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


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

Closed Monday and Tuesday

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Making Art Together

Picture Book Puzzler: Tut, tut, it looks like rain

It's raining, it's grab your umbrella and rainboots and go outside and play! Can you name the children's books each of these umbrellas are from? Put your guesses in the comments below and I'll be back with the answers on Friday to see how you did!



Friday Favorite: A Letter to Amy

Happy Birthday to Ezra Jack Keats! Ezra Jack Keats changed the world of picture books with his 1963 Caldecott-winning book, The Snowy Day. This simple story depicting a boy's exploring the the perfect snowy day was the one of the first full-color picture books to portray an African American protagonist. READ MORE

Eric Carle Quilts are Sew Beautiful!

After last week's post on picture books about quilts, I started thinking about all the talented quilters who I've met at The Carle. Even since before we started selling fabric, we've had many creative crafters show their love of Eric Carle and literacy through fabric art. We proudly display two exceptional quilts in our building for the public to see. READ MORE

Mo' Stuff from our Mo Store

We had such a great time at The Academy of Music theater last Friday night in Northampton, MA. We were there selling books and other fabulous Mo Willems items for his book signing after the performance of Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical. Ever wonder what The Carle Bookshop looks like on the road? Here's a few pictures of our quick pop-up shop. We managed to fill a whole room with all of Mo's books, as well as games, stuffed plush toys, and even t-shirts and tote bags inspired by his characters! READ MORE


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