Very very often we get queries about books on bugs and insects. That’s because most kids are fascinated with all sorts of bugs! So we have curated a list of books on all things creepy-crawly that will keep your little one engaged and busy for hours and hours!
Storybooks for curious toddlers that won’t scare them:
For 2 – 5 years
Brilliant Bugs (Campbell First Explorers) – push, pull, slide books perfect for 1-5 years! Priya Pathak Banerjee’s Aaheli adores this book. Quoting her”
Aaheli learnt names of these bugs just a week after we got this book. I just love how confidently she shouts centipede right when she spots it! Her pronunciation is to the point
Mad About Minibeasts! by Giles Andreae is pure love – very colourful with brilliant illustrations and a must have for every insect-loving child!
Bugs At Play (4 – 6 years)
The Magic School Bus: Spins A Web (4 – 8 years)
The Ant and the Grasshopper (First Reading Level 1) – Usborne First Reading for 3 years+ Sreyoshi has this one.
Non fiction for 4 – 8 years
Little Explorers: Bugs (2.5 – 5 years)
LITTLE EXPLORERS SERIES is one of the cutest non-fiction first series apt for curious toddlers. The lift the flaps keep the engaged for longer than you would expect. We recommended this book to #kbcMember Tarangini and her pre-schooler was “super engrossed in it that she was able to get some ‘me time’!”
DK Bugs: Hide And Seek (4 – 6 years)
Everything: Insects (National Geographic Kids)
USBORNE 100 Bugs to Fold and Fly Sreyoshi has this one.
For 7 – 9 years
The Slimy Book (5 – 7 years)
On Beyond Bugs! (5 – 7 years)
Are You A Spider? (5 – 8 years)
The Backyard Books series (5 – 8 years)
Let’s Read And Find Out Science: Ant Cities (5 – 9 years)
Amazing Questions And Answers: Nature (6 – 8 years)
Woodland And Forest (6 – 8 years)
Butterflies (NatGeo) (6 – 8 years)
NON FICTION For 7+ years
Super Bug Encyclopedia (8 – 12 years)
Pocket Eyewitness: Insects (9 – 12 years)
Recommended Bug Related Activities
Wooden Insect Puzzle (3+ years)
Insects Puzzle (4+ years)
Pola Puzzles: Insect World (5+ years)
The Ultimate Sticker Book: Bugs (5 – 7 years)
Creepy Crawly Sticker Activity Book (5 – 10 years)
Kids Drawing Books: Step By Step Drawing – Incredible Insects: Read review here.
Many thanks to Amardeep, Divya, Vandana, Mahima, Sreyoshi and of course #the14yearold for being instrumental in curating this post.
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