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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

At The Carle: The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Birthday!

March 20th is The Very Hungry Caterpillar's birthday! We're celebrating all weekend at The Carle. In the Shop we're having a store-wide sale both Saturday, March 19th and Sunday, March 20th. All books and toys will be 15% off (30% if you're a member) so there's a reason to party right there! READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: Pairing Up

Creating picture books is labor of love and some authors and illustrators have made it a family affair! Today, let's celebrate the couples who have collaborated with each other to create some of the picture books below. Can you name each pair based on the images from their books below? 1. READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: We're Off to See the Wizard!

In 2000, a number of famous picture book illustrators paid tribute to a classic part of the children's literature canon by creating a piece of artwork inspired by The Wizard of Oz. Images of this artwork and words from thirty authors and illustrators are compiled in a wonderful (and unfortunately out of print) collection, The Hundredth Anniversary Celebration, edited by Peter Glassman. Even while depicting familiar Dorothy and the gang, each artist retains his or her own style and trademark. Can you identify the artist behind each of these Wizard of Oz interpretations? READ MORE

At The Carle: Partners in Wonder with Jane Yolen

In celebration of our wonderful new exhibition, Partners in Wonder: Selections from the Collection of Jane Yolen, we are welcoming author-extraordinaire Jane Yolen herself and a number of illustrators who have collaborated with Jane on many of her books to The Carle this Saturday. READ MORE




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