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


  • Tuesday- Friday10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

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Picture Books We Love

Picture Book Puzzler: It Ain't Easy Being Green

We're close to spring. I can feel it. This may very well be the most mild winter I've ever experienced. It's not even March and already I can see little bits of green poking up in my flower gardens as my daffodils and tulips emerge. This has put me in a mood for the color green! So, for this week's puzzler, I've collected ten green covers of popular picture books. Can you name each book from the small glimpse of its cover? Put your guesses in the comments below and I'll be back at the end of the week with the answers. Think spring! READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: Love is in the Air

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day and to celebrate, this week's puzzler is all about LOVE. Can you name each of these ten picture books by the heart-shaped snapshot of its cover? Here's a hint: They all have LOVE in the title! 1. READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: Cooking Up a Storm

The winter is always my favorite time to spend time in my kitchen, roll up my sleeves and cook up something delicious or warm. Whether it's a loaf of fresh bread, a new soup recipe or something sweet for a friend's birthday, spending the time to make something delicious by hand is always so rewarding. Cooking and baking with kids can also be such a great activity. There are tons of kid-friendly recipes for you and your young ones to try available online and in cookbooks. READ MORE

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

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




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