Spring

Caterpillar Care Package

Couldn't we all use some colorful Caterpillar cheer this year? Send your distanced loved ones a care package filled with books and gifts hand-selected by the expert shop team at The Carle! Each box will include an assortment Spring and Very Hungry Caterpillar themed gifts that are perfect for Spring birthdays, Easter baskets or any celebration!

Include a personalized note to your recipient in Customer Notes at checkout. Let us know about your gift recipient (age, likes, interests) and we'll customize the package just for them.

Item No. 59510820
$50.00
$25.00
$25.00 - $50.00
A Little Book About Spring
Lionni, Leo
A new board book for the youngest fans of Leo Lionni--inspired by his bestselling books and perfect for Easter and springtime reading!

Spring is a time of budding trees, chirping birds, and croaking frogs. Discover these and more wonders of spring in this delightful board book inspired by the works of legendary children's book author-illustrator Leo Lionni. With sturdy pages and colorful collage-style artwork, this spring-themed book is perfect for boys and girls ages 0 to 5.

Leo's Lionni's Friends is a series of fresh, fun board books inspired by the classic works of author and illustrator Leo Lionni to introduce his work to a new generation of readers.

Don't miss there other books in the series:

A Little Book About Colors
A Little Book About ABC's
A Little Book About 123's

Item No. 9780525582274
$8.99
A Nest is Noisy
Aston, Dianna Hutts
From the award-winning creators of An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, A Butterfly Is Patient, and A Rock Is Lively comes this gorgeous and informative look at the fascinating world of nests. From tiny bee hummingbird nests to orangutan nests high in the rainforest canopy, an incredible variety of nests are showcased here in all their splendor. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, this carefully researched book introduces children to a captivating array of nest facts and will spark the imaginations of children whether in a classroom reading circle or on a parent's lap.
Item No. 9781452127132
$16.99
A Rainbow of My Own
Don Freeman

A small boy imagines what it would be like to have his own rainbow to play with.

Item No. 9780140503289
$7.99
A Seed is Sleepy - Softcover
Aston, Dianna
This gorgeous book from award-winning artist Sylvia Long and author Dianna Hutts Aston offers children a beautiful and informative look at the intricate, complex, and often surprising world of seeds. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, the book introduces children to a fascinating array of seed and plant facts, making it perfect reading material at home or in the classroom.
Item No. 9781452131474
$7.99
And Then It's Spring - Autographed
Julie Fogliano & Erin E. Stead

Following a snow-filled winter, a young boy and his dog decide that they've had enough of all that brown and resolve to plant a garden. They dig, they plant, they play, they wait . . . and wait . . . until at last, the brown becomes a more hopeful shade of brown, a sign that spring may finally be on its way.

Julie Fogliano's tender story of anticipation is brought to life by the distinctive illustrations Erin E. Stead, recipient of the 2011 Caldecott Medal.

Item No. AUTOSTEAD12
$17.99
Baby Dutch Rabbit Hand Puppet

The Baby Dutch Rabbit looks and feels like a real bunny. With cream and coffee colored markings and the design of the ears and haunches, this bunny could hop off at any moment. Bring the baby to life with its movable head and paws. Ultra huggable.

Item No. 12699
$21.95
Bees: A Honeyed History
Socha, Piotr
One part science, one part cultural history, and countless parts fascination, Bees celebrates the important role that these intriguing insects have played in our ecosystem throughout the ages. From Athena to Alexander the Great and from Egypt to Ethiopia, Bees explores different methods of beekeeping and uncovers the debt that humans owe this vital species. With beautifully accessible illustrations depicting everything from bee anatomy to the essentials of honey making, readers will be captivated by the endless wonders of this seemingly small speck of the animal kingdom.
Item No. 9781419726156
$24.95
Big Sticker Book of Blooms
Zommer, Yuval

Drawing from Yuval Zommer's wildly popular, fact-filled The Big Book of Blooms, this jam-packed sticker activity book brings the plant world alive in a creative way. Taking fascinating facts as their starting point, activities invite children to draw, color, and play games with plants, insects, and birds from around the world, inspiring children's interest in nature as they play.

Zommer's rich illustrations illuminate some of the weirdest and most wonderful plants from across the globe and feature over 250 fantastic stickers for children to use in their drawings and to use in games and puzzles.

Item No. 9780500652299
$14.95
Big Umbrella
Bates, Juniper
"A subtle, deceptively simple book about inclusion, hospitality, and welcoming the 'other.'" --Kirkus Reviews

"A boundlessly inclusive spirit...This open-ended picture book creates a natural springboard for discussion." --Booklist

"This sweet extended metaphor uses an umbrella to demonstrate how kindness and inclusion work...A lovely addition to any library collection, for classroom use or for sharing at home." --School Library Journal

In the tradition of Alison McGhee's Someday, beloved illustrator Amy June Bates makes her authorial debut alongside her eleven-year-old daughter with this timely and timeless picture book about acceptance.

By the door there is an umbrella. It is big. It is so big that when it starts to rain there is room for everyone underneath. It doesn't matter if you are tall. Or plaid. Or hairy. It doesn't matter how many legs you have.

Don't worry that there won't be enough room under the umbrella. Because there will always be room.

Lush illustrations and simple, lyrical text subtly address themes of inclusion and tolerance in this sweet story that accomplished illustrator Amy June Bates cowrote with her daughter, Juniper, while walking to school together in the rain.

Item No. 9781534406582
$17.99
Bloom
Cronin, Doreen
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Doreen Cronin and Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator David Small comes a picture book about how an extraordinary "ordinary" girl can save a kingdom with the help of a mud fairy.

A glass kingdom is no place for a Mud Fairy. Bloom and her mud fairy magic might be able to turn weeds into flowers and spin sand into glass, but the people of the kingdom ceaselessly complain about the trails of dirt and puddles of mud that seem to follow her every step, and finally they cast her out.

But when the glass castle begins to crack, then cracks some more, the King and Queen in a panic search for the long-banished fairy, but they can't find Bloom anywhere. Desperate to save their home, they send their meekest, most ordinary subject, a girl named Genevievewhose sole task until now has been to polish the Queen's crystal sugar spoon--to coax any worthy fairy to come and save the kingdom. Genevieve finds Bloom exactly where the king and queen failed to see her, and Bloom knows exactly how to save the kingdom. But it will take the two girls working together, along with a mighty dollop of self-confidence--and some very messy hands--to accomplish the extraordinary.

Item No. 9781442406209
$17.99
Bloom Umbrella Card
Masha D'yans

This all occasion greeting card features streaming vines of color and delicate spring blooms. This shower of loveliness is sweet for any occasion: birthday, hello, mother’s day, friendship, congratulations, thank you, baby and bridal shower and get well.

Offset printed in USA with environmentally-friendly soy inks on luxuriously heavy, bright white matte stock, card measures 4.5×6 inches folded. The interior of this card is blank. Bloom Umbrella card and envelope are protected with a clear cello sleeve.

Item No. G13
$4.50
Brambly Hedge Spring Story
Barklem, Jill

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the miniature world of the mice of Brambly Hedge!

Wilfred woke early. It was his birthday. He had lots of lovely presents, but the best one was a surprise... Mr Apple had organised a secret celebration picnic and all the mice of Brambly Hedge were invited.

There was so much to carry. Poor Wilfred got very tired as he lurched and bumped his way along the grassy track. What was it Mrs Apple had said was in his hamper? Knives? Sandwiches? They were certainly heavy!

When they finally arrived, Wilfred was allowed to open up the hamper and there he found the best treat of all...

Also look out for: Summer Story, Autumn Story and Winter Story!

Item No. 9780001839229
$9.99
Brianna Jamaica and Dance PB
Havill, Juanita

Brianna and Jamaica both want to be the butterfly queen in their spring dance performance. Instead they are chosen to be flowers while Brianna's older sister, Nikki, is chosen for the lead. But just when Nikki seems to be the lucky one, she gets the flu and can't dance her part. Will Brianna get a chance now? Once again Juanita Havill and Anne Sibley O'Brien portray a familiar scene in the life of a child with grace, gentleness, and a satisfying conclusion.

Item No. 9780547237688
$6.99
Butterflies Illuminated 500 pc Puzzle

This piece puzzle is perfect for family fun! After you complete the puzzle, turn off the lights to reveal glowing caterpillars and other butterfly surprises!Finished puzzle measures 20" x 20".

Item No. 9780735366640
$14.99
Caterpillar Gardening Gloves

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Gardening Gloves are just the right size for kids! The gloves have rough rubber palms and fingers to help gardeners keep hold of their plants and tools. Soft cloth inside and out allows for a more comfortable fit. Hands will stay clean while doing yardwork and planting. Each pair of gloves comes in bright yellow and green, with The Very Hungry Caterpillar painted on top- ready to lend a helping hand!

Item No. 96503
$6.95
Chick Finger Puppet

This chick finger puppet is 4-inches tall and oh so sweet. Perfectly sized for little hands, this precious chick has super-soft plush fabric and delicate facial features.

Item No. 11471
$8.95
Card-Dandelion Birthday Wishes

Lori Roberts runs Little Truths Studio from a tiny studio set in the lush green landscape outside of Portland, Oregon.

She seeks deeper truths and understanding about ourselves with her work — what it means to be human, finding happiness, the importance of interconnectedness, and our intrinsic need for nature.

This is a greeting card with blank insides and coordinating envelope.

Printed on 100% post consumer waste recycled paper.

Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

Item No. 81534017
$5.50
Duckling Noise Finger Puppet

Bring the joy wherever you go! With soft plush the color of sunshine, this mini duckling finger puppet chirps happily with a little shake.

Item No. 2764
$11.95
Card-Easter Basket

4.25" x 5.5" blank inside greeting card and coordinating envelope.

Printed on 100% post consumer waste recycled paper. Artwork by Lori Roberts.

Item No. 32342253
$5.50
Egg (Board Book)
Henkes, Kevin

Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes's Egg tells an unforgettable story about four eggs, one big surprise, and an unlikely friendship.

This sturdy board book edition is a classic read-alone or read-aloud full of humor, drama, and suspense that Kirkus, in a starred review, called "Gorgeous and thought-provoking."

This masterful and bestselling board book introduces young children to four eggs. One is blue, one is pink, one is yellow, and one is green. Three of the eggs hatch, revealing three baby birds, who fly away. But the green egg does not hatch. Why not? When the three birds return to investigate, they're in for a big surprise! What will happen next?

With a compelling mix of comic-like panels, wordless pages and spreads, and a concise text featuring repetition, surprise, and suspense, Egg is an ideal book for babies, toddlers, and emerging readers. Egg is sure to inspire creativity and storytelling in preschoolers, as they anticipate the page turns and determine their own endings!

Kevin Henkes is the nationally bestselling author of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Waiting, and Kitten's First Full Moon, among many other beloved titles.

Item No. 9780062408747
$7.99
Eric Carle Season Poster - Spring

Spring is all about starting anew. Start a reading nook and decorate with this vibrant poster. 13" x 19" Seasonal poster featuring artwork by Eric Carle. Text reads "Spring Into Reading"

Item No. 13616340SPR
$7.50
Floppy Bunny Rabbit

This floppy bunny rabbit puppet is a delightful 17-inch bundle of softness. Created in cream-colored fabric that so ultra soft no one will ever want to put her down. Floppy Bunny Rabbit will hop into the hearts of young and old with her charming looks.

Item No. 2838
$32.95
Flora: A Botanical Pop Up Book
Kim, Yoojin
Peek inside this spring-inspired pop-up book and discover how flowers are more than just beautiful; they are critical components of the natural world.
Bees buzz, hummingbirds sip, and bats flit amongst the brilliant petals. Each spread is filled with unique pop-ups, revealing pull-tabs, and captivating educational facts!
Item No. 9781623486563
$29.99
Flowering Deer Card
Masha D'yans

This  all occasion greeting card gets the point across with a touch of magic, wilderness and charm. Perfect for greeting birthdays, congrats, thank you, mother’s day or blooming love!

Offset printed in USA with environmentally-friendly soy inks on luxuriously heavy, bright white matte stock, card measures 4.5×6 inches folded. The interior of this card is blank. The card and envelope are protected with a clear cello sleeve.

Item No. G73
$4.50