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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

And the Winner Is....

The results are in! The winners of the 2011 Youth Media Awards were announced on Monday.  You can view all the winning books on the American Library Association's website. The Carle Museum offers its congratulations to all the authors, illustrators, and publishers who put out such an amazing selection of children's books this year. I definitely don't envy the committees who had to choose the winners. What a tough decision! We are just so pleased with the results. Caldecott Medal Winner: READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: Clowning Around

In honor of today's exciting announcement, here's a Caldecott themed puzzler for today: What Caldecott award-winning illustrator went to clown college and performed with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus for two seasons? Make your guesses below! READ MORE

How to Publish a Picture Book - Pt. 2

In a follow up to yesterday's post about books about publishing for kids, let's turn our attention today toward books for grown-ups. We get a lot of questions from customers interested in learning about how picture books are created or published, usually with the hope that they can launch their own children's book career. Our best advice is to read, read, read. READ MORE

How To Publish a Picture Book - Pt. 1

Here at The Carle Museum, we're a magnet for book lovers of all ages. And many of these book lovers have big dreams. Whether they're six or sixty-three they have dreams of publishing their very own picture book. Believe me - I'm one of them! But how to get started?


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