The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
For more information about Simmons's Children's Literature partnerships and off-campus programs, visit the Children's Literature website or call our Children's Literature department at 617-521-2915.
Additional information is also available on the Carle Museum site.
In collaboration with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in 2008, Simmons now offers all four graduate programs in Children's Literature onsite at The Carle. This includes our M.A. in Children's Literature, M.F.A. in Writing for Children, M.A. in Children's Literature/M.F.A dual degree, and M.A. in Children's Literature/M.S. in Library Science dual degree offered in collaboration with Simmons's Graduate School of Library Science program at Mount Holyoke. Founded in part by Eric Carle, the renowned author and illustrator of more than 70 books, including the 1969 classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is the first full-scale museum in this country devoted to national and international picture book art. The Carle is located in Amherst, in the heart of the Five Colleges area of Western Massachusetts.