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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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Picture Book Puzzler: How well do you know your characters?

For today's Picture Book Puzzler, I'm actually going to be drawing from well known books for middle grade readers. I'll name the character, you tell me the book they come from. Easy? Let's find out! Put your guesses in the comments below and I'll be back on Friday with the answers. 1. India Opal Buloni 2. Prince Humperdinck 3. Fern Arable 5. Sarah Wheaton 6. Jess Aarons 9. Wanda Petronski 10. Winnie Foster 11. Count Olaf 12. Serafina Pekkala 13. Charlie Bucket 14. Stanley Yelnats 15. Kate Weatherall READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: The Underdogs

When he was here at The Carle, Tomi Ungerer mentioned that he liked to create books about animals which are normally hated, "just to show that everybody is different, but everyone has something." Today, let's hear it for the under-appreciated animals that rarely make appearances in children's books because they might be considered too scary, too ugly or too unlikeable. READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: What's in a name?

What's in a name? Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet? Would we still feel the same way about favorite characters like Winnie-the-Pooh and Corduroy if they different names? To me, a memorable character changes that name forever. So, let's test your children's book knowledge and see if you can name the book each of these famous characters belong to. Put your guesses in the comments below and, like always, check back on Friday for the answers. Good luck! 1. Mr. McGregor 2. Little Nutbrown Hare 3. Madame Louise Bodot 4. The Once-ler 5. Snork & Snorkmaiden READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: All the President's Books

Happy President's Day! I've compiled a list of a popular children's book characters that each have the same first name (or nickname) as a US president. Can you name the book AND the president? (Some names will fit multiple presidents - just pick one!) Let us know your guesses in the comments below. 1. READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: Hello, My Name is....

In our bookstore we get asked for books featuring a specific child's name quite a bit. "My granddaughter's named is Olivia. Do you have any books about girls named Olivia?" "Do you have any books with someone named Tommy in it?" READ MORE

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