2024 Carle Honors Announced

The Horn Book, We Need Diverse Books, and KidLit TV are all honored by the Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

Illustration from The Very Hungry Caterpillar copyright © 1969 and 1987 by Eric Carle
Illustration from The Very Hungry Caterpillar copyright
© 1969 and 1987 by Eric Carle


The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art announced the 2024 Carle Honors honorees.

The Honors are given in four categories: Artist, for lifelong innovation in the field; Angel, for an individual or organization whose resources help create illustrated children's book exhibitions, education programs, and more; Mentor, for editors, designers, and educators who are champions of the art form; and Bridge, for individuals or organizations who work in other fields and have brought the art of the picture book to larger audiences.

The 2024 honorees are The Horn Book (Mentor); We Need Diverse Books (Angel); KidLit TV (Bridge); and Uri Shulevitz (Artist), who won the 1969 Caldecott Medal for The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship.

These honorees will be celebrated at the Benefit Gala at the New-York Historical Society, in New York City, on Thursday, September 26, 2024. The presentation of awards will feature tributes from Grace Lin, Dr. Claudette S. McLinn, and others.

The night will also include a musical revue with Marlo Thomas and Friends for the 50th-anniversary exhibition of the book Free to Be…. You and Me, which will open at The Carle in November 2024. In lieu of an auction, The Carle will spotlight the newest artworks added to the museum's permanent collection, including pieces by Ludwig Bemelmans, Lucy Cousins, Leo and Diane Dillon, Barry Moser, LeUyen Pham, Beatrix Potter, Mo Willems, and others.

Read the full press release below.


Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing