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Celebrating Children's Author Eric Carle

"Ultimately, my aim is to entertain, and sometimes to enlighten, the child who still lives inside of me. This is always where I begin." ~ Eric Carle

Eric Carle, (born June 25, 1929, Syracuse, New York, U.S.—died May 23, 2021), American writer and illustrator of children’s literature who published numerous best-selling books, among them The Very Hungry Caterpillar (1969), which by 2018 had sold some 50 million copies and had been translated into more than 60 languages.... (more

Visit the official website ( for more information about Eric Carle's life and works, along with downloadable activity sheets and other resources. Or check out a book from our Children's & Young Adult Collection--see a selection below. Photo from


Books are available in the A. C. Clark Library and can be placed on hold for pick up or delivered to your home