The Carle Honors

The Carle’s biggest annual event, this benefit gala celebrates individuals and organizations making lasting contributions in the field. Join us for an evening of excitement, glamour, and inspiration!

Grace Lin and Alvina Ling stand at a podium wearing butterfly wings as they host The Carle Honors in 2019 at Guastavino's
Grace Lin and Alvina Ling, hosts of the 2019 Carle Honors

We are looking forward to announcing The Carle Honors for this September 2024!

The Carle Honors was on pause in 2023 as we welcomed our new executive director, Jennifer Schantz. We are looking forward to returning to New York again this September.  An announcement is coming soon!

About The Carle Honors

The Carle Honors recognize individuals in the picture book field for their dedication and creative vision. The four honorees are selected by a committee chaired by children’s book historian, author, and critic Leonard S. Marcus, founder of the Honors, in the following categories:

Artist. Given to an individual who has shown lifelong innovation in the field.
Mentor. For an editor, designer, or educator who has championed the art form.
Angel. For an individual whose generous resources are crucial to making picture-book art exhibitions, education programs, and related projects a reality.
Bridge. For an individual who has found inspired ways to bring the art of the picture book to larger audiences through work in other fields.

Still have questions?

For additional information about the Honors, please contact Rebecca Miller Goggins, director of development at or 413-559-6308.