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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

You'll Just Fall For These Autumn Books!

It's fall! My absolute favorite season! The first chill is in the air. The trees are changing colors. And there's nothing I love more than crunching leaves under my feet, wearing sweaters, drinking tea, picking apples, eating apples, dehydrating apples, making apple pie... You get the idea. Plus, there's no better time to snuggle up with a blanket and a book. So here are a few of our fall favorites for you to read. And tell us yours!

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert (1991, HMH Books for Young Readers)

True to Ehlert's style, this book's bright colors and mixed media explain the story of a sugar maple: leaves, seeds, roots and all!


Four Friends In Autumn by Tomie DePaola (2004, Simon & Schuster)

It's autumn! Four friends meet to feast and talk about fall, their favorite season. But a mishap sends them on a new adventure...

Leaf Jumpers by Carole Gerber & Leslie Evans (2004, Charlesbridge)

In delightful rhyme, this book details the shapes and colors of sycamore leaves, maple, willow and more. Plus, it reminds us the best part about all these leaves: jumping in the piles!


Applesauce Season by Eden Ross Lipson & Mordicai Gerstein (2009, Roaring Brook Press)

MacIntosh. Honey Crisp. Cortland. Red Delicious. Do you have a favorite apple? With all those apples and all that sauce, this book is the perfect addition to any apple-loving family!


The Apple Pie that Papa Baked by Lauren Thompson & Jonathan Bean (2007, Simon & Schuster)

Folk-art illustrations and a cumulative text take this adventure of pie to the apples, to the tree, to the rain, to the clouds, sky, sun and world!


The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger (2008, Greenwillow Books)

Stunning colors and collages tell the story of the leaf who isn't ready for winter, and the path to acceptance. Interested in purchasing one of these lovely fall favorites? Visit our website here.

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