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Shalom Sesame: Chanukah

By Sesame Workshop

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A fun-filled, fact-filled journey to Israel and its rich cultural heritage. A holiday special where the kids join the Sesame gang for a Chanukah celebration. Take a trip down memory lane to beautiful Modi'in and the land of the Maccabees. Play everyone's favorite game "Dreidel of Fortune" and the grouchy gourmet cooks up delicious jellyfish doughnuts.

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Domesday: A Search For the Roots of England

By Michael Wood

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In 1086 the Domesday Book, perhaps the most remarkable historical document in existence, was compiled. This tremendous survey of England and its people was made at the behest of the Norman, William the Conqueror. Michael Wood's Domesday: A Search for the Roots of England is a study of the ancient manuscript and an attempt to analyse the world that the Domesday Book portrayed. He uses the Domesday record to examine Norman society, and also to penetrate beyond it to the Anglo-Saxon, Roman and Iron Age cultures that preceded it. Michael Wood is also author of In Search of the Dark Ages and In Search of the Trojan War.

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How to Begin Birdwatching

By Don and Lillian Stokes

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Based on the PBS series 'Birdwatch' with Don and Lillian Stokes.

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Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic

By John D Graaf

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"In chapters with titles like Swollen Expectations and A Rash of Bankruptcies, Affluenza uses the whimsical metaphor of a disease to tackle a very serious subject: the damage done -- to our health, our families, our communities, and our environment -- by the obsessive quest for material gain. The authors examine the origins, evolution, and symptoms of the affluenza epidemic. But more importantly, they explore cures and suggest strategies for rebuilding families and communities and for restoring and respecting the earth."

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Reagan

By David Ogden Stiers and David McCullough

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The story of Ronald Reagan's life, with comments by contemporaries and historians. Vol. l. Lifeguard (128 min.) -- Vol. 2. An American crusade (150 min.)

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Summer's Lease

By John Gielgud, Susan Fleetwood, Feodor Chaliapin Jr., Annette Crosbie, Gabrielle Anwar

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Molly Pargeter (Susan Fleetwood) has found the perfect Tuscan villa for her frazzled family's holiday. There's sightseeing to do, local color to enjoy, and the enigma of an art-loving absentee landlord to explore. Meanwhile, her outrageously extroverted and libidinous father Haverford Downs (John Gielgud in an Emmy-winning performance) has his sights set on a certain rich widow.

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The Civil War: An Illustrated History

By Geoffrey C. Ward

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This companion volume to the nine-part public television series contains more than 500 illustrations. Some of the photographs have never appeared before. The accounts of the Battle of Fredericksburg as well as some very memorable photographs of the area appear on pages 168 through 174. On page 185, one can almost feel the bitter January cold as the three Confederate pickets huddle around the fire and struggle to stay warm.

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April Fools!

By Else Holmelund Minarik

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Little Bear and his friends have fun on April Fools Day.

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Arthur's April Fool

By Marc Brown

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Arthur is supposed to do a magic show for the school assembly on April Fool's Day, but how can he remember his tricks when Binky the bully has him worried?

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