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


  • Thursday, Friday 10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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The Carle Honors 2013 Auction

The Carle is gearing up again for its annual benefit gala, The Carle Honors, held each September which celebrates and honors the amazing people in the children's book industry, often the unsung heroes who help connect the world with quality literature and art for children. This year's event will be held on September 26th at Guastavino's in New York City. Details and ticket information can be found here. We are excited to announce this year's honorees, given each year in four categories: READ MORE

44 Years of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

I remember Eric Carle once telling me that one copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar sells every minute around the world. It's so special to think that a picture book can reach so many children, be gifted to so many new babies, and be held by the little hands of so many new and eager readers and listeners every day. Since its first appearance in 1969, this big-eyed and ravenous caterpillar has become a beloved icon, recognizable around the world. READ MORE

Very Hungry Caterpillar Day 2013 Giveaway

Next week marks the anniversary of the publication of one of our very favorite books,  The Very Hungry Caterpillar! We hope you can help us celebrate here at The Carle this weekend. We're kicking off festivities with a Members' Pancake Breakfast in the morning, followed by a day of Caterpillar-themed storytimes, films and activities. We hear there will even be an appearance from the Caterpillar himself! Here are all the details: READ MORE

Holiday Giveaway: Eric Carle Doodle

It's time for our last holiday giveaway! In celebration of The Carle's 10th Anniversary, three wonderful artists have given us original doodles to share with our friends.  Two lucky readers have already won doodles by Peter Laird and Tony DiTerlizzi. This week we're offering the opportunity to win a doodle by Eric Carle. The doodle is an original sketch, autographed on 9" x 6" heavy cardstock. READ MORE


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