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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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Picture Book Puzzler: Cinderella

The fairy tale of Cinderella has been reinvented and re-illustrated many, many times in children's picture books. Here's a small selection of versions we carry in the store. Can you identify the illustrator by his or her artistic interpretation of the Cinderella tale? Here's a hint: One of these artists is featured in our gallery right now! Good luck and I'll be back on Friday with the answers. READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: The Final Word

Today's Picture Book Puzzler is made up of last lines of well-known picture books? Can you name the book based on how it ends? (Warning! May contain spoilers!) Put your guesses in the comments below and I'll be back on Friday to compare answers. 1. The funny thing is, the moment I am in one country, I am homesick for the other. 2. And this is how Addy, Michael, Karl - and Stillwater - became friends. 3. And he did - poor Big Anthony. 4. As for the master and his pupil, they were thinking only of the wire, and of crossing to the end. 5. And it was still hot. READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: It all began when...

How did it all begin? Can you name the popular picture book based on its very first sentence? I bet you can! Let's hear your guesses in the comments below. 1. Once upon a time in Spain there was a little bull... 2. The day Helen gave Martha dog her alphabet soup, something unusual happened. 3. Oh how Peter wished he could whistle! 4. On Christmas Eve, many years ago I lay quietly in my bed. 5.  One evening, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight. 6. Mr. Plumbean lived on a street where all the houses were the same. 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: Fairy Tales, Retold

It seems all great illustrator get a chance to retell their favorite fairy tales with their own images at some point in their career.  In celebration of the fairy tale illustrations by Lisbeth Zwerger gracing our galleries (and in our Auditorium this weekend - check out this coming Wednesday's post) let's test your fairy tale picture book knowledge.  Can you guess which fairy tale each set of illustrators have in common? 1. James Marshall, Ed Young, Lisbeth Zwerger, Jerry Pinkney 2. Steven Kellogg, Gennady Spirin, Richard Doyle, Matt Tavares READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: Endpapers

I love endpapers. For me, reading a picture book is a whole book experience - from front cover to back. The endpapers can begin a narrative or give hints to an aspect of the story inside. So, fellow picture book aficionados, let's put your skills to the test.  Can you correctly identify the following picture books just by their fabulous endpapers?  Put your guesses in the comments below and on Friday, August 6th, we'll pick a winner for a $5.00 gift certificate to our bookstore. READ MORE

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