A caterpillar learns to be patient while trying to
Caterpillar Dreams by Clive McFarland
Follows the adventures of Henri the Caterpillar, who leaves
the safety of his garden to embark on an adventure of a lifetime.
Mr. King’s Machine by Geneviève Côté
Mr. King likes pretty things. He also likes machines. So
when he discovers a flower that has been nibbled by a caterpillar,
he builds himself a Caterpillar-Catcher. Off he
zooms–unaware that his machine is filling the sky with smoke and that his
friends are calling him to stop!
Hedgehugs and the Hattiepillar by Steve Wilson
Horace and Hattie watch a caterpillar
become a butterfly … and are inspired to attempt a transformation of their
Holey Moley by Lois Ehlert
After digging holes and munching on crawly bugs, a chubby
mole settles in her cozy burrow for winter. Includes glossary identifying all
of the different worms, caterpillars, moths, and
butterflies included in the illustrations.
Bye, Bye, Butterflies! By Andrew Larsen
Inspired by the sight of some school kids releasing butterflies up into the sky, a young boy turns into a “butterfly scientist” and helps his teacher and classmates care for some caterpillars as they grow into butterflies.
Bob and Otto by Robert Bruel
Otto the worm is shocked to discover that his best friend Bob is actually a caterpillar who emerges one day as a butterfly.
Water Land : Land and Water Forms Around the World by
Based on Montessori teachings, die-cut pages identify and
contrast types of water bodies and their
corresponding land masses to help young readers understand how connected the
earth and the water really are.
Hey, Water! By Antoinette Portis
Splashy illustrations and simple text explore water in its many shapes and forms.
Wet by Carey Sookocheff
Explores getting wet in good ways, such as stepping into a pool, and bad ways, such as sitting on a bench after rain.
Raindrops Roll by April Pulley Sayre
In her latest gorgeously photo-illustrated nonfiction
picture book, celebrated author April Pulley Sayre sheds new light on the
wonders of rain, from the beauty of a raindrop balanced on a leaf to the
amazing, never-ending water cycle that keeps our
planet in perfect ecological balance.
Water is Water : a Book About the Water Cycle by Paul
A spare, poetic picture book exploring the different phases
of the water cycle in surprising and engaging ways
Watersong by Tim McCanna
A fox’s journey to take shelter from a rainstorm, told
entirely in onomatopoeia.
Friends by Geraldo Valério
When a girl and a frog go to the beach to fish, they are
frustrated to find that the fish aren’t biting. Instead, they stare into the water and make faces at their reflections. Then, something
spectacular happens. The reflections take on lives of their own, transforming
into a mermaid with her own pet frog. Surprise gives way to delight as they
invite the girl and the frog to enter a stunning underwater world. The new
friends swim and play amongst colorful sea creatures until they discover a pair
of glowing pearls and turn them into matching necklaces.
Ice Boy by David Ezra Stein
Tired of helping others cool their drinks, Ice Boy proceeds
to sneak out of the freezer and heads to the beach, where his edges begin to
blur. Eventually he melts and becomes Water Boy and then he evaporates and
turns into Vapor Boy. Then a big storm freezes him back into Ice Boy and sends
him home–before a new adventure begins.
Me and You and the Red Canoe by Jean E. Pendziwol
In the stillness of a summer dawn, two siblings leave their campsite with fishing rods, tackle and bait, and push a red canoe into the lake. A perfect morning on the water unfolds, with thrilling glimpses of wildlife along the way.
What if You Had T. Rex Teeth? : and Other Dinosaur Parts by Sandra Markle
From a velociraptor’s sharp sickle-tipped toes to a T. rex’s
giant curved teeth, and from the body armor of an ankylosaurus to the long neck
of a brachiosaurus, discover what it would be like if you had one of these wild
Dinosaur : a Photicular Book by Kathy Wollard
We see their bones in museums. But now, see dinosaurs as if you were
traveling on an expedition a
hundred million years ago. Using unique Photicular technology, DINOSAUR
takes an extraordinary leap to bring these legendary
and long-extinct creatures back to life.
Fossil by Fossil : Comparing Dinosaur Bones by Sara Levine
This lively picture book will keep young readers guessing as
they find out how human skeletons are like and unlike those of dinosaurs!
Marlo and the Dinosaurs by Christopher
When Marlo wakes up from his afternoon nap, he spots
something curious…. His investigation brings him into a lush jungle, where a
whole new world full of colorful dinosaurs of every size awaits him.
Am I Yours? By Alex Latimer
Some friendly dinosaurs must help
a lost egg after it’s blown out of its nest. But if they are to reunite the
little egg with its true parents, they must first discover what kind of dinosaur lies inside.
The dinosaur expert by McNamara, Margaret
Future scientist Kimmy eagerly shares information about
dinosaurs during a school field trip until classmate Jake tells her “girls
aren’t scientists,” but Mr. Tiffin sets her straight.
Dino Duckling by Alison Murray
A funny and touching celebration of difference, based on
Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling. Dino Duckling can dive, swim and
fish just like his duckling brothers and sisters. But when the time comes for
the family fly south for the winter, Dino Duckling finds he really is
The T-Rex Who Lost His Specs! By Jeanne Willis
A young Tyrannosaurus rex with very poor eyesight loses his
eyeglasses, resulting in chaos for himself and the creatures around him.
Rex by James Simon
A terrifying Tyrannosaurus rex spends his days raging
through the jungle and scaring all the other dinosaurs until one night a tiny
dinosaur hatches from an abandoned egg and decides that the big dinosaur is his
How To Be a T-Rex by Ryan North
Tyrannosaurus Rex enthusiast Sal transforms herself into an
uncontrollable T. Rex, partly because her brother said it would be impossible,
but soon discovers the downsides of always being fierce.
One Hundred Bones by Yuval Zommer
Scruff the dog is a stray who just loves to dig. It doesn’t make him the most popular dog in town. But when he sniffs out a pile of old bones, he gets all the neighborhood dogs to help him. They uncover not one, not two, not three … but 100 bones and make the most exciting dinosaur discovery of all time!
Porcupine’s Picnic : Who Eats What?
By Betsy R. Rosenthal
Porcupine is having a picnic! As
more animals arrive, each of them eats something
different. But then Tiger shows up. Uh-oh! Offers further information about
herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores
Whose Food is
This?: a look at what animals eat–leaves, bugs, and nuts by Nancy Kelly Allen
dinner? : quirky, squirmy poems from the animal world by Katherine B. Hauth
nature could be more poetic than the hunt for food and the struggle for
survival? In twenty-nine poems readers will squirm at the realities of how the
animal world catches food, eats it, and becomes dinner in turn.
I Won’t Eat That by Christopher
Cat is very hungry. But cat food is dry
and dull and not at all yummy. So what in the world should Cat eat instead?
Turtle eats worms, but worms are too wiggly. Fox eats rabbits, but rabbits are
too bouncy. What everyone else loves to eat is thoroughly unappetizing to Cat.
Until, by chance, the thing Cat really wants to eat appears right in front of
him. What could it be?
by Dan Yaccarino
running short so Morris’s big brothers dig down deeper, but Morris tries
digging up instead and discovers a beautiful new place, filled with delicious
treats and new friends.
Armadillo Went to a Restaurant by Ellen Fischer
and easy-to-read text explore what various animals, from an armadillo in an
underground restaurant to a wallaby in a sandwich shop, might choose to eat.
Eats by Marthe Jocelyn
With a fresh
cast of animal characters — and what they eat — the creative team of Marthe
Jocelyn and Tom Slaughter has produced another work in their award-winning
series for very young book and art lovers.
Worms for Lunch?
By Leonid Gore
Easy-to-read text and die-cut illustrations allow various creatures to reveal what they like to eat.
Follows a spider as it collects items to decorate its web
from a landscape filled with insects, leaves, flowers, feathers, and seeds, all
labeled for identification.
Twig by Aura Parker
Heidi, a tall, twig-like stick insect, does everything she
can to make friends on her first day at Bug School, but even her teacher, Miss
Orb, fails to notice her.
100 Bugs! : a Counting Book by Kate Narita
A boy and girl find and count 100 different bugs in their
backyard in increments of ten.
How to Find a Friend by Maria S. Costa
A wistful blue squirrel and an athletic red rabbit are each
looking for a friend and missing each other by inches, although helpful bugs
are trying to steer them in the right direction.
Leap by Jon Arno Lawson
A startled little flea triggers a domino effect of surprised
jumps in a grasshopper, a bunny, a dog and other animals in a circular story
poem that combines engaging action words with mixed-media collage art.
Stories from Bug Garden by Lisa Moser
The garden was old and forgotten, with a tumbledown wall and
a one-wheeled barrow. So they moved in one by one, by one. What may appear to
be an abandoned garden is actually home to an eclectic array of insects, from a ladybug who prefers making mud angels to
acting like a lady, to a roly-poly bug who loves to roll, to a cricket who
dreams of grand adventures.
Flowers are calling by Rita Gray
Rhyming text explores the wonders of natural cooperation
between flowers and the animals and insects of the forest.
Some Bugs by Angela DiTerlizzi
From butterflies and moths to crickets and cicadas, a rhyming exploration of backyard-bug behavior.
Follow a pair of robin parents from nest-building and egg-laying, to raising their hungry hatchlings, and finally sending off their flying fledglings.
Wings by Cheryl B.Klein
Follows a baby bird on its first flight, one that starts
cautiously and ends with delight.
Bird Watch by Christie Matheson
Count backward from ten as you search for hidden birds (and insects and animals) in this seek-and-find picture book.
Not your nest! by Gideon Sterer
Bird builds the perfect nest, the only problem is everyone else wants to sleep in it!
This is the Nest that Robin Built:
with a little help from her friends by Denise Fleming
A cumulative rhyme about the animals
who help Robin build her nest.
Crow not Crow by Jane Yolen
Tells the story of a child’s first birding expedition on a golden autumn day.
Trevor by Jim Averbeck
Trevor is lonely and looking for a friend. He stretches his wings the length of his boring cage and notices the tree outside stretching its branch. And on the end of that branch? Perhaps a new friend. But one that is quiet and shy. Trevor knows just how to make him feel comfortable. This is an elegantly told, truly unique tale of a canary who befriends a lemon and finds that you don’t have to be two of a kind to form a meaningful and lasting friendship.
Egg by Kevin
Three little birds crack their way out of eggs and fly away, leaving one egg sitting all alone until the three chicks come back and discover a friendly baby alligator has finally hatched.
North, South, East, West by Margaret Wise Brown
Follows the journey of a little bird who flies to the north, south, east, and west to decide which direction she likes best.
Since the focus of this series is baby animals, each title is
organized around the birth of the animal, how it is cared for by its mother,
how long it takes to grow up, and the purpose they serve on the farm.
Hush, Little Bunny by David Ezra Stein
rabbit offers messages of nurturing protection and comfort to his baby.
Bunny by Rowboat Watkins
A parent and child share the telling of a story about a giant
bunny who eats carrots– and maybe trucks and bridges (according to the child).
Bunny by Claudia Rueda
interactive picture book, the reader must help Bunny as he gathers apples to
eat, and uses his red scarf to climb a tree or create a rope bridge.
Dust Bunny Wants a Friend by Amy Hevron
A lonely dust
bunny tries to make friends with passing creatures with no success, until a
broom sweeps him under the bed and he finds more friends like him.
Good day, good night by Margaret Wise Brown
rabbit greets each day and says good night to the familiar things outside.
Wolf is Hungry by Christine Naumann-Villemin
When Edmond Bigsnout, a lone wolf, sets out to satisfy his craving
for a city rabbit, his efforts are foiled by
apartment dwellers who think he is a new neighbor.
My Very Own Space by Pippa Goodhart
A little rabbit is trying to read his
book in peace, but there’s so much going on around him! Maybe he needs some
space just for himself. With minimal text accompanying beautiful and sweet
illustrations, this charming picture book explores ideas of personal space and
sharing in a way that even very young children can enjoy.
The Wonderful Habits of Rabbits by Douglas Florian
and rhyming text explore how rabbits spend their days throughout the year.