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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 …

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Big City Bees

by Maggie De Vries, illustrated by Renné Benoit
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
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 …

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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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Eat Your Rocks, Croc!: Dr. Glider's Advice for Troubled Animals

by Jess Keating, illustrated by Pete Oswald
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, squirrels, etc., mammals

When animals have problems, they call on Dr. Sugar Glider to help!

 

Help me, Dr. Glider. My stomach is killing me! I eat all the same food as my family, but I'm the only one that feels sick. What's wrong with me?Dr. Sugar Glider travels around the world to help animals (and, on occasion, plants!) with all sorts of problems. Whether it's a crocodile …

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The Bug Collector

illustrated by Alex G. Griffiths
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 9
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: insects, spiders, etc., school & education

After George visits the Museum of Wildlife with Grandad, all he can think about is bugs! The very next day he goes out hunting, but he soon finds there are no more insects left in the garden, and the ones he has captured in jars don't look very happy. George is about to learn exactly why bugs are so important. This is a brilliant, vibrant debut fro …

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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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The Cockroach

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

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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Cougar Frenzy

by Pamela McDowell, illustrated by Kasia Charko
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: lions, tigers, leopards, etc., country life, environment

When Cricket McKay and her best friend, Shilo, discover that a cougar has been seen in the town of Waterton, they are thrilled that school closes for a few days as a precaution. The townspeople are worried though. They want the cougar caught and relocated, which could be disastrous for the cougar. Cricket's dad, the national park's warden, is rece …

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