Picture Writer DVD: The Art of the Picture Book

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 Soto has a plan of his own.

THE AMAZING BONE: (Narrated by John Lithgow) Pearl befriends a talking bone she finds in the woods. A hungry fox captures them and brings them to his home. How will they escape?

(All stories written and illustrated by William Steig)

DVD Features: The Three Robbers; Moon Man; Great White Man-Eating Shark; Getting To Know William Steig; Read Along; Interactive Menus; Story Selection

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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 that sleeping in Baby Bear’s bed?

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS-- (Music composed by Ernest V. Troost) A hungry wolf is after three little pigs. Only one is clever enough to save his chinny-chin-chin.

All stories written and illustrated by James Marshall

DVD Features: 2 Full-Length Bonus Stories Exclusive to DVD: "Chicken Little" by Steven Kellogg, Narrated by Helen Hunt and Hank Azaria, "Rapunzel" by Paul O. Zelinsky; Getting To Know James Marshall; Read Along; Interactive Menus; Story Selection

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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 classmates learn new ideas, expand their world, and grow closer together one day at a time.

VOYAGE TO THE PLANET BUNNY (Written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells, narrated by Maggie Gyllenhaal) Three bunnies are whisked off to the gentle Bunny Planet -- a place that lies far beyond the moon and stars.

READING TO YOUR BUNNY (Written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells, performed by Mary Chapin Carpenter, voices by Diana Canova, David DeVries, Rosemary Wells, and others) An original story by Rosemary Wells highlights the importance of reading to little ones.

Disc 2: Max s Christmas...and more stories by Rosemary Wells

MAX S CHRISTMAS (Written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells, narrated by Jenny Agutter, and Rex Robbins) Max is told that he can t stay up to see Santa, but he sneaks down anyway. Will Santa still come if Max is awake?

MAX S CHOCOLATE CHICKEN (Written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells, narrated by Clavelle Dalferes) Will Max and Ruby find the most Easter eggs to win the chocolate chicken? Only the Easter Bunny knows for sure.

MORRIS S DISAPPEARING DOG (Written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells, narrated by TK) Morris thinks his brother and sisters have better Christmas presents. But inside the last box under the tree he finds a magical gift that makes all his troubles disappear.

OTTO RUNS FOR PRESIDENT (Written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells, narrated by Diana Canova) Who will win the big school election at Barkadelphia School? Popular Tiffany, Sporty Charles, or good friend Otto?
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Snow DVD
Uri Shuelevitz

DVD adaptation of Uri Shulevitz's Caldecott Honor Book, Snow. Film is shot directly from the original art and are word-for-word narrations of the book text. Running time 6 minutes, 14 seconds.

"Childhood, imagination, and positive thinking all take center stage in this lyrically lovely picture book, where words and illustrations coordinate to produce a complete emotional glow. Lovely background music that imitates quiet snowfall and Guidall's Russian-accented narration resonate in this tale of optimism." - Booklist

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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers DVD
Dramatic real life stories and inspiring fiction are combined in this collection of stories to lift the spirit and move the soul. THE MAN WHO WALKED BETWEEN THE TOWERS (By Mordicai Gerstein, Narrated by Jake Gyllenhaal, Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal) Inspired by the true story of Philippe Petit and his daring 1974 high wire walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. SNOWFLAKE BENTLEY (By Jaqueline Briggs Martin, Narrated by Sean Astin, From the Caldecott Medal book) Ever since Willie Bentley was a young boy, he was fascinated with snowflakes. This is the true story of the world’s famous snowflake authority. MISS RUMPHIUS (By Barbara Cooney, Narrated by Claire Danes) Alice dreams of traveling to faraway places and making the world more beautiful. Inspired by a true story, Miss Rumphius shows us how we can all make the world a more beautiful place. THE POT THAT JUAN BUILT (By Nancy Andrews-Goebel, Narrated by Alfred Molina) Juan Quezada, one of Mexico’s most famous potters, used his creative gifts to transform his impoverished village of laborers into a thriving artists’ community. DVD Features: 2 Extra Bonus Stories: "Snowflake Bently: His Legacy", "About Juan Quezada"; Spanish Version of "Miss Rumphius"; Read Along; Interactive Menus; Story Selection; Auto Play
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Search no more, these favorite tales are a fantastic find!

TIKKI TIKKI TEMBO (By Arlene Mosel, Illustrated by Blair Lent) What's in a name? A great deal according to the Chinese of long ago who honored their first son with the grand, long name Tikki Tikki Tembo. But such names can be very dangerous.

HOT HIPPO (By Mwenye Hadithi, Illustrated by Adrienne Kennaway) Hippo was hot. He longed to live in the water like the fishes, instead of dry land. But will Ngai, the god of Everything and Everywhere, give Hippo permission to do so?

THE TENDER TALE OF CINDERELLA PENGUIN (By Janet Perlman, Produced by the National Film Board of Canada) A new look at the classic story of Cinderella. In this version, Cinderella Penguin loses her magic flipper as she runs to meet her midnight deadline, but all ends well when Prince Charming finds the right webbed foot.

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Virginia Lee Burton: A Sense of Place DVD

This acclaimed PBS documentary offers a unique portrait of Virginia Lee Burton, one of the most significant and groundbreaking author/illustrators of the 20th Century. For over 60 years, her classic picture books, including the beloved Mike Mulligan And His Steam Shovel and The Little House, have delighted children with their engaging stories and lively illustrations.

Her dynamic illustrations, use of space, typeface and design were at the forefront of the developing American Picture Book. Similarly, her themes of team work, overcoming obstacles, meeting challenges, environmental awareness and adapting to change while honoring the past, are evergreen. Burton was also a gifted textile designer who, in 1940, founded The Folly Cove Designers in Gloucester, Massachusetts where she lived with her husband, noted sculptor, George Demetrios. This design collective produced highly sophisticated and detailed textiles that were sold throughout the United States. Virginia Lee Burton was a woman ahead of her time, a Renaissance woman whose art and literature remain an enduring part of America s cultural heritage.

This finely wrought documentary explores Burton s life and art through a treasure-trove of archival materials, never-before seen photographs, personal documents, sketchbooks, original manuscripts and interviews with family and friends.

DVD Features: Selected Clips; Director s Trailer; Filmmaker Biography

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Where Wild Things Are... And Other Maurice Sendak Stories

By Maurice Sendak
Illustrated by Maurice Sendak

Beautiful animation and rhythmic melodies bring classic Maurice Sendak stories to life.
Where the Wild Things Are
The Nutshell Kids: Alligators All Around, One was Johnny, Pierre and Chicken Soup with Rice
In The Night Kitchen

Total running time: Approx. 35 min.

This Where the Wild Things Are fleece sleeper pajama is the most adorable sleepwear found in the land of the Wild Things! The one-piece zip-up sleeper pajama is based on the unique wolf costume worn by Max, the King of all Wild Things, from the beloved children's book by Maurice Sendak. The incredibly soft, beige fleece pajamas have a fuzzy hood with ears, embroidered blue toenails and rubber tread on the feet, and an embroidered crown and Max on the chest. Made of flame-resistant 100% polyester fleece
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