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


  • Thursday, Friday10 am-3 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Upcoming Events


In Conversation with Roger Mello and Peter Sís

April 1, 2021

Online Program

Join Hans Christian Andersen award-winners Roger Mello and Peter Sís as they come together to discuss their incredible bodies of work, what compels them to create children's books, and the deeply personal stories they both bring to life in their illustrations. Moderated by Lisa von Drasek, curator of the Children's Literature Research Collections, University of Minnesota. Co-hosted by Archipelago Books.

Roger Mello has illustrated over 100 titles – 22 of which he also wrote – and his unique style and adroit sense of color continues to push the boundaries of children’s book illustration. He has won numerous awards for writing and illustrating, including three of IBBY’s Luis Jardim Awards, the Best Children’s Book 2002 International Award, and the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Award. In 2018, You Can’t Be Too Careful! was named a Batchelder Honor Book by the American Library Association. 

Peter Sís is an internationally acclaimed illustrator, author, and filmmaker. His books, Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei, Tibet Through the Red Box, and The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain were each named Caldecott Honor Books by the American Library Association, and The Wall also was awarded the Robert F. Sibert Medal. Sís is the first children’s book illustrator to win the MacArthur Fellowship, and in 2012 won the Hans Christian Andersen Award for lifelong achievement. His new book is Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued.

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Little Books, Big Feelings: Picture Books and Social Emotional Learning (2 sessions)

April 27, 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm
May 4, 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm
$40 (Members $34)

Online workshop

Registration for the workshop is full. To be added to the waitlist please contact,

(3 PDPs) What stories do we tell to help children cope? In this two-part workshop we will consider how we can use picture books to support social emotional learning. Participants will explore books that address various SEL competencies, ​including books that can help young readers navigate intense emotions and challenging situations. Participants will consider how these books reflect their experiences inside and outside of the classroom, and learn emotionally responsive practices for engaging children in shared reading experiences. This is a 2-day session, taking place April 27 and May 4 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm.

Image Credit: My Heart Fills With Happiness. Text © 2016 Monique Gray Smith and illustrations © 2016 Julie Flett.

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