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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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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. 



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.


Trees are Nice: Picture Books to Celebrate Arbor Day

Tomorrow is Arbor Day and it's a special day to really stop and appreciate the wonderful and beautiful things that we take often take for granted...trees! Whether you plant a new tree in your neighborhood or at school, study a field guide of leaves, or go for walk in the woods, take a few moments to share a love of trees with a child. Here are a few favorite picture books that do just that: READ MORE

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