Sep 162021
Bonkers about Bugs and Insects? Here are some books you must have!
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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!

pc: Amardeep whose 4yo Neil calls himself a Bug-Spotter!!

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!

The Very Busy Spider

The Very Lonely Firefly

Follow The Ants

Sera Learns To Fly!

Bug In A Rug

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’!”

Do You Love Bugs?

Bugs to Spot (Usborne Minis) 

Little Kids First Big Book Of Bugs (NatGeo)

DK Bugs: Hide And Seek (4 – 6 years)

Yoo-Hoo, Ladybug!

The Big Book Of Bugs

The Bug Girl: A True Story

Everything: Insects (National Geographic Kids)

USBORNE 100 Bugs to Fold and Fly Sreyoshi has this one.


Eeks! I Saw a Cockroach!

Eeks: I Saw a Mosquito!

Eeks! I Saw an Ant!

Eeks! I Saw a Bee!

For 7 – 9 years

A Ladybird Book: Insects And Minibeasts

Insects And Spiders

The Book Of Brilliant Bugs

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

DK Eyewitness: Insect
The Eyewitness series

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.

Endangered Animals Dictionary

Loretta’s Pet Caterpillar

Intriguing Insects

Many thanks to Amardeep, Divya, Vandana, Mahima, Sreyoshi and of course #the14yearold for being instrumental in curating this post.

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