2014 Eric Carle Awards

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.

Jerry Pinkney's The Lion and the Mouse

Artist Award, for creating a lifetime’s worth of picture books

Jerry Pinkney

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

Henrietta Smith

Bridge Award, for bringing the art form to other fields

Françoise Mouly



About the Author:

Biz Hyzy works as an editorial assistant for Booklist's Adult Books department, where she pilfers the most appealing ARCs before anyone else gets the chance. Besides reading, she enjoys swing dancing and ninja training (though, in her case, both include a lot of bumbling around).

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