Bugs by Rosie Dickins
Learn all about bugs in this nonfiction children’s book with detailed colorful photographs. Topics covered include: what is a bug, bug bodies, senses, on the move, bugs and plants, hunting for food, in disguise, finding a mate, baby bugs, living together, in the ground, underwater, true bugs, beetles, butterflies and moths, flies, ants, bees and wasps, spiders, bad bugs, helpful bugs, amazing facts, using the internet and index. It also has descriptions of Web sites specially chosen to take you further into the subject in a fun and informative way. You can find links to the sites on the Usborne Quicklinks Web site at https://www.usborne.com/quicklinks
Bugs and Bugsicles by Amy S. Hansen, illustrated by Robert C. Cray
Where do bugs go in the winter? Some die, laying eggs to hatch in the spring. Others do different things, like ladybugs that huddle together for warmth, monarch butterflies that migrate all the way to Mexico, and woolly bear caterpillars who actually freeze and spend the winter as bugsicles.
Insects do amazing things with this part of their anatomy. Discover the different ways insects use their butts to avoid predators. Spittlebugs blow bubbles from their butts and hide under them, while some caterpillars shoot their poop far from their bodies to throw poop-searching wasps off their trail. Ants and beetles spray acid from their butts into the faces of predators, while some caterpillars and larvae build hide-outs with their poop to keep predators away.
Bug Zoo by Nick Baker
This nonfiction is a great book to use as a resource capturing, keeping and caring for insects found in your backyard.
Super Bugs by Michelle Meadows and illustrated by Bill Mayer
Fun rhyming picture book that includes ants, beetles, bumblebees, butterflies, caterpillars, cicadas, cockroaches, crickets, daddy longlegs, dragonflies, fireflies, fleas, grasshoppers, houseflies, mosquitoes, moths, spiders, stinkbugs, and termites.
Other insect themed picture books:
I Love Bugs by Emma Dodd
Anna Aphid by Christine Goppel
Step by Step by Diane Wolkstein
Insect activities for preschoolers:
Insect identification: https://www.insectidentification.org/
Create insects out of felt pieces here:
Printable backyard insect chart here: https://entfdn.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/enlist_lesson_1_of_4_-_order_chart.pdf
Scholastic activities: http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bugs/
Create your own super bug: http://www.mylearning.org/minibeasts/interactive-intro/4-77/
Bug bingo game: http://www.jemome.com/p-printable-insect-cards-899811/