Bee and Butterfly Books
Learn more about bees and butterflies with these fun books!
Bee Britta Teckentrup

is a great book to learn about bees, how they pollinate plants and help nature. The drawings are simple and beautiful and my boys love the peek - through pages.

A Butterfly Is Patient Dianna Aston and Sylvia Long

If you do not know this series of book check them out. The drawings are gorgeous and the text is be beautiful prose and full of facts.

The Honeybee Man Lela Nargi

is a beautifully written story that tells the story of a New York beekeeper and explains the honey-making process. The illustrations are collage-style and really fun.

Gotta Go! Gotta Go! Sam Swope

has a lot of rhythm and repetition I gotta go, I gotta go, I gotta go to Mexico, which young children love! It is good for children as young as toddlers and tells the story of monarch caterpillar and butterflies, the cycle of life and their travel to Mexico.

Senorita Mariposa Ben Gundersheimer

by Ben Gundersheimer also tells the story of Monarch butterflies. The text is made of engaging rhymes and the illustrations are very colorful.

Why do we need bees? Usborne

is a lift-a-flap US Borne book, which most children I kow love! It is also full of information and lots to learn for young children.

Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpilar James Dean

Pete the Cat is a favorite of my rising 1st grader and my preschooler as they are all so fun to read! This one is about the life cycle of a butterfly and as fun as always.

Bees: A Honeyed History Piotr Socha

by Piotr Socha is my personal favorite. It has beautiful illustration and is full of so much information about bees, their importance, how they live, communicate and even about the history of beekeepers. It is good for all ages, as you can select how much information to read to your children, all of it or just the images.

Little Bee Edward Gibbs

is a boardbook with a peek-through finger puppet that babies and toddlers love.

The Bee Book DK

by DK is perfect for bee lovers and those who want to learn everything about bees, including those who would like to start beekeeping. It is a book geared towards adults but children will also enjoy reading some of the information.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle

is a classic for many reasons! All my kids have enjoyed it starting as babies.

The Beeman Laurie Krebs

is a story told from the viewpoint of a child whose Grandpa is a beekeeper. This rhyming text is fun and offers an interesting introduction to the behavior of bees for preschoolers.

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