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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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Making Art Together

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

Friday Favorite: The Maggie B.

At The Carle Bookshop we specialize in backlist picture books. Backlist is bookseller talk for the not-so-new picture books that you often can't find at other bookstores. We carry the fabulous new books too (make sure to read our weekly Top of the Shelf posts for new book recommendations), but we know what makes us unique are the shelves and shelves of picture books you remember from your childhood or books you read to your own children. READ MORE

Need a Laugh?

With all the snow  storms we've been getting, the incessant shoveling and slipping on ice, your family might be in need of a good laugh. I know I am! To add a little sunshine to a dreary winter day, here are a few recommendations for books that will get you and your kids laughing out loud. READ MORE


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