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Eric Carle

(2003 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award)

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award was first given to its namesake in 1954 by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. The award, a bronze medal, honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children. Between 1960 and 1980, the Wilder Award was given every five years. From 1980 to 2001, it was awarded every three years. Beginning in 2001, it has been awarded every two years. The award information was retrieved from the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award website. The call numbers for the books owned by the UMD library are provided after the citation.

Author/Illustrator

Carle, Eric. (1974). All about Arthur (an absolutely absurd ape). New York : Watts. PRIM-FIC C278A

To cure his loneliness, Arthur the ape travels from city to city meeting other animals.

Carle, Eric. (1992). Draw me a star. New York : Philomel Books. PRIM-FIC C278DR

An artist’s drawing of a star begins the creation of an entire universe around him as each successive pictured object requests that he draw more.

Carle, Eric. (1989). Eric Carle's animals, animals. New York : Philomel Books. 808.81 C2784e

An illustrated collection of poems by a variety of authors describing the peculiarities of pets and wild and domestic animals.

Carle, Eric. (1977). The grouchy ladybug. New York : T.Y. Crowell Co. PRIM-FIC C278G

A grouchy ladybug, looking for a fight, challenges everyone she meets regardless of their size or strength.

Carle, Eric. (1994). La oruga muy hambrienta. New York, NY : Philomel Books. PRIM-FIC C2784ve

Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself, goes to sleep, and awakens as a beautiful, colorful butterfly.

Carle, Eric. (1999). Rooster's off to see the world. New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. PRIM-FIC C278RO

A simple introduction to the meaning of numbers and sets as a rooster, on his way to see the world, is joined by fourteen animals along the way.

Carle, Eric. (1970). The tiny seed. New York : Crowell. 582 C278t

A simple description of a flowering plant’s life cycle through the seasons.

Carle, Eric. (1981). The very hungry caterpillar. Jefferson City, Mo. : Scholastic. TMC LB1573 S325 1990X suppl. K-1-13 

Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep.

Carle, Eric. (1984). The very busy spider. New York : Philomel Books. PRIM-FIC C278VE

The farm animals try to divert a busy little spider from spinning her web, but she persists and produces a thing of both beauty and usefulness. The pictures may be felt as well as seen.
 

Illustrator

Martin, Bill Jr. (1983). Brown bear, Brown bear, what do you see? (Pictures by Eric Carle). New York : Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. PRIM-FIC M3793Ba

Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a mother looking at them.

Martin, Bill Jr. (1967). Brown bear, Brown bear, what do you see? (Pictures by Eric Carle). New York : Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. PRIM-FIC M379B

Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a teacher looking at them.

Fisher, Aileen.. (1971). Feathered ones and furry. (Illustrated by Eric Carle). New York : Crowell. 811 F533fe

Fifty-six brief poems comment on various aspects of nature.

Green, Norma. (1974). The hole in the dike. (Illustrated by Eric Carle). New York : Crowell. PRIM-FIC G7972ho

Retells the tale of the little boy whose resourcefulness and courage saved his country from being destroyed by the ocean.

Fehr, Howard F. (1964). If you can count to 10... (Pictures by Eric Carle). New York : Holt, Rinehart, & Winston. PRIM-FIC F2967IF

Counting games.
 

Author Information

Eric Carle (1929 - ). (2006). In Something about the author (Vol. 163, pp. 49-59). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
Eric Carle (1929 - ). (2001). In Something about the author (Vol. 120, pp. 33-40). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
Eric Carle (1929 - ). (1991). In Something about the author (Vol. 65, pp. 30-36). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
Eric Carle (1929 - ). (1971). In Something about the author (Vol. 4, pp. 41-43). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
Eric Carle (1929 - ). (1988). In Something about the author autobiography series (Vol. 6, pp. 33-52). Detroit: Gale. Online Something about the Author database.
 

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