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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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Picture Books We Love

Booklist: Design Surprises - Lift-the-Flaps

 Lift-the-Flap Books – Discover hidden surprises!  

The educators and booksellers at The Carle have put together our most recommended books that feature lift-the-flaps in clever and unique ways. These booklists are the perfect inspiration for filling out your home or school collections.

Cover images for Deep in the Forest, Deep in the Ocean, Window and Where's the Dog?

Deep in the Forest by Josef Anton and Lucie Brunellière 

Deep in the Ocean by by Josef Anton and Lucie Brunellière 

Window by Marion Arbona 

Where’s the Dog? by Angela P. Arrhenius

Cover images for Hide-and-Sleep, Hatch, Dear Zoo, and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See Slide and Find  

Hide-and-Sleep by Lizi Boyd 

Hatch by Heather Brown  

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell  

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Slide and Find by Eric Carle  

Cover images for My First Peek-a-Boo Animals, Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me, Maisy's Animals, and Where's Spot?

My First Peek-a-Boo Animals by Eric Carle 

Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle  

Maisy’s Animals by Lucy Cousins  

Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill 

Cover images for Flora and the Flamingo, Little Mice/Ratoncios, Good Night Buenas Noches, and Peek-a-Baby Ocean

Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle  

Little Mice / Ratoncitos by Susie Jaramillo  

Good Night Buenas Noches by Meritxell Martí and Xavier Salomó  

Peek-A-Baby Ocean by Mike Orodon  

Cover images for Sam's Sandwich, Inside the Villains, There Are Cats in This Book, and Who Said Moo?

Sam’s Sandwich by David Pelham  

Inside the Villians by by Clotilde Perrin 

There Are Cats in this Book by Viviane Schwartz  

Who Said Moo? by Harriet Ziefert and Simms Taback 


Want more booklists? Check out the rest in our Picture Book Surprises design series: Tactile Books and Die-Cuts.


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