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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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Book Fest Countdown: Stephanie Calmenson

We're proud to announce that our summer Children's Book Festival will be held on Saturday, June 12th.  This year's theme is Dogs in Picture Books and we have a terrific day planned, packed with storytimes, book signings, art demonstrations, music and lots more fun dog-themed activities.  Come meet other dog lovers and chat with our friends from the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society and Canine Companions. And, of course, your stuffed dog friends are welcome, but please leave your real dogs at home. Can't wait to see which of your favorite picture book dogs (and their creators) will be here?  Come back often as we'll reveal an artist/author each day leading up the the big event!  See you there! Woof. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Say hello to Stephanie Calmenson!  Here she is with her dog, Harry and to her right is her dog, Rosie.  Aren't they so cute? Stephanie, a previous elementary school teacher, has written over 100 books for children and she's the perfect guest for our dog themed festival this year. Here are some of her dog-themed picture books below. ROSIE, A VISITING DOG'S STORY photographs by Justin Sutcliffe: Read about Rosie, the author's sweet and shaggy dog, as she cheers people who are sad or sick or lonely. Find out if you can join a visiting program, with or without a pet of your own. And let Rosie cheer you. SHAGGY, WAGGY DOGS pictures by Justin Sutcliffe: Do you like Golden Retrievers? Beagles? Yorkies? Catchy rhymes describe these dogs and 22 more, with a surprise at the end. Find out if you're right for a dog and which dog is right for you. MAY I PET YOUR DOG? illustrated by Jan Ormerod: Do you like dogs? Would you like to meet some, pet some, see some tricks? Stephanie Calmenson's own dog, Harry will show you how. The first thing to remember is: Always ask MAY I PET YOUR DOG? Stephanie will be special storytime with her dog Harry at 4pm in our reading library.  Don't miss it! Click here to purchase Stephanie's books and don't forget to check with us after June 12th to see if we have any signed copies in stock.  See you Saturday!

by Eliza Brown

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