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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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Making Art Together

Accordion-Style Story Books

Children are naturally creative and eager to work collaboratively when given an inspiring project prompt. Creative story writing is a great way to recharge students' inspiration when they may otherwise feel "stuck" with how to begin a story.

Helping children structure their words and drawings, first on story boards, then in a final handmade book is one way to get everyone excited about reading and writing. Keep reading to see how the books we made this summer "turned" out!


How to Make an Accordion Book

We love making accordion books in our classes and workshops because they provide a fast, simply-constructed way for kids to get their stories down on paper. READ MORE

Painting with Clay

Painting with clay is a surprisingly fun and easy way to explore mark-making in a new way.

Special Guest Illustrator Pamela Zagarenski

Last Sunday The Carle had a visit from Pamela Zagarenski , the brilliant illustrator of Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors, This is Just to Say, and many others. Her most recent book, Sleep Like a Tiger, is perhaps her best so far!


Doodle Flip Books

A doodle flip book is a small book with images on each page that change slightly, so when you quickly flip through the pages of the book it gives the illusion of movement or animation.



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