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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: Starry-Eyed

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a warm and wonderful holiday season and that your New Year celebrations were full of shimmery fun! When I think about New Year's Eve, I love to picture glitter, fireworks and stars. So for this week's Picture Book Puzzler, I'm bringing you lots of  shiny, star-filled images from favorite children's books. How many can you name? READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: Penguins

I've been watching clips of the BBC's new documentary, Frozen Planet, and falling in love all over again with penguins. Check out this very funny clip of "criminal" penguins from the documentary: How sneaky was that penguin! So I've been inspired to put together a puzzler of penguins from children's books. Can you name each book? Good luck and I'll see you at the end of the week with the answers! 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

Picture Book Puzzler: Synonym Crazy

Are you ready for another Picture Book Puzzler? I've given you the synonyms for the words in ten picture book titles. Using these synonyms, can you name each of the picture book titles? Here's an example: The Super Industrious Arachnid = The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle. Good luck! 1. Don't Permit the Bird to Steer the Vehicle 2. Granddaddy Emerald 3. Only We Females 4. The Ashen Women and the Fruit Thief 5. Sleep tight, Ape 6. The Hushed Tome 7. The Incredible Ovum 8. The Dozing Abode 9. Delusion Flurry 10. A Caller for Ursa READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: Lands Beyond

We're celebrating 50 years of The Phantom Tollbooth here at The Carle! Our current exhibition, Growing Every Which Way but Up: The Children's Book Art of Jules Feiffer, includes original illustrations from the now classic children's novel. We're also hosting book signings with author Norton Juster and illustrator Jules Feiffer, as well as the guest curator, Leonard Marcus, who is the author of the newly released The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth and just this weekend held a Phantom Tollbooth Day! READ MORE




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