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Butterflies


Books about caterpillars and butterflies!






Jarrett, Clare
JE JARRE

A little girl feeds a tiny caterpillar and watches him grow into a butterfly.
Carroll, Molly
J BOARDBK CARRO

Simple text and photographs introduce the butterfly.
Ziefert, Harriet
JE ZIEFE

Little Ant scolds the caterpillars who eat rather than gather food for the insects' annual party to celebrate the vernal equinox, but once the festivities begin, he understands their special role.
Kroll, Virginia L.
JE KROLL

A boy and his grandfather joyfully watch a gathering of butterflies in this story set in Mexico.
Pallotta, Jerry
J BOARDBK PALLO

Readers will learn how to count to ten while learning the colors of the rainbow--plus some fun patterns as a bonus. Shennen Bersani's realistic and colorful art depicts ten real butterfly species, both common and rare, from around the world.
Markle, Sandra
JE MARKL

When Jilly encounters a mysterious orange cloud on a family outing to Lake Erie, she and her mother go to investigate the phenomenon. Includes facts about monarch butterflies.
Larsen, Andrew
JE LARSE

Inspired by the sight of some school kids releasing butterflies up into the sky, a young boy turns into a "butterfly scientist" and helps his teacher and classmates care for some caterpillars as they grown into butterflies.
Willis, Jeanne
JE WILLI

Two curly caterpillars dream of all the things they will do when they become butterflies.
Murphy, Mary
JE MURPH

Caterpillar wants to fly away with her friends Bee and Ladybug, and she can after she becomes a butterfly.
Edwards, Pamela Duncan
JE EDWAR

By camouflaging herself, Clara Caterpillar, who becomes a cream-colored butterfly, courageously saves Catisha the crimson-colored butterfly from a hungry crow.
Keller, Holly
JE KELLE

A caterpillar and a young goose become great friends, but as they grow up they undergo changes which separate them for a while.
Swope, Sam
JE SWOPE

Although she does not know why or how, a small creepy-crawly bug is certain that she must make her way to Mexico.
Pedersen, Janet
JE PEDER

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.
O Flatharta, Antoine
JE OFLAT

Hurry the tortoise befriends a monarch butterfly when she stops in his garden in Wichita Falls, Texas, during her migration from Canada to Mexico. Includes facts about monarch butterflies.
Johnson, Tony
JE JOHNS

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.
Friskey, Margaret
JE FRISK

Caldwell, Charlotte
J595.789 CALDW

Staying with his grandparents in Charleston, South Carolina, for the summer Kirby keeps photographs and writes in his journal about all the animals he sees in their backyard, particularly the butterflies--and ends up having a wonderful summer.
Ring, Elizabeth
JE RING

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.
Middleton, Charlotte
JE MIDDL

When Nibbles the guinea pig and his friend Posie find caterpillars munching on their prize-winning dandelion plants, they decide to make the caterpillars their pets.
Sandved, Kjell Bloch
JE SAND

Cain, Sheridan
JE CAIN

Caterpillar wants to fly like Butterfly, Bumblebee, and Sparrow, and Butterfly thinks his wish may come true.
Carle, Eric
JE CARLE

Follows the progress of a hungry 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 as a butterfly.
Shingu, Susumu
J595.789 SHING

Madison, Alan
JE MADIS

Velma starts first grade in the shadow of her memorable older sisters, and while her new-found interest in butterflies helps her to stand out, it also leads to an interesting complication.
Davol, Marguerite W.
JE DAVOL

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.