phoenix Films. 1975.

MOLE AND THE GREEN STAR P-Elem 8 min.
The mole finds a green star that has fallen from the sky. Our hero tries various ways to return it to its place. Finally, the crescent moon gives the Mole a ride up to the sky, and the green star is restored to its proper place in the sky. Phoenix Films. 1982.

MOLE AND THE LOLLIPOP P-Elem 9 min.
Mole finds a lollipop. Not knowing what it is, the Mole demonstrates great inventiveness in trying to find out what it is for. When Mole finally figures out that the lollipop is both edible and delicious, the bees get to share in the treat. Phoenix Films. 1982.

MOLE AND THE MUSIC P-Elem 6 min.
The Mole is playing music on his record player when a gust of wind blows a mouse into the house, knocking over the victrola and breaking the record. All of the animals of the forest begin to play their musical instruments. The Mole and the mouse gather the musical notes, grinding the notes and making a dough from which they form a new record. Phoenix Films. 1976.

MOLE AND THE ROCKET P-Elem 10 min.
Mole discovers a rocket on the beach. He climbs in, pushes a button and sails off into the sky. The rocket crashes on an island inhabited mainly by seashells. He finds himself befriended by a funny-looking crab who helps the Mole recover the pieces of his rocket and put it back together. Phoenix Films. 1974.

MOLE AND THE TELEPHONE P-Elem 7 min.
The Mole discovers the earpiece of a telephone. He tries all kind of things to get a response from it, including sprinkling it with water. That attempt finally gets some response-the telephone starts to cough! Phoenix Films. 1974.

MOLE AND THE TV P-Elem 7 min.
The Mole gets into trouble with a gardener because of molehills among the flowerbeds. At the time, there is a program on TV discussing the necessity of exterminating moles. When the Mole learns of this, action is taken to keep the gardener in the dark. Phoenix. 1976.

MOLE AND THE UMBRELLA P-Elem 9 min.
Mole finds an umbrella and is carried aloft by a gust of wind, then floats on a pond inside the new toy. The umbrella helps Mole escape from a dangerous fish, and from an irate watermelon vendor. Finally Mole and the other animals use the umbrella for its real purpose-as shelter from the rain. Phoenix Films. 1982.

THE MOLE AS A GARDENER P-Elem 9 min.
The Mole and the Mouse find the flowers in their garden dying of thirst. Together, they construct an ingenious system to save them. Phoenix Films. 1974.

THE MOLE AS A PAINTER P-Elem 11 min.
The Mole falls into a pail of red paint. Not recognizing the Mole under the coat of paint, the cowardly fox is scared and runs away. Delighted with this discovery, the Mole and all his gentle friends paint themselves in wild patterns, stripes and dots. The sight is enough to induce the fox to take off for parts unknown. Phoenix Films. 1976.

THE MOLE IN THE ZOO P-Elem 10 min.
A winsome mole finds himself in a frightening situation in a zoo, but he helps a lion in distress that in turn becomes a friend to the Mole. Phoenix Films. 1969.

MOLLY'S PILGRIM P-Elem. 23 min.
Molly is a nine-year-old Russian Jewish girl who has recently moved to America with her parents to escape persecution. When a class assignment requires the children to make Thanksgiving puppets based on pilgrims and Indians, Molly creates a puppet that looks like a Russian woman. She explains to her class that "it takes all kinds of Pilgrims to make a Thanksgiving." Based on the book by Barbara Cohen. Phoenix Films. 1985.

MONTY P-Elem 7 min
A sleepy alligator taxies other animal friends across the river to school, until their complaining prompts him to take a vacation. Weston Woods. 1992.

MOP TOP P-Elem 9 min.
Moppy, who has unkept hair, dislikes the barbershop. His mother tells him a haircut is necessary for his birthday party the next day. Someone in a grocery store mistakes him for a mop. Live Oak Video. 1987.

MORE WINNERS: HIS MASTER'S GHOST Upper Elem-Middle 48 min.
Flea frightens people with monster masks and severed hands. He also studies music in Montsalvat, a spooky old mansion and artists' colony. When tales of the Ghost start to surface, Flea and his friends ignore all warnings, then find themselves in a horror story better than anything Flea could invent. Direct Cinema Limited. 1991.

MORRIS' DISAPPEARING BAG P-Elem 6 min.
Morris, the youngest child, is ignored on Christmas morning by his brothers and sisters. They're not interested in his new bear and they call him "too silly," "too young," "too little" to share their toys. But suddenly Morris discovers a present he has overlooked-a disappearing bag. Climbing in, he becomes invisible and his fanciful gift saves his day. Weston Woods. 1982.

MORRIS GOES TO SCHOOL P-Elem 14 min.
Morris the moose wants to learn to read and count. Churchill Films. 1970.

MORRIS HAS A COLD P-Elem 14 min.
Poor Morris the Moose has a cold, and his friend, the Bear, is helping him get better. But what are all those things Bear talks about-like a bed (Moose don't have beds!), hot tea and foreheads (four head?)? Morris and young viewers have fun while learning about catching and taking care of a cold. Featuring John Matthews' entrancing animation and lively songs. Churchill. 1993.

 

THE MOUSE AND THE MOTORCYCLE Elem. 41 min.
Ralph takes a motorcycle out for a spin — to "open it up, see what it'll do" — and roars off on a series of exciting and dangerous adventures. Story by Beverly Cleary. Weston Woods. 1988.

MOUSE AROUND P-Elem 13 min.
While a plumber is fixing a leaky pipe right alongside the nest, the mouse is awakened and moves to the edge of the nest to have a look. Curious, the small mouse leans over too far and tumbles out of the nest and into the plumber's coveralls. The mouse is unknowingly transported around town from person to person in a series of suspenseful adventures. Phoenix. 1995.

MULTICULTURAL TALES P-Middle 32 min.
This video offers animated retelling of three folk tales, one from each culture. The three stories include: "Anansi the Spider," which is a tale from the Ashanti people of Ghana in West Africa about Anansi and his six sons; "The Magic Tree," from the people of the Congo in central Africa, which involves Moohoomgu, an unloved boy, who leaves his family and journeys down the river, where he finds a magic tree; and "Arrow to the Sun" a story from the Acoma Pueblo Indians about a young boy who sets out to search for his father and discovers that his father is the sun. SVE and Churchill Media. "?"

MUSIC COMES ALIVE!  P-Elem each film approx. 9 min.

Collection includes ZIN! ZIN! ZIN! A VIOLIN, MUSICAL MAX and PATRICK. DVD features easy-to-use menu, optional English subtitles and on-screen Learning Guides.

MY INDIAN SUMMER Middle School 44 min.
Tawny, a teenager of Ojibwa descent who lives in Los Angeles, is miffed when her mother takes her and her sister to Minnesota for summer vacation. But with the help of a young Ojibwa man, she learns to appreciate the traditions of her heritage and returns to Los Angeles with a rejuvenated sense of her values and ancestry. SVE and Churchill Media. 1996.

MY MOTHER WAS NEVER A KID Upper Elem-Middle 30 min.
When 13-year-old Victoria witnesses some of the events of her mother's adolescent years, it makes for an eye-opening story revealing that understanding can go a long way in closing the generation gap. Based on Francine Pascal's book, "Hangin' Out With Cici." Learning Corp of America. 1980.

MY SUMMER AS A GIRL Middle 44 min.
When Tony decides to make this a summer of "quality time with quality babes," he strikes a deal with his father to spend it on the beach, provided he find a summer job within a week. In desperation and with a little help from a hand-me-down dress and oranges for cleavage, he becomes "Tammy," the new chambermaid at the Ocean Breeze Motel. A rollicking teenage summer follows as he explores his new identity. Churchill Media. 1996.

MYRA: THE INCREDIBLE BOOK ESCAPE P-Elem 3 min.
A little girl works wonders with her gigantic imagination. P.J. is locked in a library at night and some of her favorite book characters appear and give suggestions on getting out. Churchill Media. 1980.

THE MYSTERIOUS TADPOLE P-Elem. 9 min.
Louis's best birthday present comes from his Uncle McAllister in Scotland-a tadpole! Louis names his pet Alphonse and can hardly wait to take him to school for show and tell. But it soon becomes clear that Alphonse is not an ordinary frog. Weston Woods. 1977.

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NAPPING HOUSE P-Elem 5 min.
A simple tale for young children about family members and the snuggling heap they make on a drowsy day on a sagging bed. Based on the book by Audrey Wood. Weston Woods. 1986.

NESSA'S FISH P-Elem 9 min.
"At autumn camp, Nessa and her grandmother walked inland half a day to fish in the stony lake." During the night, her grandmother becomes sick and Nessa must watch over her and also guard the fish they caught. Neil Waldman's illustrations bring to life the authentic picture of life on the Arctic tundra. Based on the story by Nancy Luenn. SVE and Churchill Media. 1993.

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS P-Elem 6 min.
One of the most beloved Christmas traditions, the story of Santa's visit on a snowy Christmas Eve is beautifully brought to life with exquisite illustrations and festive music. Weston Woods. 1997.

NIGHTINGALE P-Elem. 25 min.
The story of the lonely Emperor and the captivating songbird that comes to live in his palace. The Emperor is entranced by the sweetness of the nightingale's song until a dazzling mechanical bird with a wind-up song comes between them. Based on the story by Hans Christian Anderson. Narrated by Mako. Weston Woods. 2001.

No Roses for Harry! P - Elem 12 min.

Harry (Harry The Dirty Dog) is back and more fashion-conscious than ever. After receiving a comfy, but rose-covered, sweater from Grandma, Harry determines to lose it. He tries leaving it all over town, but it is always returned - until a bird catches sight of a loose thread and Harry’s luck finally changes. Narrated by Bruce Johnson with music by Ernest V. Troost. Animated by Virginia Wilkos.

NOAH'S ARK Grades K-3. 14 minutes.
Children will want to watch this dramatic production of the well-known biblical story retold in simple language and illustrated with captivating paintings by Jerry Pinkney. The words and pictures will help children learn to care for the living things on earth.

NOISY NORA P-Elem 6 min.
A middle child tries to get her parents' attention as they attend to her younger and older siblings. Nora bangs windows, slams doors and fells chairs, but nothing seems to work. Finally, Nora decides to hide. After a while, she hears that her parents are worried and then Nora reappears with a monumental crash! Weston Woods. 1973.

(Also available in Spanish as Nora, la bulliciosa.)

NOT SO FAST SONGOLOLO 8 min.
Malusi, nicknamed Gogo by his grandmother, goes to the city. The shopping trip is highlighted by the purchase of new "tackies" for Malusi. Set in South Africa, Daly's warm text is enhanced by expressive illustrations that capture the warmth and tenderness shared by the grandmother and grandson.

THE NOTORIOUS JUMPING FROG OF CALAVERAS COUNTY Upper Elem-Middle 24 min.
Mark Twain's classic tall tale comes to life in this animated version that illustrates Twain's colorful language. Barr Media Group. 1998.

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OFFICER BUCKLE AND GLORIA P-Elem 11 min.
Officer Buckle knows more about safety than anyone in the town of Napville does. But whenever he tries to share his safety tips, nobody listens, until the Napville Police Department buys a police dog named Gloria, who has her own way of demonstrating safety tips. Weston Woods. 1997.

Oliver Button is a Star Elem 45 min.
"Oliver Button is a STAR!" is a story of bullying, embracing difference and striving to achieve one's dreams. By Tomie dePaola.

THE OLYMPIC CHAMP P-Elem 8 min.
The origins of the Olympics. Goofy demonstrates how the torch bearer carries the flame from country to country. He explains the meaning of the torch and the high standards of sportsmanship represented by the games. Goofy demonstrates the skills needed to be an Olympic runner, hurdler, pole vaulter and hammer thrower and shows how athletes compete in the modern decathlon. Disney. 1952.

ONCE UPON A BOA P-Elem 28 min.
Sequel to "A Boy and a Boa." A visit from a neighbor, who wants to consult Martin before buying his son a boa, prompts them to recall various adventures with Nigel during the years since Nigel first came into their lives. Phoenix Films. 1978.

ONE TURKEY, TWO TURKEY P-Elem 6 min.
A counting film, with turkeys that pop in and out of crates to introduce numbers one to ten. AIMS Media. 1971.

ONE ZILLION VALENTINES P-Elem 6 min.
Two enterprising friends, Milton and Marvin, prove that valentines are for everyone by making, giving away and selling one zillion special ones. In the end, they've earned just enough money for a valentine they can share. SVE and Churchill Media. 1998.

OVER IN THE MEADOW P-Elem 9 min.
This lively counting story is set to music about mother animals, with the number of baby animals increasing. Weston Woods. 1957.

OWEN P-Elem 9 min.
A little mouse named Owen is entirely devoted to his yellow blanket, which he calls Fuzzy. When a neighbor tells Owen's parents that he is getting too big to be carrying Fuzzy around, Owen's parents try, in vain, to hasten the separation process. Then, just in time, Owen's mother comes up with the perfect idea. Weston Woods. 1995.

THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT P-Elem 3 min.
This sweet and simple tale tells the story of an owl and pussycat that fall in love and are married. Together they travel the countryside as their relationship develops. Weston Woods. 1993.

OWL MOON P-Elem 8 min.
A little girl and her father go owling together on a moon-lit winter night and discover many things about the magic of winter and the love between parent and child. Weston Woods. 1989.

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PANAMA P-Elem 11 min.
Based on the book by Janosch, this is the story of two friends, a bear and a tiger, which live together in the country. They set out to find the land of their dreams, Panama. In the end, they realize that they don't have to travel around the world to find their dreams. Weston Woods. 1978.

THE PAPER BOY Pre-Elem. 10 min.
Every Saturday morning a paperboy and his gog get ready to leave their nice wram bed to deliver newspapers. This is based on the Caldecott award w-inning book. Weston Woods. 2000.

PAPER WINGS P-Elem 14 min.
A young girl and an older woman share their passionate interest in all things that fly, developing a friendship that surpasses all boundaries of age and background. Churchill Media. 1985.

PATRICK P-Elem 7 min.
Patrick sets out searching for a fiddle, which he buys from a junkman. With his joyously buoyant music, the fiddler imbues every creature in the countryside with vibrant color and vigorous movement. Based on the picture book by Quentin Blake. Weston Woods. 1973.

PENNY LEE AND HER TV Grades K-3. 8 minutes.
Penny Lee loves her TV. It is her best friend. It keeps her warm on winter nights and comforted during thunderstorms. Penny Lee also has a dog, Mr. Barkley. He loves Penny Lee, but he does not love her TV. So what happens when the TV stops working?

PEOPLE P-Elem 50 min.
Cara and her lovable grandfather embark on a journey of imagination that brings them face-to-face with the wonderful variety of people in the world. Based on the book by Peter Spier. Churchill Media. 1995.

PEOPLE SOUP P-Elem 12 min.
Two brothers experiment with the contents of the kitchen cupboard to concoct fantastic potions that transform them into a chicken and sheepdog. Learning Corp. of America. 1999.

PEPPER AND ALL THE LEGS P-Elem 23 min.
Pepper is a tiny dachshund whose viewpoint never gets above the legs of his owners and other large objects. He wishes he had long legs like other dogs. One day he hides in the laundry basket before it is taken upstairs, and soon he is into a series of mishaps. Barr Films. 1963.

PET SHOW P-Elem 13 min.
Set in an American inner city neighborhood, "Pet Show" is an endearing tale focusing on the universal love between children and their pets. Learning Corp. of America. 1989.

PETER'S CHAIR
Ages 3-8. 6 minutes. Peter wants to run away when his new baby sister arrives, but he learns something important about growing up instead.

PETE'S A PIZZA Pre-Elem. 6 min.
When Pete is in a bad mood, his parents make him into a pizza. They knead the dough, apply the oil, sprinkle on the flour, add tomatoes, pepperoni and cheese. The love and fun involved in the process helps Pete return to his good natured self. Weston Woods. 2000.

PHILHARMONIC GETS DRESSED P-Middle 30 min.
This live-action production follows a child prodigy readying for an orchestral performance to place viewers in the midst of the musician's preparations. Coronet Films. 1986.

PICNIC P-Elem 10 min.
All the members of an extended mouse family pile into a bright red pick-up for a picnic in the country. Soon the littlest is missed, and nobody will be happy until she is found. Weston Woods. 1984.

PICTURE BOOK PARADE: THE NUTSHELL LIBRARY P-Elem 16 min.
This collection of excerpts from the film "Really Rosie," directed by Maurice Sendak, features the short films "Alligators All Around," "One Was Johnny," "Pierre" and "Chicken Soup with Rice." Weston Woods. 1975.

A PICTURE FOR HAROLD'S ROOM P-Elem 6 min.
Harold draws a picture for his room with his famous purple crayon and realizes he has become a giant within the tiny village. He then becomes smaller than a bird. From the book by Crockett Johnson. Weston Woods. 1971.

THE PIGS' WEDDING P-Elem 7 min.
Nothing can spoil the guests' good time at the wedding of Porker and Curlytail--not even the rain. Weston Woods. 1990.

PIERRE P-Elem 6 min.
Based on the book by Maurice Sendak, this is the story of a boy who answers every question with "I don't care." After being eaten by a lion, Pierre decides it is better to care, and then his whole attitude is changed. Weston Woods. 1962.

Planting a Rainbow P - Elem 6 min.

A mother and child plant a rainbow of colors in their flower garden. Lois Ehlert’s vibrant, stylized artwork brings to life the cyclical excitement of planning, planting and picking flowers in a garden. Animated by Cha-Pow! with music by Crystal Taliefero.

 

Players in Pigtails Elem 12 min.

Katie Casey was baseball mad. Had the fever and had it bad. A story that celebrates a brave girl’s love of the game as she works to become a player in the first-ever All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Narrated by Zooey Deschanel, with music by Joel Goodman and song vocals by Sherry Goffin Kondor. Audio version includes bonus tracks of the songs Take Me Out to the Ballgame and The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Song.

PLUTO'S CHRISTMAS TREE P-Elem 7 min.
Mickey and Pluto visit the woods to cut their own Christmas tree and carry it home. After the last ornament is hung, Pluto discovers that the tree is still inhabited by its former tenants Chip 'n Dale. Pluto's attempts to dislodge the chipmunks lead to a hilarious series of mishaps. Disney. 1963.

A POCKET FOR CORDUROY P-Elem 20 min.
Accompanying Lisa and her mom to Garcia's Laundromat, stuffed bear Corduroy unwittingly becomes the brunt of a series of bizarre mishaps that leave him tumbling amid towels in a dryer. Based on Don Freeman's book. Phoenix/BFA. 1987.

POKY LITTLE PUPPY
Ages 4-8. 7 minutes. This is the classic story of a little puppy who learns the hard way that following directions and being on time is important. Delightful animation. A Lucerne Media release.

POLAR EXPRESS
All Ages. 11 minutes. A Christmas memory of boyhood and a mysterious train ride to the North Pole are interpreted with care, using the extraordinary illustrations of this award-winning book.

THE POOL PARTY Upper Elem-Middle 28 min.
While helping his father and grandfather work as gardeners in Fresno, California, 10-year-old Rudy sees some differences between his Mexican American family and the wealthy families that live nearby. Independent Television Service. 1992.

Por qué los mosquitos zumban en los oidos de la gente (Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears) P - Elem
A tall tale sets off a comic chain of mishaps from Mosquito to Iguana to Python to Rabbit to Owl, but all is wisely resolved by King Lion at the jungle council meeting. Narrated by James Earl Jones.

 

POSSUM MAGIC Ages 4-8. 8 min.
An Australian possum named Hush used to think that the magic made by Grandma Possum to make her invisible was fun--until one day, Hush wants to know what she looks like. Tour Australia with these two charming possums as they sample the food that will one day make Hush's wish come true. Memorable narration by the popular author Mem Fox, music by Youth Yindi.

THE PRACTICAL PRINCESS: THE INCREDIBLE BOOK ESCAPE P-Elem 10 min.
Princess Bedelia is able to outsmart a dragon, her royal father, and an unacceptable suitor, and even frees handsome Prince Perian of his spell. From the book by Jay Williams. Churchill Films. 1980.

PRINCESS FURBALL P-Elem 17 min.
A princess runs away from home after refusing to marry the ogre to whom her father has promised her hand. Eventually, she is put to work in the castle of another king, who falls in love with her. Weston Woods. 1993.

PUMPKIN CIRCLE P-Middle 20 min.
How do pumpkins grow? This story celebrates in verse the cycle of nature unfolding in a backyard pumpkin patch. An orange-gloved gardener introduces the pumpkin family, ranging from 700 pounds of pumpkin to a tiny munchkin that can fit in the palm of a hand. Informed Democracy. 1997.

THE QUARRELING BOOK P-Elem 16 min.
A typical family's quarreling spreads by chain reaction, even carrying over to another family. With the help of a playful pup, the chain reaction is eventually reversed and everyone feels much better. Learning Corp. of America. 1989.

QUILT P-Middle 7 min.
This stunning fusion of homespun and high tech uses computer and experimental animation techniques to choreograph quilt designs and motifs to original music. National Film Board of Canada. 1996.

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THE RAINBABIES P-Elem 20 min.
The moon presents a childless couple with twelve tiny babies, each no bigger than a person's big toe. The new parents take care of the babies with tenderness and love in the face of adversity to keep the babies safe. In the end, they are rewarded with their heart's desire-a real child to cherish forever. Weston Woods. 1999.

A RAINBOW OF MY OWN P-Elem 5 min.
The sight of a rainbow excites a young boy's imagination as he creates a very special active rainbow playmate. Live Oak Video. 1987.

RALPH S. MOUSE Elem. 41 min.
There are too many mice at the Mountain View Inn, so Ralph must leave. He persuades his friend Ryan to take him to school, where the fun — and the danger — begin. Churchill. Story by Beverly Cleary. 1990.

RAPUNZEL P-Middle 14 min.
In this adaptation of the Paul O. Zelinsky story, Rapunzel is a beautiful girl with golden hair who is kept prisoner in a lonely tower by a sorceress because the girl's mother, when pregnant, ate the witch's forbidden rapunzel in her salad. Rapunzel doesn't know true happiness until a handsome prince climbs up her hair. SVE and Churchill Media. 1998.

Reading to your Bunny P - Elem 10 min.

Young Freddy Bunny is having trouble learning in school, but he’d rather play video games and watch TV anyway. With encouragement and support from his teacher and the Book Fairy, his parents start reading to him twenty minutes a day, and in no time he becomes a happy book-loving super student. From an original script by Rosemary Wells inspired by her book, READ TO YOUR BUNNY. Voices by Diana Canova, David de Vries, Rosemary Wells and others. Music by John Jennings, with an original song performed by Mary Chapin Carpenter. Directed by Michael Sporn.

REALLY WILD ANIMALS: DEEP SEA DIVE P-Middle 45 min.
Explore the last great frontier on earth--under the sea. Join Spin, National Geographic's animated globe-on-the-go, as he explores the world's oceans from surface to seafloor. You'll enjoy learning about the great whales, friendly dolphins, scary sharks, and all the oceans' amazing treasures. Award-winning cinematography and magical music videos make this undersea world of wonders come alive. So come on in, the water's finein DEEP SEA DIVE-just one of the many "Really Wild Animals" adventures in this series. National Geographic. 1994.

REALLY WILD ANIMALS: POLAR PROWL P-Middle 40 min.
Get ready for chills and thrills when you travel to the icy Arctic and Antarctic with Spin, National Geographic's animated globe-on-the-go! Pal around with a polar bear mom and her cuddly cubs north of Norway, tangle with a toothy tribe of walruses on an ice floe in the Arctic Ocean, and cruise with killer whales off the Canadian coast. Then migrate to the South Pole, where playful penguins, slippery seals and hungry humpback whales swim in the slushy seas of Antarctica. Award-winning cinematography and magical music videos show how polar animals rule in the cool. So come explore the ends of the earthon a POLAR PROWL! It's just one of the many "Really Wild Animals" adventures in this series. National Geographic. 1994.

REALLY WILD ANIMALS: SWINGING SAFARI P-Middle 44 min.
Come along on a wild African safari with Spin, National Geographic's animated globe-on-the-go! From the Serengeti Plain to the Kalahari Desert, experience the amazing ways animals like cheetahs, crocodiles, rhinos and elephants survive. You'll learn about life in a lion pride, what it's like to be a chimp, and much more. It's the wild spirit of African animals as captured by the world's finest filmmakers-plus exciting music videos, too! National Geographic. 1994.

THE RECESS QUEEN Grades K-3. 8 minutes.
In this infectious playground romp, a new girl dethrones the reigning recess bully by becoming her friend. This is a fresh and original twist on the common issue of bullying.

THE RED ROOM RIDDLE Upper Elem-Middle 24 min.
Despite the old mansion's inhospitable and dilapidated appearance, two boys force themselves to approach in order to discover its mysterious contents for a club initiation. They encounter a strange, knicker-clad boy and his dog, which died there in a fire years ago. Adapted from Scott Corbett's book. MYI Teleprograms. 1983.

REMARKABLE RIDERLESS RUNAWAY TRICYCLE P-Elem 11 min.
When a young boy leaves his tricycle to play with a kite, the tricycle is mistakenly picked up on a trash day and taken to the junkyard. The tricycle magically takes off on an amazing adventure through town, finally pedaling its way back to be reunited with the boy. A live-action, non-verbal story based on the book by Bruce McMillan. Phoenix Films. 1982.

Road Construction Ahead P - Elem 30 min.

See all the huge machines and tools used to build a house – from site clearing and excavation to paving the driveway!

ROLLING RICE BALL P-Elem 11 min.
A Japanese fairy tale of the poor woodcutter who loves the forest and all of the animals in it. One day he drops his lunch, a rice ball, into a hole, where he discovers the Land of the Mice and many riches. A greedy hunter overhears the woodcutter telling about his adventure and decides to steal the treasures from the Mice, but fails so miserably that he vows to be more like the woodcutter-industrious, kind and content with what he has in life. Charming animated puppets. Coronet Films. 1967.

ROSIE'S WALK P-Elem 4 min.
The self-assured strutting hen, Rosie, has many adventures on her walk across the barnyard, around the pond, under the beehives, and back home again. Based on the book by Pat Hutchins. Weston Woods. 1970. (Also available in Spanish as El paseo de Rosita and Rosie's Walk and Others, El paseo de Rosita y otros.)

RUNAWAY RALPH Elem-Middle 40 m in.
Ralph runs away from home and ends up at the Happy Acres Camp. While there, he befriends a lonely camper, eludes and humiliates the camp cat, and generally charms everyone with his spunk, songs and zest for excitement. Live-action and three-dimensional animation. Churchill Films. 1988.

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SAM AND THE LUCKY MONEY P-Elem 11 min.
It's the Chinese New Year, and Sam is finally old enough to choose how his lucky money will be spent. After exploring several options, Sam meets a stranger who helps him make the perfect decision. Sensitive narration to combine the sights and sounds of Chinatown. Weston Woods. 1999

SAM, BANGS AND MOONSHINE P-Elem 15 min.
An adaptation of Evaline Ness' book. It is the story of a young fisherman's daughter named Samantha and her reckless habit of telling make-believe stories, which her father calls "moonshine." BFA. 1976.

THE SCRAMBLED STATES OF AMERICA P-Elem 15 min.
The States of American decide to change places on the map so that they can see different parts of the country. This great geography lesson is full of facts and fun. Weston Woods. 2000.

SEA DREAM P-Elem 6 min.
An animated fantasy of a little girl who dreams of diving deep into the sea, where she meets a bewitching octopus that becomes her playmate. Based on a poem by Debora Bojman. Phoenix Films. 1979.

SEASONS CHANGE P-Elem 10 min.
This film invites audience participation. Visuals pinpointing each season's stereotypical elements being enjoyed by young children are accompanied by a sing-along type song about that season. Arthur Mokin. 1982.

Seven Blind Mice P - Elem 8 min.

One by one, on successive days of the week, six different colored blind mice investigate parts of the strange something near their pond and speculate to the group about its identity. Not until the seventh day, when the seventh mouse examines all of it, do they see what it truly is, proving that wisdom comes only from seeing the whole. This thoughtful adaptation of an ancient fable is narrated by B.D. Wong, with music by Ernest V. Troost and animation by Virginia Wilkos and Cha-Pow!

SEVEN CANDLES FOR KWANZAA P-Elem 12 min.
This unique African-American holiday commemorates the strength of family ties, respect for ancestors, commitment to the growth of community and gratitude for life's bounties. For each day of Kwanzaa, a new candle is lit and children and adults share their thoughts, songs, stories from the past, dreams about the future and a delicious feast on the last day. Weston Woods. 1997.

SEVEN WITH ONE BLOW P-Elem 10 min.
When the little tailor kills seven flies with one mighty blow, he takes it as a sign that he's meant for better things. His cleverness earns him a position, a bride and a throne from which he governs wisely. Churchill Media. 1996.

SHOUT IT OUT NUMBERS Ages Pre-K to Gr. 3. 17 minutes.
Using animated geometric shapes and lively music, numbers are illustrated from one through ten. Triangles, circles and squares whirl around and transform into animals, trains, suns, seesaws and other familiar objects, as each number is represented by these imaginative figures. Phoenix Films. 1982.

SHRINKING VIOLET P-Elem 6 min.
Violet is so shy that she never makes waves in the swimming pool or swallowing sounds at snack time. She shrinks whenever anyone watches her. So what will Violet do when her teacher, Mrs. Maxwell, gives her a big part in the school play? Narrated with wit and humor by Calista Flockhart.

Sing-Along Stories P-Elem each film approx. 9 min.

Collection includes ALL THE COLORS OF THE EARTH, THE FOOLISH FROG and a new version of the classic OVER IN THE MEADOW, plus the bonus track CHICKA CHICKA BOOM BOOM. DVD features soundtracks digitally remastered in stereo, easy-to-use menu, optional English subtitles and on-screen Learning Guides.

SKIPPING P-Elem 9 min.
This "how-to" film for young children conveys the joy of playing. It is an infectious joy that spreads to all the children as they skip together. Soon everyone is joining the fun parade. Churchill Films. 1979.

SNEETCHES P-Middle 13 min.
"The Star Belly Sneetches had bellies with stars. The Plain Belly Sneetches had none upon thars." The Star Belly Sneetches thought they were superior until the Plain Belly Sneetches got stars and no one knew who was who. The Dr. Seuss moral is that no kind of sneetch is better than any other sneetch. BFA Films. 1973.

SNOW
Ages 5-8. 7 minutes. A small boy, with his dog, counts each snowflake, one by one, until the world is white and the snow is everywhere. In contrast, the adults are certain, "No snow." But they are wrong.

La sopa de piedras (Stone Soup) Elem
Three clever soldiers devise a plan to get food and lodging from the selfish inhabitants of a French village during the time of Napoleon.

SNOWFLAKE BENTLEY Grades K-4. 20 minutes.
Ever since Willie Bentley was a young boy, he was fascinated with snowflakes. He looked at them under a microscope and studied their icy crystals. He even drew pictures to them, finding no two snowflakes exactly alike. This is the story, told with grace and respect for the world's famous snowflake authority.

THE SNOWMAN P-Elem 26 min.
A young boy dreams that his snowman comes to life. Together, they share the perils and joys of winter. Weston Woods. 1978.

SNOWY DAY P-Elem 6 in.
Illustrations from the Caldecott Medal-winning picture book by Ezra Jack Keats are brought to life in this captivating film of a little boy's adventures in the first snow of winter. Weston Woods. 1964.  (Also available in Spanish as
El día nevado.)

SO YOU WANT TO BE PRESIDENT Elem. 27 min.
In the time-honored tradition of political commentary, author Judith St. George and Caldecott Medal winner David Small celebrate the public and private lives of forty-two Presidents with humor and flair. Imparting much information and many laughs, this rip-roaring look at the men who have all wanted to be President deserves a place on every library and classroom shelf. Narrated with wit and wisdom by Stockard Channing. Weston Woods. 2002.

SPACE CASE P-Elem 13 min.
Funny things happen when a creature from outer space visits Earth on Halloween. Weston Woods. 2000.

STANLEY AND THE DINOSAURS P-Elem 15 min.
Adapted from the popular book by Syd Hoff, we meet a caveman who is different from his friends in that he has good manners and tries to make life better for all. After Stanley builds the world's first house, the other cavemen decide that being different is not so bad after all. Churchill Films. 1989.

STAR SPANGLED BANNER P-Middle 5 min.
The story of the American victory during the War of 1812 is set to the song created by Francis Scott Key. Detailed illustrations accompany the words of the national anthem. Weston Woods. 1973.

STAR SPANGLED BANNER Grades K-7. 13 minutes.
On September 11, 1814, the British Fleet arrived at the mouth of the Patapsco River. Thus began the Battle of Baltimore, which inspired Francis Scott Key to pen The Star-Spangled Banner. Featuring Aretha Franklin's soulful, heartfelt voice, our flag's broad stripes and bright stars will shine through in all our children's voices as they sing along in celebration of America's unity and strength.

STARS AND STRIPES P-Middle 3 min.
March tunes by John Philip Sousa provide the background for the acrobatics of "stars" and "stripes." International Film Bureau. 1952.

Stars! Stars! Stars! P - Elem 11 min.

In this lively story, children take a colorful ride through outer space to visit distant planets and dazzling stars. With simple rhyming text and colorful collage-style animation, aspiring stargazers will rocket right out of this world! Narrated by Gavin Bozza with music by Joel Goodman. Directed by Gary McGivney.

STONECUTTER P-Elem 6 min.
This Japanese tale tells of a man who cuts stone from the mountain to build the palaces of Japan. Never happy with his life, he wishes for more and more power, first as a prince, then as the sun, finally as the mountain from whom the temples and palaces are built. Weston Woods. 1993.

Stories About Growing Up: Leo the Late Bloomer, A Weekend with Wendell, and Joey Runs Away P - Elem each film approx. 8 min.

Collection includes LEO THE LATE BLOOMER, A WEEKEND WITH WENDELL and JOEY RUNS AWAY. DVD features easy-to-use menu, optional English subtitles and on-screen Learning Guides.

Stories for the Very Young, Volume I : Good Night, Gorilla, The Napping House, and Picnic P - Elem each film approx. 8 min.

Collection includes GOOD NIGHT, GORILLA, THE NAPPING HOUSE and PICNIC. DVD features easy-to-use menu, optional English subtitles and on-screen Learning Guides.

Stories for the Very Young, Volume II : Is Your Mama a Llama?, Happy Birthday, Moon, Changes, Changes, and Cat & Canary P - Elem each film approx. 8 min.

Collection includes IS YOUR MAMA A LLAMA?, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOON, CHANGES, CHANGES and CAT AND CANARY. DVD features easy-to-use menu, optional English subtitles and on-screen Learning Guides.

Stories From the Farm: Rosie's Walk, The Little Red Hen, Petunia, and The Pigs' Wedding P - Elem each film approx. 8 min.

Collection includes ROSIE'S WALK, THE LITTLE RED HEN, PETUNIA and THE PIGS' WEDDING. DVD features soundtracks digitally remastered in stereo, easy-to-use menu, optional English subtitles and on-screen Learning Guides.

A STORY, A STORY P-Elem 10 min.
Long ago there were no stories on earth for children to hear. All stories belonged to Nyame, the Sky God. Ananse, the Spider Man, spun a web up to the sky in order to bring stories back to earth. This African folktale is from Gail E. Haley's Caldecott Award-winning book. Weston Woods. 1973.

THE STORY OF THE DANCING FROG P-Elem. 28 min.
This delightful adaptation follows Gertrude and George, the Dancing Frog, on a theatrical tour. Written by Quentin Blake. Narrated by Amanda Plummer. Fammily Home Entertainment. 1990.

STREGA NONNA P-Elem 9 min.
Strega Nonna's meddling assistant, Big Anthony, is determined to prove to the townspeople his knowledge of the magic secrets contained in the pasta pot of "Grandmother Witch." He unleashes a torrent of pasta, which threatens to engulf a little Calabrian town in Italy. An animated version of an Italian folktale retold by Tomie de Paola. Weston Woods. 1977.

SWAMP ANGEL Ages 5-10. 14 min.
According to this original tall tale, Angelica Longstrider, better known as Swamp Angel, is the greatest woodswoman in Tennessee history. When a huge bear, better known as Thundering Tarnation, can’t control his bottomless appetite for settler’s grub, she musters up all her strength of body and heart to tackle him--until he becomes nothing but "bear steaks and bear cakes, bear muffins and bear stuffin’s and bear roast and bear toast." Don’t miss this monumental production! Narrated by Allison Moorer with music by Robert Reynolds and Scotty Huff.

SWIMMY P-Elem 9 min.
A beautiful undersea world is the setting of this delightful animated fable about a small fish who outwits a giant hungry tuna. Based on Leo Lionni's picture book. Guilio Gianini. 1970.

SYLVESTER AND THE MAGIC PEBBLE P-Elem 10 min.
Sylvester the donkey loves collecting pebbles. One day he finds a magic pebble that grants wishes. When he accidentally turns himself into a rock, he has no way to wish himself back into a donkey. Sylvester's parents save the day and realize that all they need is each other. Weston Woods. 1993.

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T is for Terrible P - Elem 6 min.

With humor and a touch of suspense, an introspective dinosaur reflects on his own identity as a "terrible lizard." An endearing story of a Tyrannosaurus Rex who wonders why he can’t be a vegetarian! Narrated by David de Vries with music by Scotty Huff and Robert Reynolds.

TAKE ANOTHER LOOK Middle 24 min.
Sarah Seifer, a healthy young teen unhappy with her appearance, sees herself in unflattering terms that bear no relationship to reality. When she develops a crush on Matthew, a cute boy at school, her dissatisfaction with her appearance becomes more acute. One day, while looking in the girls' room mirror, she finds herself in Glam Land, populated by crazed aerobics enthusiasts, models and others in pursuit of the artificial or unattainable. It's the first step in her journey toward truth and self-acceptance. Direct Cinema Limited. 1994.

Take Joy! The Magical World of Tasha Tudor Elem - Middle 48 min.

For the first time ever, Tasha Tudor has permitted a film crew unprecedented access to document her daily life. An intimate and charming portrait of one of America’s best-loved artists.

A TALE OF FOUR WISHES Middle 41 min.
Jane, trapped in family conflicts and without allies except for Grandma, finds escape in wishing. In her dreams, she encounters Skeeter, who offers advice and uses four books to illustrate his points: "Hug Me," by Pattie Stren; "The Man Who Had No Dream," by Adelaide Holl; "The Silver Pony," by Tobias Ward; and "Wishing" by Jane Tobias. Churchill Media. 1981.

THE TALE OF THE MANDARIN DUCKS P-Elem 12 min.
In this Japanese folktale, a selfish lord who covets the magnificent plumage of the drake separates a pair of mandarin ducks. A compassionate couple risks their lives to reunite the ducks and is rewarded in the end. SVE and Churchill Media. 1998.

THE TALE OF THE TRICKY FOX Grades K-3. 13 minutes.
When Tricky Fox bets his brother he can fool any human into giving him a pig, the fun begins. While playing on the curiosity of humans, he tricks them into making one good trade after another. Soon he will have his pig... Or will he?

THE TALKING EGGS P-Elem 25 min.
Based on Creole folktale. A young girl befriends an eccentric elderly woman. When her selfish brother tries to steal, he learns an important lesson, too. Churchill Media. 1992.

TCHOU TCHOU P-Elem 15 min.
A fantasy world composed entirely of building blocks. A young boy and girl foil a ferocious dragon by attaching wheels to his legs when he is asleep, transforming him into a train that carries them about the city. Encyclopedia Britannica. 1972.

THE TEACHER FROM THE BLACK LAGOON Grades K-3. 8 minutes.
A boy imagines the worst about his teacher, Mrs. Green, on the first day of school. This wildly funny look into the mind of every child will become an instant classic. Narrated to perfection by Jonathan Lipnicki and Diana Canova.

TELL ME A STORY Upper Elem-Middle 76 min.
Seven short stories belong to this collection, including "Has Anybody Seen My Umbrella?," "The Creation of Sam McGee," Raven's Feather Dance-A Creation Legend," "The General," "Shantman of Cache Lake and First Spring on Grand Banks," "Dinner at Auntie Rosie's" and "Mouse Woman and Porcupine Hunter." National Film Board of Canada. 1994.

THE TENDER TALE OF CINDERELLA PENGUIN P-Elem 10 min.
A lovelorn prince penguin, living among a huge flock, searches desperately for the damsel who will fit the glass flipper she left behind. National Film Board of Canada. 1981.

TERRIFIC TRIPS SERIES: A TRIP TO THE FARM P-Elem 14 min.
We join the Weissman family for a typically busy day on their dairy farm. Milking cows, feeding chickens and baling hay is hard work but lots of fun for Matt and his litter sister, Chrissie. Churchhill Films. 1982.

TERRIFIC TRIPS SERIES: A TRIP TO THE ZOO P-Elem 18 min.
Rick Barrangi is tour guide to the fascinating inhabitants of the Metro Zoo in Miami. You'll meet orangutans, rhinos, giraffes and an entire family of gorillas. You'll see an elephant getting a bath, a mother hippo and her day-old baby, and a tiny Malaysian sun bear hand fed in the zoo nursery. Churchhill Media. 1987.

That New Animal P - Elem 9 min.

In a humorous look at adjusting to change, the two family dogs, Marshmallow and FudgeFudge, grumble about how that “new animal,” – a baby – has altered their lives at home. No one wants to play, FudgeFudge has lost her place on the couch, and worst of all is that “new animal” smell. But when Grandpa pays a visit, the dogs are surprised by how loyal to “it” they have suddenly become. Knowingly narrated by pet and baby-lover/author Emily Jenkins, with music by Scotty Huff and Robert Reynolds.

THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY Ages Pre-K to Gr. 3. 7 minutes.
Fresher and more hilarious then ever is everyone's favorite 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. Narrated and sung by Cyndi Lauper.

THERE'S A NIGHTMARE IN MY CLOSET P-Elem 14 min.
Christopher, a five-year-old boy, firmly believes there's a nightmare hiding in his closet. Of course, no one takes him seriously, but as it turns out, he is quite right. Christopher confronts his nightmare and calms his fears. Based on a book by Mercer Mayer. Phoenix Films. 1987.

THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A CHANUKAH BUSH, SANDY GOLDSTEIN P-Elem 20 min.
Robin is a young Jewish girl who wants to be part of her friends' Christmas celebration. But when her grandfather takes her to an office Christmas party, she learns that faith can be expressed in many different ways. Based on the book by Susan Sussman. Pyramid Film and Video. 1993.

THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF P-Elem 6 min.
Three billy goats must cross the bridge to get to the meadow where they graze. Under the bridge lives a troll who threatens to eat each of the billy goats. This familiar folktale ends with the troll in the river and the billy goats grazing contentedly in the meadow. Weston Woods. 1991.

THREE CHEERS FOR CATHERING THE GREAT Ages 5-10. 17 min.
Sara's feisty Russian grandmother asks for “no presents” for her birthday--and gets them--one from each neighbor, one from Mama and a special one from Sara to teach Grandma to read and write English. You're just in time for the borscht and blintzes party, narrated with style and grace by Ekaterina Gordeeva, with music by Joel Goodman and Dan Rosengard. Animated by Daniel Ivanick.

THREE GOLDEN HAIRS P-Elem 13 min.
Each of the wicked queen's attempts to destroy a princess results in victory and a prize of goodness or happiness for the young girl. Ultimately, the queen's greed causes her defeat. Churchill Media. 1996.

THREE LITTLE PIGS 8 min.
The legendary story of the three pigs and the greedy, scheming wolf comes to life as the wolf tries his best to outsmart the pigs. Weston Woods. 1989.

TODAY WAS A TERRIBLE DAY P-Elem 7 min.
Ronald Morgan's school day begins badly and grows worse as the hours slip by. His mishap at the water fountain, his errant handling of a crucial fly ball, his difficulty at the reading circle, and his less than expert handling of his duties as plant monitor are easily identified with. But, Ronald discovers that he can read his teacher's caring note. Live Oak Video. 1988.

TOM THUMB P-Elem 9 min.
Tiny Tom Thumb escapes from one danger after another, with a final victory over the greedy wolf. Churchill Media. 1996.

TOMI UNGERER: STORYTELLER P-Middle 21 min.
Tomi Ungerer shares his thoughts on his work and his personal life in this author's illustrations. Scenes from the animated versions of "The Three Robbers, " "The Beast of Monsieur Racine" and "Moon Man" are woven into the interview. Weston Woods. 1982.

Tomie DePaola Library: Strega Nona, "Charlie Needs a Cloak," and The Clown of God P-Elem each film approx. 9 min.

Collection includes "CHARLIE NEEDS A CLOAK," STREGA NONA and THE CLOWN OF GOD. DVD features easy-to-use menu, optional English subtitles and on-screen Learning Guides.

TOO MANY PUMPKINS Ages Pre-K to Gr. 2. 12 minutes.
Ever since she was a little girl, Rebecca Estelle has hated pumpkins. When an enormous pumpkin falls off a truck and smashes in her yard, she shovels dirt over the pieces and forgets about them. Soon they sprout and Rebecca finds herself in a sea of pumpkins.

TOO MANY TAMALES P-Elem. 13 min.
Everyone is coming for Christmas dinner at Maria's house. She and her mother prepare by kneading the "masa" to make tamales. When her mother takes off her ring, Maria tries it on — and is beside herself, when hours later, she thinks it has be kneaded into the tamales. How many tamales can you eat? Written by Gary Soto. Weston Woods. 2002.

TOPS AND BOTTOMS P-Elem 11 min.
Bear has a lot of money and lots of land. Hare has nothing but a hungry family. Bear is lazy, but Hare is smart. Along with Mrs. Hare, he cooks up a plan to share Bear's wealth. Hare proposes to farm Bear's land in exchange for half of the harvest. All Bear has to do is choose which halftops or bottoms. Spoken Arts. 1996.

THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE P-Elem 8 min.
Toby Tortoise is the modest contender who hopes that "the best man may win!" Confident Max Hare shakes hands on this and the race begins. Max leaves in a whirlwind, but in his over-confidence stretches out for a nap, allowing Toby to overtake him. Max again speeds by, but in the end Toby wins the race by a neck. Disney. 1954.

TOTAL ECLIPSE P-Elem 18 min.
Alex, a shy 6-year-old, learns to stand up for herself and to follow her own heart after a new friend asks imprudent questions about Alex's absent father. Direct Cinema Limited. 1992.

TRASHY TOWN  P-Elem 6 min.
Hats off to Mr. Gilly, the always smiling, ever energetic trash man who dumps it in, smashes it down and drives around the Trashy Town until his truck is full of glorious garbage. Follow Mr. Gilly from morning till evening when he’s the only thing left to clean up. Daniel Ivanick’s playful animation and a happy musical score by Robert Reynolds and Scotty Huff make this production lots of good clean fun! Narrated by Diana Canova.

THE TRIP P-Elem 6 min.
Louie feels sad because he has just moved to a new neighborhood and misses his old friends. He builds a replica of his old neighborhood and imagines he is there, until his mother interrupts him and tells him it is time to go trick-or-treating with new friends. Weston Woods. 1980.

Truck Tunes P - Elem 36 min.

Sing along with ten cool original songs as you follow these tough construction and timber trucks at work! Written and performed by award-winning artist Rob Gardner, the irresistible music that accompanies this video will have you laughing, singing and dancing as you watch the live trucks in action. Songs include, “That’s What an Excavator Does,” “Dozer for Short,” “The Forklift Boogie,” “D is for Delimber,” and many more. There’s something for kids of all ages here. 

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs P-Elem 10 min.

The classic story told from the wolf's point of view. Narrated by Paul Giamatti with a bluesy musical score by Chris Thomas King. A co-production of Weston Woods and Remir Productions. Directed by Konstantin Bronzit. DVD includes bonus interview with author Jon Scieszka and illustrator Lane Smith.

TY'S HOMEMADE BAND P-Elem 20 min.
When a mysterious traveling minstrel, portrayed by singer/guitarist Taj Mahal, convinces young Ty that he can have his own band that plays homemade instruments, Ty sets out to involve the whole neighborhood. Ty and his gang give a concert for the whole town. Phoenix Films. 1983.

THE UGLY DUCKLING P-Elem 8 min.

THE UGLY DUCKLING (Jerry Pinkney version - not the same as Disney) Ages 4-9. 20 min.
Only a mother could love this ugliest of ducklings, teased at every turn for his awkward appearance. But seasons change-- and so does he--into a gloriously graceful swan. At the end, all his suffering and loneliness has only enhanced the peace and happiness he feels at learning the truth about himself. This classic fairy tale is brought to life with stunning art, Ernest Troost's sensitive music and stirring narration by Lynn Whitfield.
The classical story of the ugly duckling who turns into a beautiful swan. Disney. 1988.

A VISIT WITH ROSEMARY WELLS P-Middle 25 min.
Wells is the creator of the beloved bunnies Max and Ruby. An essential addition to any author video collection. Penguin. 1994.

Very Brave Witch P - Elem 7 min.

One Halloween, a little witch decides she’d finally like to see what this special night is about. As soon as she makes a new friend, she discovers how much fun trick-or-treating with humans can be. Playfully narrated by Elle Fanning, with music by David Mansfield. Directed by Virginia Wilkos.

Voyage to the Bunny Planet  P-Elem 20 min.

In this beloved trilogy of stories by Rosemary Wells - First Tomato, Moss Pillows and The Island Light - three bunnies, each experiencing a truly dreadful day, are whisked away to the gentle Bunny Planet, a place that lies "far beyond the moon and stars." Narrated by Maggie Gyllenhaal with music by Zdenek Merta. Directed by Gene Deitch. A co-production of Weston Woods and Kratky Film Produkni s.r.o.. DVD includes a bonus interview with author/illustrator Rosemary Wells.

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WAFFLES P-Elem 11 min.
A slightly offbeat, fanciful children's story about a girl who falls asleep and dreams about making waffles. When she runs out of eggs, she goes to the neighboring farm and gets a chicken. When she runs out of milk, she brings back a cow. She makes waffles for herself and her animal friends. When she wakes up, the girl finds her family eating waffles. John Schindel. Churchill Films. 1985.

WAITING FOR WINGS Ages Pre-K to Gr. 3. 7 minutes.
Butterflies bloom as delicately as flowers in this visually magnificent story of beginnings, middles and ends: eggs, caterpillars and finally butterflies. Vocals and music by Crystal Taliefero. Weston Woods. 2002.

WANTED: THE PERFECT GUY Elem-Middle 45 min.
Danny decides it's time to help his divorced mother find "Mr. Right." With his friend Melanie, he secretly places an ad in a magazine personals column, which draws a lot of "Mr. Wrongs." When a likeable novelist answers, the challenge is to arrange a date for Danny's mother without her knowing. AIMS Media. 1986.

A WEEKEND WITH WENDELL P-Elem 9 min.
Quiet as a mouse, Sophie learns to assert herself during a weekend visit with bossy, big-mouthed Wendell and finds that being a sweet roll instead of a baker could be fun only if Wendell is the burning building and she's the firefighter. Based on the book by Kevin Henkes. SVE and Churchill Media. 1998.

WESLANDIA
Ages 5-9. 9 minutes. School is over and Wesley needs a summer project. Having heard that every civilization has a staple food crop, he decides to plan a garden and start his own—civilization that is!

WHAT MARY JO SHARED P-Elem 13 min.
Mary Jo was too shy to take anything to her class "show and tell" session, but she finally found something unusual to share with her classmates. Based on the picture book by Janice May Udry. BFA. 1981.

WHAT MARY JO WANTED P-Elem 15 min.
A little girl's dream of having a pet dog. "What Mary Jo Wanted" shows a child's developing sense of responsibility and teaches how imagination can help to solve problems. From the book by Janice May Udry. Barr Films. 1982.

WHAT'S UNDER MY BED? P-Elem 8 min.
Grandpa's scary story has Mary Ann and Louie convinced that there is something spooky under their beds. Grandpa calms their fears by telling them about when he was afraid of the dark as a little boy. Weston Woods. 1983.

WHAZZAT? P-Elem 10 min.
Animated clay figures act out the folk tale "The Six Blind Men and the Elephant." Each of the clay figures examines only one part of the elephant and arrives at a different conclusion as to what it is. One feels the elephant's leg and thinks it is a tree; another thinks the tail is a rope; and a third describes the tusks as a deadly spear. It is only when they all work together that they are able to identify the animal. Excellent animation techniques. Encyclopedia Britannica. 1975.

The Wheels on the Bus P-Elem 6 mn.

The classic children's ditty comes to glorious life with Paul O. Zelinsky's eye-popping art and a lively musical score by The Bacon Brothers.

WHEN SOPHIE GETS ANGRY
Ages 5-8. 7 minutes. When Sophie gets angry, she goes outside and runs. She cries, and then she climbs her favorite tree. Calmed by the breeze and the wide world below her, she is soon ready to go home—and everyone is happy she's back.

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE P-Elem 8 min.
Max, a small boy making mischief, is sent to his room without supper. He sails to a world inhabited by weird and horrible creatures. He sails back to reality, where he finds his supper waiting for him, still hot. Based on Maurice Sendak's Caldecott Award-winning book. Weston Woods. 1975.  (Also available in Spanish as Donde viven los monstruos.)

WHISTLE FOR WILLIE P-Elem 8 min.
Ezra Jack Keats' engaging story of a small boy who wants to learn how to whistle for his dog. Weston Woods. 1975.

WHY DON'T YOU GET A HORSE, SAM ADAMS Grades 2-7. 22 minutes.
In the days of colonial America, Samuel Adams like to wander around Boston talking to people about how much he didn't like England. "Why don't you get a horse?" his cousin John would ask. But Sam wasn't interested - until John told him that he should ride a horse for the good of his country like George Washington and John Hancock did. Weston Woods. 2002.

WHY THE SUN AND THE MOON LIVE IN THE SKY P-Middle 11 min.
This Nigerian legend takes place long ago, when the Sun and Moon lived on land. They invite their friend Water to visit them. When Water arrives with so many people and animals, Sun and Moon decide to take refuge in the sky. AIMS Media. 1970.

Wild about Books P - Elem 9 min.

Librarian Molly McGrew introduces birds and beasts to this new something called reading. And in no time, they are "forsaking their niches, their nests, and their nooks," going "wild, simply wild, about wonderful books!" This rollicking rhymed story will have the same effect on your young homo sapiens! Narrated by Catherine O’Hara with music by Scotty Huff and Robert Reynolds. Animation by MaGiK Studio.

THE WILD CHRISTMAS REINDEER P-Elem 10 min.
A young Arctic girl, Teeka, is given the difficult job involving eight of Santa's reindeer. But she tries much too hard and behaves in a way which is destined to fail. Jan Brett's illustrations of the magnificent reindeer living on the tundra help tell the tale of the little girl who gathers enough inner strength to act with kindness and love. Spoken Arts. 1991.

THE WILD SWANS P-Elem 9 min.
A young girl's devotion to her eleven brothers, who have been placed under an evil spell and turned into swans. At the story's end, her courage and devotion save her brothers and herself. BFA. 1976.

WILFRED GORDON MCDONALD PARTRIDGE P-Elem 7 min.
A small boy helps an old friend remember, when her memory is not as sharp as it used to be. Based on the book by Mem Fox. SVE and Churchill Media. 1998.

Will I have a Friend? P - Elem 8 min.

On Jim’s first day of school he worries, "Will I have a friend?" As the "new boy", it seems as if all the friends are already taken. Find out the answer to his question in this universal story about growing up. Narrated by David de Vries, with music by Jon Carroll.

Will You Sign Here, John Henry? Elem 30 min.

Children will learn about the ambitious, vain and charming man, John Hancock, whose signature on the Declaration of Independence was so large that the King didn’t need spectacles to read it! Narrated by Jeff Brooks, with music by Ernest V. Troost. DVD includes a visit with the author.

WILLA: AN AMERICAN SNOW WHITE Upper Elem-Middle 85 min.
Willa flees from her Stepmother Regina into the dark wood of Virginia, circa 1915. Accidentally rescued by a medicine show trio, she travels from town to town, singing and acting for her supper with her friends Chief Tonka, Billy and Alfonzo. Like Snow White, she's destined to encounter both her Prince Charming and her deranged stepmother with a poisoned apple. Davenport Films. 1998.

THE WILLIAM STEIG LIBRARY P-Elem 44 min.
Four stories are included: In "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble," the Duncan family is beside itself when son Sylvester turns himself into a rock to escape the jaws of a hungry lion. In "The Amazing Bone," a lonely pig named Pearl dawdles long enough in a field of dandelions to meet a bone, which speaks to her. In "Doctor De Soto," a hungry fox with a toothache gets a mouse dentist to relieve his pain. In "Brave Irene," Irene summons up all her courage in the face of a fierce snowstorm to deliver a ball gown to the duchess when her mother falls ill. Also included is a brief interview with William Steig. Weston Woods. 1995.

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS E-Middle 84 min.
The improbable adventures of Mole, Rat, Badger and Mr. Toad himself are told in this masterfully spoken rendition of a timeless classic. Films for the Humanities and Sciences. 1991.

WINGS: A TALE OF TWO CHICKENS P-Elem
When Winnie, who never reads, lifts off with a foxy stranger, sensible Harriet must use every ounce of energy and brain power to rescue her. James Marshall at his absolute humorous best.

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WINTER STORAGE P-Elem 7 min.
Donald Duck and Chip 'n Dale have a battle of wills. The chipmunks discover that Donald has all of the acorns they need for the winter, but getting them away from Donald is not as easy as it looks. Disney Educational Production. 1985.

THE WITCH AND THE CHERRY TREE P-Elem 11 min.
Who can resist the warm and friendly aroma of cakes baking in the kitchen? Certainly not the witch who flew down to the cherry tree on David's lawn to get some of those cakes. Based on the book by Margaret Mahy and Jenny Williams. Churchill Media. 1996.

THE WIZARD P-Elem 8 min.
A mouse approaches a wizard for a magic spell to change him into something other than a mouse. When he thinks about all of the things he could become, he decides that being a mouse isn't so bad after all, and returns the potion unused to the wizard. Weston Woods. 1969.

WONDER DOG P-Elem 8 min.
Pluto discovers the object of his affection, Dinah Dachshund, swooning over a poster of Prince, the Wonder Dog. Pluto's attempts to copy some of Prince's tricks lead him through a series of misadventures. Pluto happily discovers that Dinah has witnessed his "performance" and he is once again the object of her admiration. Disney Educational Production. 1983.

WONDERS IN A COUNTRY STREAM: TERRIFIC TRIP SERIES P-Elem 10 min.
Wade in a country stream with some inquisitive children as they comment on turtles, water bugs, salamanders, newts, crawfish and the like. With a charming song and enchanting pictures, life in a stream becomes fascinating. Churchill Media. 1992.

THE WRITING ON THE WALL Upper Elem-Middle 45 min.
A rabbi teaches three teenage boys about intolerance after their "innocent" anti-Semitic prank outrages the community. A 1995 Emmy Award Winner. Churchill Media. 1995.

THE WRONG WAY KID Upper-Elem- Middle 44 min.
Chris is caught in the difficult place between childhood and adulthood. He can't do anything right until he meets Arlo, a 200-year-old bookworm who lives at the library. The stories he hears: "I'm Not Oscar's Friend Anymore," by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat; "Martha Ann and the Mother Store," by Nathaniel and Betty Jo Charnley; "Someone New," by Charlotte Zolotow; and "Hardlucky," by Miriam Chaiken. Churchill Media. 1983.

YO? YES! P-Elem 5 min.
Two lonely boys meet when a "Yo!" is answered by a "Yes!" and the bounce of a basketball. One speaks English, the other speaks Spanish. Weston Woods. 2000.

THE YOUTH WHO WANTED TO SHIVER P-Elem 8 min.
Since Jack knows no fear, he can't shiver. Experiments to help him fail. Then, on his wedding night, the bride pours a bucket of tiny fish all over Jack. He learns how to shiver. Churchill Media. 1996.

Z IS FOR ZOO P-Elem 9 min.
Animals live in a big zoo and so do letters of the alphabet. As the letter "W" appears, some of the words beginning with "W" are mentioned and WALK is spelled out. Then, to lively music, many animals and birds are seen walking. Similar sequences introduce CLEAN, EAT, PLAY and TAIL. AIMS Media.

THE ZAX P-Elem 5 min.
In the Prairie of Prax, a North-going Zax and a South-going Zax meet face-to-face midway on their journeys. Each refuses to budge from the other's path, but their stubbornness affects only them. Around them, the world goes on, and the inevitable outcome of their inflexibility is humorously pictured. Based on the book by Dr. Seuss. BFA. 1973.

ZELDA AND IVY
Ages 5-10. 12 minutes. Zelda and Ivy are sisters. Zelda is older than Ivy. Zelda is in charge. Whether it is playing circus or doozying up their tails like movie stars, Zelda is the boss. Or is she? This story about two mischievous fox sisters captures the universal rivalries—and bonds —that exist between siblings.

ZIN! ZIN! ZIN! A VIOLIN P-Elem 10 min.
A lone trombone playing solo is joined by a trumpet in a duet until a French horn makes it a trio, and so on, as ten instruments, one by one, gather together for a joyous classical music performance. Weston Woods. 1999.

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