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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002


  • Thursday, Friday 10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Picture Books We Love

Wreck This Picture Book!

Wrecking isn't always a bad thing. Books like to be read and used - the more actively the better. The Carle's Literacy Educator David Feinstein shares Keri Smith's newest book, Wreck this Picture Book, with young readers to explore all the exciting ways the book invites open-ended, multisensory exploration.


Planting a Community: Gardening Books

Whether it’s a plot in the community garden, magical topiaries in the neighborhood or even the imaginary gardens we share with family, growing and tending plants together unites us all. The Carle Bookshop booksellers share their recommendations for picture books that celebrate growing and planting. 



What Will These Hands Make?

With so much time spent in our homes right now, it’s the perfect time to explore what we can make ourselves! Nikki McClure’s newest picture book, What Will These Hands Make? , inspires us to celebrate how things are made and the community of talented people who make them.


Women Weavers

The Carle Bookshop reviews picture books that feature weaving. Two picture book biographies and one out of print favorite, these books are all lyrical, sumptuous homages to the craft of weaving, celebrating an often overlooked craft that is both artistic and practical. The bookshop staff also shares some of their own weaving projects!



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