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Buggy Books to Read with Your Families

Buggy Books to Read with Your Families

By Jane Girondo, Early Literacy Assistant

Looking for some creepy, crawly book recommendations? Look no further!


  • Bompa’s Insect Expedition by David Suzuki and Tanya Lloyd Kyi, illust. by Qin Leng
    Go on a nature expedition with the twins and their Bompa to find insects.
  • Kaia and the Bees by Maribeth Boelts, illust. by Angela Dominguez
    Kaia’s dad is a beekeeper, but Kaia is afraid of bees. Her dad encourages her to visit the hives.
  • The Very Impatient Caterpillar by Ross Burach
    Butterfly learns from Bee that he, too, is a pollinator and can help in the important work of pollinating plants. Also available in Spanish.
  • A Way with Wild Things by Larissa Theule, illust. by Sara Palacios
    Poppy loves bugs and feels more comfortable outdoors than with other people until a special bug lands on Grandma's birthday cake.


  • The Bees of Notre-Dame by Meghan P. Browne, illust. by E.B. Goodale
    The fascinating story of the honeybee colonies that lived on the roof of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.
  • Big Book of Bugs by Yuval Zommer
    This book explains that bugs live nearly everywhere on Earth and give tips on how to become a young bug spotter.
  • Little Kid’s First Big Book Of Bugs by Catherine D. Hughes
    A fact-filled introduction to a variety of insects.
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