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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

Top Ten Not-So-Scary Picture Books for Halloween

Some kids like to be scared. Others, like me as a child, definitely. do. not. Halloween is such an appealing holiday with the opportunity to dress up like something you love and get candy from neighbors, but when the actual night comes, there seems to be a thin line between delightfully spooky and horrifyingly scary. For the 2-5 year old crowd picture books can help prepare the child for what to expect on Halloween. These books allow them to play with feelings of tension and suspense, without downright terrifying them. READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: Renaissance Man

What well-known children's book author had a resume that included sailor, railway fireman, longshoreman, long distance truck driver, bus driver, boxer, policeman, postman, radio broadcaster, folksinger and stand-up comedian? READ MORE


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