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

ABOUT THE CARLE’S 3RD ANNUAL CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL

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.

HOW TO WIN

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

  1. Michelle Melnik said,

    June 12, 2010 at 1:47 pm

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

  2. Noam Schatz said,

    June 10, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Hatfield, MA

    Bad Kitty Gets a Bath by Nick Bruel

    Fun times with our 2 kids!!

  3. June 10, 2010 at 11:22 am

    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. jensen family said,

    June 9, 2010 at 8:29 am

    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. Alissa Degreenia said,

    June 8, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    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. Sandra Dias said,

    June 8, 2010 at 10:56 am

    We like Bark, George, by Jules Feiffer.

    Sandra Dias
    Holyoke, MA

  7. Diane Kanzler said,

    June 8, 2010 at 9:44 am

    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. Melissa Miller said,

    June 8, 2010 at 9:21 am

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

  9. Michelle Melnik said,

    June 8, 2010 at 8:57 am

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

    We are in Deerfield, Mass

  10. Amanda Florek said,

    June 8, 2010 at 8:25 am

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

  11. Angela Santaniello said,

    June 8, 2010 at 8:22 am

    The entire Bad Kitty collection by Nick Bruel!

  12. Robyn said,

    June 7, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    We love Lemons are Not Red by Laura Vaccaro Seeger!

  13. Janine Iacolo said,

    June 7, 2010 at 6:26 pm

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

  14. Cindy said,

    June 7, 2010 at 10:48 am

    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. Melissa Coffey said,

    June 7, 2010 at 10:39 am

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

  16. Triin Vallaste said,

    June 7, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Bark, George by Jules Feiffer; Triin Vallaste; Amherst, MA; triin.vallaste@gmail.com

  17. lyzzie land said,

    June 7, 2010 at 8:21 am

    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

  18. sharon said,

    June 7, 2010 at 8:18 am

    I love Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel, brilliant and my kids have enjoyed it too..
    we live in New haven CT
    beachcombermom2004@yahoo.com

  19. diane said,

    June 7, 2010 at 8:08 am

    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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