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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002
  • Tues. – Fri. 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12pm – 5pm

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Antonio Frasconi, Variant illustration for The Zoo at Night by Martha Robinson, 1995 [Margaret K. McElderry Books]. Gift of the Frasconi Family. © Antonio Frasconi.


The Carle Honors

The Carle Honors Annual Benefit Gala and Art Auction

Meet The 2017 Carle Honors Honorees!

The 2017 Carle Honors Auction

View event photos

Press from The 2017 Carle Honors:

Publisher's Weekly
Bank Street Writer's Lab
Independent Publisher
School Library Journal
Writing for Kids/Tara Laza

Held in New York City, The Carle Honors is the Museum's annual benefit gala. At the heart of the Honors are four awards celebrating individuals whose creative vision and dedication are an inspiration to everyone who values picture books and their role in arts education and literacy. The awards, selected each year by a committee chaired by Leonard S. Marcus, founder of the Honors, recognize individuals in four distinct forms:

  • Artist, for lifelong innovation in the field;
  • Mentor, editors, designers, and educators who champion the art form;
  • Angel, whose generous resources are crucial to making picture book art exhibitions, education programs, and related projects a reality; and
  • Bridge, individuals who have found inspired ways to bring the art of the picture book to larger audiences through work in other fields.

The Carle Honors Art Auction, a key fundraiser for the event, features original works of art donated by some of the industry’s most celebrated artists. This art is available on display in the weeks leading up to the event at Books of Wonder bookstore in New York City.

Please join us for the next Carle Honors on Thursday, September 27, 2018.  Tickets can be bought individually or in blocks. Sponsorships include name and logo placement, media listings, and additional benefits. Educators have an opportunity for a special reduced ticket for presentation and dessert. 

Carle Honors history including photographs and listing of past honorees and leading participants

For tickets and information about the Honors, please contact Rebecca Miller Goggins, Director of Development at or 413-559-6308.


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