The Eric Carle Museum, Special Storytime

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 W Bay Road, Amherst, MA

Gwen Agna and Shelley Rotner In their photographic picture book, True You: A Gender Journey, authors Gwen Agna and Shelley Rotner offer a celebratory and informative look at kids and their wide-ranging gender identities. With the permission of their parents, the children in True You were recorded and transcribed by authors Agna and Rotner as they were […]

The Eric Carle Museum, Word Play with The Center Dance Studio

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 W Bay Road, Amherst, MA

Join The Center Dance Studio for creative movement and narrative dance inspired by picture books. Kids will love this interactive class that honors the reader, and storyteller, in all of us. Bring your imagination and your dancing feet! Recommended for children ages 3-6. Caregiver participation welcome. Free with Museum admission

The Eric Carle Museum, Special Storytime

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 W Bay Road, Amherst, MA

Join us for storytime with Micha Archer and let your imagination soar! Micha will read her Caldecott Honor winning book Wonder Walkers followed by a hands-on project in the Art Studio. Explore paints, stamps, and patterned papers as you create your own wonderful collage of your favorite animal. Book signing to follow program. Can’t make the event? You may reserve signed books online. WHO YOU'LL […]

The Eric Carle Museum, Educators’ Night with Kwame Alexander

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 W Bay Road, Amherst, MA

(2 PDPs) The Carle is pleased to announce its Annual Educators’ Night featuring a presentation and book signing with award-winning author Kwame Alexander. Alexander will read from his new book, The Door of No Return, talk about the journey of being called to write this story, and discuss his vision for building community and bringing more empathy […]

The Eric Carle Museum, Special Storytime

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 W Bay Road, Amherst, MA

An enchanting tale about the expansive power of generosity. Vincent was a mouse with boots on his feet, a hat on his head, and a house on his back. When an ordinary spot on a grassy hill calls out to him, Vincent puts down the house he carries on his back and knows he’s where he needs […]

The Eric Carle Museum, National Read Across America Day

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 W Bay Road, Amherst, MA

March 2 is National Read Across America Day, a day to celebrate our favorite activity. The day was established by the National Education Association (NEA) in 1998 to help get kids excited about reading. On National Read Across America Day, students, teachers, parents, and community members around the nation come together to read books and […]

The Eric Carle Museum, National Children’s Picture Book Day

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 W Bay Road, Amherst, MA

The kids in your life would appreciate it if you spend time with them during this National Children’s Picture Book Day. We're open today from 10 am - 5 pm. National Children’s Picture Book Day is celebrated on April 2 is because renowned fairytale writer Hans Christian Anderson’s birthday also falls on the same day.

The Eric Carle Museum, Independent Bookstore Day Sale

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 W Bay Road, Amherst, MA

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with The Carle Bookshop Saturday, April 30th with 10% off all book purchases in-store and online. Museum Members save an additional 15%. Plus, shop exclusive items only available through participating independent bookstores like The Carle. Supply is super limited so get them while you can! SHOP ONLINE SHOP INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY EXCLUSIVES

The Eric Carle Museum, Read a Book Day!

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 W Bay Road, Amherst, MA

National Read a Book Day on September 6 calls all book lovers to indulge in their favorite hobby, guilt-free. Bringing new worlds to life, books enlighten us and transport us on exciting adventures. They can challenge our perspectives on the human experience in ways unmatched by other media. In a world deluged by technology, National […]