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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: It all began when...

How did it all begin? Can you name the popular picture book based on its very first sentence? I bet you can! Let's hear your guesses in the comments below. 1. Once upon a time in Spain there was a little bull... 2. The day Helen gave Martha dog her alphabet soup, something unusual happened. 3. Oh how Peter wished he could whistle! 4. On Christmas Eve, many years ago I lay quietly in my bed. 5.  One evening, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight. 6. Mr. Plumbean lived on a street where all the houses were the same. READ MORE

Books with Impact

I may be alone is this, but to me, the feeling of finishing a good book is bittersweet. The reward is a wonderful ending, but there's a sadness, too, that it's all over. A perfect book-shaped void where the story you spent days or even weeks reading used to be. How to fill that void? Sometimes you can just pick up another book and get lost in something all over again. But sometimes that isn't enough. You need that story to live on. READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: All the President's Books

Happy President's Day! I've compiled a list of a popular children's book characters that each have the same first name (or nickname) as a US president. Can you name the book AND the president? (Some names will fit multiple presidents - just pick one!) Let us know your guesses in the comments below. 1. READ MORE


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