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


  • Thursday, Friday10 am-3 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Making Art Together

Picture Book Puzzler: Name That Boat!

Today's Picture Book Puzzler comes from a real-live question that I got from a customer in the store this weekend. He told me he was looking for a picture book that had a boat in it called The Tidley Idley. I admit, for a minute there, I was stumped! But rest assured, we found the book. Can you? READ MORE

Scary but Not-Too-Scary: Halloween Books for Ages 3-6

One regular customer has been stopping in to buy books for his grandson for about three years now. It's been so nice for me to be able to watch how this child's tastes and preferences for books has changed over the years. While Eric Carle's 10 Little Rubber Ducks used to to be his absolute favorite book, on his most recent visit to the store, the now 3-year-old had a new, very specific request: "I want a scary book." READ MORE

eBooks On The Road

A few weeks ago I was returning from a trip to Nantucket and the evening ferry was nearly empty. An energetic three-year-old boy was rushing about uncontrollably. His anxious mother announced that she was downloading a book for him. A few minutes later I heard a cartoon voice narrating a pirate story. I looked over, and saw the mother holding her iPad with the screen facing forward, as the now-rapt, standing child watched the ?book? on the iPad screen tell its story. I admit I was appalled to understand that the machine had replaced the mother?s voice. READ MORE


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