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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002
Hours
  • Tues. – Fri. 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12pm – 5pm

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Picture Books We Love

Four Read-Alouds to Share Together

I?m a big fan of reading out loud. A huge fan, actually.

This is where my family starts laughing.

It?s actually a running joke with my parents and big sisters because ever since I was old enough to read, I?ve read out loud to anyone who would listen. And when they wouldn?t listen (and believe me, it got old fast), I would read out loud to myself. They said that I must just like the sound of my own voice. They still sometimes roll their eyes and ask me how long it will take, when I start with ?Hey, listen to this?? READ MORE

Picture Book Parts: A Closer Look at The Gutter

Here at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art we like to encourage both adults and children to not only enjoy the story and illustrations of a picture book, but to also take in the whole book. Every aspect of the book, from its size, its design, the placement of the illustrations on the page, to even the color of the endpapers, is important to the reading experience. READ MORE

Four Cozy Picture Books to Share

While some may be itching for Spring and the end of long cold and snowy days here in New England, I?m still quite content to be curled up inside with a good book while watching the snowflakes fly and temperatures drop outside. Whether you?re like me and are enjoying the winter or are in need of a good distraction for you and your little ones until the weather gets nice, here is a short list of my favorite cozy picture books. READ MORE

It's Snow Much Fun!

If you like snow, New England is the place to be this February! We're on snow storm #3 for the month and the piles are getting higher and higher. I thought you might all like a peek at our Red Elephant sculpture by Mo Willems in our courtyard. Any more snow and we might not be able to see him anymore!

It's the perfect weather for cozying up with a book! If winter's not your thing, or you're already dreaming of a warm and colorful spring, here are a few of our favorite Spring books this month to keep your spirits bright! READ MORE

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