Preschoolers often see and hold insects that they find at home or at the park. Many insects are important to the growth of a garden. For a craft project, make these bugs found from materials around the house: Create a Bug – Simple Art Activity For Kids – Purposeful Play (beyondtheplayroom.com).
Barner, Bob. Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! Using brightly colored artwork, this rhyme celebrates insects of all types.
DiTerlizzi, Angela. Some Bugs. A rhyming celebration of the bugs found in the backyard.
Griffiths, Alex G. The Bug Collector. A boy is inspired to collect bugs in jars after a visit to the museum, but his grandfather explains that the bugs need to be free.
Lawson, JonArno. Leap! In this circular tale, a flea jumps, which causes the grasshopper to jump and so on.
Monroe, Chris. Bug on a Bike. As he rides, the bug is followed by other animals to see where he is going on his bike.
Narita, Kate. 100 Bugs! A Counting Book. A brother and sister find 100 bugs, counting by tens.
Petty, Dev. Moth & Butterfly: Ta-Da! A simple joyous comparison of the two titled insects illustrated with bright colors.
Rockwell, Lizzy. I Love Insects. A girl and boy mention the pros and cons of insects in this brief factual story.
Roderick, Stacey. Bugs from Head to Tail. Using a guessing game approach, different insect body parts and discussed such as antennae.
Penny Peck, San Jose State University iSchool