These caterpillar books for kids are awesome and easy to read! And who can deny just how adorable caterpillars truly are?
Learning all about caterpillars are a world of fun. Today, I’m sharing my favorite caterpillar books for kids. And boy, they can be a little harder to find than butterfly books for sure. However, these caterpillar books should go perfectly with your next homeschooling unit.
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Learning all about caterpillars can be so much fun for kids – especially when they learn they turn into butterflies! Watch as they become amazed and interested in the cycle of a caterpillar. It will really help grow their little minds. They will love reading these caterpillar books!
When we first started to learn all about the world of caterpillars, it was an amazing new concept to learn. Seeing the look on their faces as they learned how butterflies start out is incredible. They find such simple concepts so fascinating!
These caterpillar books for kids will have them excited, engaged, and ready to learn for weeks. The books listed below are perfect for homeschooling lessons and units, especially since reading helps them grasp new concepts such as this one.
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Now…. let’s get to the caterpillar books.
Must-Read Caterpillar Books for Kids
Rommie’s Journey by Marie Al
In this story, we get to follow along with a caterpillar on a big adventure. Kids will learn about the life cycle, getting plenty of rest, positive thinking, and dealing with our fears.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
We can’t forget the classic hungry caterpillar! In this story, we follow along as a caterpillar eats and eats right before wrapping up in a cocoon. Kids will love this fun book while learning about the life cycle.
From Caterpillar to Butterfly by Deborah Heiligman
This is the PERFECT beginner’s guide to learn all about caterpillars! In this book, a caterpillar in a jar comes to school right before wrapping itself in a cocoon. Kids will love to see what happens next.
Hedgehugs and the Hattiepillar by Steve Wilson
See how a caterpillar encourages a few hedgehog friends to make a transformation of their very own! Kids will love flipping through the pages as they learn important lessons surrounding friendship.
Caterpillar and Bean by Martin Jenkins
This first science storybook is great for little minds! It features how a caterpillar grows along with many other organisms around us. Kids will love flipping through the pages with these beautiful illustrations as they learn all about how things grow.
Gotta Go! Gotta Go! by Sam Swope
This sweet little caterpillar is on a mission – to Mexico! He’s unsure of why or how, but he is determined to get there. Just when a miracle occurs that makes his adventure much more achievable.
The Very Impatient Caterpillar by Ross Burach
Adventure the concept of patience with kids in this sweet story of a little caterpillar who simply cannot wait to become a big, beautiful butterfly! This will sure to be a book to love for years to come.
Charlie the Caterpillar by Dom Deluise
You and your kids will LOVE this story, teaching us all about the true meaning of friendship. When this sweet caterpillar wants to play and is told no until he is a butterfly, he puts those in their place. He shows us just what the true meaning of friendship is all about.
The Goodnight Caterpillar by Lori Lite
This is the PERFECT story for kids who struggle to sleep at night. It takes us on a fun adventure with a sweet caterpillar, all while teaching us about relaxation. It is a guarantee to help kids relax and fall asleep.
Loretta’s Pet Caterpillar by Lois J Wickstrom
Kids will love learning all about caterpillars and how they turn into butterflies in this sweet story! When a little girl brings home a leaf with an egg on it, she protects it and cares for it. It’s a bittersweet ending when it flies away to be with its friends.
Thank You, God, for Blessing Me by Max Lucado
This is such a sweet story kids will love about Hermie the caterpillar! Follow along as Hermie finds all kinds of things to feel thankful for, thanking God for each blessing.
Ten Little Caterpillars by Bill Martin Jr.
This is the perfect book about caterpillars for toddlers and preschoolers! They will love counting along as they learn fun facts about caterpillars.
The Case of the Vanishing Caterpillar by Eric Hogan
Follow along as we find our missing little caterpillar! The gumboot kids go out to the garden to discover their friend is missing. What do YOU think happened to the vanished little caterpillar?
Charlie the Caterpillar by Andy Gutman
Apparently, Charlie is a popular name for a little caterpillar! In this story, we follow along as a sweet caterpillar learns about how important who we are inside is.
Caterpillar Caterpillar by Vivian French
This is the perfect book to introduce caterpillars to young readers. They will love flipping through the pages learning all there is about caterpillars.
The Caterpillar Who Decided Not To Be a Butterfly by Robert R. Martinez
This is such a charming story kids will love. This reluctant caterpillar simply does not want to be a butterfly! Told with lots of humor, playfulness, and more, kids will be flipping through the pages with joy.
Crazy Caterpillars by The Book Company Editorial
The beautiful illustrations make this book a must-have. Kids will love flipping through the pages to see all the sparkly caterpillars!
Ten Wriggly Wiggly Caterpillars by Tiger Tales
Follow along as we watch these caterpillars disappear! Kids will love this tactile book of counting caterpillars.
Crunching Munching Caterpillar by Sheridan Cain
Follow along with this cute story of a caterpillar that wants to fly! He really wants to fly like his bumblebee friends when one day he wakes up from a nap to the surprise of his life.
The Disappearing Caterpillar by Rick DeDonato
Pipsie is off to investigate once again! We follow along with this nature detective as she cracks the case of the missing caterpillar.
These caterpillar books for kids are just that good! Introduce them to the love of reading with these adorable and engaging books!