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Sylvie

by Jean Reidy, illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: insects, spiders, etc., city & town life, friendship

One small spider takes a big risk to bring together the people she watches over in her apartment building in this charming picture book from the celebrated author and illustrator of Truman.

Sylvie hangs on a silvery thread, safely hidden under her damp, dark fire escape. Sure, it’s a little too close to the dumpster below, but if she stays carefu …

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The Language of Flowers

by Dena Seiferling
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: insects, spiders, etc., values & virtues, environment

An adopted bumblebee learns the language of flowers from her floral family in this enchanting picture book, inspired by floriography, that celebrates one of nature's most important relationships.

Deep within a magical meadow, some lonely flowers receive a very special gift: a baby bumblebee in need. The flowers name her Beatrice, they care for her …

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La Merveille

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

 

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Une mystérieuse bille tombe du ciel et atterrit dans une communauté d’insectes. Les petites bêtes sont fascinées par cet objet mystérieux. L’araignée décide que la bille lui appartient et demande à ses concitoyens de payer des droits d’entrée pour l’approcher. Les insectes viennent de contrées é …

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Bee & Flea and the Compost Caper

by Anna Humphrey, illustrated by Mike Deas
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 3 to 12
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, recycling & green living, insects, spiders, etc., humorous stories

Unlikely bug buddies bring the science of compost heaps to life

Bee is spending another beautiful, boring day pollinating flowers in the backyard when a visitor named Flea gallops onto the scene on a dog’s back. Flea is the one and only agent of the Fenced-in-Area Law Enforcement Agency (the F.L.E.A. for short) and she’s heard about trouble in t …

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The Bee

by Becky Han, illustrated by Tindur Peturs
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • 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!

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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 …

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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 …

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Burt the Beetle Doesn't Bite!

illustrated by Ashley Spires
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, insects, spiders, etc.

Ashley Spires brings her signature deadpan humor to this hilarious story about one bug's quest for greatness (with some cool insect facts mixed in!).

Meet Burt, a ten-lined june beetle. He's sure he belongs in the category of bugs with superpower-like abilities. No, he can't carry 50 times his weight, like ants. No, he's not able to spray paralyzing …

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