Web site: http://pbskids.org/superwhy/
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.
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 Saturday, July 26 at 9:30 am EDT
The Ugly Duckling #109
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 Sunday, July 27 at 9:30 am EDT
The Elves and the Shoemaker #110
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 Monday, July 28 at 1:00 pm EDT
Little Miss Muffet #111
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 Tuesday, July 29 at 1:00 pm EDT
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 Wednesday, July 30 at 1:00 pm EDT
The Ant and the Grasshopper #113
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 Thursday, July 31 at 1:00 pm EDT
- KET Saturday, August 2 at 9:30 am EDT
The Little Red Hen #114
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 Friday, August 1 at 1:00 pm EDT
- KET Sunday, August 3 at 9:30 am EDT
The Frog Prince #115
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 Monday, August 4 at 1:00 pm EDT
The Princess and the Pea #116
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 Tuesday, August 5 at 1:00 pm EDT
Little Red Riding Hood #117
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 Wednesday, August 6 at 1:00 pm EDT
Tom Thumb #118
The Super Readers jump into the story of Tom Thumb, a guy who knows what it feels like to be really little, and help him out of a few scrapes.
- KET Thursday, August 7 at 1:00 pm EDT
- KET Saturday, August 9 at 9:30 am EDT
Little Bo Peep #119
Whyatt is frantically looking for Mister Lizard, so the Super Readers team up with Little Bo Peep for some practice in searching.
- KET Friday, August 8 at 1:00 pm EDT
- KET Sunday, August 10 at 9:30 am EDT
The Emperor's New Clothes #120
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 Monday, August 11 at 1:00 pm EDT
The Twelve Dancing Princesses #121
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 Tuesday, August 12 at 1:00 pm EDT
The Three Billy Goats Gruff #122
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 Wednesday, August 13 at 1:00 pm EDT
The friends shrink down to the size of ants and join Thumbelina on her big adventure to find her missing brother.
- KET Thursday, August 14 at 1:00 pm EDT
- KET Saturday, August 16 at 9:30 am EDT
Goldilocks and the Three Bears: The Mystery #124
The Super Readers consult with Goldilocks, who is determined to prove that she didn't make the mess in the Three Bears' house.
- KET Friday, August 15 at 1:00 pm EDT
- KET Sunday, August 17 at 9:30 am EDT
Beauty and the Beast #125
If the Beast can tune down his roaring, Beauty might learn they're not as different as she thinks.
- KET Monday, August 18 at 1:00 pm EDT
A princess has a helper who is too busy to help spin straw into gold. Can the team guess his name?
- KET Tuesday, August 19 at 1:00 pm EDT
Tiddalick the Frog #127
Tiddalick the frog's puddle jumping is using up all the water and leaving his neighbors in the dust.
- KET Wednesday, August 20 at 1:00 pm EDT
Sleeping Beauty #128
The team uses their powers to wake a Princess and show her that there's more to life than sleeping.
- KET Thursday, August 21 at 1:00 pm EDT
- KET Saturday, August 23 at 9:30 am EDT
The Goose and the Golden Eggs #130
The team visits a man who is as protective of his special eggs as Red is of her delicious apples.
- KET Friday, August 22 at 1:00 pm EDT
- KET Sunday, August 24 at 9:30 am EDT
The Foolish Wishes #129
Whyatt gets to pick a toy from the toy store. The Super Readers help a farmer decide how to use three magic wishes.
- KET Monday, August 25 at 1:00 pm EDT
Momotaro the Peach Boy #133
The Super Readers find a boy in a Japanese Folktale whose friends are arguing so loudly, it angers an ogre!
- KET Tuesday, August 26 at 1:00 pm EDT
The Magic Porridge Pot #131
The Super Readers fly in to rescue a little girl whose magical pot just won't stop making porridge!
- KET Wednesday, August 27 at 1:00 pm EDT
Whyatt learns the importance of telling the truth and meets a boy whose nose grows when he fibs.
- KET Thursday, August 28 at 1:00 pm EDT
- KET Saturday, August 30 at 9:30 am EDT
- KET Monday, September 1 at 1:00 pm EDT
The Gingerbread Boy #134
The Super Readers try to keep the speedy little Gingerbread Boy safe, but is their plan half-baked?
- KET Friday, August 29 at 1:00 pm EDT
- KET Sunday, August 31 at 9:30 am EDT
- KET Wednesday, September 3 at 1:00 pm EDT
Bedtime for Bear #203
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 Tuesday, September 2 at 1:00 pm EDT
The Stars in the Sky #136
The team soars high with a little girl named Ella who has a big dream of playing with the stars.
- KET Thursday, September 4 at 1:00 pm EDT
Molly's Dance Show #204
The curtain rises on Princess Pea's dance recital but she's too scared to come out of the wings! Super Why and his friends head into the story Molly's Dance Show to meet a ballerina doll with similar stage fright. When Molly's dreams of performing come true, thanks to a fairy princess and some magic slippers, Princess Presto wonders what it will take for her to have confidence, too.
- KET Friday, September 5 at 1:00 pm EDT
The Three Feathers #137
A young prince must race to find a magic carpet. The only problem is he doesn't think he can do it!
- KET Monday, September 8 at 1:00 pm EDT
King Eddie Who Loved Spaghetti #205
It's dinner time at Whyatt's house but things are not going well! He's perplexed when Mom and Dad say that what's on his plate isn't healthy. To find out why, the reading superheroes fly into the story King Eddie Who Loved Spaghetti and encounter a wacky king who only wants to eat one thing - spaghetti!
- KET Tuesday, September 9 at 1:00 pm EDT
Naila and the Magic Map #206
Pig and his friends are playing when they find what looks like an Egyptian treasure map, but they can't make out the symbols! To search for some answers, the super readers soar into the book Naila and the Magic Map and explore the world of ancient Egypt.
- KET Wednesday, September 10 at 1:00 pm EDT
Jasper's Cowboy Wish #207
Howdy Partner! Whyatt and his friends are playing cowboys, but Pig can't join in because he doesn't know what cowboys do. The super readers jump into the tale Jasper's Cowboy Wish and make the acquaintance of a cowpoke named Jasper who's desperate to become a rompin' stompin' cowboy if only he could get the hang of it!
- KET Thursday, September 11 at 1:00 pm EDT
Super Why! and the Little Mermaid #139
The team explores the ocean with the Little Mermaid, whose tail sets her apart from kids on land.
- KET Friday, September 12 at 1:00 pm EDT
Baby Dino's Big Discovery #208
The super readers soar into Baby Dino's Big Discovery where they lend a hand to a baby dinosaur searching for his mommy.
- KET Monday, September 15 at 1:00 pm EDT
Princess Gwennie Saves The Day #209
Princess Pea pretends she's a queen but Red doesn't know what to be! The super readers fly into the story of a princess with a silly sense of humor and a big job to do. They help Gwennie use her talents to save the day, and Red discovers her own special gifts.
- KET Tuesday, September 16 at 1:00 pm EDT
The Great Robot Race #210
Whyatt and his puppy want to win the porridge race, but the bowl of breakfast cereal keeps falling off the puppy's back. The reading friends visit The Great Robot Race and encounter a boy named Bradbury who is determined to help his robo-doggie win a race too!
- KET Wednesday, September 17 at 1:00 pm EDT
The Adventures of Math-A-Million #211
The super readers accompany a math superhero as he confronts a series of arithmetic emergencies.
- KET Thursday, September 18 at 1:00 pm EDT
Juan Bobo and the Pig #140
The Super Readers meet a boy who thinks his Momma wants him to put his pig in a dress!
- KET Friday, September 19 at 1:00 pm EDT
Monty's Adventures In Music Town #212
The super readers soar into the book Monty's Adventures in Music Town and meet a loveable monster who is having trouble picking an instrument to play for the big show.
- KET Monday, September 22 at 1:00 pm EDT
Zora's Art Adventure #213
The super readers venture into A Magical Art Adventure and join Zora, a young artist looking for ideas.
- KET Tuesday, September 23 at 1:00 pm EDT
Snow White #141
The Super Readers try to stop the wicked queen from giving a fairytale princess a poison apple!
- KET Wednesday, September 24 at 1:00 pm EDT
Around The World Adventure #214
With the help of their teacher, Whyatt and his friends have contacted a girl from another school over the computer, but they wonder where she lives. The super readers take a trip around the world with a wacky explorer name Wigglesbottom who is on the hunt for his friend Sophie.
- KET Thursday, September 25 at 1:00 pm EDT
The Rolling Rice Cakes #142
The team meets an old man in a Japanses folktale who has chased his rice cakes into a mouse hole!
- KET Friday, September 26 at 1:00 pm EDT
Galileo's Space Adventure #215
The super readers blast off into the tale Galileo's Space Adventure and investigate the solar system with a young astronaut seeking to rescue his beloved teddy bear named Houston.
- KET Monday, September 29 at 1:00 pm EDT
Peter Rabbit #143
The team chases the mischievous cottontail bunny, who is on the hunt for delicious vegetables.
- KET Tuesday, September 30 at 1:00 pm EDT
Official web site: http://pbskids.org/superwhy/
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