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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

Caldecott Time!

We're so close! By next week we'll know the winner this year's Caldecott Medal, a prestigious award given annually to the artist of the most distinguished picture book of the year. It's kind of like the Oscars of picture books.

Picture Book Puzzler: Secret Santa

I love seeing all the interpretations of the Santa figure from culture to culture and from artist to artist.  Here are some of my favorite Santas from picture books. Can you guess which artist is behind each one? 1. READ MORE

The Right Judgment

Shortly after learning to drive, in 1984, I was slowly cruising the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, glancing at apartment buildings to left and right, looking for To Rent signs. The flashing lights of a police car lit up my rearview mirror. Since I’d been driving at twenty miles per hour I was confused to be pulled over. The officer responded to my humble query by informing me that I’d just run a stop sign. Since it was a moving violation, I’d have to appear before a judge. READ MORE




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