Insects

Old Black Fly

By Jim Aylesworth

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Rhyming text and illustrations follow a mischievous old black fly through the alphabet as he has a very busy bad day landing where he should not be. Suggested for ages 2-6.
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June Bugs!

You see a bug with a cool green body skittering across a picnic table. It stops and seems to be staring at you.

The first thing out of your mouth is:
A. Eww! A bug!
Or
B. Oooh! A bug!
 
If you are the kind of kid who thinks bugs are cool, summertime was made for you. In summer, bugs are most active. You can learn a lot about bugs by capturing them and studying them for a while before letting them go.
 

Insectlopedia : Poems and Paintings

By By Douglas Florian

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“Mosquitoes are thin./Mosquitoes are rude./They feast on your skin/For take-out food.” Children will delight in the playful language and hilarious illustrations while they learn about twenty-one insects that will bug or beguile them. From swooping dragonflies and twirling whirligig beetles to marching army ants and feasting mosquitoes, here is one pest infestation you’ll welcome into your home! J 811 Fl
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Daddy is a Doodlebug

By Bruce Degen

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A young doodlebug describes how he and his father are alike and the things they enjoy doing together. JE Fic Deg
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Busy Buzzers: Bees in your Backyard

By Nancy Loewen

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Describes the physical characteristics, life cycle, and behavior of honeybees.

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Busy, Buzzy Bee

By Karen Wallace

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Explains the behavior and lives of bees, with stunning photographs, bright illustrations, and text guaranteed to capture a child's interest while developing his or her reading skills.

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A Beekeeper's Year

By Sylvia Johnson

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Follows a beekeeper through the four seasons, showing how bees and humans work together to make honey.

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Nature's Great Balancing Act: In Our Own Backyard

By Jaediker Norsgaard

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Discusses the interrelationship of all the creatures and plants in nature, emphasizing the importance of insects.

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Beautiful Butterflies

They flutter around the tall, bright flowers in springtime and summer, only stopping to drink sweet nectar or lay their eggs on green leaves. Who would believe a gorgeous butterfly could come from a homely caterpillar?

You can watch this miracle happen at your house. Grab a butterfly book from the library to learn how to find their eggs and raise them from creepy-crawlies into splendid winged beauties. While you wait for them to grow, try a butterfly folktale or two. People around the world have made up stories about butterflies!