Caldecott Medal

2010_4_125.jpgAmherst, MA --The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art celebrates the golden

Amherst, MA — Together, Leo and Diane Dillon created illustrations of extraordinary beauty and cultural resonance, illuminating global stories of diverse subjects--from the Caldecott Medal-winning picture book Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears to the paperback covers of classic children's literature. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is pleased to present A Marriage of

'Tis the season for award ceremonies, and on Monday the American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books for children and young adults at its Midwinter Meeting, held this year in Atlanta, Georgia. 


Kelly Barnhill received the Newbery Medal (awarded for most outstanding contribution to children's literature) for The Girl Who Drank the

Author and children's picture book historian Leonard Marcus recently curated an exhibition at the Pratt Institute's Manhattan Gallery that celebrates the art of children's literature as well as the influence two major New York institutions have had on the creation of picture books over the past eight decades. Marcus also curated the New York Public

The American Library Association (ALA) held its midwinter meeting in Boston last weekend. Nearly 11,000 educators, writers, publishers and exhibitors attended lectures and lunches that focused on how librarians could better engage the communities they serve. Attendees also basked in the glow of celebrity--among others,

Yesterday, author Chris Van Allsburg pulled into the Great Hall in Chicago's Union Station as part of a multi-city book tour

Amherst, MA (April 28, 2014)— The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of work by acclaimed children’s book author and illustrator Simms Taback. Simms Taback: Art by Design, on view from June 28 through November 2, 2014, celebrates the gifted artist, who decided shortly before his death in 2011 to give a significant part of his archive to the Museum

By definition, picture books offer superb examples of how image and text come together in an artistic way. Some picture book artists, like Eric Carle, Maurice Sendak, and Garth Williams, transcend even that definition. A new exhibit and book show that Maud and Miska Petersham, a husband-and-wife team that wrote and illustrated more than one hundred books, belong with that select few.