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  • The Snelfu Snafu (Part 1)

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    S 3 : Ep 9 - 10/7/04

    A major computer chip is up for grabs in this two-part show. One mega-chip can make or break Motherboard's governing of the Cyberspace universe. The CyberSquad must outbid the Hacker at an auction for the Encryptor Chip.moreless
  • The Grapes of Plath

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    S 3 : Ep 6 - 9/16/04

    In the underwater Crab Kingdom, Hacker is out to seize the grapes needed for a ceremony in which a prince is to assume command of his domain. The CyberSquad must find the Prince, who doesn't want to take responsibility for Crab Kingdom. Can the Cybersquad save the Crab Prince?moreless
  • Enemy Pie

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    S 19 : Ep 3 - 9/5/02

    LeVar observes activity in a playground to see how people do and don't get along with each other. Ed Harris reads Enemy Pie, a story about a boy who dislikes one of his new classmates, and how his father helps bring the two boys to start a friendship by making a secret recipe Enemy Pie.moreless
  • The Tin Forest

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    S 19 : Ep 1 - 9/2/02

    LeVar visits a school in New York City to ask the class how they have coped since the past year when the World Trade Center was destroyed nearby and they had to evacuate and some children lost family members. Jeff Bridges reads the story of The Tin Forest, about a lonely man who builds a metal forest of trees and animals in hopes of attracting real animals to ease his sadness.moreless
  • Snow Day to Be Exact

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 1/24/02

    Hacker has frozen over Solaria by stealing the sunisphere that keeps the Cybersite in top condition. Will the kids stop Hacker in time to save Selaria?
  • Lost My Marbles

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 1/21/02

    An evildoer named Hacker kidnaps Dr. Marbles to a remote island and downloads a virus into Motherboard, so three kids from the real world called Inez, Matt, and Jackie must find Dr. Marbles.moreless
  • Hotel Animal

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    S 15 : Ep 3 - 10/9/96

    Big and small is looked at in different ways. John Cunningham reads a story about a lizard couple who go on vacation, only to find that the hotel they booked is much more equipped to service large animals, so they end up sleeping in a dollhouse.moreless
  • Bread Is for Eating

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    S 15 : Ep 2 - 10/8/96

    How all different types of bread are made, and how just about every culture has some form of bread, is explored in this episode.
  • Fly Away Home

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    S 14 : Ep 1 - 4/8/96

    Homelessness is discussed as families have lost jobs and homes through tragic circumstances. One family, who lost their home in a fire and now reside in a shelter, is profiled.

    Daniel Saltzman reads Fly Away Home, the story of a young boy and his father who secretly live at the airport after the father lost his job and they became homeless when the boy's mother died, so they couldn't pay their rent. The little boy finds a lost bird flying around the terminal and helps it get back outside.moreless
  • Appelemondo's Dreams

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    S 12 : Ep 5 - 10/7/94

    Creativity is the theme as LeVar spends the day painting a mural and other artwork. Michael Learned tells the story of Appelemondo, a boy whose daydreams were so vivid that they could be seen developing above his head, and how his friends learned how to capture the dreams to make beautiful paintings to decorate their town.moreless
  • Once There Was a Tree

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    S 12 : Ep 4 - 10/6/94

    There is still use to a tree stump, as the feature book entails. Eli Wallach reads the story about the lifetime of a tree, and how different animals and people made use of the tree during its many stages, from sapling to tall tree to a cut down stump.moreless
  • Nosey Mrs. Rat

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    S 12 : Ep 1 - 10/3/94

    Observing people is the theme of the day, as LeVar finds himself with time to kill before a business meeting and chooses to watch children at a playground while he waits.

    Faith Prince reads Nosey Mrs. Rat, about a snooping neighbor who always spies on her friends and family for gossip to spread, and how a young boy, looking for revenge after she informed his parents about a school incident, gives the lady her comeuppance using a video camera to spy on her.moreless
  • Silent Lotus

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    S 11 : Ep 5 - 10/15/93

    This episode takes a look-in at deaf culture. LeVar discusses forms of communication that doesn't involve words, like hand signals, mime, and gestures, like in charades. He also asks a friend who is a deaf actress to teach him some sentences in sign language. Lea Salonga reads the featured story of a shy young girl in Cambodia, whose parents realized her lack of communication was due to being a deaf mute, but in noticing her natural talent for dancing, approached the king to request that their daughter be allowed to join the royal dancing troupe.moreless
  • The Salamander Room

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    S 11 : Ep 4 - 10/14/93

    LeVar explores the rain forest and animals in their habitats by visiting a park that recreates the rain forest environment artificially to make the animals comfortable. This episode also includes a film of scientists who study the region's animals from above by climbing inside a tree's canopy. Lynne Thigpen reads The Salamander Room, about a little boy who finds a small newt while on a nature walk, and all the rationalizing he does to convince his mother to let him keep the salamander as a pet by turning his bedroom into a model rain forest.moreless
  • Mrs. Katz and Tush

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    S 11 : Ep 3 - 10/13/93

    LeVar pays a visit to a family friend, who is Jewish, to learn how to prepare special foods served during a Seder dinner, like Challah bread and potato latkes. Reizyl Bozyk and Rick English read the featured story of an elderly Jewish lady and how she befriends her neighbor's young son after she is widowed and he gives her a pet cat to keep her company.moreless
  • Through Moon and Stars and Night Skies

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    S 10 : Ep 9 - 10/15/92

    What is it like to be adopted? In what may be the high point of the 10th season, this show has a lengthy sequence about adopted children in families. Andrew Lei narrates Through Moon and Stars and Night Skies, a story about a boy who was adopted by a pair of parents who wanted a child very much.moreless
  • Seashore Surprises

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    S 10 : Ep 8 - 10/14/92

    LeVar journeys to the shores of Sanibel Island, off the Gulf Coast of Florida, to witness the tides, feel the sand, and examine some plant life.
  • Rechenka's Eggs

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    S 10 : Ep 4 - 10/8/92

    LeVar takes up decorating eggs and shows us that they're one of nature's extraordinary wonders. The author of the featured book shows us how she got the idea for the story. We also see how animals in nature hatch their eggs.moreless
  • The Wall

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    S 10 : Ep 2 - 10/6/92

    LeVar visits the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC, and discusses its historical significance to helping people learn about the service men and woman who died in the war. Artist Mia Lin, who designed the black granite wall, is profiled as she describes the reasons she chose the materials and design style for the monument. Jason Ruggiero reads the featured story of a boy who accompanies his father to the monument to search for his paternal grandfather's name on the wall, and his observations of other visitors.moreless
  • Snowy Day: Stories and Poems

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    S 9 : Ep 10 - 9/27/91

    LeVar travels to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It is a perfect spot for a few poetry readings and winter observations. Some of which include sledding down hills, playing in the snow, building snow-people, and even meeting someone who races in the famous Iditarod.moreless
  • Raccoons and Ripe Corn

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    S 9 : Ep 7 - 9/24/91

    LeVar spends the day following around wildlife artist and children's book author Jim Arnofsky, who shows LeVar how he is inspired to create the stories by the signs of animals around the woods near his home.

    Julia Barr reads several of Arnofsky's books: Raccoons and Ripe Corn, about a family of raccoons that feast on a nearby corn crop; Come Out, Muskrats!, about some shy muskrats hiding in their pond home; and Deer at the Brook, about a family of deer taking a drink at the stream.moreless
  • Opt: An Illusionary Tale

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    S 9 : Ep 6 - 9/23/91

    Exactly what its title says it is, Reading Rainbow this time all is not what it seems as LeVar demonstrates optical illusions from the book by Arline and Joseph Baum. He also shows how special effects are created for television; meets artist Christian Thee, who paints trompe l'oeil, or "trick-the-eye," paintings; and shows clips of kids creating their own optical illusions as well as optical illusions in nature--camouflage tricks that animals use to deceive predators.moreless
  • Galimoto

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    S 9 : Ep 4 - 9/19/91

    There is a lot one can do with wire, from sculpture to circus acts.
  • Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters

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    S 6 : Ep 10 - 3/31/89

    LeVar celebrates the culture of Africa in New York City's Central Park where he learns how African drums are made. He also plays some authentic African instruments and joins in the festival fun with an African dance troupe, Forces of Nature. Phylicia Rashid narrates Mufaro's Beautiful Dauters, an African tale about a villager who has two beautiful daughters with completely different personalities. Mufaro presents his daughters to the king who is looking for a wife.moreless
  • Bugs

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    S 6 : Ep 2 - 8/16/88

    With microorganisms under his belt, LeVar now goes on the lookout for insects.
  • Best Friends

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    S 5 : Ep 8 - 7/1/87

    The best of friends are those whose friendships endure everything. And it extends to all walks of life, particularly to dogs. Liza Siegler reads the story of two girls who are best friends, but their relationship is strained when one girl goes on a vacation with relatives and the other girl feels lonely and neglected, until a new neighbor moves in and asks her to help him look after his dog.moreless
  • The Life Cycle of the Honeybee

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    S 5 : Ep 1 - 6/22/87

    LeVar visits a beehive to look into beekeeping and how honey is made. Barbara Feldon narrates The Life Cycle of the Honeybee, which goes into detail about how bees make hives in natural habitats such as trees.moreless
  • Alistair in Outer Space

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    S 4 : Ep 2 - 6/24/86

    LeVar checks out the Library of Congress. Among the activities shown: how a book is delivered to the front desk, the vast film library, and how damaged books are repaired. Arnold Stang reads Alistair in Outer Space, a story about a young boy that is so dedicated to returning library books on time that he doesn't even let getting abducted by space aliens stop him.moreless