Picture Writer DVD: The Art of the Picture Book

By Eric Carle

An ALA 2012 Notable Children's Video
Eric Carle fans, readers and artists of all ages will thrill to watch The Art of the Picture Book, a new film about the artist's life and creative process. This intimate portrait lets every viewer into Eric Carle's world as if you were there beside him in his studio. Listen and watch as he creates his pictures, remembers his childhood, reflects on the creative life he has led for decades as the creator of more than 70 books for children. The Art of the Picture Book captures the magic of Eric Carle; a man who sees each child as an individual and who is deeply connected to the child he once was.

Running time: 30 minutes.

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Flights Into Fantasy-DVD

Presentation of some of the most famous 19th and early 20th Century European and American illustrated art for children including original works by Arthur Rackham, Kay Nielsen, Edmund Dulac, E. H. Shepard, Jesse Wilcox Smith, and Beatrix Potter, among many others. The collection of Kendra and Allan Daniel features images of some of the most beloved characters in the genre Peter Pan, Winnie the Pooh, Babar, Madeline, Alice in Wonderland, from The Wizard of Oz and The Wind In The Willows and many more, as well as faerie art from the mid to late 19th and early 20th centuries. Filmed as exhibited at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, PA and at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA, with commentary provided by the collectors, the museums directors and other experts in the fields of illustration art and literature for children. Run time: 50 minutes

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I Love You Like Crazy Cakes DVD

Gather the family around and enjoy these heartwarming stories of love and affection. I LOVE YOU LIKE CRAZY CAKES (By Rose Lewis, Illustrated by Jane Dyer, Narrated by Mia Farrow) Based on the author's arduous trip to China to adopt a baby girl, this is the heartwarming story of a mother's love and a baby's smile as they become each other's family. THREE CHEERS FOR CATHERINE THE GREAT (By Cari Best, Illustrated by Giselle Potter, Narrated by Ekaterina Gordeeva) Sara's feisty Russian grandmother asks for "no presents" for her birthday -- and gets them -- one from each neighbor and one from Mama. Can Sara come up with the perfect "no present" in time for the party? FIVE CREATURES (By Emily Jenkins, Illustrated by Tomek Bogacki) Told from a small girl's point of view, this is the charming story of the two cats and three humans that live in her house. The story playfully charts comparisons between the five family members' varied talents and tastes just the way a child learning to count might do. Extra Bonus Story Exclusive to DVD: UNCLE ELEPHANT by Arnold Lobel.

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Is Your Mama a Llama? DVD
IS YOUR MAMA A LLAMA?: (By Deborah Guarino, illustrated by Steven Kellogg, Narrated by Amy Madigan, Music by Ernest V. Troost) Lloyd the llama asks all kinds of baby animals his question. Will he ever get the answer he longs to hear?


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Leonardo the Terrible Monster DVD

By Mo Willems

Leonardo is terrible at being a monster. He can't seem to frighten anyone. Then he comes up with a plan to find the perfect nervous little boy and scare the tuna salad out of him. Will his plan succeed, or will he come up with a better idea? Author Mo Willems narrates this dramatic tale with wit and warmth. Animated by Pete List. Animated, 8 minutes.

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Library of the Early Mind DVD

The authors, illustrators, and editors of some of the finest works of children's literature share their stories in this examination of the deeper side of the art. From the stories we hear as children to those we tell our own, the work of these storytellers often comes from a profound place and has more profound effects than we might imagine. Featuring: Chris Van Allsburg, Lois Lowry, R.L. Stine, Norton Juster, Natalie Babbitt, Brian Selznick, David Small, Mo Willems, Jarrett J. Krosockza, Jeff Kinney, Anita Silvey, Adam Gopnik, Nancy Garden, Lesléa Newman, Jerry Pinkney, Gregory Maguire, Brian Pinkney, Arthur A. Levine, Mary Jane Begin, Jack Gantos, Leonard S. Marcus, Peter H. Reynolds, Daniel Handler and Richard Michelson.

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Noisy Nora DVD

Children’s favorite storybook animals are brought to animated life in these classic tales.

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Pete's A Pizza DVD

PETE’S A PIZZA: (Narrated by Chevy Chase, Music by Raul Malo) When Pete is in a bad mood, his parents cheer him up by making a pizza with a very special ingredient -- Pete!

DOCTOR DE SOTO: (Music composed by Ernest V. Troost) Doctor De Soto, everyone’s favorite mouse-dentist, helps a fox with a sore tooth. The fox has a mouth-watering scheme to eat him after the job is done. But Dr. De So...

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Red Riding Hood and more James Marshall fairy tale favorites DVD

RED RIDING HOOD-- (Music composed by Ernest V. Troost) Red Riding Hood meets a charming wolf on her way to Granny’s house. What harm can come from chatting with the big-eyed, big-toothed stranger?

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS-- (Adapted from the Caldecott Honor Book) The three bears come home from a bicycle ride. Somebody has eaten their porridge, sat in their chairs and...wait, who’s t...

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Disc 1: Noisy Nora

NOISY NORA (Written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells, narrated by Mary Beth Hurt) What s a wee little mouse to do when little brother and big sister take up all of Mom and Dad s time? Make noise!

EMILY S FIRST 100 DAYS OF SCHOOL (Written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells, narrated by Diana Canova) As the days and weeks of school go by, Emily and her classm...
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