Bugs and beyond: 17 books for kids
March 2-7, 2015, is Bug Week at Anythink Wright Farms, where kids and adults will have fun learning all about insects. To help young readers investigate and enjoy bugs beyond these events, consider the books on this introductory Easy (E) and Juvenile (J) list. This sampler includes science, story, information, and art to encourage young readers to look at the topic from a variety of angles.
- Show Me Insects: My 1st Picture Encyclopedia by Mari Schuh. (E)
- Little Kids First Big Book of Bugs by Catherine D. Hughes. (J)
- Do You Know about Insects? by Buffy Silverman. (J)
- Understanding Insects by Tamra B. Orr. (J)
- How Do Bees Make Honey? by Melissa Stewart. (J)
- Bugged: How Insects Changed History by Sarah Albee. (J)
- Insects You Can Draw by Nicole Brecke and Patricia M. Stockland. (J)
- Learn to Draw Insects by Diana Fisher. (J)
- How to Draw Butterflies and Other Insects by Peter Gray. (J)
- Some Bugs by Angela Diterlizzi. (EF)
- I Love Bugs! By Emma Dodd. (EF)
- Ten Little Caterpillars by Bill Martin Jr. (EF)
- Ten for Me by Barbara Mariconda. (E)
- Insectlopedia: Poems and Paintings by Douglas Florian. (J)
- UnBEElievables: Honeybee Poems and Paintings by Douglas Florian. (J)
Did you know?
All bugs are insects, but not all insects are bugs, entomologically speaking. In other words, a bug is a certain type of insect, in scientific terms – while bugs and insects are interchangeable, in etymological terms.