Wednesday, January 30, 2008

More Insect Books

If you have a little one in your life who is fascinated by insects, here's a list of a variety of books on the topic. All of these are nonfiction because I had trouble finding good fiction books about bugs. Have any good suggestions?

Giant Pop-Out Bugs: A Pop-Out Surprise Book (Giant Pop-Out)

Amazon Description: This interactive book, with impressive pop-out features, is sure to engage and entertain curious preschoolers. Simple clues in words and pictures allow children to guess what hides behind each flap. And then . . . surprise! Giant Pop-Out Bugs reveals an assortment of creepy crawlers that kids will love. The large pop-outs are simple and sturdy, making them well-suited to young children.

I Can Draw Insects (Boxed Sets/Bindups)

From the publisher:
Adults and children alike can create 30 amazing illustrations of a grasshopper, monarch butterfly, tarantula, caterpillar, praying mantis, scorpion, and more using simple circles, ovals, and other common shapes. A special format features easy instructions on the left side and blank practice pages on the right, plus a pencil, eraser, and sharpener.

Amazing Insects and Spiders (Amazing Life Cycles)

From Powells:
- Bold, vivid photos matched to clear text

- Colorful, easy-to-read maps build map-reading skills

- Life cycle diagrams using photos aid comprehension

- Amazing Fact boxes highlight organisms' extraordinary characteristics

Dazzling Dragonflies: A Life Cycle Story (Linda Glaser's Classic Creatures)

From the publisher: A dragonfly lays her clutch of eggs and the life cycle of dragonflies has begun. Watch as the little nymphs change over time into beautiful adults who can move through the air like an acrobat.

The Silliest Bug and Insect Book Ever

From Barnes and Noble:
This book came from the author's fear of bugs and insects. She went to a hypnotist to help with this fear, but the only thing that came from that is this book. By taking the bugs and insects and imagining them wearing funny hats and being in funny situations, she was able to look at bugs and insects in a totally different way.

Insect Investigators: Entomologists (Scientists at Work)
From the publisher:
This series explores exciting, real-world careers in science. Each title looks at a range of scientists in the field, the dangers and difficulties they face, and the training and tools necessary to do the job.

Insect Investigators covers: What are Entomologists? How do Entomologists study insects? What have Entomologists discovered? How do people become Entomologists?

There are TONS of children's books about insects out there. Do you have any favorites I haven't mentioned?

Check back tomorrow when I review Alphabet of Insects.

1 comment:

  1. My daughter would LOVE the pop-up book- that looks like a lot of fun. We really enjoy the DK Eyewitness series, and there's even an insect one out now with a clip-art CD included!