Lunch Box Notes

Small love notes tucked inside a lunch box or book bag can really bring a smile to your child's face. In addition to reinforcing reading skills, you're also modeling the power of writing. Download these ready-to-print note papers, featuring whimsical, colorful artwork by well-known children's book illustrators.

Dotty lunchbox notes

Julia Denos loves working in colored pencil and watercolor to create her distinctive playful style. Julia is the illustrator of Grandma's Gloves, Just Being Audrey and Dotty. You can find out more about Julia on her blog, The Cinnamon Rabbit.

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Katy Duck lunchbox notes

Henry Cole's illustrations have amused thousands of children in favorites like Rosie's Roses and The Worrywarts. This set of notes features his illustrations from one of his newest books, Katy Duck.

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Hello, Calico

Buket Erdogan's illustrations from the book Hello, Calico are featured in this set of notes. Her other books include the New York Times Best Sellers Mouse's First Halloween, Mouse's First Day of School, and Mouse's First Valentine.

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When Dinosaurs Came with Everything

David Small's illustrations have won many of the top awards accorded to illustration, including the 1997 Caldecott Honor and The Christopher Medal for The Gardener and the 2001 Caldecott Medal for So, You Want To Be President? This series of notes features his illustrations from When Dinosaurs Came with Everything.

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