Reading Rainbow: Alistair in Outer Space (1986)

Genres - Children's/Family, Language & Literature  |   Sub-Genres - Children's Educational, Children's Entertainment, Literary Studies  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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How to use a library is the focus of this episode, as LeVar Burton visits the Library of Congress, and gives viewers a good look at the various sections within. In a lively animation, viewers will learn how to get a card from the local library. In the featured story, Alistair is captured by aliens as he heads for his library. The Emmy award-winning series stresses the importance and fun of reading for kids from preschool ages through fourth grade. In Reading Rainbow: Alistair in Outer Space, the kid-reviewed books segment includes Maps and Globes by Jack Knowlton and the Commander Toad series by Jane Yolen.

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educational-television, reading, book, field-trip, reading-skills, learning-skills, literature, outer-space