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Wingmaker

by David Huyck, illustrated by Dave Cameron
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: butterflies, moths & caterpillars, insects, spiders, etc.

A mix of humor and fact keep the interest high in this creative take on the ever-popular subject of metamorphosis, in which a curious --- and inventive --- old caterpillar has an unusual technique for transforming into a moth.

Gramma Tinker is an old, old caterpillar who lives at the end of a cherry tree branch. Leaf and Lou, ant friends who live an …

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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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The Beekeepers: How Humans Changed the World of Bumble Bees (Scholastic Focus)

by Dana L. Church
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: insects, spiders, etc., environmental science & ecosystems, endangered

Dive deep into the world of this everyday insect -- and the science behind its uncertain future.

 

Bumble bees are as familiar to most of us as the flowers these fuzzy insects feed upon. But did you know that the bees in your garden could be escapees from a local greenhouse, or descended from stowaways on a Viking ship?

Bumble bees are a vital part of …

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One Winter Night

by Jennifer Lloyd, illustrated by Lynn Ray
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, etc., counting & numbers

One winter night, out of their nest, ten little grey mice climb onto the ice. One by one they run back to the house scared off by a new animal that comes by until the last one finds itself far down the ice and has to hurry back, past each of the ten animals. Hurry, hurry! Scurry scurry! Safe in the house, sneaked the small mouse, one winter night, …

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The Stowaways

by Meghan Marentette, illustrated by Dean Griffiths
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, etc., fantasy & magic

Unlike the other Weedle mice, The Stowaways love to go on adventures - even when it means getting close to humans! But when Rory and his Gran plan to rescue Grampa Stowaway, whom everyone else thinks is dead, the adventure may be far more dangerous than he has bargained for.

The Stowaways aren't like the other Weedle mice. They are inventive and cur …

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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 …

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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 Renne 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 …

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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.

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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!