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April 2014
free with museum admission

Jeff Kinney Talks about Drawing in Reluctant Readers at The Carle Museum

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Jeff Kinney’s work has been widely credited for its ability to turn reluctant readers on to books. In his first visit to The Carle, he will share the incredible trajectory of his bestselling series, talk about its impact on readers, its wide reach around the globe, and the many unique experiences he has had since the first Diary of a Wimpy Kid book was first published in April 2007. Tickets are non-refundable/non-transferable. 1 PDP. The talk in the auditorium is…

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“Gateway to Reading” Lowell Lecture Series: Norton Juster at the BPL

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Boston Public Library Central Branch,
700 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Boston Public Library’s 2014 “Gateway to Reading” Lowell Lecture Series begins February 6 and runs through May. The library welcomes esteemed writers of children’s literature from toddler to teen genres. Bestselling authors and award winners are joined by noted experts and scholars in the field who explore major issues, questions, and scholarship around the creation of books for children and the importance of childhood literacy. Norton Juster is perhaps best known for his children’s classic The Phantom Tollbooth. The year…

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March 2014
free with museum admission

Gallery Talk: “The Art of Bernard Waber” with Guest Curator Leonard Marcus

March 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Join guest curator Leonard Marcus for a guided tour of The Carle’s special exhibition “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and Friends: The Art of Bernard Waber.”

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“Gateway to Reading” Lowell Lecture Series: Marc Brown at the BPL

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Boston Public Library Central Branch,
700 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Boston Public Library’s 2014 “Gateway to Reading” Lowell Lecture Series begins February 6 and runs through May. The library welcomes esteemed writers of children’s literature from toddler to teen genres. Bestselling authors and award winners are joined by noted experts and scholars in the field who explore major issues, questions, and scholarship around the creation of books for children and the importance of childhood literacy. Marc Brown is the creator, author, and illustrator of the beloved Arthur series, featuring his…

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February 2014

“Gateway to Reading” Lowell Lecture Series: Nínive Calegari at the BPL

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Boston Public Library Central Branch,
700 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Boston Public Library’s 2014 “Gateway to Reading” Lowell Lecture Series begins February 6 and runs through May. The library welcomes esteemed writers of children’s literature from toddler to teen genres. Bestselling authors and award winners are joined by noted experts and scholars in the field who explore major issues, questions, and scholarship around the creation of books for children and the importance of childhood literacy. Nínive Calegari is the co-founder with Dave Eggers of 826 National, which she helped grow…

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December 20132013
free with museum admission

The Best of the Best in 2013 with Susan Bloom at The Carle Museum

December 14, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art,
125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Join The Carle Museum for this highly popular annual event. In anticipation of the 2014 Caldecott Medal awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children for the preceding year, Susan Bloom selects her favorites. Learn from this outstanding professor emeritus of Children’s Literature and reviewer for the Horn Book what makes these books rise above the rest. (2 PDPs)

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November 2013

Steve Jenkins at Lesley University

November 21, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mullen Theater, Lesley University,
30 Mellen St., Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Lesley’s Evelyn M. Finnegan Children’s Literature Lecture Series presents author and illustrator Steve Jenkins. The lecture is free and open to the public; please pre-register. Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated thirty picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor-winning What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? His children’s book illustrations are instantly recognizable and endlessly fascinating. Working in cut paper collage, Jenkins finds ways to represent the diversity and textures of the natural world with a…

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