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NOTE: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
J BOARDBK CARR0 Carroll, Molly Busy, Busy Butterfly
Simple text and illustrations explain the life cycle of butterflies to young children.
J BOARDBK HOOD Harley, Avis The Monarch's Progress: Poems with Wings
Why are butterflies so universally loved?
J BOARDBK LUCA Lucado, Max Hermie: A Common Caterpillar
Best friends Hermie and Wormie are sad each time they see that other creatures are special when they, themselves, are so ordinary, but they trust that they are special in God's eyes and that He is not finished with them yet.
J ALEXA Alexander, Nina Megan and the Borealis Butterfly
Ten-year-old Megan meets a girl whose scientist parents are searching for specimens of an endangered species of butterfly.
J KIPLIN Kipling, Rudyard The Butterfly That Stamped
J LEVIC Levicoff, Judith The Butterfly Garden
J OSBO Osborne, Mary Pope Spider Kane and the Mystery Under the May-apple
With the help of friends, a young butterfly tries to uncover the mystery involving a gossamer-winged butterfly with whom he has fallen in love.
J PIERS Piers, Helen Snail and Caterpillar
When Snail discovers that Caterpillar and her cabbage house have been taken to market, he sets out to rescue them.
J POLITI Politi, Leo The Butterflies Come
A little girl visits the butterfly trees near her home on the Monterey Peninsula, where the monarch butterflies spend the winter, and learns about past and present butterfly celebrations in California.
J/JE ROCKW Rockwell, Anne F. Sally's Caterpillar
JE ALBER Alberts, Nancy Elizabeth's Beauty
A young girl tries to help an injured butterfly fly again in order to give her grandfather hope of recovering from his stroke.
JE ALEXA Alexander, Liza Flutter by, Butterfly
When a butterfly unexpectedly flutters by and surprises Elmo, it sets off a chain reaction of funny accidents.
JE BUNTI Bunting, Eve The Butterfly House
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.
JE CAIN Cain, Sheridan The Crunching Munching Caterpillar
Caterpillar wants to fly like Butterfly, Bumblebee, and Sparrow, and Butterfly thinks his wish may come true.
JE CAPAL Capalija, Ann Marie Butterfly Hunt
When Sparklewoks and Serendipity go off on a butterfly hunt, they have an amazing adventure and make a new friend.
JE CARLE Carle, Eric The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep and wakes up a butterfly.
JE COLLI Collicott, Sharleen Toestomper and the Bad Butterflies
Toestomper doesn't mind having baby caterpillars invade his home because they make such nice pets, but when they change into butterflies and begin zooming around Littletown, no one is safe.
JE DAVOL Davol, Marguerite W. Why Butterflies Go By on Silent Wings
When the world was young, butterflies were so noisy that they did not see the beauty around them--until a great storm transformed and silenced them.
JE DELUI DeLuise, Dom Charlie the Caterpillar
A caterpillar is rejected by various groups of animals, until he achieves his beautiful wings and is able to befriend a similarly unhappy caterpillar.
JE EDWAR Edwards, Pamela Duncan Clara Caterpillar
By camouflaging herself, Clara Caterpillar, who becomes a cream-colored butterfly, courageously saves Catisha the crimson-colored butterfly from a hungry crow.
JE ELWEL Elwell, Peter Adios Oscar! A Butterfly Fable by Peter Elwell
Despite his friends' teasing, Oscar the caterpillar studies to prepare for becoming a butterfly and migrating to Mexico, so when things do not turn out as he expects, he is still able to make his dream come true.
JE ELZBI Elzbieta Little Mops and the Butterfly
When he returns a tiny lost shoe to its caterpillar owner, Little Mops is rewarded by being able to observe a beautiful transformation.
JE FRISK Friskey, Margaret Johnny and the Monarch
JE GEORG George, Katie Stripey the Caterpillar
Poor Stripey's not feeling too well. Will a different-colored flower make him all better? Take the bright, yellow-and-red puppet and help it crawl, wiggle, dawdle, and curl up on a rainbow of blossoms. Which one will cure him? Or will something else do th
JE GIDEO Dychtwald, Ken Gideon's Dream
Gideon, a caterpillar grub, is transformed when the leaf which he is eating falls from the tree, giving him a sensation of flying, and suddenly all he can think, talk, or dream about is flight.
JE GILL Gill, Mehrnaz S. The Yellow Butterfly
Grandfather relates to Susi and Bobby the legend that reveals the one thing needed to have their wishes granted by the magical singing yellow butterfly which they recently encountered in their backyard.
JE GODW Godwin, Sarah Where's Caterpillar?
Mouse's search of the world for Caterpillar brings him in contact with many examples of camouflage. Features cut-out pages.
JE HORAC Horacek, Petr Butterfly, Butterfly
JE INKPE Inkpen, Michael Butterfly
When Kipper the dog discovers that a little blue butterfly is attracted to the color purple, he finally finds a way to catch it.
JE JARRE Jarrett, Clare Arabella Miller's Tiny Caterpillar
A little girl feeds a tiny caterpillar and watches him grow into a butterfly.
JE JOHNS Johnston, Tony Isabel's House of Butterflies
Eight-year-old Isabel hopes that her plan will spare her favorite tree, keep the butterflies coming, and provide an income for her poor family in Mexico.
JE KEIDO Keido, Ippo The Butterfly's Dream
In ancient China, a man falls asleep beneath a willow tree and dreams he is a butterfly.
JE KELLE Keller, Holly Farfallina and Marcel
A caterpillar and a young goose become great friends, but as they grow up they undergo changes which separate them for awhile.
JE KROLL Kroll, Virginia L. Butterfly Boy
A boy and his grandfather joyfully watch a gathering of butterflies in this story set in Mexico.
JE LAWRE Lawrence, Michael The Caterpillar That Roared
Hugo the caterpillar tries to convince his friends that he is a lion, until the day he frightens Maurice the minnow away and realizes that it is better to be himself.
JE MADIS Madison, Alan Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly
Velma starts first grade in the shadow of her memorable older sisters, and while her newfound interest in butterflies helps her to stand out, it also leads to an interesting complication.
JE MANKO Man-Kong, Mary Barbie Mariposa
Barbie stars as the beautiful butterfly fairy Mariposa...always daydreaming and studying the stars...
JE MURPH Murphy, Mary Caterpillar's Wish
Caterpillar wants to fly away with her friends Bee and Ladybug, and she can after she becomes a butterfly.
JE NEJIM Nejime, Shoichi Bit by Bit
JE OFLAT O Flatharta, Antoine Hurry and the Monarch
Hurry the tortoise befriends a monarch butterfly when she stops in his garden in Wichita Falls, Texas.
JE OVEN Ovenell-Carter, Julie The Butterflies' Promise
JE PEDER Pedersen, Janet Houdini the Amazing Caterpillar
A caterpillar does amazing tricks, like making leaves disappear and shedding its skin, and finally it performs the most amazing trick of all. Includes facts about the life cycle of the monarch butterfly.
JE RING Ring, Elizabeth Monarch Butterfly of Aster Way
A monarch butterfly emerges from its chrysalis and makes its way across the United States to the mountains of Mexico where it will spend the winter.
JE SAND Sandved, Kjell Bloch The Butterfly Alphabet
JE SUND Sundgaard, Arnold The Lamb and the Butterfly
A protected lamb and an independent butterfly discuss their different ways of living
JE SWOPE Swope, Sam Gotta Go! Gotta Go!
Although she does not know why or how, a small creepy-crawly bug is certain that she must make her way to Mexico.
JE WEST West, Colin Buzz, buzz, buzz, Went Bumblebee
Bumblebee buzzes around bothering everyone until he comes to a gentle butterfly who understands that the busy bee is looking for someone to be his friend.
JE YEP Yep, Laurence The Butterfly Boy
There once was a boy who dreamed he was a butterfly, and as a butterfly he always dreamed he was a boy.
JE YOSHI Yoshi The Butterfly Hunt
A boy pursues and captures elusive butterflies but decides that it is more fun to carry home his memories than a trophy.
JE YOUNG Young-Robinson, Christine Isra the Butterfly Gets Caught for Show and Tell
Isra the butterfly wants to go out and play in the outside world where boys and girls live.
JE ZIEFE Ziefert, Harriet Butterfly Birthday
Butterfly Birthday completes a quartet of books Snow Party , Mermaid Dance and By the Light of the Harvest Moon that celebrates the many and miraculous wonders of the changing seasons.
JE ZIMME Zimmerman, Kathleen Oscar's First Flight
JER BERGE Bergen, Lara Diego Saves a Butterfly
Diego rescues a butterfly from the cave she hid in when Baby Jaguar scared her
JER LEWIS Lewison, Wendy Cheyette Princess Buttercup: A Flower Princess Story
Spring is here, and the Flower Princesses are having a party, but where is Princess Buttercup?
S JER MARZO Marzollo, Jean Soy una oruga
Provides a simple explanation of what happens as a caterpillar changes into a butterfly--from the caterpillar's point of view.

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