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Bugs all Around!

A Web by Isabelle Simler

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.

Ant puppet craft: http://www.toddlerapproved.com/2013/06/easy-ant-puppet-snack-bug-week.html


Insect sort printable: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-A9qMIF_l6UZWMyN2Y1YjMtMWZmOC00OTQzLWFjMDUtODI2ZmY0NjkxOGM2/view

National Geographic Invertebrates: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/

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All About Bugs

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:

https://www.teach-me-mommy.com/build-a-bug-busy-box/

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/

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