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Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
Congratulations to Eric, winner of the Eric Carle Doodle! Eric was chosen randomly from over 60 entries!
Eric writes: “My son’s favorites are the rubber ducks in “10 Little Rubber Ducks.” He loves ducks and Eric Carle!”
Thank you to everyone who entered. We loved reading about all your favorite Eric Carle characters. Thank you to Eric Carle, Peter Laird and Tony DiTerlizzi who created these wonderful doodles for us to give away to our readers this holiday season. Happy New Year!
Thursday, December 20th, 2012
Congratulations to the winner of the Peter Laird Doodle giveway: Robin Nyzio! We’ll be in touch with you to get you your prize. Thank you all for sharing your dream super powers. They were so much fun to read!
For those of you who didn’t win, fear not! Check back tomorrow for our last holiday giveaway: a doodle by Eric Carle!
Thursday, May 17th, 2012
It’s been a bit of a strange spring so far in New England. After a winter so warm I never even pulled out my wool socks, the summery March days we had woke the tulips up ahead of schedule before cooling way down again. Baseball season, however, started up right on time, and this year I’ve been paying a little more attention than usual. In conjunction with the current exhibition, We are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball, Original Paintings by Kadir Nelson, The Carle will be hosting its annual Children’s Book Festival on Saturday, June 9th. It’s going to be a great day, filled with author and illustrator demonstrations, story times, a choral performance, guided gallery tours, games, art activities, and even a special presentation by members of the Negro League Baseball Players Association.
I’m not proud to admit that I’ve been pretty ignorant of baseball most of my life (it was after moving to the Boston area a few years ago, that I learned that Red Sox was spelled with an –x at the end as opposed to the more traditional ‘socks’), but this season has been different. Surrounded by the deep beauty of Kadir Nelson’s paintings and helping to plan the baseball-themed Children’s Book Festival has revealed to me the allure of the sport—the patience, the elegance, the ability to fail but then still succeed. And along with that, I’ve discovered an amazing number of extraordinary baseball picture books—gorgeous books that capture the electric crack of the bat as well as tell stories of the sport’s momentous history and heroes. We’re grateful to have such a host of these illustrators and authors coming to the museum on June 9th to greet fans, sign books and talk about their work. Here is a sampling of just some of these wonderful books. Check them out, read up, and come back to have them signed on June 9th! Go Socks!
She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story, Written by Audrey Vernick, Illustrated by Don Tate
Lipman Pike: America's First Home Run King, Written by Richard Michelson, Illustrated by Zachary Pullen
There Goes Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived, Written and Illustrated by Matt Tavares
Satchel Paige, Written by Lesa Cline-Ransome, Illustrated by James E. Ransome
Monday, October 24th, 2011
What well-known children’s book author had a resume that included sailor, railway fireman, longshoreman, long distance truck driver, bus driver, boxer, policeman, postman, radio broadcaster, folksinger and stand-up comedian?
Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
Perfect Square by Michael Hall (Greenwillow Books)
This intriguing book tells of a perfectly (and perfectly happy) red square which has four matching corners and four matching sides. Nevertheless, when it is cut into pieces, punched into holes, shredded into strips, and torn into scraps, it responds with great resilience, making itself into a variety of things including a fountain, a garden, and a park. Each transformation gives it the freedom to be something else – and be just as happy. Clever, indeed.
Saturday, May 14th, 2011
Our friend, Zoe at the wonderful children’s book blog, Playing by the book, is organizing an International Postcard Swap! The idea is that you send 5 postcards overseas to other booklovers who have signed up for the swap and include a favorite children’s book recommendation on the card. Then excitedly watch your mailbox for your own postcards and book recommendations that could be from anywhere in the world. Unfortunately, the swap has already reached its quota of US participants (in order to keep this international, you know) but if you live elsewhere, you have until May 19th to join in! Visit the blog for more details.
To add to the fun, The Carle Bookshop has donated two sets of our gorgeous Eric Carle postcard assortments, which Zoe will be giving away on her blog! Head on over to see how you can enter to win. Thanks, Zoe!