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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

Literary Letters

A real letter written on paper with a pen or pencil (or even illustrated!) seems like a thing of the past, but that feeling of getting a note of love in the mail is unlike any other! Sharing our lives with others by writing down daily snippets or full length 'marathon letters' that take pages and pages, and sending it through the mail is a practice that the characters in these books use to great results and one that we all might consider adding to our lives as well. Inspired by the #AtHomeArtStudio's postal art this week, the booksellers from The Carle Bookshop are sharing a few of their favorite picture books about letter-writing.



Read, Share, Dream: A Tribute to Yuyi Morales' Dreamers

This week we’re celebrating Children's Book Week and Mother’s Day with Dreamers by Yuyi Morales, a beautiful book that pays tribute to mothers who always seek out the best for their families, and to all the dreamers who find comfort and inspiration in books during unfamiliar or difficult times.


Writing Letters to Teachers

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week and here at The Carle Bookshop we want to celebrate those heroes who teach us so much. Teachers are on the front lines of shaping our future generations and deserve praise, accolades, and jubilant expressions of gratitude! Inspired by the At Home Art Studio's exploration of Postal Art, here's the perfect mix of the two: book reviews on two books that celebrate teachers by writing letters!



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