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Reading to Your Bunny

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Freddy is a bunny who loves to play his Game Bunny and watch TV.  He has no interest in reading or books, so his teacher sends the Book Fairy to pay Freddy and his family a visit.

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Primary
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00:11
Reading to Your Bunny

Lon Po Po

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The familiar story of Red-Riding Hood is reset in the Chinese countryside.  Three children work together to outsmart a wolf who is pretending to be their grand mother, or Po Po.

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Primary
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00:11
Lon Po Po

Planting a Rainbow

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Planting a garden is an activity that brings the wonders and joys of the life cycle into the lives of both children and adults.

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Primary
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00:08
Planting a Rainbow

Ish

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Ramon loved to draw.  He drew everywhere and everything.  He never put down his pencil until...

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Primary
Elementary
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00:08
Ish

James Marshall's Cinderella

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This classic fairy tale is retold and illustrated with spark and humor.  The familiar story comes alive in this movie that will bring smiles to the faces of children and teachers alike.

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Primary
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00:12
James Marshall's Cinderella

Hansel and Gretel

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Primary
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00:14
Hansel and Gretel

Roberto the Insect Architect

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Roberto has dreamed of being and architect since he was a child.  As a young termite, he played incessantly with his “food,” using it to design castles and skyscrapers.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:12
Roberto the Insect Architect

T is for Terrible

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Tyrannosaurus Rex is the most terrible lizard on land.  Or is he?  After all, he can’t help that he is so big and hungry all the time.

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Primary
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00:06
T is for Terrible

Romeo & Juliet

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Shakespeare's classic romance comes to stunning visual life in a refreshingly modern interpretation, bringing new vitality and insight to the most enduring love story ever written. Directed by Franco Zeffirelli. Rated PG

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High
Length: 
02:18
Romeo & Juliet

A Tale of Two Cities

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Charles Dickens' epic love story comes alive in this exciting Masterpiece Theatre presentation.

In the dock of a British courtroom, French aristocrat Charles Darnay stands accused of spying for the King of France. The outlook appears grim until some last-minute help comes from his astonishing lookalike, Sydney Carton. As Darnay goes free and makes plans to marry Lucie Manette, Carton keeps his secret desire for her to himself, yet assures her that he would make the ultimate sacrifice for her, "or for anyone you love."

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High
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03:17
A Tale of Two Cities

Great Books: The Odyssey (2003)

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Introduces one of the world's first action-adventure stories. Looks at Greek myths and The Odyssey's lessons of morality. Scholars and critics discuss the impact of The Odyssey on Western literature, as well as the now-familiar heroic traits first seen in Homer's characters.

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Middle
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01:00
Great Books: The Odyssey

Great Books: The Lord of the Flies (2003)

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Inspired by the atrocities committed during World War II, William Golding wrote "The Lord of the Flies" to address the issue of child murderers. As in any gang culture, the boys in the novel gravitate to a leader to gain a sense of identity and protection.

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Middle
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01:00
Great Books: The Lord of the Flies

Great Books: Walden (2003)

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An overview of Henry David Thoreau's Walden looks at the simple story and deeper messages. A discussion of the symbolism in Walden and Thoreau's life at Walden Pond lead to Thoreau's influences on Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement. Activists work to preserve Walden Pond and Thoreau's inspirational teachings for later generations.

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Middle
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01:00
Great Books: Walden

Great Books: The Great Gatsby (2003)

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Introduces the main characters and story of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel. Discusses the American Dream, background information about the time period and author, and poses pre and post-viewing discussion questions to viewers.

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Middle
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01:00
Great Books: The Great Gatsby

Great Books: Huckleberry Finn (2003)

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Presents an overview of the life and times of Mark Twain, the enduring appeal of Huck Finn, life on the Mississippi, the controversy surrounding the book, and an analysis of the work and its influence on American literature.

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Middle
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01:00
Great Books: Huckleberry Finn

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