Beyond the Page Video/DVD Series, K-3

This award-winning series from Disney blends the animated pages of a children’s book with extensions that explore key themes and cross-curricular topics. Each video comes with a copy of the book. There are 11 titles in the series and each title is 18 minutes.

Henry's First-Moon Birthday (#805338)
A Chinese-American family is about to celebrate baby Henry's one-month birthday. Big sister Jenny helps her grandmother with the preparations for the traditional Chinese celebration to welcome her new baby brother. The video features a field trip that focuses on Chinese cultural traditions and includes an interview with both the author and illustrator.

I Love Saturdays y Domingos (#805339)
A little girl enjoys the love of both sets of grandparents. Her paternal grandparents are of European descent and her maternal grandfather and grandmother are Mexican-American. The video includes an interview with author Alma Flor Ada and a field trip featuring grandparents.

Under the Lemon Moon (#805340)
The theft of all the lemons from her lemon tree leads Rosalinda to an encounter with la Anciana, the Old One, who walks the Mexican countryside helping things grow. The video emphasizes the rewards of helping others through a field trip that focuses on volunteering and it includes an interview with the author, Edith Hope Fine.

Visiting Langston (#805341)
This video features a rhythmic tale about a little girl and her father who visit the house where Langston Hughes lived. It takes viewers on a field trip to Harlem.

Float Like a Butterfly (#805342)
This video features Muhammad Ali and his accomplishments as a fighter and his contributions to society. It celebrates his love of freedom, commitment to equal rights and passion for excellence. It includes an interview with the author, Ntozake Shange, and an inspirational field trip.

Honk! (#805343)
A ballet-loving swan wins acclaim when she manages to join the other dancers in a performance of Swan Lake. She drives everyone crazy practicing plies and grand jetes until she finally gets to perform on stage. The video emphasizes the discipline of dance with a visit to a ballet studio and explores the nature of collaboration through an interview with the author and illustrator, Pamela Duncan Edwards and Henry Cole.

Freedom River (#805344)
The video tells the true story of John Parker, an ex-slave who became a successful businessman in Ripley, Ohio. It describes how he risked his life to help other slaves escape to freedom and includes a field trip that explores slavery and the underground railroad. It also features interviews with both the author and illustrator, Doreen Rappaport and Bryan Collier.

The Web Files (#805345)
This video features a tongue-in-cheek parody of television's classic detective shows. Ducktective Web, a feathered flatfoot, and his partner try to crack the case of the pilfered peck of perfectly picked pickled peppers. It includes an interview with the author, Margie Palatini, and a field trip to meet a real detective.

The videos are also available for checkout in a DVD package.
African American Figures (#808460)
It includes Float Like a Butterfly and Visiting Langston.

Multicultural Tales (#808461)
It includes Freedom River and Henry’s First-Moon Birthday.

Beyond the Page: Just for fun (#808462)
It includes Honk! and The Web Files.