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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 Book Puzzler: Endpapers

I love endpapers. For me, reading a picture book is a whole book experience - from front cover to back. The endpapers can begin a narrative or give hints to an aspect of the story inside. So, fellow picture book aficionados, let's put your skills to the test.  Can you correctly identify the following picture books just by their fabulous endpapers?  Put your guesses in the comments below and on Friday, August 6th, we'll pick a winner for a $5.00 gift certificate to our bookstore. READ MORE

Are We Almost There Yet? Books for Car Trips

Have a vacation planned for the summer? Those car and airplane trips can feel reaaal long if you don't have plenty to keep your little ones occupied. I've pulled together a few of our no-fail entertainment book and toy recommendations for those desperate no-you-can't-play-any-more-games-on-my-iTouch moments. READ MORE

Caterpillar, Caterpillar, What Do You See?

I was working at the cash register on a busy Saturday a few weeks ago. I asked my customer, "Do you have a membership to the museum?" "Yes I do," answered the friendly man with glasses and graying hair, "but I've never been to the museum before. I live in Minneapolis."  He was buying a hundred dollars worth of books and toys. I gave him the 15% membership discount and said, "You're a member but you've never been to the museum?" READ MORE

At The Carle: Lisbeth Zwerger

I hope you all were able to make it to The Carle for Lisbeth Zwerger's visit, but if not, let us share some of the highlights from that wonderful weekend with you. We were so excited to finally meet Lisbeth, after admiring her books for so long. Lisbeth flew to The Carle all the way from her home in Austria for the weekend and her publisher, Michael Neugebauer joined us from Hong Kong. READ MORE


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