14 Picture Books About Bugs for Kids

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I recall singing a song called “I Hate Bugs” at a summer day camp I attended as a child. Except, I didn’t. I loved bugs and I loved to collect them and learn about them. Much to my mother’s dismay, I couldn’t get enough of bugs. If you have a budding entomologist in your house or classroom, you may want to invest in a few of these great books about bugs.

Fictional Tales About Bugs

The Grouchy Ladybug is a bestselling book about an ill-tempered, bad-mannered ladybug who can’t be bothered to say “please” and “thank you.”

The Little Squeegy Bug is a magical book about a tiny bug who is trying to discover his purpose in the world and learns that being himself is just right.

Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo is about a bug who sneezes and set off a hilarious chain-reaction of events.

Miss Spider’s Tea Party is a story about overcoming fear and rejection with love and goodness. Written by the author for his daughter, this story has become a beloved classic.

In the Tall, Tall Grass lets kids imagine what it would be like to be a tiny caterpillar crawling through the grass.

Diary of a Worm – This funny book looks at the daily life of a kid worm through his diary/scrapbook. This story will surely fuel a kids imagination.

How to Survive as a Firefly – This funny and unique story provides kids with factual information about bugs in a memorable way. Older kids will love this book.

The Bugliest Bug – This lively story is fast-paced and loaded with bug vocabulary and fantastic illustrations. The fun story will captivate younger children and older children alike.

Non-Fiction Books About Bugs

The Backyard Bug Book for Kids is loaded with pictures and activities to help introduce kids to the types of bugs they may see everyday.

Mrs. Peanuckle’s Bug Alphabet introduces kids to new bugs as they work their way through the alphabet.

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Bugs – This is a great reference book for children and includes photos along with factual information.

The Big Book of Bugs illustrates all kinds of bugs to offer children a first look at things that creep, crawl and fly. This book is perfect for younger children.

Ultimate Bugopedia: The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever – This book is perfect for kids who are really interested in bugs and are looking to really dive into the tiny world of insects.

Sounds of the Wild: Bugs – Sounds of bugs accompany fun popup illustrations with factual information about bugs. A unique reference for sure.

Does your child love bugs? Books about bugs are also a great way to help kids who are a bit fearful about bugs. If you have a favorite book we failed to mention, please leave a comment to tell us about it.

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