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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 Museum

Whole Book Approach

December 6, 2019
9:30am - 12:30pm
$55 (Members $46.75)

This workshop is full and registration has closed. 

(3 PDPs) Learn about The Whole Book Approach and discover the difference between reading with children and reading to children. Participants will explore how to evaluate the picture book as an art form with the goal of using this critical engagement with the picture book as a platform for interactive reading experiences. Registration includes a copy of Reading Picture Books with Children by Megan Dowd Lambert.

A limited number of workshop spots are free for preschool teachers and elementary teachers in Title 1 Schools through The Carle Community Fund. Scholarships are awarded at random and offered on a quarterly basis. Application deadline for fall workshops is September 14. Click here to apply.

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

In The Museum

Information Session: Simmons College Graduate Study in Children's Literature at the Carle

December 5, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Attend an information session at The Carle to learn more about degree programs offered through The Center for the Study of Children’s Literature (CSCL) with Simmons University. To learn more about the information sessions, email

Simmons University at The Carle

In The Art Studio

Every Day Art Program: My Idea Book

December 4 - January 21, 2020
Free with Museum Admission

Inspired by the exhibition Now and Then, create your own sketchbook to fill with stories, memories, and ideas.

In The Auditorium

Picture Book Theatre presents The Littlest Matryoshka

November 30, 2019
$5 (Members $4.50) Does not include Museum Admission

Join us for Picture Book Theatre's Final Season!
See Corinne Demas’s story of The Littlest Matryoshka (with illustrations by Kathryn Brown) come to life by Picture Book Theatre using large string puppets worked by Margaret Arsenault, Joan Hanson, and Rachel Wang. Puppets and scenery created by Director Therese Brady Donohue. Music composed by Karen Tarlow. This 40-minute family program is recommended for ages 5 and up.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum’s Admissions Desk or by calling 413-559-6336.

Book signing with Corinne Demas to follow program. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at

Picture Book Theatre is a professional company specializing in creative and realistic adaptations of picture book illustrations through string puppets, encouraging children in literacy and appreciation for illustrators’ techniques.

In The Museum

The Carle Bookshop Holiday Sale

November 29 - December 1, 2019

Everything at the Museum Shop and on our online shop will be 15% off! Museum members get a double helping of savings at 30% off!

Become a member (or renew) to get the biggest discount we offer during the Holiday Sale!


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