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Reading Rainbow

A long-running series that tries to instill the joy of reading in children (the target age is 4-8). It has succeeded, as its Peabody and numerous Emmys and Parent's Choice awards attest.

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Perfect the Pig Season 5, Episode 5 Jun 5, 1985 $1.99

LeVar visits a pig farm in Hawaii to find out why pigs are so popular. He also interviews Kermit the Frog to ask him about his famous girlfriend, Miss Piggy.James Coco reads the story of Perfect the Pig, about a little runt pig who makes a wish to have wings in order to be special, and how he found a special person to be his friend and companion.

The Wonderful Tower of Watts Season 5, Episode 4 Oct 2, 1995 $1.99

In this episode of "Reading Rainbow," Levar takes a wonderful and fascinating look at the Watts Towers, a landmark in southern California. He goes into the neighborhood and talks to the residents about what the city means to them and how it can be improved. The book "Wonderful Towers of Watts," written by Patricia Zelver and read by Angela Bassett, tells the story about how the towers were built.

Tar Beach Season 5, Episode 3 Oct 5, 1992 $1.99

LeVar's presence looms over New York once again, this time literally. He's taken to the roof of one of the nondescript skyscrapers, very close to the bridge mentioned in the featured book, Tar Beach.

Summer Season 5, Episode 2 Oct 5, 1994 $1.99

In this episode of Reading Rainbow, Levar shows the kids the different sights and sounds of Summer. The different wildlife of Summer, and how they live. Also, there are segments on the different seasons and how they effect different parts of the country. The featured book is "Summers" written by Ron Hirschi, and read by Ossie Davis.

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Reading Rainbow - The Tin Forrest and Other Stories
Take a look, it's in a book, a Reading Rainbow! For over 30 years, this beloved children's television series has been bringing stories to life. Hosted (more…)
Reading Rainbow - The Piggy in the Puddle and Other Stories
Take a look, it's in a book, a Reading Rainbow! For over 30 years, this beloved children's television series has been bringing stories to life. Hosted (more…)
Reading Rainbow - The Tin Forrest and Other Stories
Take a look, it's in a book, a Reading Rainbow! For over 30 years, this beloved children's television series has been bringing stories to life. Hosted (more…)
Reading Rainbow - Animal Café
Take a look, it's in a book, a Reading Rainbow! For over 30 years, this beloved children's television series has been bringing stories to life. Hosted (more…)

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Seth MacFarlane Promises to Match Reading Rainbow Donations

The Reading Rainbow Kickstarter just got a little bit brighter, thanks to Seth MacFarlane.

Levar Burton
LeVar Burton Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Revive Reading Rainbow

LeVar Burton has launched a Kickstarter campaign to make Reading Rainbow a web series. "Ever since R…

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LeVar Burton Bringing Back Reading Rainbow — With an App

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