Museum Pass Giveaway: The Carle’s 3rd Annual Children’s Book Festival

The Carle’s 3rd Annual Children’s Book Festival
Celebrates Dogs in Children’s Literature

“This event allows a unique face-to-face experience for children’s literature fans and an opportunity for our artists to celebrate their work in a wonderfully festive venue,” said author and illustrator Diane deGroat, one of the event organizers.

Over the next couple of weekends, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will play host to two great family activities. This coming Saturday, June 12th is The Carle’s 3rd Annual Children’s Book Festival: Celebrating Dogs in Picture Books! And the following Saturday (June 19th) is a kids concert with Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem.

For this coming Saturday, June 12th, The Carle is offering 4 free museum passes to our readers to come be a part of their Annual Children’s Book Festival. Each pass allows for 2 adults and up to 4 kids! Deadline to enter to win is 6/10/10 by12Noon (EST). Details on how to win are .below


This year’s event is a celebration of dogs in picture books and the artists and authors who created them. Meet authors and artists, including Jules Feiffer, Jeff Mack, and Patricia MacLachlan, watch service dog demonstrations with young pups in training, and enjoy book-signings, readings, presentations, special art studio activities, a raffle, face-painting, and an original art show and sale. Guests can also hear music by Putumayo World Music recording artist José Gonzalez and Banda Criolla. There will be treats from Atkins Farms Country Market and appearances by a variety of costumed canine characters.

Featured artists and authors include:

  • Karen Beil
  • Nick Bruel
  • Stephanie Calmenson
  • Eileen Christelow
  • Corinne Demas
  • Diane deGroat
  • Jules Feiffer
  • Patricia MacLachlan
  • Jeff Mack
  • Barry Moser
  • Katy Schneider
  • Laura Vaccaro Seeger
  • Shelley Rotner

Local friends from the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society and Canine Companions will be on hand to answer pooch-related questions. Stuffed animal dogs are welcome but please leave your real dogs at home!  Click here for a full schedule of events.


Your chance to win a museum pass (2 adults/4 kids) to The Carle’s 3rd Annual Children’s Book Festival on Saturday, June 12th, 2010 is as easy as 1-2-3 (4)!  Four winners will be selected. To win simply:

  1. SHARE YOUR FAVORITE TITLE BY ONE OF THE FEATURED ARTISTS/AUTHORS BELOW (one entry per family) and be sure to tell us your
  2. FULL NAME and where you
  3. LIVE (TOWN/STATE) PLEASE include your town and state to be eligible.
  4. ACCURATE EMAIL (we never share your email address).
  5. We’ll randomly draw a winner and will share the results below.

IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Thursday, 06/10/10 @ 12Noon (EST).

19 Comments on “Museum Pass Giveaway: The Carle’s 3rd Annual Children’s Book Festival

  1. Thank you for this great giveaway. We had a great day at the Museum.

  2. Hatfield, MA

    Bad Kitty Gets a Bath by Nick Bruel

    Fun times with our 2 kids!!

  3. Thank you everyone who participated in our giveaway. All great favorite titles! So hard to choose.

    Congratulations to the following families:

    • Sandra Dias of Holyoke, MA
    • Lyzzie Land of Groton, CT
    • Michelle Melnik of Deerfield, MA
    • Melissa Coffey of Londonderry, NH

    Each family wins a ticket to The Carle’s 3rd Annual Children’s Book Festival this Saturday, June 12th. Your ticket allows for 2 adults and up to 4 children entrance to the festival. Tickets will be held under your name at the front desk. Must bring picture id to claim tickets.

    Thanks again to all of our participants and to The Eric Carle Museum for supplying us with tickets!

  4. we pick “dogs don’t brush their teeth” by Diane deGroat and Shelley Rotner. we love the meet the dogs page at the end of their fun book. thank you! with respect, the jensen family in leeds,ma.

  5. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, by Bill Martin Jr
    My daughter is two, and we LOVE reading this all-time fav.
    St.Johnsbury Vt 05819

  6. We like Bark, George, by Jules Feiffer.

    Sandra Dias
    Holyoke, MA

  7. We are HUGE fans of Dog and Bear: Two’s Company (YUMMY!) by Laura Vaccaro Seeger! John, Diane, and Lorelei Kanzler in Greenfield, MA.

  8. We love “Bark, George” by Jules Feiffer. This would be such fun with visiting family that weekend. (Williamsburg, MA)

  9. I love “Lemons are not red” by Laura Vaccaro Seeger.

    We are in Deerfield, Mass

  10. We love Dog Wants To Play by Jeff Mack. We are from Chicopee, MA.

  11. The entire Bad Kitty collection by Nick Bruel!

  12. We love Lemons are Not Red by Laura Vaccaro Seeger!

  13. It is difficult to choose just one, but I love Always In Trouble by Corinne Demas. I live in Feeding Hills, MA.

  14. We love Through Grandpa’s Eyes by Patricia MacLachlan. It’s a book that has been read over and over again at our house.

  15. Bark, George, by Feiffer is a family favorite! Londonderry, NH

  16. Nick Bruel and his books about “Bad Kitty” rule. Absolute favorite with my almost 2 year old and my 9 year old. Lyzzie Land 39 broad street ext groton ct 06340

  17. When I look at that list the first book that came to mind was Saying Goodbye to LuLu by Corinne Demas – this book helped our family during the sickness and eventual loss of our beloved pet and my kids still enjoy reading it at times when they think about him.

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