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Web site: http://pbskids.org/superwhy/

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This series focuses on the adventures of four fairytale friends who transform into reading-powered superheroes: Alpha Pig with Alphabet Power, Wonder Red with Word Power, Princess Presto with Spelling Power, Super Why with the Power to Read and Super YOU with the Power to Help. Together, they are the "Super Readers!" The Super Readers jump into books (literally) to find answers to everyday preschool challenges and embark on exciting adventures, where they play interactive reading games to overcome obstacles and save the day. In every episode, young viewers dive directly into a pop-up story to experience a brightly-illustrated children's tale brought to magical life.

TV Schedule

The Three Little Pigs #101 [TV-Y]
Pig asks the Super Readers to get Jill to stop knocking down his tower. But when they fly into the Three Little Pigs story, they come face-to-face with the Big Bad Wolf himself.

  • KET Monday, November 24 at 1:00 pm EST

Hansel and Gretel #102 [TV-Y]
Peter Piper is angry at Red because she took his peppers without asking, and the Super Readers are trying to help Hansel and Gretel out of a sticky (sweet) situation. They get the witch's side of the story while Red learns to be more considerate.

  • KET Tuesday, November 25 at 1:00 pm EST

Jack and the Beanstalk #104 [TV-Y]
Baby Joy, Whyatt's little sister, is having a giant-sized tantrum. The Super Readers use their literacy powers to venture up Jack's beanstalk to talk to a real giant and get advice from Jack about the soothing power of music.

  • KET Wednesday, November 26 at 1:00 pm EST

The Cookbook #164 [TV-Y]
Whyatt wants to bake Baby Joy a special birthday cake - but he doesn't know how! Super Why and his friends soar into a new kind of book - a cookbook - and get the information they need from a rhyming chef with a silly sense of humor as well as a recipe for fun! In the end, Whyatt learns how to cook up the perfect birthday for his little sister.

  • KET Thursday, November 27 at 1:00 pm EST

The Tortoise and the Hare #105 [TV-Y]
Princess Pea and Red are in a potato-sack race in the park but can't agree on how fast to go. The Super Readers fly into the famous race between the Tortoise and the Hare for ideas on how to help the two friends.

  • KET Friday, November 28 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed Captioned Goldilocks and the Three Bears #106 [TV-Y]
Whyatt accidentally messes up Jack's room and is in big trouble with his big brother. The Super Readers visit Goldilocks and find her surrounded by three broken chairs, three bowls of porridge, and three times the mess.

  • KET Monday, December 1 at 1:00 pm EST

The Boy Who Cried Wolf #107 [TV-Y]
Baby Joy has said her first words, but Whyatt was the only one around to hear her, and no one believes him. The Super Readers fly into the story of the Boy Who Cried Wolf and help the boy convince the townspeople that his tale is true.

  • KET Tuesday, December 2 at 1:00 pm EST

Rapunzel #108 [TV-Y]
To help Princess Pea's kitten, who is stuck in the top of a tree, the Super Readers talk with Rapunzel. Climbing her hair turns out not to be the answer, so the Prince helps them come up with a new rescue plan.

  • KET Wednesday, December 3 at 1:00 pm EST

The Ugly Duckling #109 [TV-Y]
Princess Pea's twirls are falling flat, and her dance recital is fast approaching. The Super Readers soar into the story of the Ugly Duckling, who's having just as much trouble trying to swim. With a little hard work, the Ugly Duckling hits his stride, and Princess Pea learns that practice makes perfect.

  • KET Thursday, December 4 at 1:00 pm EST

The Elves and the Shoemaker #110 [TV-Y]
Whyatt has a secret admirer. The Super Readers visit the shoemaker and discover that he is just as curious about his own secret friends, so they help him write a note to them. Meanwhile, Whyatt uncovers his mysterious admirer.

  • KET Friday, December 5 at 1:00 pm EST

Little Miss Muffet #111 [TV-Y]
Poor Red wants nothing more than to play with Little Boy Blue, but he keeps running away. So the Super Readers venture into the tale of Miss Muffet and the spider who keeps frightening her right off her tuffet.

  • KET Monday, December 8 at 1:00 pm EST

Cinderella #112 [TV-Y]
Red doesn't feel like much of a princess, so she wonders how she'll fit in at Sleeping Beauty's princess party. A visit to Cinderella's story teaches her that she doesn't need the help of a fairy godmother to feel great about who she is.

  • KET Tuesday, December 9 at 1:00 pm EST

The Ant and the Grasshopper #113 [TV-Y]
Littlest Pig arrives at a picnic and realizes that he forgot to pack any food. The Super Readers fly into the story of the Ant and the Grasshopper, where the jovial grasshopper finds himself equally unprepared.

  • KET Wednesday, December 10 at 1:00 pm EST

The Little Red Hen #114 [TV-Y]
When Red needs help gathering apples, all her friends can say is, "Not I!" So the Super Readers consult the Little Red Hen, whose friends didn't want to help her, either.

  • KET Thursday, December 11 at 1:00 pm EST

The Frog Prince #115 [TV-Y]
Princess Pea wants to do ballet, and Spider wants to spin webs, so how will these two friends play together? To find some answers, the Super Readers check out the story of the Frog Prince, where they meet another princess who can't see eye-to-eye with a friend.

  • KET Friday, December 12 at 1:00 pm EST

The Princess and the Pea #116 [TV-Y]
With the annual Junior Princess Competition approaching, Princess Pea is worried that she won't be able to pass the test and win her golden crown. The Super Readers visit the story of "The Princess and the Pea" to learn how Pea's mother, Priscilla, handled her own princess test.

  • KET Monday, December 15 at 1:00 pm EST

Little Red Riding Hood #117 [TV-Y]
The Super Readers travel "over the river and through the woods" into the story of Little Red Riding Hood on an adventure to find Little Red, her Grandma, and the Wolf.

  • KET Tuesday, December 16 at 1:00 pm EST

Twas the Night Before Christmas... #138 [TV-Y]
The Super Readers catch up with Santa and his reindeer and unravel the mystery of Santa's childhood.

  • KET Wednesday, December 17 at 1:00 pm EST
  • KET Wednesday, December 24 at 1:00 pm EST

The Nutcracker #159 [TV-Y]
Princess Pea doesn't know what to do about her friend Sleeping Beauty who is very, very grumpy! Super Why and his friends dance their way into the story of The Nutcracker, accompanied by Tchaikovsky's memorable music, to find out why the Mouse King is so cranky and give an innovative twist to the holiday classic. But will the super readers be able to restore magic to The Land of Sweets?

  • KET Thursday, December 18 at 1:00 pm EST
  • KET Thursday, December 25 at 1:00 pm EST

The Emperor's New Clothes #120 [TV-Y]
Jill wants Littlest Pig to wear a bucket on his head for their game, but it makes him feel quite silly. The Super Readers dive into the tale of "The Emperor's New Clothes," about a ruler whose new clothes seem to be invisible, for some guidance.

  • KET Friday, December 19 at 1:00 pm EST

The Twelve Dancing Princesses #121 [TV-Y]
Whyatt wants to know why his family is acting sneaky, so the Super Readers waltz into the story of the 12 Dancing Princesses to see whether they can discover what the princesses are concealing.

  • KET Monday, December 22 at 1:00 pm EST

The Three Billy Goats Gruff #122 [TV-Y]
The Super Readers head into the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff, who really want to get the Troll's side of the story.

  • KET Tuesday, December 23 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed Captioned Thumbelina #123 [TV-Y]
The friends shrink down to the size of ants and join Thumbelina on her big adventure to find her missing brother.

  • KET Friday, December 26 at 1:00 pm EST

Goldilocks and the Three Bears: The Mystery #124 [TV-Y]
The Super Readers consult with Goldilocks, who is determined to prove that she didn't make the mess in the Three Bears' house.

  • KET Monday, December 29 at 1:00 pm EST

Beauty and the Beast #125 [TV-Y]
If the Beast can tune down his roaring, Beauty might learn they're not as different as she thinks.

  • KET Tuesday, December 30 at 1:00 pm EST

Bedtime for Bear #203 [TV-Y]
Baby Joy is afraid of the dark! To show her there's nothing to fear, Super Why and his literacy friends fly into Bedtime for Bear and meet Charlie - a bear who is scared of just about everything!

  • KET Wednesday, December 31 at 1:00 pm EST

Tiddalick the Frog #127 [TV-Y]
Tiddalick the frog's puddle jumping is using up all the water and leaving his neighbors in the dust.

  • KET Thursday, January 1 at 1:00 pm EST

Sleeping Beauty #128 [TV-Y]
The team uses their powers to wake a Princess and show her that there's more to life than sleeping.

  • KET Friday, January 2 at 1:00 pm EST

The Goose and the Golden Eggs #130 [TV-Y]
The team visits a man who is as protective of his special eggs as Red is of her delicious apples.

  • KET Monday, January 5 at 1:00 pm EST

The Foolish Wishes #129 [TV-Y]
Whyatt gets to pick a toy from the toy store. The Super Readers help a farmer decide how to use three magic wishes.

  • KET Tuesday, January 6 at 1:00 pm EST

Momotaro the Peach Boy #133 [TV-Y]
The Super Readers find a boy in a Japanese Folktale whose friends are arguing so loudly, it angers an ogre!

  • KET Wednesday, January 7 at 1:00 pm EST

The Gingerbread Boy #134 [TV-Y]
The Super Readers try to keep the speedy little Gingerbread Boy safe, but is their plan half-baked?

  • KET Thursday, January 8 at 1:00 pm EST

The Magic Porridge Pot #131 [TV-Y]
The Super Readers fly in to rescue a little girl whose magical pot just won't stop making porridge!

  • KET Friday, January 9 at 1:00 pm EST

Pinocchio #132 [TV-Y]
Whyatt learns the importance of telling the truth and meets a boy whose nose grows when he fibs.

  • KET Monday, January 12 at 1:00 pm EST

The Stars in the Sky #136 [TV-Y]
The team soars high with a little girl named Ella who has a big dream of playing with the stars.

  • KET Tuesday, January 13 at 1:00 pm EST

The Three Feathers #137 [TV-Y]
A young prince must race to find a magic carpet. The only problem is he doesn't think he can do it!

  • KET Wednesday, January 14 at 1:00 pm EST

Super Why! and the Little Mermaid #139 [TV-Y]
The team explores the ocean with the Little Mermaid, whose tail sets her apart from kids on land.

  • KET Thursday, January 15 at 1:00 pm EST

Juan Bobo and the Pig #140 [TV-Y]
The Super Readers meet a boy who thinks his Momma wants him to put his pig in a dress!

  • KET Friday, January 16 at 1:00 pm EST

Woofster Finds A Home #201 [TV-Y]
Whyatt goes to a pet adoption fair in Storybrook Village where he meets a little puppy who needs a family. Whyatt promises to look in a book to help until the puppy reveals he has a story of his own! As the superhero readers travel through the book Woofster Finds a Home, they find exciting ways to overcome obstacles and a new super reader joins the team!

  • KET Monday, January 19 at 1:00 pm EST

Snow White #141 [TV-Y]
The Super Readers try to stop the wicked queen from giving a fairytale princess a poison apple!

  • KET Tuesday, January 20 at 1:00 pm EST

The Rolling Rice Cakes #142 [TV-Y]
The team meets an old man in a Japanses folktale who has chased his rice cakes into a mouse hole!

  • KET Wednesday, January 21 at 1:00 pm EST

Peter Rabbit #143 [TV-Y]
The team chases the mischievous cottontail bunny, who is on the hunt for delicious vegetables.

  • KET Thursday, January 22 at 1:00 pm EST

Webby In Bathland #202 [TV-Y]
Red is practicing her soccer moves and kicking up dirt, when Grandma tells her it's time for lunch. Red gives her hands a quick rinse and gets ready to chow down, but Grandma says her hands aren't clean. The super readers zoom into the story Webby in Bathland and help a brave little penguin save his beloved town from the evil Squirmy Germies who are fighting down and dirty!

  • KET Friday, January 23 at 1:00 pm EST

The Boy Who Drew Cats #144 [TV-Y]
The Super Readers meet a boy in a Japanese folktale who is struggling to sketch a picture for the emperor.

  • KET Monday, January 26 at 1:00 pm EST

Cinderella: The Prince's Side of the Story #148 [TV-Y]
Little Boy Blue disappears and the prince in Cinderella's fairytale may help solve the mystery.

  • KET Tuesday, January 27 at 1:00 pm EST

The Swan Maiden #147 [TV-Y]
The heroes help the Swan Maiden get her feathers back so she can return home before the sun sets.

  • KET Wednesday, January 28 at 1:00 pm EST

The Three Little Pigs: The Return of the Wolf #149 [TV-Y]
Poppa Pig teaches the team to construct a sturdy building before Big Bad Wolf ruins their plans.

  • KET Thursday, January 29 at 1:00 pm EST

The City Mouse and the Country Mouse #150 [TV-Y]
The heroes jump into the tale of two mice brothers who live far away from each other - one in the city and one in the country.

  • KET Friday, January 30 at 1:00 pm EST
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Official web site: http://pbskids.org/superwhy/

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