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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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Is This a House for a Hermit Crab Season 4, Episode 6 Oct 20, 1993 $1.99

LeVar sets out to build a bird house, prompting an examination of animal habitats. Eartha Kitt reads the story of a growing hermit crab, who is now too large for his current shell, and all the difficulties he has trying to find a new place to live, all the while trying to avoid predators who want to eat him.

Little Nino's Pizzeria Season 4, Episode 5 Jul 5, 1989 $1.99

LeVar takes a shot at making his own pizza. He gets the yeast right, but he underestimates just about everything else. (That includes the volume of "vox pops" shots.) Josh Saviano reads Little Nino's Pizzeria, a story about a boy who works with his father at a neighborhood pizzeria when one day his father closes it up to work at a more fancy restaurant.

Meanwhile Back at the Ranch Season 4, Episode 4 Jun 2, 1987 $1.99

LeVar travels to an old west town made to look like life in the 1880's to see how times have changed in the last 100 years. He explores how cowboys lived and traveled, and he also shows how stunt riders practice tricks on their horses for western movies. Hoyt Axton reads the featured book, a story told in comparisons about a rancher who decides to spend the day in a town 84 miles from home.

Mama Don't Allow Season 4, Episode 3 Jun 27, 1986 $1.99

LeVar shows how music can help interpret a situation, from meeting alligators in a Louisiana swamp to joining a party on a Mississippi riverboat. Fred Newman narrates the story of Mama Don't Allow, about how a young musician starts his own swamp band with his friends. Viewers are then treated to a recording session with Fred Newman as he makes up all the sound effects for the book.

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Reading Rainbow - If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
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 Collection
In these unedited, original episodes of Reading Rainbow, join LeVar Burton on an educational and entertaining adventure through classic books, video f (more…)

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Seth MacFarlane Promises to Match Reading Rainbow Donations

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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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