For Educators

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.

Click here to watch a trailer!

Item No. 9780545722957
$40.00
Spring Bookmark
Lois Ehlert

By Lois Ehlert

It's the season for reading.

measures 2 inches by 8 inches

Item No. 14925
$0.30
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Big Book
Bill Martin Jr

Oversized picture book perfect for the classroom!

With more than two million copies sold, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? has opened up a world of learning to a generation of children. For this edition, created for the twenty-fifth anniversay in 1992, Bill Martin, Jr., restored his text to its original wording. And Eric Carle created all new pictures--based on the originals, but clearer, brighter, and truer to the colors they represent.

Item No. 9780805087185
$27.95
The Art of Eric Carle - Softcover
Eric Carle

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 how Carle creates his collages, and writings by Carle and his colleagues. Still, it is the artwork in the oversize volume that seizes the imagination. More than 60 of his full-color collage pictures are handsomely reproduced and serve as a statement of Carle's impressive talent.
- Booklist

Item No. 9780399240027
$19.99
Butterfly Temporary Tattoos

Set of 25 temporary tattoos featuring the beautiful butterfly from Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Makes excellent party favors or prizes for students. Each tattoo measures approximately 2" x 2". For ages 1+

Item No. ECTATSET2
$6.95
Caterpillar Crayons

Set of 4 Eric Carle Very Hungry Caterpillar-themed crayons in an adorable mini box. Safe and non-toxic. Makes great party favors or classroom gifts!

Item No. 13733710
$0.75
Caterpillar Jumbo Sticker Set

Set of 5 jumbo stickers featuring Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Makes great party favors, stocking stuffers or classroom rewards. Each sticker measures 2.5" x 2.5"

Item No. 13704929PK
$1.00
Caterpillar Party Favor Bags

The perfect size for little treats, gifts or a special thank you for guests of your party. Each pack comes with 8 paper party bags with a vibrantly green design with The Very Hungry Caterpillar and cheerful green grass design.Party Favor Bags measure 7.5 inches by 6 inches by 2.25 inches deep (dimensions exclude handles).

Item No. TVHC-PARTYBAG
$6.95
Caterpillar Temporary Tattoos

Set of 25 temporary tattoos featuring Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Makes excellent party favors or prizes for students. Each tattoo measures approximately 2" x 2". For ages 1+

Item No. ECTATSET1
$6.95
Eric Carle Garlands
Chronicle Books
Eric Carle s bright, appealing colors and memorable animal characters come to life in this charming decorative garland. With 80 alphabet and animal tiles plus 5 yards of quality hanging ribbon, the user can spell out almost any greeting to create simple, playful decor for parties, play rooms, or bedrooms.

WARNING: Possible entanglement injury. Keep garland out of baby's reach.

Item No. 9781452105116
$16.95
Eric Carle Inspirational Bookmark Set

Set of 36 Eric Carle bookmarks, 6 of each design. Perfect for classrooms, party favors or gifts for your book-loving friends. Bookmarks measure 6" x 2" and are one-sided on sturdy cardstock.

Item No. 13702695SET
$10.50
Eric Carle Temporary Tattoo Assortment

Assortment of 36 mini Eric Carle temporary tattoos featuring favorite characters and iconic images from Eric Carle's most popular books! Each tattoo measures 1.5" x 1.5". Makes great party favors and stocking stuffers!

Item No. 13702770
$5.95
Reading is Sweet Poster

Celebrate the sweetness of reading with this adorable poster featuring Eric Carle's Very Hungry Caterpillar. Poster measures 23" x 17".

Item No. 13617870
$12.95
World of Eric Carle Pencil Set

Set of 24 assorted pencils featuring colorful illustrations from Eric Carle's books. 6 each of 4 designs. Perfect for back-to-school, party favors or reading incentives.

Item No. 889070136099
$14.95
"ELEPHANT & PIGGIE" Books Poster

"Books Bring Me Joy!" poster featuring "ELEPHANT & PIGGIE" by Mo Willems. Perfect for your home, classroom or library! Measures 23" tall x 17" wide.

Item No. 13714080
$14.95
"ELEPHANT & PIGGIE" Drawstring Bag

"Make Friends with Books" Plastic drawstring bag featuring Mo Willems' "ELEPHANT & PIGGIE". Great for party favors! Bag measures 17" H x 14" W x 3" D.

Item No. 13714100
$1.25
123 to the Zoo Flash Cards
Chronicle Books
Adorned with artist and author Eric Carle's illustrations from the book 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo, these beautiful flash cards feature three great subjects for infants and toddlers: animals, trains, and counting! Printed on thick, sturdy board, they are equally suited for small hands to hold, hanging on the wall in a child's room, or making a number frieze in a classroom. The set of 20 cards counts from 1 to 10 twice.
Item No. 9781452113418
$14.99
Amazing Animals Bulletin Board Set

Includes 31 pieces from Eric Carle's Slowly, Slowly, Slowly said the Sloth. Size of animal pieces vary and measure up to 24-3/4"H x 18"W.

Item No. 13109600
$15.95
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McKenna, Betsy

Art Workshop for Children is not just another book of straightforward art projects. The book's unique child-led approach provides a framework for cultivating creative thinking and encourages the wonder that comes when children are allowed to freely explore the creative process and their materials.

As children work through these open-ended workshops, adults are guided on how to be facilitators who provide questions, encourage deep thinking, and help spark an excitement for discovery.

Children explore basic materials and workshops that use minimal supplies, and then gradually add new materials to fill the art cabinets as well as new skills and more complex workshops. Most workshops are suitable to preschool-aged children, and each contains ideas for explorations and new twists to engage older or more experienced artists.

Interspersed throughout are sidebar essays that introduce perspectives on mess-making, imperfection, the role of adult, collaborative art, and thoughts on the Reggio Emilia method, a self-guided teaching philosophy.

These pieces underscore the value of art-making with children, and support the parent/teacher/care-giver on how to successfully lead, question, and navigate their children through the workshops to result in the fullest experiences.

Item No. 9781631591433
$22.99
Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? Big Book
Martin, Bill

Oversized picture book perfect for the classroom!

Baby Bear sees a colorful selection of North American animals in this final book in the bear series, but who does he want to see most of all? Mama Bear, of course!

Item No. 9780805093452
$25.99
Brown Bear Bulletin Board Set

Includes 12 storytelling pieces, largest 16" x 10.5", resource guide and book cover image.

Item No. 12821
$13.99
Brown Bear Crayons

Set of 4 Eric Carle Brown Bear-themed crayons in an adorable mini box. Safe and non-toxic. Makes great party favors or classroom gifts!

Item No. 13720771
$0.75
Brown Bear Fabric Storage Bin

Fill with your child's favorite play things, such as toys, books and games! Features easy-to-grab handles and folds flat for compact storage. Its convenient size of 11" L x 11" W x 11" H fits into most shelving units. Also available in Ladybug and Caterpillar styles. Collect all three!

Item No. 96352
$15.95
Brown Bear Fabric Storage Chair

Store your favorite books, toys, games and more! Easy to assemble, even a child can do it! Chair folds flat for easy storage. Measures 10" x 10" x 17" when assembled. Chair can support maximum weight of 45 lbs. Recommended for agest 12-48 months. Also available in Caterpillar and Ladybug styles.

Item No. 96356
$22.95
Brown Bear Pocket Pillow

Adorable plush 15" pillow featuring Eric Carle's beloved Brown Bear. Handy storage pocket on the back side of the pillow is the perfect spot for pajamas, books, toys and more! Ages 1+

Item No. 55319
$18.95