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Education Resources Information Center

, Washington, DC==


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Mit über 1,2 Millionen Zitaten (Stand: Juni 2008) größte bildungs- und erziehungswissenschaftliche Datenbank, erstellt vom Education Resources Information Center, Washington, DC.

ERIC weist seit 1966 überwiegend englischsprachige Literatur (Bücher, Zeitschriftenartikel, Forschungs-, Konferenzberichte u.a.) mit kurzen Inhaltsangaben zu allen Bereichen der Pädagogik nach (Schul- und Unterrichtswesen, Vorschulerziehung, Sonderpädagogik, Schulen und Hochschulen, Lehrerausbildung, Erwachsenenbildung, Berufsausbildung u.a.)


Education Resources Information Center has digitized microfiches

ERIC is pleased to announce release of the first wave of content from the Microfiche Digitization Project. This first release provides full text access to more than 20,000 documents published on microfiche by ERIC between 1988 and 1992.


Eric Carle, the beloved author and illustrator of many classic children's books including "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," has died at the age of 91. Carle's vibrantly colored collage illustrations appeared in more than 70 books, many of which he also wrote; more than 145 million copies of his books have been sold around the world. His most popular book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," first published in 1969, has sold 50 million copies and been translated into 66 languages. In speaking once about the long-time appeal of his most famous book, Carle said: "I think it is a book of hope. Children need hope. You, little insignificant caterpillar, can grow up into a beautiful butterfly and fly into the world with your talent. Will I ever be able to do that? Yes, you will. I think that is the appeal of that book." Carle was born in Syracuse, New York but spent much of his youth in his parents' native country of Germany, where he survived being conscripted by the German army at the age of 15 to dig trenches on the Siegfried line during World War II. He dreamed of returning home to the US one day and finally made it back to New York in 1952 with only $40 in his pocket. After spending years working in advertising as a graphic designer and art director, he first broke into children's literature when children's author Bill Martin Jr. liked an illustration Carle had created for an ad and invited him to collaborate. Their book, "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" became a bestseller, and Carle soon began writing his own stories. Carle often used nature themes to help children overcome anxiety about new things: "The unknown often brings fear with it. In my books, I try to counteract this fear, to replace it with a positive message," he said. "I believe that children are naturally creative and eager to learn. I want to show them that learning is really both fascinating and fun." Eric Carle continued to create into his 90s, publishing his last book, "Thank You, Teacher from The Very Hungry Caterpillar," this past April. To learn more about Eric Carle's final book, a tribute to teachers everywhere, we highly recommend "Thank You, Teacher from the Very Hungry Caterpillar" for ages 3 and up and teachers of all ages at To introduce a new generation to his beloved classic "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" -- available in both picture book and board book editions -- visit To browse a collection of his many beloved books, visit "The Eric Carle Collection" at For two lovely recent board books by Carle, check out "I Love Dad with the Very Hungry Caterpillar" ( and "I Love Mom with the Very Hungry Caterpillar" (, both for ages 3 to 5 The youngest fans of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" will also love this adorable plush fill-and-spill playset for ages 0 to 3 at For more children's books that celebrate the value that books and their authors bring to our lives, visit our blog post, "35 Mighty Girl Stories about Books, Libraries, and Literacy," at

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