Books by Eric Carle

Eric Carle’s books are published in many countries and many languages. Some book covers shown may be in languages other than English. Books in print number over 40; some books listed are out of print and are no longer available in bookstores, but they may be found at your favorite library.

What is the Caterpillar Exchange?

You may notice in some book titles that there are items labelled “Caterpillar Exchange”. So, what does that mean? We have heard from a number of enthusiastic teachers, parents, librarians, booksellers and children about the programs that are being taught using Eric Carle’s books as the focus or as the starting point. Some are reading and writing projects, some are science and math projects, some are art projects, and some projects combine all sorts of activities. We hear from prekindergarten caregivers and we hear from 5th grade art teachers.

The ideas and opinions expressed here are solely the responsibility of the person submitting the entry and not necessarily that of Eric Carle. We reserve the right to not post an entry if we deem it to be inappropriate in any way. Ideas have been submitted for the following Eric Carle books, however feel free to submit ideas for books that are not listed. If you would like to submit ideas to be posted on the Caterpillar Exchange Bulletin Board, please e-mail us at