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The Art of Eric Carle
Carle, Eric

First published in 1996, this retrospective has been updated and re-releaased in this beautiful new edition. Find a new essay penned by Alexandra Kennedy, the executive director of The Eric Carle Museum titled "Building the Dream: The Founding of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art."...

Carle is one of the most beloved illustrators of children's books. This retrospective is more than just an appreciation of his art, however. The book also contains an insightful autobiography illustrated with personal photographs, an anecdotal essay by his longtime editor, a photographic essay on...
Item No. 9781984813404
$35.00
100 Best Books for Children (Softcover)
Silvey, Anita
By selecting only 100 "best books" Silvey distinguishes her guide from all the others and makes it possible to give young readers their literary heritage in the childhood years.
Item No. 9780618618774
$9.95
100 Years of Children's Book Week Posters
Marcus, Leonard S
Celebrate a century of children's book illustration!

For families, art lovers, and history buffs alike, Leonard S. Marcus's visual history tour of 100 years of children's book illustration gathers in one glorious volume the posters of the annual Children's Book Week!

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Item No. 9780525645085
$35.00
1001 Children's Books
Eccleshare, Julia
This is the best and most authoritative guide to classic and contemporary children's literature today. It is the latest in the best-selling 1001 series, and its informative reviews are the key to differentiating the must-read books from all the rest in the realm of children's books. Whether you are...
Item No. 9780789318763
$36.95
50 Ways to Draw Your Beautiful Ordinary Life
Van Der Hulst, Astrid
The mindful pleasure of learning to draw, with paper goodies and creative secrets from expert illustrators.

Draw the Flow way. In this innovative approach to drawing instruction, the illustrators from Flow magazine open up their tool kits, sharing secrets and...

Item No. 9781523501151
$24.95
642 Things to Write (Young Writer Edition)
826 Valencia
Write a to-do list for a villain. Describe your dream tree house. Create a haiku about your shoes.

Young writers will get their creative juices flowing with this collection of smart, funny, and thought-provoking writing exercises. Kids can open to any page to find inspiration, express...

Item No. 9781452127842
$16.95
642 Things to Write About
San Francisco Writers' Grotto
This is a great book if your creative juices are running dry. -- Portland Book Review

A collection of 642 outrageous and witty writing prompts: Banish writer's block with 642 Things to Write, a fun and playful journal that invites inspiration with plenty of space to...

Item No. 9781452105444
$16.95
A Family of Readers - Softcover
Two of the most trusted reviewers in the field join with top authors, illustrators, and critics in a definitive guide to choosing books for children -- and nurturing their love of reading.

A Family of Readers is the definitive resource for parents interested in enriching the...

Item No. 9780763657550
$14.99
A House for Hermit Crab DVD
Carle, Eric

In this classic story from Eric Carle, Hermit Crab has outgrown his snug little shell so he finds himself a larger one. And along the way he finds many new friends to decorate and protect it. Narrated by Will Damron, with music by Ernest Troost. Animation by Soup2Nuts. DVD includes bonus...

Item No. 9780545874984
$20.00
Shimmer of Joy: One Hundred Children's Picture Books
Loker, Chris

How do simple words and images make a children's picture book so magical that one reading can create a cherished memory for life? Here are 100 books that amply prove the picture book is an art form.

Here are books you'll remember and new gems to discover. From The Tale of Peter...

Item No. 9781567926569
$35.00
A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader
A Brain Pickings Best Children's Book of the Year
An embarrassment of riches. --The New York Times
In these pages, some of today's most wonderful culture-makers--writers, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and...
Item No. 9781592702282
$34.95
Adventures in Cartooning
Frederick-Frost, Alexis

In this action-packed cartooning adventure, kids will have as much fun making comics as reading them!

Once upon a time . . . a princess tried to make a comic. And with the help of a magical cartooning elf, she learned how - well enough to draw her way out of an encounter with a dangerous...

Item No. 9781596433694
$15.99
Adventures in Cartooning: Characters in Action
Frederick-Frost, Alexis

The Knight, Edward the chubby horse, and of course the Magic Cartooning Elf are back for more fun, but this time they're sharing the stage with a host of new characters.

In Adventures in Cartooning: Characters In Action you'll learn how to create your own kooky characters. And fresh...

Item No. 9781596437326
$12.99
Amphigorey Again
Gorey, Edward
This collection displays in glorious abundance the offbeat characters and droll humor of Edward Gorey. Figbash is acrobatic, topiaries are tragic, hippopotami are admonitory, and galoshes are remorseful in this celebration of a unique talent that never fails to delight, amuse, and confound. ...
Item No. 9780156030212
$24.99
Angels and Wild Things: The Archetypal Poetics of Maurice Sendak
Cech, John

This new edition includes a preface by the author covering Sendak's life, work, and cultural impact in the years since 1994.

Over the course of more than ninety books, in a career that spanned six decades, Maurice Sendak became the most influential and, at times, the most controversial...

Item No. 9780271060644
$28.00
Art Before Breakfast
Gregory, Danny
Packed with the signature can-do attitude that makes beloved artist Danny Gregory a creativity guru to thousands across the globe, this unique guide serves up a hearty helping of inspiration. For aspiring artists who want to draw and paint but just can't seem to find time in the day, Gregory offers...
Item No. 9781452135472
$19.95
Art Lab for Little Kids
Schwake, Susan

Packed with 52 fun and colorful exercises geared toward 3- to 6-year-olds, this book offers parents and teachers an outstanding source of creative art activities to inspire and enrich this wide-eyed and open-hearted age group.

Activities are organized by medium and designed...

Item No. 9781592538362
$24.99
Arthur Rackham Treasury
Rackham, Arthur
This stunning treasury features full-page plates of the finest works by the famed English artist, Arthur Rackham (1867-1939). A leading figure in the early twentieth century's Golden Age of Illustration, Rackham interpreted scenes from such diverse material as fairy tales, Wagnerian opera, and...
Item No. 9780486446851
$14.95
Artist To Artist - Hardcover
Eric Carle Museum Pict Bk Art

This gorgeous collection of art (and the artists behind it) includes work by some of the world's most renowned children's book illustrators--Mitsumasa Anno, Quentin Blake, Ashley Bryan, Nancy Ekholm Burkert, Eric Carle, Tomie dePaola, Jane Dyer, Mordicai Gerstein, Robert Ingpen, Steven Kellogg,...

Item No. 9780399246005
$30.00
Astrid Lindgren
Andersen, Jens
The first English-language biography of Astrid Lindgren provides a moving and revealing portrait of the beloved Scandinavian literary icon whose adventures of Pippi Longstocking have influenced generations of young readers all over the world. Lindgren's sometimes turbulent life as an unwed teenage...
Item No. 9780300226102
$30.00
Balderdash! John Newbery
Markel, Michelle
This rollicking and fascinating picture book biography chronicles the life of the first pioneer of children's books--John Newbery himself. While most children's books in the 18th century contained lessons and rules, John Newbery imagined them overflowing with entertaining stories, science, and...
Item No. 9780811879224
$17.99
Beatrix Potter's Americans: Selected Letters
Jane Crowell Morse

Sale! Was $35.00, now $12.98!

"Most welcome!" Beatrix Potter Heelis wrote to an American children's book editor in 1930. "I always tell nice Americans to send other nice Americans along. Perhaps 'understanding Americans' would be a...

Item No. X7486
$12.98
Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature - Softcover
Lear, Linda

In this remarkable biography, Linda Lear offers a new look at the extraordinary woman who gave us some of the most beloved children's books of all time. Potter found freedom from her conventional Victorian upbringing in the countryside. Nature inspired her imagination as an artist and scientific...

Item No. 9780312377960
$22.99
Before They Were Artists: Famous Illustrators as Kids
Haidle, Elizabeth

Staff Pick

This vibrantly illustrated graphic novel anthology brings to life the childhood experiences of beloved artists and illustrators such as Wanda Gág, Maurice Sendak, and Jerry Pinkney. Stylish illustrations paired with small vignettes and anecdotes from the artists' early lives helps illuminate the...
Item No. 9781328801548
$17.99
Beyond Books: The Independent Art of Eric Carle Exhibition Catalog

By Grace Glueck and The Eric Carle Museum

Exhibition catalog with essay by Grace Glueck. 72 pages, color. Includes an exclusive DVD documentary,Beyond Books. This DVD documentary, available only through the catalog, provides a revealing look at Eric Carle, his...

Item No. 9781592880294
$26.95