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


  • Thursday, Friday 10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Four Cozy Picture Books to Share

While some may be itching for Spring and the end of long cold and snowy days here in New England, I?m still quite content to be curled up inside with a good book while watching the snowflakes fly and temperatures drop outside. Whether you?re like me and are enjoying the winter or are in need of a good distraction for you and your little ones until the weather gets nice, here is a short list of my favorite cozy picture books. READ MORE

It's Snow Much Fun!

If you like snow, New England is the place to be this February! We're on snow storm #3 for the month and the piles are getting higher and higher. I thought you might all like a peek at our Red Elephant sculpture by Mo Willems in our courtyard. Any more snow and we might not be able to see him anymore!

It's the perfect weather for cozying up with a book! If winter's not your thing, or you're already dreaming of a warm and colorful spring, here are a few of our favorite Spring books this month to keep your spirits bright! READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: Snow

It's winter in New England, but where's all our snow? I like looking at these snowy picture books to put me in a winter-y mood, even when outside my window there's not a flake on the ground. It's lovely to live vicariously through books! I did a snow puzzler last year so I had to pick ten more picture books that I hadn't used before. Can you guess which ones they are? I admit I got a little sneaky with one or two of them... READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: Knit One, Guess Who?

With cold weather upon us and last minute holiday gifts on my crafting agenda, my mind is on one of my favorite winter pasttimes -- knitting! I met with a book rep last week and after chatting about books, the conversation turned to a mutual love of yarn and knitting. She remarked that she's noticed that a love of books and a love of knitting often go hand in hand. Have you noticed this too? So for this week's puzzler, I've put together some favorite knitting images from picture books. READ MORE


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