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

Hours

  • Thursday, Friday10 am-3 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Planting a Community: Gardening Books

Whether it’s a plot in the community garden, magical topiaries in the neighborhood or even the imaginary gardens we share with family, growing and tending plants together unites us all. The Carle Bookshop booksellers share their recommendations for picture books that celebrate growing and planting. 

 

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A Garden of Books: A Booklist

Tending to plants, whether it’s a pot on your windowsill or a garden plot outside, teaches us all so much about science, patience, and growth. The booksellers from The Carle Bookshop has put together an extensive list of picture books all about gardening, perfect for families and educators to learn more about growing and planting, both inside and outside the home.

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A Tisket, A Tasket

What are you putting in your spring baskets this year? We're filling ours with mini books (of course!), cute plush, and tiny must-have trinkets. Here's a peek: Mini Books: The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: Spring Blooms

Spring has sprung! Little crocuses and snowdrops are already flowering here in Massachusetts, with daffodils and tulips not far behind. It makes you get excited for full spring and summer blooms, doesn't it? So let's celebrate our early spring flowers with some flowers from our favorite picture books. Can you name each illustrator (or book title) of each of these flowers? Put your guesses in the comments below and I'll put the answers in the comments on Friday. Good luck and Happy Spring! READ MORE

Friday Favorite: The Maggie B.

At The Carle Bookshop we specialize in backlist picture books. Backlist is bookseller talk for the not-so-new picture books that you often can't find at other bookstores. We carry the fabulous new books too (make sure to read our weekly Top of the Shelf posts for new book recommendations), but we know what makes us unique are the shelves and shelves of picture books you remember from your childhood or books you read to your own children. READ MORE

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