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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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Happy Holidays from The Carle!

Happy Holidays, everyone! Stay warm and be merry. We'll see you back here next week! READ MORE

Illustration from Brave Irene © 1986 by William Steig. Collection of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Gift of Jeanne Steig.

Hurry! Sale ends this Sunday!

There's three more days to take advantage of our biggest sale of the year! Until Sunday, December 4th, save 15% off all toys and books in our online store. READ MORE

Picture Book Pairs

February is here and Valentine's Day is just around the corner. While there are lots of wonderful books about valentines and love, some kids get grossed out or bored by that lovey-dovey mushy stuff. I've found that books about friendship make for great Valentine's Day reading (and every other day of the year, too!) and they encourage us to appreciate the best friends in our own lives. Here are a few of my favorite picture book pairs. READ MORE

The Carle Staff Recommends...

While we all get excited about the newest books of the season, when it comes to gift giving, an old-favorite is often a perfect fit. This holiday season, I asked fellow Carle Museum staffers what children's books they felt particularly close to - whether it was a book they remembered from their childhood or a well-loved standby that they read over and over to their own children. The result is a wonderful list that can be a helpful guide for anyone wanting to give a classic book that will truly stand the test of time. READ MORE

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