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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: Over the Rainbow

In March we start looking for early signs of spring. The first flowers in the garden, green buds on trees, the return of songbirds and, of course, rainy days. Grey, rainy days can still bring the chance for bursts of bright color -- seen in children's raincoats and galoshes, cheerful umbrellas, and if you're lucky, a rainbow in the sky. This week's puzzler is filled with images from picture books of rainbows. Can you name each book? Put your guesses in the comments below and I'll be back at the end of the week with the answers. READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: March Comes in Like a Lion...

Happy March! After a pretty mild winter here in New England, March came in with a delightful snowstorm. Mother Nature's way of reminding us that winter isn't over until she says it's over! There's a common saying that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, so for this week's puzzler, we have images of lions and lambs. Can you name each picture book correctly? Put your guesses in the comments below and I'll be back at the end of the week with the answers. READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: It Ain't Easy Being Green

We're close to spring. I can feel it. This may very well be the most mild winter I've ever experienced. It's not even March and already I can see little bits of green poking up in my flower gardens as my daffodils and tulips emerge. This has put me in a mood for the color green! So, for this week's puzzler, I've collected ten green covers of popular picture books. Can you name each book from the small glimpse of its cover? Put your guesses in the comments below and I'll be back at the end of the week with the answers. Think spring! READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: Snow

It's winter in New England, but where's all our snow? I like looking at these snowy picture books to put me in a winter-y mood, even when outside my window there's not a flake on the ground. It's lovely to live vicariously through books! I did a snow puzzler last year so I had to pick ten more picture books that I hadn't used before. Can you guess which ones they are? I admit I got a little sneaky with one or two of them... READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: Starry-Eyed

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a warm and wonderful holiday season and that your New Year celebrations were full of shimmery fun! When I think about New Year's Eve, I love to picture glitter, fireworks and stars. So for this week's Picture Book Puzzler, I'm bringing you lots of  shiny, star-filled images from favorite children's books. How many can you name? READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: Penguins

I've been watching clips of the BBC's new documentary, Frozen Planet, and falling in love all over again with penguins. Check out this very funny clip of "criminal" penguins from the documentary: How sneaky was that penguin! So I've been inspired to put together a puzzler of penguins from children's books. Can you name each book? Good luck and I'll see you at the end of the week with the answers! READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: Synonym Crazy

Are you ready for another Picture Book Puzzler? I've given you the synonyms for the words in ten picture book titles. Using these synonyms, can you name each of the picture book titles? Here's an example: The Super Industrious Arachnid = The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle. Good luck! 1. Don't Permit the Bird to Steer the Vehicle 2. Granddaddy Emerald 3. Only We Females 4. The Ashen Women and the Fruit Thief 5. Sleep tight, Ape 6. The Hushed Tome 7. The Incredible Ovum 8. The Dozing Abode 9. Delusion Flurry 10. A Caller for Ursa READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: Lands Beyond

We're celebrating 50 years of The Phantom Tollbooth here at The Carle! Our current exhibition, Growing Every Which Way but Up: The Children's Book Art of Jules Feiffer, includes original illustrations from the now classic children's novel. We're also hosting book signings with author Norton Juster and illustrator Jules Feiffer, as well as the guest curator, Leonard Marcus, who is the author of the newly released The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth and just this weekend held a Phantom Tollbooth Day! READ MORE


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