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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

The Caldecott Medal Books of 2015

It's our favorite time of year in the children's book industry - ALA Youth Media Award time! Read on to see the winners of the Randolph Caldecott 2015 Medal and honors.


44 Years of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

I remember Eric Carle once telling me that one copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar sells every minute around the world. It's so special to think that a picture book can reach so many children, be gifted to so many new babies, and be held by the little hands of so many new and eager readers and listeners every day. Since its first appearance in 1969, this big-eyed and ravenous caterpillar has become a beloved icon, recognizable around the world. READ MORE

Cybils 2011 Winners Announced!

This year I was a proud judge for the CYBILS (Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards) for the category of Fiction Picture Books. We had to decide which picture book of the final seven was the most distinguished and outstanding. It was such a hard decision because we had such wonderful and different books to discuss. You can see all the finalists from the picture book category here. And the winner is... READ MORE


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