I was all about my butterfly program last week. Which of course in this house meant a trip to the library!
So, this week the girls are really enjoying reading and having me read to them all about butterflies.
From Caterpillar to Butterfly, Deborah Heiligman
This is a great little story about a class of kids that get the chance to raise butterflies. It presents great information about butterflies but also shares the story of the kids in the classroom and what the process was like for them. The pictures are cute and there are some simple butterfly images in the back that can help with identification.
Animal Lives: Butterflies, Sally Morgan
This is not a story book so it may not hold the attention of many preschoolers but it is a great resource to have on hand for those random questions that preschoolers love to ask that you may not know the answer to. There is tons of information about the natural history of many different kinds of butterflies and beautiful pictures!
A Monarch Butterfly's Life, John Himmelman
This is a perfect first butterfly book for little ones. It keeps the story very simple and the images are greatly enlarged so that young ones can really see the the body parts of details of the caterpillars and butterflies. The one sentence per page is just enough information to be informative but also hold a young child's interest!
Are You a Buttefly?, Judy Allen and Tudor Humphries
This butterfly book is kind of a silly approach to an informational kid's book. The author treats the reader as if you are trying to figure out if you are a butterfly! The text is informational, but also light-hearted and a good read.
And lastly, I wanted to share a "big kid" book. Sam and I found this one in the Early Reader section of our library, which is where she has been finding a lot of great books lately.
Butterfly Fever, Lori Haskins
This is a early reader paperback book. It focuses on how monarchs migrate. The story is about a little girl and her class at school that track the monarch butterflies as they move across the country. Then the town that they are living in has a big festival when the butterflies arrive. The story is informational but also really fun and a great read!
Lots of great butterfly books to check out! Enjoy.