Heads up! It is a fascinating world of insects and bugs. Crawl, creep, or fly in! Have fun reading these gorgeous colorful bug books with toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners.

25 Bugs & Insect Books For Toddlers-Early Elementary

Bug books for Toddlers Preschoolers Kindergarteners

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Check out these 25 fascinating bugs and insect picture books.

backyard bugs - a bugs book for kids

Backyard Bugs teaches toddlers about the common insects found around us. With color, sizes, simple facts – it is a simple introduction to the bug world.
(Ages 1-3 years)

A bugs book for 2-4 year old

Bugs! is an educational lift-the-flap book. Learn interesting information about butterflies, dragonflies, caterpillars, grasshoppers, honeybees, etc.
(Ages 2-4 years)

a firefly book for 1-3 year olds

The Very Lonely Firefly A very lonely firefly goes out one night to search for other fireflies. Find out what it discovers.
(Ages 1-3 years)

Bug Alphabet book for 1-3 year olds

Mrs. Peanuckle’s Bug Alphabet is a popular choice.

I for Inchworm, L for Ladybug! Teach your baby and toddler ABCs, with the names of interesting insects. Each page has one insect name, bright pictures with small facts.

(Ages 1-3 years)

Spider book for 1-4 year-olds

The Very Busy Spider by bestselling author and illustrator Eric Carle.

A spider diligently continues to create her web, even though all the nearby farm animals try to distract her! Children can touch and feel the sensory board book.
(Ages 1-4 years)

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Some Bugs Explore the backyard with your bug enthusiast toddler in tow. Read about different things bugs and insects do – flutter, hop, hide, glide swim. The text rhymes and the pictures are big and bright.
(Ages 1-3 years)

a colorful bug picture book for preschool and kindergarteners

Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! is a whimsically illustrated nonfiction picture book about all types of bugs and insects. Ladybugs, butterflies, daddy longlegs, roly-polies – all are presented with anatomical accuracies.

Check out the chart for the actual size of the bugs.
(Ages 2-6 years)

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The Big Book of Bugs A beautifully illustrated book introducing kids to all types of bugs. See and learn about the creepy, crawly, flying creature sharing the world with us.
(Ages 2-5 years)

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Heads and Tails: Insects Move from page to page, guessing which insect will appear next. The interesting clues keep small kids engaged. It is a fun read with preschoolers.
(Ages 2-5 years)

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The Very Quiet Cricket is a popular picture book by Eric Carle. Read the interesting story about how a small cricket got its chirp! (Ages 1-4 years)

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I Love Bugs! includes many bug names with images. Read about spiky spiny bugs to pretty spotty bugs, hairy bugs, and more. All with engaging rhyming for preschool and kindergarten kids.
(Ages 3-6 years)

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Are You A Ladybug? narrates the lifecycle of a ladybug from egg stage till it gets wings. A great educational picture book
(Ages 3-6 years)

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Hey, Little Ant is a hilarious picture book about a conversation between a tiny ant and a small girl. It delivers a beautiful message about caring for everything – big or small.
(Ages 3-7 years)

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Two Bad Ants Read the fictional story about two ants. These two defy the dictate of getting food for their queen and stay back and enjoy the food themselves. The hilarious antics of the tiny ants make this book a good read-aloud.
(Ages 3-9 years)

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Hi! Fly Guy is a funny friendship story between a boy and a fly. Kindergarteners can read this book with little help.
(Ages 5-7 years)

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Shoo Fly! Follow the struggle of a mouse as it tries to unsuccessfully escape a determined fly. The story is adorable. The easy rhymes are popular with young ones.
(Ages 5-8 years)

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I’m Trying to Love Spiders is a fun nonfiction read with spidey facts. Did you know a spider can eat seventy-five pounds of bugs in a single year? Read many such interesting things. A good book for kids who are scared of spiders.
(Ages 3-9 years)

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The Beetle Book One out of every four living things on earth is a beetle! Get many such interesting insights about this creature. A fun educational book with gorgeous beetles illustrations.
(Ages 4-7 years)

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The Big Sticker Book of Bugs is a good activity book for bug loving kindergarteners and above. It has tons of fun striking stickers.

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Ultimate Bugopedia by National Geographic Kids is one of the most comprehensive book on bugs ever. Learn interesting facts about wasps, bees, ants, caterpillars, dragonflies, spiders, flies, crickets and more. The enlarged real images are fascinating. (Ages 4-8 years)

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Ants by National Geographic Kids. This is a fun informative read for preschoolers and kindergarteners.

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In the Tall, Tall Grass Follow a caterpillar crawling through the tall, tall grass on an afternoon. Discover the wonderful world of insects and bees around. The story is in simple rhymes with large bright pictures.
(Ages 4-8 years)

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Ultimate Bug Rumble (Who Would Win?) 16 creatures are pitted against one another in a 2 by 2 battle. Find out who wins. Read about each insects’ anatomy, behavior, and more before the winner is decided.
(Ages 6-9 years)

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Touch and Explore: Bugs Touch a ladybug’s sleek wings, a furry bee’s belly, or a wasp’s velvety body. This multisensory picture book is favorite with preschoolers and kindergarteners, who are learning to read. (Ages 3-5 years)

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The Best Bug Parade is a starter book for kindergarteners to learn about big, small comparison. The pictures of the bugs make reading fun. (Ages 4-8 years)

Also, check out these fun bug activities for kids.

Watch the read aloud of the book Bugs Galore.

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