Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Buggy Books for Young Readers

Since the theme for the 2008 Summer Reading Club program is Catch the Reading Bug @ your library, it only seemed appropriate to do a post on... you guessed it.... Bug Books! Here are a few selections from the shelves of the Ligonier Valley Library:

Bug Out!: The World's Creepiest, Crawliest Critters by Ginjer L. Clarke, illustrated by Pete Mueller - Introduces various bugs that hurt, help, hunt, and hide, including killer bees, ladybugs, army ants, and cicadas.

Ugly Bugs by Kerri O'Donnell - This book describes cockroaches, stag beetles, peanut-head bugs, praying mantises, walkingsticks, dung beetles, stink bugs, and mosquitoes.

The Very Ugly Bug by Liz Pichon - A bug is so ugly she scares away the bird that was about to devour her.

Bug Hunter by David Burnie - Presents general information about different insects and includes more than thirty activities to help study insects, such as building nets to capture butterflies and building moth traps.

1 comment:

Book said...

My kids love creepy crawlies - thanks for the reviews. I'm always on the hunt for great children's books and have recently discovered Bayard and their series of StoryBoxBooks, AdventureBoxBooks and DiscoveryBoxBooks (which is a special Olympic edition) They have work by acclaimed children's books illustrator Helen Oxenbury appearing in the Storybox series for September. In addition to this, they also have some great activities for rainy days: http://www.storyboxbooks.com/potatoprinting.php, http://www.adventureboxbooks.com/macaroni-picture-frames.php, http://www.discoveryboxbooks.com/skittles.php Enjoy!