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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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Past Events


Members’ Gallery Talk with author/illustrator Roxie Munro

January 14, 2021

Join author/illustrator Roxie Munro for a virtual gallery tour of the special exhibition Inside-Outside Dinosaurs: Creating a Book with Roxie Munro. Munro will discuss her research and steps in the book creation process, from storyboards and book dummies to rough sketches and finished art.

Open to Museum Members; Click here to register.  

In the Museum

The Carle Bookshop Holiday Sale

November 27 - November 30, 2020

It's time for The Carle Bookshop's annual holiday sale! Save 15% store-wide Friday November 27 through Monday November 30. Museum Members save an additional 15%. Shop with us in-store and online, with options for easy curbside pickup or worldwide shipping.


Exploring Race and Representation in Picture Books (2 sessions)

November 17, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
$40 (Members $34)

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS FULL. To be added to the waitlist please email

Online Workshop
(3 PDPs) Examine how to use picture books to provide “mirrors and windows” that reflect readers’ identities and open their eyes to the world beyond their lived experiences. In this two-part workshop, we will consider criteria for selecting books, explore titles featured in The Carle's current book exhibition Black Voices: Picture Books as Antiracist Resources, and share strategies for engaging children in critical conversations about race at story time. Participants will also discover tools for conducting diversity audits and other resources for building a more equitable, inclusive book collection. This is a 2-day session, taking place November 17 and 18 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 



Talking Back: Considerations of Anthropomorphism (3 sessions)

November 16, 2020
4:30 – 5:30 pm
$40 (Members $34)

Online Workshop 

(3 PDPs) In this series of discussions, we’ll look at key issues around talking animals in children’s literature. Participants will consider the debate that talking animals confuse children (making it harder for them to distinguish between what’s real and what’s fantastic), address the ways in which talking animals slip into problematic stereotypes and racism, and discuss humanized animals and the complications of the human-animal relationships in environmental justice. Reading materials will be sent electronically in advance of each meeting. Space is limited.

Click here for registration. Registration will close on Thursday 11/12. 


Writing and Illustrating Graphic Novels for Teens/Adults

November 12, 2020
7:00 to 8:00pm

Join The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and Macmillan Children's Publishing Group for a program featuring four amazing graphic novelists, discussing the art of the graphic novel and their newest releases. This panel program will feature Mike Curato (FLAMER), MT Anderson and Jo Rioux (THE DAUGHTERS OF YS), Kiku Hughes (DISPLACEMENT), and will be moderated by Courtney Waring, Director of Education at The Carle. Books can be purchased at The Carle Bookshop.

Click here to register.  


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