Butterfly Books for Toddlers

Butterfly books for toddlers! Board books that toddlers can hold and manipulate as they learn about caterpillars and butterflies! 

This spring and summer, fill your book basket with board books for toddlers about caterpillars and butterflies. This selection of fiction and nonfiction books are perfect for your little ones.

Butterfly books for toddlers! Board books that toddlers can hold and manipulate as they learn about caterpillars and butterflies!

If you’ve got some toddlers and young preschoolers in your house or classroom, you’ll love this collection of butterfly books. It’s full of books all about both caterpillars and butterflies. 

Butterfly Books for Toddlers

Below, I’ve featured just a handful of butterfly books for preschoolers that will help your little ones learn more about butterflies.

You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.

How Does a Butterfly Grow?The Very Hungry Caterpillar's ABC (World of Eric Carle)


How Does a Butterfly Grow? – From egg to hungry caterpillar to to beautiful butterfly, this picture book with flaps follows the complete life cycle of a swallowtail. With sturdy board book pages and exciting flaps to lift, it’s the perfect life cycle book for young children.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s ABC – Explore the amazing animal alphabet with The Very Hungry Caterpillar in this delightful board book. Featuring Eric Carle’s bright, distinctive artwork, each letter introduces beloved animals, big and small.

Flutterby Butterfly: A Slide-and-Seek BookLet's Count ButterfliesIn My Flower


Flutterby Butterfly – Flutterby Butterfly is missing. Where has she gone? Is she hiding under a shell? No, that’s Top-Hat Tortoise! Is she munching on the leaves? No, that’s Curly Caterpillar! Children will love pushing out the sturdy sliders on each page of this board book until they find Flutterby Butterfly!

Let’s Count Butterflies – These colorful illustrations help toddlers learn to count and also include the name of each butterfly so learning happens on many levels, even for the adults reading the book.

In My Flower – Turn the colorful die-cut pages of this irresistible board book to discover just what makes little butterfly’s flower so cozy.

Ten Magic ButterfliesNational Geographic Kids Look and Learn: Caterpillar to Butterfly (Look & Learn)Caterpillar to Butterfly (Science for Toddlers)


Ten Magic Butterflies – Join ten flower friends for a night of excitement that mixes a little math with a lot of magic. As each flower turns into a butterfly, children will discover different ways to group numbers to create ten, an essential building block of math, all while watching each flower’s dream come true.

Caterpillar to Butterfly – Follow a monarch as it develops from a cute caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly in simple, age-appropriate language in this colorful board book.

Caterpillar to Butterfly – A caterpillar hatches. It eats and eats . . . and grows into a butterfly that flits and floats across the sky. Follow the life cycle of one of nature’s most beautiful creatures in simple text and stunning photos.

Butterfly Colors and Counting (Jerry Pallotta's Counting Books)Butterfly's Surprise: A Lift-the-Flap BookLittle Butterfly: Finger Puppet Book (Little Finger Puppet Board Books)


Butterfly Colors and Counting – Learn to count to ten along with the colors of the rainbow in this lovely first concept book for the smallest butterfly lovers.

Butterfly’s Surprise -Little ones can lift the flaps in this adorable book to reveal cute springtime critters, until they finally find the rainbow surprise.

Little Butterfly – Sweet, simple rhyming text and an interactive finger puppet combine for hours of delightful play!


This beautiful butterfly lacing toy is great for practicing the sewing motion. It’s made of solid cherry wood, and finished with my homemade organic beeswax polish. The “needle” is attached to the natural cotton “thread” to make it easy to poke through the holes.

This felt butterfly life cycle set is perfect for hands-on science fun for preschoolers. 

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