We love reading and enjoying Eric Carle Picture Books! They are such a great part of childhood because of their beautiful artwork and the stories themselves because they’re educational.
In this post, we share some of our favorite Eric Carle picture book and gift ideas. The books are divided by age (babies and toddlers, preschoolers and kinders and elementary) to make it easier for you to find what you need. Enjoy!
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Eric Carle Picture Books for Babies and Toddlers
Babies and toddlers love board books! Not only are Eric Carle picture books fun, but they are also durable in board book form. Here are some really fun books to read with your littles. They will enjoy the rhyme and rhythm in books, as well as learning to count, food names and learn about colors and days of the week.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?The Grouchy LadybugMy Very First Book of ColorsThe Very Hungry CaterpillarThe Very Busy Spider10 Little Rubber Ducks Board Book (World ofPolar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?From Head to Toe Board BookMy First Busy Book (The World of EricDo You Want to Be My Friend? BoardThe Very Quiet Cricket Board BookMy Very First Book of Food
Eric Carle Picture Books for Preschoolers and Kinders
Preschoolers and kinders are all about sounds and buttons, as well as learning to read left to right and practice learning to turn pages. Preschoolers can still use board books since the pages are easier to turn. Kinders will enjoy beginning to read their ABCs and follow along their own rhyming book. These are really, really fun.
The Eric Carle Mini Library: A Storybook GiftBaby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s ABC (The World ofMy First Busy Book (The World of EricEric Carle: Around the Farm: Play-a-SoundEric Carle Animal Babies Listen And Learn Board
Eric Carle Picture Books for Elementary Kids
I chose these books for elementary kids because the stories are fun to read and also to make an activity. You can read the moon book and then create a beautiful moon as an art project. You can find my tutorial for it here. Also, you can read the seed book and plant some seeds afterward or read the pancake book and then make some yummy pancakes! They will also enjoy learning about and discussing the parts of the story (character, plot, setting, etc).
Eric Carle Picture Books Resources and Gift Ideas
And last, but not least, here are some fun and unique Eric Carle gift ideas and resources that your little ones will really enjoy playing with. You can use them as you read the different stories with them, too!
The World of Eric Carle The Very HungryWorld of Eric Carle, Very Hungry Caterpillar BeanKids Preferred World of Eric Carle, The VeryThe World of Eric Carle Shapes Wooden MagneticThe World of Eric Carle(TM) Eric Carle AnimalWorld of Eric Carle, UmbrellaWorld of Eric Carle, Developmental ElephantKids Preferred The Very Hungry Caterpillar Teether Rattle,
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