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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: Anchors Away!

I hope you are enjoying these late days of summer and are maybe squeezing in a last summer trip before September comes. How about a trip to the water? Here are a few picture books that feature a whole variety of boats - ferries, canoes, rowboats, tugboats and even a pirate ship! Can you name all of the books below? Put your guesses in the comments below and I'll be back on Friday with the answers. Anchors away! READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: Clouds

Take a moment to look out the window. Look up at the sky. What's the weather like today? Is it clear? Cloudy? What kind of clouds do you see? There's always something relaxing about taking a few moments to stare up at the sky and try to identify the shapes you see in the clouds. Is it a rabbit? A clown? A sailboat being swallowed by a narwhal? The possibilities are endless. READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: Little Red Riding Hood

We're excited to have the wonderful CactusHead Puppets back at The Carle for a whole week of puppet shows! The performance each day will be Little Red Riding Hood and to celebrate, this week's Picture Book Puzzler is all images from the familiar fairy tale. Little Red Riding Hood has seen many different interpretations by picture book illustrators over the years. Can you name each of the artists below? Put your guesses in the comments and I'll be back on Friday with the answers. And if you're in the area, come by to see the puppet show! READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: Bats at the Library

Today's Puzzler came out a conversation I had today with a customer in the store. He asked me if we carried Bats at the Library by Brian Lies (Houghton Mifflin, 2008). I pulled the book off the shelf for him and we talked about how the illustrations of this wonderful book are filled with references to classic children's books. READ MORE




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