What to Read Wednesday: Insect Books for Kids

The Best Insect Books for Kids

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As a boy mom, I’ve learned to appreciate weird and wonderful creatures through the eyes of my kids. Any time an unusual bug shows itself, one of my boys is bound to notice it, and we are soon heading to our field guides to learn more. With the hot weather of summer, it seems like we are seeing insects everywhere. We’ve also had our fair share of insect experiences when we ‘hatched’ caterpillars and watched them eventually transform into painted lady butterflies, and when we kept a cage of tiny crickets on hand as lizard food for our anoles.

Whether you love or despise bugs, they are really fascinating, and observing them is a fun way to incorporate science learning into your kids’ lives through nature study. Teaching kids to look and not squash tiny critters helps them learn to respect and appreciate all living things.

We are sharing our favorite insect books for kids below. If you have anything to add to our list, let us know in the comments. While you’re here, we look forward to seeing your blog posts in the link up.

Happy Reading!

Our Favorite Insects Books for Kids


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What to Read Wednesday

Our hosts will still share a themed selection of our favorite books each week.

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Comments (4)

  1. Michele Morin

    I love Eric Carle’s Bug Books about hungry caterpillars and firefiles. You’ve made some fantastic recommendations here! Thanks!

    1. Anne Campbell (Post author)

      We love Eric Carle books!

  2. Gina @ Oaxacaborn

    We’re crazy about insects here! The other day my daughter requested a very interesting bedtime story; she wanted me to read a ladybug article out of Organic Gardening magazine — ha ha ha!

    1. Anne Campbell (Post author)



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