On May 7, the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art announced the recipients for its 2014 Carle Honors, which will be celebrated in New York on Thursday, September 18 at its ninth annual gala. The awards recognize people and organizations that dedicate themselves to the advancement of picture books as art and literature. Eric Carle is a distinguished author and illustrator, most famous for The Very Hungry Caterpillar (1969). Based in Amherst, Massachusetts, the Eric Carle Museum fosters literacy and art appreciation through picture books. To learn more about its mission, visit the museum’s website.
Artist Award, for creating a lifetime’s worth of picture books
Angel Award, for financially supporting events and programs
Reach Out and Read, represented by Brian Gallagher and Dr. Perri Klass
Mentor Award, for promoting children’s picture books
Bridge Award, for bringing the art form to other fields