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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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Picture Books We Love

Bookshop Buzz: The Books We're Talking About

1. The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

An imaginary friend sets out on a journey into the real world to find his human match.  Stunning illustrations and such a sweet story about imagination and friendship.

2. What’s Your Favorite Animal? By Eric Carle and Friends

14 amazing picture book artists share creative answers to the question, “What’s Your Favorite Animal?” You’ll be inspired to draw your own favorite animals! Features Eric Carle, Lane Smith, Lucy Cousins and more.

3. The Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry by Peter Sis

A gorgeous new title by the inimitable Peter Sis. This picture book is a spectacular journey through the history of aviation, World War I & II, and the life and mysterious disappearance of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ,  pilot and author of the beloved The Little Prince.

4. Some Bugs by Angela DiTerlizzi, illustrated by Brendan Wenzel

A fun look at all bugs and the traits that make them unique. The big eyes in each illustration make even the scariest or strangest of bugs cute! A glossary of all the featured insects is found in the back to inspire your own field guide for bug investigation.

5. Peanut Butter and Jellyfish by Jarrett Krosoczka

Two best friends are able to forgive a crabby neighbor and come to his rescue when he finds himself in trouble. A sweet underwater tale of friendship, forgiveness and saying, “I’m sorry.”

6. Sparky! By Jenny Offill, illustrated by Chris Appelhans

A funny and touching story about an unusual new pet. Sparky may not be able to perform tricks or play games like other pets, but the bond between girl and her sloth is simply irresistible.

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