amazon.ca

Thousands of Canadian-authored kids and YA books

Insects, Spiders, Etc.

Showing 1-10 of 48 books

rated!
rated!

The Bee

by Becky Han & Tindur Peturs
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: polar regions, native canadian, humorous stories, insects, spiders, etc.

When the narrator of this fun and silly book is startled by the buzzing of a bee, she sets off on an adventure that sees her running from community to community, trying to lose her buzzing companion. When she has run clear across Nunavut, she finally realizes that perhaps this little bee isn’t such a fearsome foe after all!

 

rated!
rated!

It Fell from the Sky

illustrated by Terry Fan & Eric Fan
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: insects, spiders, etc., values & virtues, friendship

From the creators of the critically acclaimed The Night Gardener and Ocean Meets Sky comes a whimsical and elegantly illustrated picture book about community, art, the importance of giving back—and the wonder that fell from the sky.

It fell from the sky on a Thursday.
None of the insects know where it came from, or what it is. Some say it’s an …

rated!
rated!

Stink and the Hairy Scary Spider

by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: insects, spiders, etc., humorous stories, chapter books

“Hand this to fans of the Stink series or any spider-loving early reader.” —School Library Journal

Creepy! Crawly! Criminy! Everyone knows that Stink is bonkers about most scientific things. But there’s one exception: dangle a spider in front of him and he goes berserk! Stink is so freaked out by spiders that he can’t look at them. He can …

rated!
rated!

Stink and the Hairy, Scary Spider

by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: insects, spiders, etc., humorous stories, chapter books

Stink’s spider phobia spurs his sister, Judy, and friend Webster to try some desensitization techniques—until a real-life encounter takes them by surprise—in a hilarious episode offering a bonus origami activity.

Creepy! Crawly! Criminy! Everyone knows that Stink is bonkers about most scientific things. But there’s one exception: dangle a sp …

rated!
rated!

What Does a Caterpillar Do?

by David McArthur, illustrated by Lucy Rogers
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: insects, spiders, etc., butterflies, moths & caterpillars

The world around us is full of millions and millions of often underappreciated but amazingly fantastic bugs. From the tiny ant to the big, beautiful butterfly, each has its own unique characteristics that allow it to thrive in its environment. What Does a Caterpillar Do? shows children some of these bugs through the eyes of a cheeky caterpillar as …

rated!
rated!

Alice and Gert

An Ant and Grasshopper Story

by Helaine Becker, illustrated by Dena Seiferling
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: k to 4
tagged: adaptations, friendship, insects, spiders, etc., values & virtues

It’s high summer in the meadow where Alice the ant and Gert the grasshopper live. Alice is hard at work preparing for winter, harvesting heavy loads of seeds. Meanwhile, Gert prefers to play, since winter is ages away. Gert dances through the long days of summer, singing, performing, and creating art out of flowers and leaves. Alice tries to conv …

rated!
rated!

Big City Bees

by Maggie De Vries, illustrated by Renné Benoit
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: insects, spiders, etc., environment

p class=“book_description”>Vivid writing and luminous art combine to tell a modern story that introduces young readers to the wonders of beesp class=“book_description”>For city kids like Sophie and Matthew, growing pumpkins is a big thrill.p class=“book_description”>But they're worried. They know they need bees to make their pumpkins gr …

rated!
rated!

Happy Mosquito

English Edition

by Nadia Sammurtok, illustrated by Luke Coleman
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 2
tagged: beginner, polar regions, insects, spiders, etc.

Follow along with a very happy mosquito as she enjoys a beautiful day, and finds a few surprises!
This humorous book will expose children to expressive language and dialogue, and help them learn to read text and illustrations together to follow a story.

Show editions

Sub-categories