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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

Picture Books for Navigating Tough Emotions

We think picture books are an excellent medium to start conversations with people of all ages about their feelings. In honor of Mental Health Awareness this month, the booksellers at The Carle have selected a few recommendations for books that can help readers navigate complicated feelings.



Botanical Pop-Up Books

Pop-up books are a fascinating combination of illustration, writing and paper engineering. This week the At Home Art Studio is exploring the wonderful world of pop-ups, so The Carle Bookshop team has pulled a few of of their favorite floral example of interactive pop-up books, perfect for Spring!


Torn Paper Poetry: Ed Young's Beyond the Great Mountains

Did you know the rough edges of torn piece of paper can be mist, or the leaves of a tree or even the fierce flames of a fire? The collage illustrations of Ed Young’s book Beyond the Great Mountains: A Visual Poem about China are an excellent example of how to put the simple art proces of tearing paper to great use!



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