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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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Easy as Pie: A Picture Book Round Up

Happy Thanksgiving! On this day of family, friends and delicious fall foods, I want to talk about one of my favorite Thanksgiving treats...pie! Lovely fall pies like apple, pumpkin, and pecan pie will be filling my family's table this holiday season, but I'm a sucker for summer fruit pies as well. What about you? Do you have a favorite kind of pie? Here are some picture books from our Shop's shelves that highlight this favorite sweet treat.

Pie in the Sky by Lois Ehlert (Harcourt, 2004) READ MORE

There and Back Again: A Road Trip Round-Up

Summer is winding down, but I've been fantasizing about one last vacation: an old-fashioned road trip. I'm remembering fondly those summer family trips we'd take across the country in our old Dodge van. While my sisters and I may have, at times, been too cranky or too absorbed in our book to want to get out and see another old battlefield or, okay fine, the Grand Canyon, for us kids, it still beat staying at home or going to (oh, the horror!) summer camp. READ MORE

Cozy & Warm: A Quilt Picture Book Round-Up

Still feeling stuck in this cold chill of winter, I'm spending a lot of time lately with my quilt. I drag it from the bed to the couch and back again, spending hours reading, knitting, and okay, maybe watching TV too, underneath its cozy enclosure. But quilts are so much more than something to keep you warm. A quilt is filled with comfort, handmade pride and memories. Just by looking at its pieces, each quilt can tell you its own story. Some of my very favorite picture books know how to tell the story of a quilt just right. Here are a few that you should cozy on up with. READ MORE

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