Thursday, February 28, 2008

Buggy Books

Our local museum is hosting a year-long book club. Each month they have a "theme" and the kids are supposed to read one book from their long list of books. This month's theme was insects and spiders and I looked through their list and picked some of my favorites. We've read a lot of these, and others I thought sounded good from their description. So, here's the list:
  • books by Himmelman - A Mealworm's Life... Butterfly's... Luna Moth's... Pill Bug's.... Earthworm's...
  • books by Judy Allen - Are You A ... Bee?... Butterfly?... Dragonfly?... Grasshopper?... Ladybug?... Spider?... Ant? (We have read and enjoyed a few of these - I'd like to read them all)
  • Becoming Butterflies by Anne Rockwell - we've read and enjoyed quite a few books by Anne Rockwell
  • books by Doreen Corin... Diary of a Worm... Fly... Spider (we love the Worm book and I'd love to read the others!)
  • The Honey Makers by Gail Gibbons - this is the one we read this month - enjoyable and informative!
  • books by Charles Micucci - The Life and Times of the Ant... the Honeybee... the Peanut
  • The Magic Sschool Bus Explores the World of Bugs (we've read all of these MSB books and enjoyed them all - many times!)
  • Magic School Bus Inside a Beehive
  • Magic School Bus Butterfly and the Bog Beast
  • The Prince of Butterflies by Coville
  • Wings of Light: The Migration of the Yellow Butterfly by Swinburne

6 comments:

Rhonda said...

We love the Magic School Bus! Great books.

Heidi said...

We are currently growing butterflies and I was thinking it would lead into a bug unit so this is a perfect list for me to get started! Thanks.

School for Us said...

Heidi, I'm so glad this helped! Hope you enjoy the books. We've done a lot on butterflies, too. We raised a couple of batches of Monarchs this fall and we "raised" Painted Ladies that we ordered. You can click on "butterflies" on my sidebar under "labels" or do a search for butterflies on my site (top left - under "search blog"). I think you'll run across books and other resources. Have fun with the butterflies!

Robin said...

I would love to do more with this subject, too. I'm hoping for a lull in time pressures in March and April, so maybe we could work on bugs and butterflies. That would be fun!

jesnicole said...

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Kathy said...

I love that nature is your biggest category. It's refreshing to see others as enthusiastic about it as we are.
Kathy @ www.restorationplace.typepad.com/

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