Designed and built with care, filled with creative elements
#21 – Print from Peace
13″ X 19″
Illustrator: Wendy Anderson Halperin
Print Price: $25
Signed by Wendy
25 Plastic 6″ Rulers
These handy rulers fit inside our Portable Art Studio boxes and they help children to be more precise with their lines.
In the early levels, a ruler is not necessary but some children find using one helps their drawings look more exact and to them, better.
After completing the Foundation level the drawing lessons start to become more complex. Having an exact ruler will help with the labeling or precise lines of the math or engineering drawings.
The 6″ size is nice because it’s easier to handle by little hands and easy to store away when the lessons are done for the day.
Plastic 6″ Ruler
In the early levels a ruler is not necessary but some children find using helps their drawings look more exact and to them, better.
After completing the Foundation level the drawing lessons start to become more complex. Having an exact ruler will help with the labeling or precise lines in math or engineering drawings.
Title: “Youth in Water” – signed, original, line, gouache and crayon on paper
Size: 16.5″ x 22.75″
Book: Puss in Boots
Author: Charles Perrault
Illustrator: Marcia Brown
Artwork Price: $1,600
Title: “How Big Were the Dinosaurs? GIGANTIC” – signed, unpublished, original oil on paper
Size: 11″ x 17.75″
Book: How Big Were the Dinosaurs? GIGANTIC
Author & Illustrator: Patrick O’Brien
Artwork Price: $1,200
Title: “Curious George at the Zoo” – unpublished, poster
Size: 11″ x 14″
Artwork Price: $25
Title: “Snow White and Rose Red” – signed, numbered, limited edition prints
Size: 9″ x 12.25″
Book: Snow White and Rose Red
Illustrator: Gennady Spirin
Author: Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm
Artwork Price: $100
Title: “Pink is the Sunlight on My Nose” – signed, numbered, limited edition print
Size: 13″ x 19″
Print Number: 3/50
Book: Red is a Dragon A Book of Colors
Illustrator: Gracie Lin
Author: Roseann Thong
Artwork Price: $150
Title: “Bear of My Heart” – signed, original, watercolor on paper
Size: 11″ x 18.5″
Book: Bear of My Heart
Illustrator: Margie Moore
Author: Joanne Ryder
Title: 1, 2, I Love You” – signed, original watercolor on paper, matted
Size: 16.25″ x 22.25″
Book: 1, 2, I Love You
Illustrator: Emily Arnold McCully
Author: Alice Schertle
#27 – Botanical Print
13″ X 13″
#26 – Botanical Print
#25 – Botanical Print
#24 – Botanical Print
#23 – Botanical Print
#22 – Botanical Print
#20 – Print from the book: Planting the Wild Garden
#19 – Illustrated Print
13″ X 17″
#18 – Print from the book: Peace
#17 – Illustrated Print
#16 – Print from the book: Peace
#15 – Print from the book: Planting the Wild Garden
#14 – Print from the book: Peace
#13 – Print from the book: Peace
#12 – Print from the book: Planting the Wild Garden
#11 – Print from the book: Planting the Wild Garden
#10 – Print from the book: Planting the Wild Garden
#9 – Print from the book: Planting the Wild Garden
#8 – Print from the book: Nothing To Do
#7 – Print from the book: Nothing To Do
#6 – Print from the book: The Visit
#5 – Print from the book: Turn, Turn, Turn
#4 – Print from the book: Let’s Go Home
#2 – Print from the book: Nothing To Do
#3 – Print from the book: Let’s Go Home
#l – Print from the book: The Visit
Coloring Book Title: CREATE
Legal Sized Paperback, 25 pages
Book Price: $25
An ad u It coloring book filled with beautiful illustrations ready for viewers to get out their crayons and have fun coloring the detailed artwork. A few pages even have platonic solids to color, cut out, fold and make 30 geometry mobiles. Enjoy exploring Wendy’s lines as you enhance the artwork with your own colors.
Book Title: Once Upon a Mail Route
Author: John Mooy
Book Price: $15
“Who would have ever thought that the treasures of life could be found on the country roads known as Rural Route 2. Once Upon A Mail Route invites you to ride the route of a rural mail carrier during a time when everyday life provided the opportunity for lasting friendships and wonderful adventures. There was a story at every mailbox and a lesson for life.”
Book Title: Let’s Go Home The Wonderful Things About a House
Author: Cynthis Rylant
Book Price: $8
Explore the details around the house. Connect with the objects and elements that make a house a home. Enjoy the richness of detail found, on every page, in the everyday things we find in the home. Take a trip through the various living spaces and visit the people who inhabit them. The story warms and somehow feels familiar as you engage in the story’s images. It may even remind you of your home, or bring back childhood memories of where you grew up.
Book Title: Once Upon a Small Town
“For a school assignment, Blake gathers stories about Jimmy Shannon, a person who lives in his small town. As he interviews people about Jimmy, Blake learns that being different is not bad or sad, it just is. Blake’s interview helps him understand the joy people can experience when they accept others and live by the Golden Rule. His stories are about people and life in a town where random acts of kindness done for a mentally challenged person have brought happiness not only to him but have also enriched the lives of all who knew him.”
Book Title: The Racketty Packetty House
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Illustrator: Wendy Anderson Halperin
Book Price: $20
Simon and Schuster Summary:
“Acclaimed illustrator Wendy Anderson Halperin celebrates Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic, a tale of two dollhouses, just in time for its 100th anniversary. When Tidy Castle arrives, brand-new and grand in every way, the Racketty-Packetty House has never looked shabbier, and it is shoved in the corner of Cynthia’s nursery. But the Racketty family still dances, sings and laughs louder than all the fancy dolls combined. When a real-life princess visits the nursery, the Rackettys learn that the humans are planning to destroy their house. Only a miracle — or some very unusual magic — can save them now!”
Book Title: Love Is
Illustrator/Author: Adapted from the Bible by Wendy Anderson Halperin
Book Price: $10
Simon and Schuster Summary:
“What is Love?
For thousands of years, people the world over have answered this question by turning to Saint Paul the apostle and his words on love for the early followers of Christ. Now celebrated illustrator Wendy Anderson Halperin lends her own artistic vision to Paul’s immortal words and reasserts his message — that the love we express can best be seen in what we do and say.
Book Title: Planting the Wild Garden
Author: Kathryn 0. Galbraith
Book Summary: Follow the adventures of seeds and how they travel. Whether by wind, water, or on the tail of a fox, seeds travel the world in search of a place to grow to their potential.
Enjoy this beautifully illustrated book of seeds, animals, plants, and the wonders of the natural world.
Book Title: Once Upon a Company
Author and Illustrator: Wendy A. Halperin
Book Price: $18
Book Summary: “After a suggestion from their mom and with nothing to do that Fall, three children began a business called the College Fund Wreath Company. Over the course of 6 years, the business grew and the children expanded into other ventures. This book is their tale of marketing, investing, wholesaling, and other buisnesses they began. Detailed artwork, a glossary of business terms, and a great true story of one family’s business adventures.
Book Title: Peace
Illustrator: Wendy A. Halperin
Authors: Peace keepers from around the world
Simon and Schuster Summary: “This lavish and lyrical picture book based on the Tao Te Ching ponders the eternal question: How can we bring peace to the world? Radiating tenderness and reflecting the influence of eastern philosophies, a compilation of exquisite illustrations and wisely chosen words reveals the heart of where peace truly must originate: within ourselves. The beautifully intricate artwork, with tiny, precisely rendered details of life across the globe, complements the spare and powerful text that includes quotations from famous peacemakers. And with each reading, you’ll find something else to notice-such as the visual storylines that subtly play out across the pages. Poetic and soothing, Peace is a masterful exploration of the true path to world peace and serves as a perfect springboard to discussions about bullying, conflict resolution, and right actions.”
Book Title: The Full Belly Bowl
Author: James Aylesworth
Simon and Schuster Summary: “Dear Friend, the tiny note reads, In appreciation of your kindness and generosity, I leave you this Full Belly Bowl. You need never know hunger again. Use it wisely or it will be a burden. To empty, pour it out. When not in use, store it upside down and out of reach of children. “What on earth is a Full Belly Bowl?” the very old man wonders — but he soon finds out. No matter how much he eats from it, the bowl magically refills itself. For the first time in a long time, the old man isn’t hungry. Then he discovers that the bowl can refill itself with other things — even his one copper coin — and now it looks like he’ll never want for anything again! His excitement makes him careless, however, and as he hurries off to spend some of his new wealth, he leaves the bowl right side up. And who can say what might get into the Full Belly Bowl in his absence? Fully realized in Wendy Halperin’s beautiful and intricate illustrations, Jim Aylesworth’s whimsical folktale will delight readers while striking a note of caution… ”
Series Title: Cobble Street Cousins
Titles in the series include: Wedding Flowers, A Llttle Shopping, In Aunt Lucy’s Kitchen, Special Gifts, Summer Party, and Some Good News
6 paperbacks in total
Author: Cynthia Rylant
Series Price: $36
Simon and Schuster Summary: “Meet the Cobble Street Cousins: Lily, who wants to be a poet, Tess, who wants to be a Broadway star, and Rosie, who wants a little cottage with flowers by the door. Right now, though, the cousins are sharing an attic bedroom in their Aunt Lucy’s light blue house on Cobble Street, and happily making plans for the summer.”
It’s a great series for any age. There are images on every page to enjoy for viewers and readers alike.
Book Title: CHANGE: Perspectives from 187 First Graders
Illustrators & Authors: 187 First Graders
Description: When 187 first graders, at Willow Elementary School were asked “What would you do if you were president?” the students took over an hour to compose their responses. This book not only showcases the students’ amazing illustrations from their first-grade year but also highlights their insightful thoughts.
Peace Quote Cards for Kids
From the numerous lessons Wendy created for the peace project, we have created cards to display in the home or classroom as a reference to refer to throughout the week. We recommend drawing, memorizing, and applying one quote a week.
The cards are printed on card stock and come in a durable hard plastic case. The top is meant to be used as a base for this week’s card. The inserts are for dividing the cards into levels or for separating the cards you have memorized f ram the ones you are still working on.
Enjoy the beautiful illustrations and uplifting messages, week after week.
Illustrated Peace Flags
Wendy designed these flags from peace quotes that children had written during her time creating and promoting her book PEACE.
There are 15 different flags in total. They are printed on heavy cardstock, strung together with embroidery thread and separated with clear beads.
They are decorative and are a great addition to any room.
Illustrated Peace Table
Wendy designed the illustrated top that is printed on waterproof, vinyl, embossed over laminate. It is more scuff resistant and you are able to spray and wipe clean as needed.
The four legs are fixed with screw tops that fit into attached female components on the underside of the table. The legs twist into place for ease of shipping.
The table is 24.5″ square, with a .25″ gray trim border surrounding the table image.
The tabletop is .75″ high.
Floor to top of the table is 28.25″.
Classroom Set of Supplies
Included in this kit:
25 Portable Art Studio boxes
25 Boxes of 64 Crayola brand crayons
50 Dixon Ticonderoga Tri-Write pencils
50 Penci I top erasers
25 Dua I hole sharpeners
25 Library Folder boxes
In DCIR we have drawing lessons to enrich the lives of pre-school through 2nd-grade students. In schools, these kit supplies are used with students for three years from K – 2nd grade. When the student finishes 2nd grade, we recommend giving the students their crayons, pencils, and erasers but the sharpener, ruler and box get recycled back to the new kindergarten students. If your budget allows for giving the whole box away, with all its supplies, we encourage that. The box is useful at any age and lasts a long time.
Kit Cost: $400
25 Get A Grip Pins
Wendy designed these to be used as a possible “carrot” to dangle for helping to encourage a child to change their incorrect pencil grip. These can be given out to students who have worked on and corrected their grip. Correcting a grip is work for a student who has trained their hand to hold the writing implement differently than the pincer grip. It is possible to change with practice and the pin is a nice bonus for doing so.
They are attractive, durable, and measure l.25″ across.
Classroom Set of Pins Cost: $23.50
Creative Writing Station, with tabs
This box is designed to fit three stacks of half sheet papers. We have added another feature for classrooms and homes that want to have more than three paper files printed and on hand. One can store their plain half sheets of paper in the first compartment, graph paper for warm-ups in the middle section, and then use the tabs to divide the other papers printed for using in the project or just drawing for fun.
There are 8 tabs included which are cut to fit inside the last section of the Creative Writing Station box. Label inserts are also included.
This is constructed of durable cardboard, can be painted and decorated to your liking. We’ve also included stickers to help decorate if you choose.
Teacher Crayon Organizer Box
This great resource was designed so a classroom teacher can introduce only the crayon colors used for this week’s lesson and store the remaining crayons in one organized space.
There are 32 compartments in this box that is roughly the size of a large, double-stacked pizza box. It is made of durable cardboard and fits 25 sets of crayons bundled by color, with two colors per compartment.
We have had teachers using the same box for over 10 years and it’s still holding up just fine.
Box Cost: $15
25 Library Folder Boxes
The set comes unfolded yet with easy instructions for assembling.
We designed these boxes to hold all the papers and half sheet books you and your students will make throughout the school year.
They are constructed from thick durable cardboard and come with labels to write student names on for ease of finding student folders.
If cared for we have seen these last for years. It is a great way to organize all those impressive drawings and books made by the little people in your life.
Boxes Cost: $50
25 Pencil Top Erasers
These fit perfectly on the tip of a pencil and are angled to help erase those hard to get spaces. During a drawing lesson, sometimes we are not satisfied with our line and want to erase to redraw that line. In doing so, the pencil eraser wears out faster than the pencil itself. Having these handy eraser tops will allow you to keep using your great pencils even after the eraser has long been erased.
Erasers Cost: $6.50
Dual Hole Sharpener
This well-made pencil and crayon sharpener fits into our Portable Art Studio box and has an all-metal sharpener. The plastic container attached allows for shavings to collect neatly without the mess. We have found that when students have this in their own box, they don’t use the classroom sharpener which can be bothersome and disruptive.
We want the eyes to have a tip to go to during the writing and drawing process and this sharpener will help with that. Hand-eye coordination is a skill that is strengthened with drawing and having sharp implements to use helps to guide the eyes to the point of doing the work.
This sharpener has been used as a “carrot” to dangle for children for when they get the correct pencil grip.
Sharpener Cost: $6
25 Dixon Ticonderoga Tri-Write Pencils
These well-made pencils have lead in them that is durable and will hold up a long time. The pencils are triangular in shape so they help one to grip the pencil with the proper pencil grip.
Having a proper grip will aid in helping the hand be able to have the stamina for lengthy writing assignments and allows for bending of the fingers in the writing process.
We connect to our brain through our hands so bending the fingers and utilizing the amazing thumb is important. It’s never too late to correct the grip but it is easier in the early years before an incorrect grip is established. When helping children to correct their grip, we encourage parents & teachers to have these pencils on hand to help with this correction.
Box Cost: $7.00
25 Boxes of 64 Crayola Brand Crayons
These are the crayons that Miss Wendy recommends for coloring. The wax mixes well with other crayons and provides less streaking when using them.
In the Foundation Level, a viewer will be introduced to a few new colors each lesson. We suggest that the new colors are the colors a child gets to add to their Portable Art Studio box. Every week, as Miss Wendy introduces new colors, children are given their new crayons to put into their crayon organizer box. When giving them out slowly the new colors tend to become the special colors and children take care of them better. If they are given all 64 colors at once the desired effect is often the opposite.
Unleash the happiness of crayons in your classroom.
Boxes Cost: $75
25 Portable Art Studio Box, assembled
Labels included yet the supplies are sold separately.
These are great crayon organizers that allow the owner to sort and separate the color groups into sections for ease of finding colors as needed. There is a section that holds pencils and a ruler. Close the lid, store in a backpack and when you get back to opening the box, all the colors are still in the same sections. They stack neatly on a shelf when not in use. They’re great for the home, the classroom and even on a nature walk to do some observing and drawing the outside world. If cared for it will last for many years.
These help children:
Take ownership of materials
Organize their supplies
Break crayons less Box: $62.50
Portable Art Studio Box; assembled
Supplies included: 64 Crayola crayons, 5 tri-write pencils, 5 pencil top eraser, DCIR pin, a dual-hole sharpener, and ruler.
A great crayon organizer that allows the owner to sort and separate the color groups into sections for ease of finding which color is needed. There is a section to hold pencils and a ruler. Close the lid, store in a backpack and when you get back to opening the box, all the colors are still in the same sections. Great for the home, the classroom and even on a nature walk to do some observing and drawing the outside world. If cared for it will last for years.
This helps children:
Ownership of materials
Organization of supplies
Break crayons less
Travel with their art supplies
Printed Site Map of Lessons
90 pages in color
A guide for the lessons found on the Drawing Children Into Reading website. See the final images of the 500+ step by step drawing lessons viewers can choose from. These films were made to improve the fine motor skills, listening, and following along abilities of young people. When we begin the journey of learning to draw, we all start at the kindergarten level. So whether you’re young or wise in years, these lessons can help to improve penmanship, drawing abilities, and much more. Unleash the happiness.
This box is designed to fit three stacks of half sheet papers. We have added another feature for classrooms and homes that want to have more than three paper files printed and on hand. One can store their plain half sheets of paper in the first compartment, graph paper for warm-ups in the middle section, and then use the tabs to divide the othe