Insect bibliography

The Butterfly Hunt

Author: Yoshi
Publisher: Massachusetts : Picture Book Studios, 1990
Grade Level: Preschool – 2
Synopsis: This is a beautifully illustrated book about a boy who catches butterflies. He decides though that it is better to set the butterflies free and have happy memories of them flying away.

The Rose in My Garden

Author: Arnold Lobel
Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, 1984
Grade Level: Preschool – 2
Synopsis: This is a rhyming line poem and each page introduces a new line. A surprise interaction among the garden flowers, insects and animals takes place at the end of the book.

How to Hide a Butterfly And Other Insects

Author: Ruth Heller
Publisher: New York : Grosset & Dunlap, 1985
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Synopsis: This is a wonderful book written in rhyme about insects and how they can camouflage themselves. They can be right in front of you but you cannot see them. It is beautifully illustrated.

Bugs

Author: Nancy Parker and Joan Wright
Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, 1987
Grade Level: K – 2
Synopsis: Each two-page spread contains an illustrated picture and text for the children and the facing page contains detailed scientific information about the bug.

The Lamb And The Butterfly

Author: Arnold Sundgaard
Publisher: New York , Orchard Books, 1988
Grade Level: K- 3
Synopsis: This is the story about a lamb and a butterfly that discuss their different ways of living.

Butterfly and Caterpillar

Author: Barrie Watts
Publisher: Silver Burdett, 1989
Grade Level: K- 3
Synopsis: This is a beautiful book with enlarged, color photographs that show the mating, egg laying, and a caterpillar hatching and growing into a butterfly.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Author: Eric Carle
Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, 1969
Grade Level:
K – 3
Synopsis: This is the wonderful story about a hungry caterpillar that eats it way through a variety of things until it forms a chrysalis.

The Grouchy Ladybug

Author: Eric Carle
Publisher: New York : Thomas Crowell, 1977
Grade Level: K – 4
Synopsis: This is the story about a grouchy ladybug that refuses to share her food with  other ladybugs. She spends her day making the other animals mad at her. At the end of the day she is a much wiser ladybug who is willing to share with others.

Fireflies in the Night

Author: Judy Hawes
Publisher: New York : Harper Collins, 1991
Grade Level: K – 4
Synopsis: This is the story about a young girl who visits her grandfather. He tells her all about fireflies.

Where Butterflies Grow

Author: Joanne Ryder
Publisher: New York : Lodestar Books, 1989
Grade Level: K – 5
Synopsis: This book is told from a butterfly’s perspective, that describes what it might feel to change from a caterpillar into a butterfly

Insect Metamorphosis: From Egg To Adult

Author: Ron and Nancy Goor
Publisher: Atheneum, 1990
Grade Level: K – 6
Synopsis: This book has colored photographs and text to introduce the metamorphosis of insects.

IExtinct Insects and Those in Danger of Extinction

Author: Philip Steele
Publisher: New York : Franklin Watts, 1991
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Synopsis: This is a very interesting book about insects that are in danger of extinction or are extinct already. The colored photographs, illustrations, time chart, and map lend to the information this book has to offer. There is also a glossary at the end of the book.

Chirping Insects

Author: Sylvia A. Johnson
Publisher: Minneapolis : Lerner Publications Co., 1986
Grade Level: 5 – 8
Synopsis: This is a wonderful text with colored photographs that describe the insects that make music and how they accomplish this feat.

Butterfly and Moth

Author: Paul Whalley
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1988
Grade Level:
5 – 8
Synopsis: This is a detailed book with beautiful colored pictures, illustrations and text that thoroughly discuss butterflies and moths. There are antidotes that add interest to the book as you turn each new page.

All Kinds of Bees

Author: Dorothy Shuttlesworth
Publisher: New York : Random House, 1967
Grade Level: 6 – 8
Synopsis: This is a well-written text about bees and the ways in which they live. You will learn all about bees. There are black and white illustrations to compliment the text.

Grasshoppers and Their Kin

Author: Ross E. Hutchins
Publisher: New York : Dodd, Mead & Co., 1972
Grade Level: 6 – 8
Synopsis: This book contains information on grasshoppers, crickets, katydids, mantises, walking sticks, and cockroaches. There are black and white photographs throughout the book.