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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

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Picture Book Puzzler: Oh the Places You'll Go

I have a not-so-secret love for maps in books. When reading a book, especially when it takes place in a fantastical land, I love to pore over the map, usually situated on the endpapers or first pages and study it. Then throughout the book, I'll flip back and study it some more, as the characters embark on their journeys. I love reading the names of the countries, studying where the borders between lands lie, finding the natural formations like mountains or deserts, so I can picture it all more vividly in my mind. READ MORE

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

Picture Book Puzzler: Brothers and Sisters

Often a child's world is made up of the people of their immediate surroundings and so siblings play a prominent role in many children's books. Who better to go on an adventure with than your brothers or sisters? Below are lists of siblings from popular middle grade books. Can you name each book based on the names of these brothers and sisters? Put your guesses in the comments below and I'll be back at the end of the week with the answers: 1. Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy 2. Jane, Mark, Katharine and Martha 3. Violet, Klaus and Sunny 4. Tommy and Annika READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: How well do you know your characters?

For today's Picture Book Puzzler, I'm actually going to be drawing from well known books for middle grade readers. I'll name the character, you tell me the book they come from. Easy? Let's find out! Put your guesses in the comments below and I'll be back on Friday with the answers. 1. India Opal Buloni 2. Prince Humperdinck 3. Fern Arable 5. Sarah Wheaton 6. Jess Aarons 9. Wanda Petronski 10. Winnie Foster 11. Count Olaf 12. Serafina Pekkala 13. Charlie Bucket 14. Stanley Yelnats 15. Kate Weatherall READ MORE

Pack This Book! Chapter Books for Summer Vacation

I'm definitely one of the types who packs more books than days I'm going to be on vacation, regardless of whether or not it will actually be feasible to read them all. I think to myself, I never know what I'm going to be in the mood to read at any given moment and just how quickly I might get through each book. It's better to be prepared. Picking out those vacation reads for yourself and your kids is one of the most important steps of packing. READ MORE

Book Expo Recap

I'm back from an exciting few days in New York City for the annual Book Expo America (BEA) convention. Although the convention was smaller than previous years, it was jam-packed with workshops, panels, celebrity sightings, book signings, publisher & sideline booths, and of course, books, books, books! There are so many new exciting titles for Fall that I want to share with you and I'm sure I'll be going into detail about each of them sooner to their release dates. READ MORE

Book Finder: Classic Chapter Books

Book Recommendation Request For: 2 middle-aged people with grown up children, but still like to read classic children's books aloud. Interests: History, nature, sailing, science Favorite Books: Books by Thornton Burgess, Laura Ingalls Wilder, The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan Classic Read-Alouds:
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