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

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

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Top Ten Not-So-Scary Picture Books for Halloween

Some kids like to be scared. Others, like me as a child, definitely. do. not. Halloween is such an appealing holiday with the opportunity to dress up like something you love and get candy from neighbors, but when the actual night comes, there seems to be a thin line between delightfully spooky and horrifyingly scary. For the 2-5 year old crowd picture books can help prepare the child for what to expect on Halloween. These books allow them to play with feelings of tension and suspense, without downright terrifying them. READ MORE

Too Bad, Ants! (A Halloween Unmasking)

It’s Halloween the day after tomorrow, that most perplexing of holidays, when everybody nice and safe puts on the mask of danger and death, and everyone laughs in the face of the very scariest things. READ MORE

A Monster in All of Us: A Monster Book Round-Up

There are monsters in all of us. Oh trust me, you know what I'm talking about. The-I'm-so-hungry-I-could-eat-an-elephant-monster. The-I-haven't-had-my-coffee-yet-so-don't-talk-to-me-monster. The-I-told-you-to-get-dressed-five-minutes-ago-monster.  And each day we fight these monsters (or at least we try) to keep them hidden from the rest of the world. And kids most certainly have these inner monsters too, but its understandably often much harder for them to hide. The-why-can't-I-do-it-too-monster. The-I'm-not-going-to-bed-even-though-I'm-overtired-monster. READ MORE

Scary but Not-Too-Scary: Halloween Books for Ages 3-6

One regular customer has been stopping in to buy books for his grandson for about three years now. It's been so nice for me to be able to watch how this child's tastes and preferences for books has changed over the years. While Eric Carle's 10 Little Rubber Ducks used to to be his absolute favorite book, on his most recent visit to the store, the now 3-year-old had a new, very specific request: "I want a scary book." READ MORE

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