Creepy, crawly, slimy, squirming… bugs! Let’s learn about these creepy crawlies with these bug books for little learners!
Ants, grasshoppers, and beetles are just a few of the bugs your readers will find in these books. With summer right around the corner, this is the perfect theme to study.
Along with discovering the variety of beetles, butterflies, and other critters, your little learners will be able to practice their math, color, and singing skills.
Let’s jump, wiggle, and crawl our way to the best list of bug books!
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Bug Books for Little Learners
Everywhere you look, you see bugs! Have your little learners discover and point out where to find all of the bugs. From ants to grasshoppers.
Get to singing with your class and this fantastic bug book! Your little learners will be eager to learn all about bugs with this catchy song.
A classic song and tale I had to include. With this song and the one above, there will be some fantastic bug dancing taking place in your classroom.
The transformation from caterpillar to butterfly is a miracle to watch. Thanks to National Geographic, you can get a close-up look at each step that transforms a wiggly bug into a flying piece of artwork.
Buzz… buzz. The life of a honey bee is a busy one. Show your little learners what it’s like in the day of the life of a bee with this bug book that has some incredible photographs.
Even those slimy words need a little appreciation and respect. This book gives little learners a reason to love them and all that they do.
There are so many different kinds of beetles. From the ladybug to the flea beetles, every beetle is unique in its own way.
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
“I don’t know why she swallowed a fly… perhaps she’ll die!” This is where it all started with that old lady. A must-have classic for every classroom.
When it starts to rain the ants go marching to find shelter. This book has die-cut holes to show how the ants live in the ground. Adorable!
National Geographic captured photos that will take your breath away. I wonder how they captured photos in such small quarters.
Follow along as a mouse tries to shoo a fly that is very persistent. This is a silly story about one pesky little bug.
When your little learners start asking you about butterflies, read them this book. It will give them answers to all of those butterfly questions.
Bugs sure are interesting little critters. All you need to do is take a look at these photos that show all of the details of bugs. Along with the photos the book gives some interesting facts on bugs and their lives.
As readers count along… the ladybugs seem to fly away. But there is a surprise at the end of this bug book!
There are a million reasons to love bugs. Some make honey… and others light up! Why do your little learners love bugs?
Spider is so busy building her web, not even the animals on the farm can distract her from a very important job… building her spider web. I love this book because the web is textured, which makes it a hands-on book for readers.
Those caterpillars are sure hungry! Kind of reminds me of a few little learners… get your readers to share their favorite things to eat.
Now here is my type of bug! The beautiful, colorful, and intriguing monarch butterfly. Read this book to your little learners to spark a love of these little creatures.
Get those bodies moving with a little help from this bug book. Do the bug boogie with your little learners and wait for the giggles to begin.
This bug book highlights the joy that fireflies bring with their blinking lights. With the push of a button Eric Carle’s illustrations light up!
Ladybugs look so friendly… so why is this one so grouchy? Get your little learners to guess before the start of the book.
This little worm loves to measure everything in site! Inch by inch. Readers will be pulled in by this classic bug book.
This educational science book takes readers along as a caterpillar transforms into a beautiful butterfly.
Take advantage of all the bugs to start practicing those math skills. Don’t forget to stop along the way and take note of all the unique designs on each bug.
Everyone knows crickets for their chirping sounds… so why is this cricket so quiet?
When a click beetle gets stuck on his back, he can’t seem to get back on his feet. But with a little courage and determination…. will he be able to do it?
So now let me help you with some AMAZING Bug and Insect Math & Literacy Centers (with tons of real photographs)! I’ve done all the creating for you that way you can just print and prep.
How do bug books help your little learners? I can get my students to hop, sing, and learn while reading these fantastic books. Share your favorite bug stories with us in the comments below!
Want more to check out more of my favorite books for little learners? Check out my Book List Blog Series with over 33 different themed book lists (and growing)! If there is a book list for a theme you need just let us know so we can create it for you.