Butterflies are one of my very favorite animals. They are beautiful to look at, fun to chase, and they go through one of the most amazing transformations ever observed by scientists. In the space of a few days, caterpillars turn into butterflies – completely different animals with elegant wings. It still amazes me.
The past few weeks we’ve been exploring butterflies with the kids, as you might have noticed from our Butterfly Identification Cards and our free Butterfly Unit Study, so I wanted to share some lovely children’s books about butterflies! Check these out to add to your booklist!
If you love these selections, check out this list of fun insect activities for kids you can try!
Lovely Children’s Books about Butterflies
1. The Butterfly Tree by Victor Biton
2. The Life Cycles of Butterflies by Judy Burris
3. National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Butterflies by Laura Marsh
4. Caterpillars, Bugs, and Butterflies: Take-Along Guides by Mel Boring
5. My, Oh My, A Butterfly! (Cat In the Hat’s Learning Library) by Tish Rabe
6. Are You a Butterfly? by Judy Allen
7. A Butterfly is Patient by Dianna Hutts Aston
8. Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly by Alan Madison
9. The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Butterflies and Moths by Sally Morgan
10. Butterfly Colors and Counting by Jerry Pallotta
Here are ten more butterfly books for kids to try!
1. National Geographic: From Caterpillar to Butterfly by Laura Marsh
2. Pinkalicious and the Little Butterfly by Victoria Kann
3. Butterflies by Seymour Simon
4. DK Readers: Born to Be a Butterfly by Karen Wallace
5. Fancy Nancy: Bonjour, Butterfly by Jane O’Connor
6. Flutterby, Butterfly: A Slide-and-Seek Book by Emma Parrish
7. Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow by Joyce Sidman
8. A Butterfly’s Life (Time for Kids) by Dona Herweck Rice
9. Explore My World: Butterflies by Marfe Ferguson Delano
10. From Caterpillar to Butterfly (Let’s Read and Find Out Science) by Deborah Heiligman
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Thanks for hosting, ladies. x
I love book roundups! And I’ve been meaning to read butterfly books to my kids because my five-year-old has been studying them in school.