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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002


  • Thursday, Friday10 am-3 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Top of the Shelf: Best Picture Books of 2011

It's been quite the year! I've compiled a list of the books reviewed by our Shop Talk bloggers to create an easy glance at all of the picture books we thought were Top of the Shelf material in 2011. Click the link after each title to read our review. READ MORE

Caldecott Time!

We're so close! By next week we'll know the winner this year's Caldecott Medal, a prestigious award given annually to the artist of the most distinguished picture book of the year. It's kind of like the Oscars of picture books.

Best Picture Books of 2010

It's my favorite event of the year! Susan Bloom, Simmons College Children's Literature professor and Horn Book reviewer, annually picks her best picture books of the year and shares them with us here at The Carle. If you missed last Saturday's event, don't worry! READ MORE

Best Picture Books of 2009

It's that time of year again!  Susan Bloom, Professor Emeritus from Simmons College, was back again this past Saturday for her annual "Best Books" list here at The Carle. Susan says 2009 is the year for heights.  Whether it's an egg who wants to fly, a princess that floats, or space shuttle to the moon, these books will take you higher and higher!  If you missed her wonderful presentation in our auditorium, don't worry - here's her list of the best of the best: Higher and Higher: Picturebooks of Distinction in 2009 READ MORE

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