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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: The Underdogs

When he was here at The Carle, Tomi Ungerer mentioned that he liked to create books about animals which are normally hated, "just to show that everybody is different, but everyone has something." Today, let's hear it for the under-appreciated animals that rarely make appearances in children's books because they might be considered too scary, too ugly or too unlikeable. READ MORE

At The Carle: Barry Moser

Join us this Sunday, July 10th for the next in our series of BookTalk interviews with Barry Moser. Barry is the creator of hundreds of books for both children and adults and is well known for his exceptional woodcuts and engravings, as well as his watercolor illustrations. READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: Red, White & Blue

Happy Fourth of July! Today's puzzler is a festive tribute to the American flag - red, white and blue! Can you name all the of the picture books based on the small star-shaped snippet from each cover?  Good luck and I'll see you back here on Friday with the answers! 1.

Pack This Book! Chapter Books for Summer Vacation

I'm definitely one of the types who packs more books than days I'm going to be on vacation, regardless of whether or not it will actually be feasible to read them all. I think to myself, I never know what I'm going to be in the mood to read at any given moment and just how quickly I might get through each book. It's better to be prepared. Picking out those vacation reads for yourself and your kids is one of the most important steps of packing. READ MORE


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