This booklist was contributed by Appleton Public Library Children's Services Staff, 6/08
Ace Lacewing, Bug Detective(2005)Aided by his friends, Ace Lacewing, Bug Detective, sets out on the trail of kidnappers who took Queenie Bee.
The Alphabet Tree(2004)After a storm blows some of them away, the letters on the alphabet tree learn from a strange bug to be stronger by forming words, then a caterpillar comes along and tells them that words are not enough; they must say something important. The wordbug teaches the letters on the alphabet tree, torn and tossed by a windstorm, how to become stronger by banding together to form words. Then a clever purple caterpillar teaches the letters to become even stronger by forming sentences with a message of peace. Available in hardcover for the first time in many years, The Alphabet Tree is Leo Lionni's gentle parable about the power of the written word in a democratic society.
Angelina and the Butterfly(1997)When Angelina the mouse finds a pink butterfly with a twisted leg, she's determined to look after it and keep it forever until a surprising turn of events sets the butterfly free.
Arabella Miller's Tiny Caterpillar(2008)A little girl feeds a tiny caterpillar and watches him grow into a butterfly.
Bean Thirteen(2007)Two bugs, Ralph and Flora, try to divide thirteen beans so that the unlucky thirteenth bean disappears, but they soon discover that the math is not so easy.
Beetle McGrady Eats Bugs(2005)During Fun with Food Week in her school science class, second-grader Beetle McGrady tries to work up the courage to eat an ant.
The Big Bug Ball(1999)Enthusiastic insect participants in the Big Bug Ball draw the reluctant sowbug into their celebration.
The Big Bug Surprise(2007)Prunella knows so much about insects that people get bored listening to her talk, but when her classroom fills up with bees during show-and-tell, Prunella saves the day. Includes facts about insects.
Bow-Wow Bugs a Bug(2007)A wordless picture book about a persistent terrier who spends a day following a bug through his neighborhood.
The Bugliest Bug(2002)All kinds of insects compete to see who is the "bugliest" bug of all, but there is a sinister surprise behind the contest.
Bugs(1997)Celebrates the disgusting and horrible things you can do with a bunch of bugs.
Butterfly Boy(1997)A boy and his grandfather joyfully watch a gathering of butterflies in this story set in Mexico.
Butterfly House(1999)With the help of her grandfather, a little girl makes a house for a larva and watches it develop before setting it free, and every summer after that butterflies come to visit her.
Caterpillar's Wish(1999)Caterpillar wants to fly away with her friends Bee and Ladybug, and she can after she becomes a butterfly.
Crickwing(2000)A lonely cockroach named Crickwing has a creative idea that saves the day for the leaf-cutter ants when their fierce forest enemies attack them.
Daddy is a Doodlebug(2000)A young doodlebug describes how he and his father are alike and the things they enjoy doing together.
Diary of a Spider(2005)A young spider discovers, day by day, that there is a lot to learn about being a spider, including how to spin webs and avoid vacuum cleaners.
Don't Worry Bear(2008)A caterpillar reassures a worried bear that they will see each other again when the caterpillar emerges from its cocoon.
Doorknob the Rabbit and the Carnival of Bugs(2005)When Doorknob the Rabbit is unable to get rid of a houseful of bugs, the reader is invited to help out.
Dot and Jabber and the Big Bug Mystery(2003)Dot and Jabber, mouse detectives, try to solve the mystery of the disappearing insects.
A Frog in the Bog(2003)A frog in the bog grows larger and larger as he eats more and more bugs, until he attracts the attention of an alligator who puts an end to his eating.
I Love Bugs(2005)A boy extols the various characteristics of insects, all of which he loves.
Insects are my Life(1995)No one at home or school understands Amanda Frankenstein's devotion to insects until she meets Maggie. No one at home or school understands Amanda Frankenstein's devotion to insects until she meets Maggie.
Kitten's Big Adventure(2005)A kitten tries to catch a butterfly but runs back to Mama when the butterfly decides to chase the kitten instead.
Little Buggy Runs Away(2003)Little Buggy has a fight with Big Buggy and runs away, with help from some ant friends, but when night falls and the ants have to go home, Little Buggy has second thoughts.
Little Miss Spider(1995)On her very first day of life, Little Miss Spider searches for her mother and finds love in an unexpected place.
The Little Squeegy Bug(2001)A wingless little bug with no name wants to be a bumblebee and begins to search for a pair of wings.
Manuelo the Playing Mantis(2001)A praying mantis who longs to make music gets help from a spider named Debby Webster.
My Father's Hands(1994)A girl's father digs in the garden, finding and presenting for inspection such wonders as a round gold beetle and a leaf-green mantis.
The Perfect Pet(2003)After Elizabeth's parents do not agree with her various suggestions for the perfect pet, she discovers a solution.
Pest Fest(2007)In beauty, talent and skills, the housefly can't compete with other bugs. But as a pest he is a winner. Book shows beetle, firefly, cricket, cicada, housefly and spider.
Stanley the Stinkbug Goes to Camp(2006)Stanley Stinkbug is nervous about going to camp and when he gets nervous he becomes surrounded by a malodorous cloud, but while the other campers are helping him to stay calm, they discover why God gave him his unique trait.
Ugh! a Bug(2006)Rhyming text and illustrations present various reactions to encounters with such bugs as an ant, beetle, and ladybug.
Waiting for Wings(2001)