The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

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This mission for The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA, is to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books. A leading advocate in its field, The Carle collects, preserves, presents and celebrates picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world.

10/10/2018
Jarrett J. Krosoczka

This Sunday, 10/14 R. Michelson Galleries

Join Jarrett J. Krosoczka as he reads from his graphic memoir, HEY, KIDDO, at the R. Michelson Galleries. After the reading, Jarret will be joined on stage by National Book Award-winning author Jeanne Birdsall to discuss writing, children's literature, and the saving power of creativity.

Prints from the book and art inspired by the book will be on display.

Book sales by The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

ABOUT HEY, KIDDO:

A true story about how complicated the truth can be.

In preschool, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life. His father is a mystery -- Jarrett doesn't know where to find him, or even what his name is. Jarrett lives with his grandparents -- two very loud, very loving, very opinionated people who had thought they were through with raising children until Jarrett came along.

Jarrett goes through his childhood trying to make his non-normal life as normal as possible, finding a way to express himself through drawing even as so little is being said to him about what's going on. Only as a teenager can Jarrett begin to piece together the truth of his family, reckoning with his mother and tracking down his father.

Hey, Kiddo is a profoundly important graphic memoir about growing up in a family grappling with addiction, and finding the art that helps you survive.

Educators - still some spaces left!The Carle’s Annual Educators’ Night with Bryan CollierNovember 13, 3:30pm - 7:00p...
10/10/2018

Educators - still some spaces left!

The Carle’s Annual Educators’ Night with Bryan Collier
November 13, 3:30pm - 7:00pm
Free. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED!

(2 PDPs) The Carle is pleased to announce its Annual Educators’ Night featuring a presentation and book signing with Bryan Collier, six-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award and four-time recipient of the Caldecott Honor. Participants will also have time to visit the special exhibition, Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards.

Free materials for classrooms will be available and light refreshments will be served.

Schedule:
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Browse the Museum, collect free materials for your classroom, and enjoy light refreshments

4:30 – 4:45 pm
Welcoming Remarks with Courtney Waring, Director of Education

4:45-5:15
“Collect, Arrange, Attach: Building on the Instinctive Skills and Interests of Children,” with Shannon Merenstein, owner of Hatch Art Studio (Pittsburgh, PA) and author of Collage Workshop for Kids

5:30 – 6:30 pm
“You Can Never Outgrow a Picture Book,” with Guest Speaker Bryan Collier

6:30 – 7:00 pm
Book signing with Bryan Collier and Shannon Merenstein
Limit one book from home/unlimited books from The Carle Bookshop. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at [email protected].

Come down to the Northampton’s Farmer’s Market and see us! Lots of great food, music and things to do!
10/10/2018

Come down to the Northampton’s Farmer’s Market and see us! Lots of great food, music and things to do!

Congratulations Eric Carle!! The golden anniversary edition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar publishes today! Please share...
10/09/2018

Congratulations Eric Carle!! The golden anniversary edition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar publishes today! Please share a story about this wonderful book!

Review: The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit
10/09/2018
Review: The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit

Review: The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit

Fans of Mo Willems' books enter The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! Exhibit and feel as if they have walked right through the pages of the books where they get to play like their favorite characters. We give this hands-on exhibit a hearty two thumbs up.

The Carle is going to the Northampton Farmers' Market today!  Come by and make something or get a tattoo!
10/09/2018

The Carle is going to the Northampton Farmers' Market today! Come by and make something or get a tattoo!

An interview with Tomie dePaola about his new book, Quiet.
10/09/2018
Quiet + an interview with Tomie dePaola

An interview with Tomie dePaola about his new book, Quiet.

by Tomie dePaola (Simon and Schuster, 2019; out today!) photo credit: Laurent Linn Hello! It’s been a while since this site pushed some pixels and print your way, and I’m happy to be settling back …

The Horn Book
10/08/2018
The Horn Book

The Horn Book

It’s #IndigenousPeoplesDay2018. We urge you—today and all year—to seek out and share books respectfully representing and honoring the multitude of indigenous North American peoples and cultures. Here are some suggestions to get you started. For an extensive resource by both a cultural insider and a children’s literature scholar, please visit Dr. Debbie Reese’s website American Indians in Children’s Literature: https://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/

"It helped me self reflect, gain positivity, refocus my attention to the child, and the why's and how's of developing li...
10/08/2018
Visit Pistoia, Italy with The Carle!

"It helped me self reflect, gain positivity, refocus my attention to the child, and the why's and how's of developing little people with big minds." - reflection from past Pistoia participant

Namaste
10/07/2018

Namaste

How Gordon Parks Became Gordon Parks
10/07/2018
How Gordon Parks Became Gordon Parks

How Gordon Parks Became Gordon Parks

A new book examines Gordon Parks’s transformation over the formative decade before his time as the first black staff photographer at Life magazine.

Artsy
10/06/2018
Artsy

Artsy

Well this is a first...

KidLit TV
10/06/2018

KidLit TV

Join Rocco for a Read Out Loud Classic from his own library. MISS RUMPHIUS is Barbara Cooney's story inspired by the real life of Alice Rumphius, who longed to travel the world, live in a house by the sea, and do something to make the world more beautiful. Watch it on the KidLit TV website or here: https://buff.ly/2PhrMqm

10/06/2018
Lonely Planet

The Lonely Planet broadcasted live from The Carle!

At the home of The Hungry Caterpillar 🐛 and other stories - in Massachusetts with Inside the Travel Lab 📚 📖 #lplive

Meet Jon Agee this Saturday at The Carle!
10/05/2018
16 Must-Read Picture Books of Fall 2018

Meet Jon Agee this Saturday at The Carle!

From bold biographies to funny fiction to tender tales, this season is packed with spectacular new picture books and board books that you won’t want to miss.

10/04/2018
KidLit TV

KidLit TV

Harry Potter Exhibit at New-York Historical Society

Halloween books in The #CarleBookShop
10/04/2018

Halloween books in The #CarleBookShop

Jarrett Krosoczka will present Hey, Kiddo, his critically acclaimed young adult memoir 10/12 at 7 pm. at The Mark Twain ...
10/03/2018
Mark My Words: Jarrett J. Krosoczka - Mark Twain House

Jarrett Krosoczka will present Hey, Kiddo, his critically acclaimed young adult memoir 10/12 at 7 pm. at The Mark Twain House & Museum. He will be joined by Lisa Yee, winner of the Sid Fleishman Award for Humor, to discuss writing, children’s literature, and the saving power of creativity.

Jarrett Krosoczka will present Hey, Kiddo, his critically acclaimed young adult memoir. The new book is a departure from Krosoczka’s popular Lunch Lady graphic novel series and the Platypus Police Squad chapter book series. Hey, Kiddo is a personal story presented as a graphic memoir. Krosoczka wr...

Scholastic to Launch New ‘Clifford’ Series, Publishing & Licensing Program | Animation Magazine
10/03/2018
Scholastic to Launch New ‘Clifford’ Series, Publishing & Licensing Program | Animation Magazine

Scholastic to Launch New ‘Clifford’ Series, Publishing & Licensing Program | Animation Magazine

A certain oversized housepet is ready to make a big comeback, as Scholastic prepares to rolls out a new TV series, global licensing program and full-scale publishing initiative for Clifford the Big Red Dog — as well as a new live-action/animation hybrid movie in the works at Paramount Pictures. Th...

10/03/2018
Empire State Center for the Book

Lynn Caponera and Dona Ann McAdams talk about the Maurice Sendak Foundation. The Sendak Fellowship & Workshop was honored as the 2018 #CarleHonors Angel.

Lynn Caponera & Dona Ann McAdams, Carle Honorees

10/03/2018
Empire State Center for the Book

Bologna Children's Book Fair's Elena Pastoli (and Carle Honors Bridge) talks with Rocco Staino.

Elena Pasoli, Carle Honoree

Plan your visit to #WesternMA
10/03/2018
Only in Northampton

Plan your visit to #WesternMA

Only in Northampton take a bow. Voted a best city!

This Saturday, 10/6, join author/illustrator Jon Agee as he reads and discusses his latest picture book, The Wall in the...
10/03/2018

This Saturday, 10/6, join author/illustrator Jon Agee as he reads and discusses his latest picture book, The Wall in the Middle of The Book, an amusing allegory for our time, ideal for engaging a conversation about what it means to be different, and how the cure for fear may involve breaking down the walls instead of building them up. Book signing to follow!

Planning a foliage ride? Come celebrate the #VeryHungryCaterpillar Turns 50! #VHC50
10/02/2018

Planning a foliage ride? Come celebrate the #VeryHungryCaterpillar Turns 50! #VHC50

Address

125 W Bay Rd
Amherst, MA
01002

PVTA Bus 38, PVTA Bus 39

General information

The Eric Carle Museum is a stunning, 40,000 square-foot facility in the heart of the Five College area of Western MA. Loved by families, art aficionados, and book-lovers alike, the Museum houses three Galleries with rotating exhibitions of picture book art from around the world and a permanent collection with works by Maurice Sendak, Leo Lionni, Arthur Rackham, Ludwig Bemelmans and more. Create your own masterpiece any time the Museum is open in the Art Studio; watch daily films and frequent guest appearances in the Auditorium; experience Storytime in the Reading Library; and enjoy simple fare in the Café. Shop the Museum Store for unique gifts, including everything published by artists featured in our galleries. Open Tuesday through Sunday. (Tues – Fri 10-4; Sat – 10-5; Sun – 12-5) The Carle is grateful to The Massachusetts Cultural Council for their support. www. massculturalcouncil.org

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(413) 559-6300

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