Butterflies A-Flutter

Nic Bishop
Simple, engaging text presents both basic information and fun, quirky facts about butterflies' and moths' appearance, habits, and life cycle. J595.789 Bi
Melissa Stewart
Read about the special habitats butterflies live in, and the ways that humans have helped the butterflies survive. Learn how you can create a butterfly garden. J595.789 St
Anne Rockwell and Megan Halsey (Illustrator)
When his teacher brings three monarch caterpillars and a milkweed plant to class, the young boy follows their transformation with the same questions and concerns of young students in any classroom. His classmates track the changes in the caterpillars through drawings, and sadly wave good-bye through the window as the butterflies fly away. J595.789 Ro
Martha E. H. Rustad
Float on the wind with this informative introduction to butterflies! Vivid photos are supported by easy-to-read text. J595.789 Ru
Carol Lerner
Illustrations of more than three dozen butterflies shows families how to lure the winged beauties into their gardens and explains how butterflies grow from caterpillars to full-grown fliers. J595.789 Le
Greg Foley
When Caterpillar tells Bear that he is making a cocoon, Bear is worried. Will Caterpillar be safe? Caterpillar reassures Bear that they will see each other again when Caterpillar emerges from its cocoon. JE Fic Fol
Sam Swope and Sue Riddle (Illustrator)
An incredible journey - "I don't know much, but I know what I know. I gotta go! I gotta go! I gotta go to Mexico!" The creepy-crawly bug doesn't know why she does what she does. She only knows she has to do it. JE Fic Swo
Helen Frost and Leonid Gore
Every spring the monarch butterfly migrates thousands of miles in search of the ideal milkweed plant. When she finds it, she lays her eggs on the plant, so when each egg hatches, the baby caterpillar can feed on the milkweed leaves. The milkweed plant then provides the perfect protection as the caterpillar turns into one of nature's wonders, a chrysalis, before transforming into an even greater wonder: a monarch butterfly. And once the newborn butterfly soars away, the milkweed seeds fly away on the wind and start this cycle over again. J595.789 Fr
Judy Sierra (Reteller) and Victoria Chess (Illustrator)
A beautiful butterfly is courted by many suitors. She finally finds a husband who has a singing voice soft and sweet enough to please her, but no sooner does the honeymoon begin than he is swallowed by a giant fish! All of nature joins her in mourning, setting off a comical chain of events that results in a second chance for the beautiful butterfly and her devoted husband. J398.0946 Si
Kjell B. Sandved
A renowned nature photographer presents stunning photographs of butterflies from throughout the world, using close-up views of wing designs that look like letters of the alphabet. JE Fic San
Eric Carle
Creep and crawl your way through this story of a hungry little caterpillar from the morning that he hatches to the day that he nibbles his way out of the cocoon to become a beautiful butterfly. JE Fic Car
Alan Madison and Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)
Velma starts first grade in the shadow of her memorable older sisters, and while her newfound interest in butterflies helps her to stand out, it also leads to an interesting complication. JE Fic Mad
Lois Ehlert
"Caterpillar changes now begin - body and wings take shape within. When it's time, each case is torn - wings unfold; new butterflies are born! We've been waiting for wings!" J595.789 Eh