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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002


  • Tuesday- Friday10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

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Past Events

In The West Gallery

The Whole Book Approach and the Art of Tony DiTerlizzi

October 3, 2007
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$40 (Members $35) includes Registration and Materials Fee

Discover the difference between reading with children and reading to children. This introduction to the Museum’s Whole Book Approach focusing on the work of Tony DiTerlizzi is designed to give educators the tools to evaluate the picture book as an art form and to use this critical engagement as a platform for leading interactive picture book reading experiences with their students.
Instructor: Megan Lambert

Registration is required. Please click here to download a registration form for this workshop.

In The West Gallery

2nd Annual Carle Honors Benefit Dinner

October 2, 2007
6:30 pm

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2nd Annual Carle Honors, a unique constellation of awards designed to recognize four distinct forms of creative vision and long-term dedication to the art of the picture book and its vital role in supporting art appreciation, early literacy, and critical thinking. This year’s Carle Honors recipients include Ashley Bryan – Artist, Martin and Lillie Pope of the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation – Angel, Margaret McElderry – Mentor, and Twila Liggett of Reading Rainbow – Bridge. Each has had a tremendous impact on enriching the field of children’s illustrated literature and expanding audience and support for the same.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Christine Lambrou at or (413) 658-1115.

Illustration from Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black.

In The West Gallery

Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney

September 29, 2007
1:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission

Join James Gurney as he presents a behind-the-scenes account of the creation of the Dinotopia books. He will explore the connection between fact and fantasy as well as introduce his latest book, Journey to Chandara. Book signing to follow.

In The West Gallery

Educators’ Open House: The Spiderwick Chronicles

September 27, 2007
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Free. Reservations required.

Join your colleagues at the Museum for a special viewing of the exhibition Spiderwick: From Page to Screen, gather information on booking guided tours, explore resources on ways to enhance critical and creative thinking, and learn what’s happening at the Museum this Fall. Many opportunities for exciting door prizes. Light refreshments will be served.

All educators welcome! Reservations required (413) 658-1126. Space is limited.

In The West Gallery

Storytime at The Carle to Read for the Record

September 20, 2007
10:30 am
Free with Museum Admission

The Carle is proud to participate in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record. This national campaign encourages hundreds of thousands of children and adults to read the same book, The Story of Ferdinand, on the same day. The goal is to raise public awareness and funds to engage at-risk children from low-income communities and improve their school preparedness.

If you are unable to join us on site for the event, you may purchase a copy of the book by visiting our Museum Shop, or borrow from your local library, and join us as a virtual participant and Museum affiliate.

For more information, visit and

All proceeds from the sale of The Story of Ferdinand will support Jumpstart.

We also have made the following booklists available for download as pdf files: A Picture Book Journey to Spain and Conflict Resolution.


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