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The Cockroach

by Elise Gravel
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: insects, spiders, etc., science & nature

Hilarious illustrated non-fiction about cockroaches perfect for beginning readers. You'll bug out over this perfect pairing of humorous text and funny illustrations about this insect that's been around for over 335 million years!

Fast cockroach facts:
    Distinctive trait: Flat and oval-shaped body
    Diet: Everything! (Especially if it's g …

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The Mosquito

by Elise Gravel
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: insects, spiders, etc., science & nature

Hilarious illustrated nonfiction about mosquitos perfect for beginning readers. Conversational text and silly illustrations will have you up all night reading about the most annoying bug on Earth!

Fast mosquito facts:
    Distinctive trait: Leaving annoying itchy bites
    Diet: Your blood (and nectar and plant juice)
    Special talent: Ma …

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Uliaq's Amazing Animals: Wolf Spider (English)

by Danny Christopher, illustrated by Amanda Sandland
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: beginner, insects, spiders, etc., polar regions

Uliaq loves animals! One of his favourite animals is the wolf spider.

In this book, Uliaq gives facts about wolf spider, where they live, how they hunt, and why they are amazing!

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Uliaq's Amazing Animals: Wolf Spider (Inuktitut)

by Danny Christopher, illustrated by Amanda Sandland
edition: Paperback
tagged: beginner, insects, spiders, etc.

Uliaq loves animals! One of his favourite animals is the wolf spider.

In this book, Uliaq gives facts about wolf spider, where they live, how they hunt, and why they are amazing!

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Arctic Bugs (Inuinnaqtun)

by Inhabit Education
edition: Paperback
tagged: beginner, insects, spiders, etc.

What kinds of bugs can survive in the Arctic?
This simple nature book teaches the names of different insects and arachnids that live in the North.

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Creepy Crawlies

by Wendy Einstein
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: insects, spiders, etc.

Bed bugs and earwigs and spiders, oh my! They are all around us, lurking in our basements or skittering quickly up our walls. Creepy crawlies! In this book you won't find the cute lady bugs or bumble bees of the bug world. Nope! Only the creepiest, crawliest creatures made their way onto these pages. And they are sure to make your skin crawl.

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The Bug Girl

A True Story

by Sophia Spencer & Margaret McNamara, illustrated by KERASCOET
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: insects, spiders, etc., girls & women, science & technology

7-year-old Sophia Spencer was bullied for loving bugs until hundreds of women scientists rallied around her. Now Sophie tells her inspiring story in this picture book that celebrates women in science, bugs of all kinds and the importance of staying true to yourself.

Sophia Spencer has loved bugs ever since a butterfly landed on her shoulder--and wou …

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Megabugs

And Other Prehistoric Critters That Roamed the Planet

by Helaine Becker, illustrated by John Bindon
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: insects, spiders, etc., prehistoric, dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures

Can you imagine a bug the size of a small crocodile? How about one bigger than a large basketball player? As scary as it may seem, supersized, insect-like critters such as these roamed Earth long before humans. In this peek into prehistory, award-winning science writer Helaine Becker introduces seven of these megabugs, the ancestors of modern-day i …

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Buzz About Bees

by Kari-Lynn Winters
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: insects, spiders, etc.

Imagine a world without bees. Not only would it be less colourful - with fewer wildflowers and flowering plants - it would be less fruitful as well. A world without bees would mean a world where the food supply would be significantly diminished. Global bee researcher Laurence Packer estimates that bees are responsible for 1/3 of our food supply.

Buz …

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