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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002


  • Thursday, Friday 10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Past Events


We Dream a World: Panel Discussion with Denene Millner, Charly Palmer, and Cozbi A. Cabrera

February 18, 2021
7:00 pm EST

Online Program. 

The Carle is honored to welcome Denene Millner, New York Times best-selling author and editorial director of Denene Millner Books, along with award-winning illustrators Charly Palmer and Cozbi A. Cabrera. Join us for a discussion about how they craft images of Black children and families in their work, the art of making children’s books, and why it’s important to offer positive contemporary portrayals of Black children and families in books.

Register on Eventbrite.

Denene Millner is a best-selling author, founder of the Black parenting wesbite MyBrownBaby, and editorial director of Denene Millner Books.

Charly Palmer is a fine artist, graphic designer, and art instructor currently living in Atlanta, GA. He is the illustrator of My Rainy Day Rocket Ship (Denene Millner Books), and a recipient of the 2018 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award for his book Mama Africa!

Cozbi A. Cabrera is the author/illustrator of Me & Mama (Denene Millner Books), for which she received the 2021 Coretta Scott King Honor and Caldecott Honor Awards. She also received the 2021 Coretta Scott King Honor and Robert Sibert Informational Book Honor for Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks (Abrams).


Creating Dinosaurs & Books with Roxie Munro

February 18, 2021

Go on a virtual visit to Roxie Munro’s studio! Roxie will talk about the research and preparation involved in creating a nonfiction book, discuss her steps in creating a book, and give us a sneak peek at what she is working on next. Time will be left at the end of the program for young authors and artists to ask Roxie questions! 

This program is designed for kids ages 7-12. Space is limited, register in advance on Eventbrite.  


Exploring Race and Representation in Picture Books (2 sessions)

February 16, 2021
6:30 to 8:00pm EST
$40 (Members $34)

Online Workshop
Registration for this workshop is full. 

(3 PDPs) Examine how to use picture books to provide “mirrors and windows” that reflect readers’ identities and open their eyes to the world beyond their lived experiences. In this two-part workshop, we will consider criteria for selecting books, explore titles featured in The Carle's exhibition Picture the Dream: Celebrating the Civil Rights Movement through Children's Books, and share strategies for engaging children in critical conversations about race at story time. Participants will also discover tools for conducting diversity audits and other resources for building a more equitable, inclusive book collection. This is a 2-day session, taking place February 16 and 23 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm.

Click here to register. 

Image Credit: Bryan Collier. Illustration for Hey Black Child by Useni Eugene Perkins. Collection of the artist. © 2017 Bryan Collier.


Book Share with Livia Blackburne and Julia Kuo

February 11, 2021

Online Program.

In I Dream of Popo, a young girl leaves her beloved popo, her grandmother, when her family emigrate from Taiwan to America. This delicate, emotionally rich picture book celebrates the special connection between family, both near and far.

Join author and illustrator team Livia Blackburne and Julia Kuo as they read I Dream of Popo, discuss their inspiration for the book and their creative process, and answer questions from participants.

Register on Eventbrite.

Co-hosted by The Carle and The Five College Center for East Asian Studies.


Educators' Night with Gordon C. James

January 26, 2021
6:30 - 8:00 pm EST
Free. Register on Eventbrite.

(1.5 PDPs) The Carle is pleased to welcome award-winning illustrator Gordon C. James as guest speaker for Educators’ Night. James will discuss how the disciplines of fine art, illustration, and teaching inform his work and life.

Gordon C. James is the illustrator of Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, written by Derrick Barnes, for which he received the Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King Honor and Ezra Jack Keats Honor awards, among others. Their recent collaboration, I Am Every Good Thing, quickly garnered six starred reviews and is on several “Best of 2020” book lists.

This virtual event is free and open to all educators as space permits. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online by clicking here or contact The Carle Bookshop at

Click here to register.

Schedule (EST)

6:30 – 7:00 pm
Welcome and presentation of online resources and programs by The Carle’s Education team

7:00 – 7:45 pm
My Path: From Illustration to Fine Art to Teaching and Back Again, with guest speaker Gordon C. James

7:45 – 8:00 pm
Q&A with Gordon C. James


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