Here are some of our favorite books (with affiliate links) about bugs! My kids just love when we take out the bug books each May. Insects are one of their favorite topics to read about for sure.
A Ladybug’s Life by John Himmelman
The Big Book of Bugs by Yuval Zommer
Bugs A to Z by Caroline Lawton
National Geographic Little Kids First Book of Bugs by Catherine D. Hughes
From Caterpillar to Butterfly by Deborah Heiligman
I Like Bugs by Margaret Wise Brown – This is a great easy reader for young kids learning to read.
My Busy Green Garden by Terry Pierce
Some Bugs by Angela DiTerlizzi – This one is my favorite. It’s fun to read out loud and the pictures are great.
This year, Ethan (5.5) has loved The Fly Guy Series by Tedd Arnold. He finds it so funny!
We have also been enjoying the hands-on experience of having insects in our home to observe. This is our second year with both the Inset Lore Deluxe Butterfly Garden and the Insect Lore Ladybug Land from Amazon. The caterpillars and ladybugs are currently in pupa stage so I cannot comment on our success rate this year but we had a 100% success rate last year!
Here’s a few pictures of our Insect studies throughout the last few years. Even though we use the same insect kits and the same books, I find the kids learn more and more each year.