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How to eat fried worms.  Pictures by Emily McCully. Juvenile Book How to eat fried worms. Pictures by Emily McCully.

Rockwell, Thomas, 1933-
J ROCKWEL

Two boys set out to prove that worms can make a delicious meal.




I love bugs! book I love bugs!

Sturges, Philemon.
E STURGES

Some bugs hop. Some bugs make honey. Some bugs light up the sky! Come explore the amazing world of bugs! The friendly bugs that crawl all over these pages include hungry caterpillars, busy ants, and graceful dragonflies. Which one is your favorite?




Inch by inch book Inch by inch

Lionni, Leo, 1910-1999.
E LIONNI

Lionni, Leo, 1910-1999.




Inchworm and a half book Inchworm and a half

Pinczes, Elinor J.
E PINCZES

Several small worms use their varying lengths to measure the vegetables in a garden.




Insectlopedia :  poems and paintings book Insectlopedia : poems and paintings

Florian, Douglas.
E 811.54 FLORIAN

Presents twenty-one short poems about such insects as the inchworm, termite, cricket, and ladybug.




Joyful noise  [sound recording] ;  I am phoenix : poems for two voices Juvenile Book Joyful noise [sound recording] ; I am phoenix : poems for two voices

Fleischman, Paul.
J CD 811.54 FLE270

Joyful Noise

Written to be read aloud by two voices, sometimes alternating, sometimes simultaneous -- here is a recording of irresistible poems that celebrate the insect world, from the short life of the mayfly to the love song of the book louse. Funny, sad, loud and quiet, each of these poems resounds with a booming, boisterous, joyful noise. Winner of the 1989 Newbery Medal.

I Am Pheonix

I Am Phoenix is an exultant celebration of the sounds and essence of the bird world. A companion to Joyful Noise, written to be spoken aloud by two voices and masterfully performed by Lloyd and Twomey, these poems perfectly capture the beauty of birds in their singing, soaring and rejoicing. Performed by John Bedford and Anne Twomey




Joyful noise :  poems for two voices Juvenile Book Joyful noise : poems for two voices

Fleischman, Paul.
J 811.54 FLEISCH

Written to be read aloud by two voices -- sometimes alternating, sometimes simultaneous -- here is a collection of irresistible poems that celebrate the insect world, from the short life of the mayfly to the love song of the book louse.




Leo the lightning bug book Leo the lightning bug

Drachman, Eric.
E DRACHMA

Although the other lightning bugs tease him, Leo is determined to make his own light, and with motherly support and a little luck, he eventually learns to light up the night, which leads to a new-found confidence and a good night's sleep.




Oliver and Albert, friends forever book Oliver and Albert, friends forever

Van Leeuwen, Jean.
E VAN LEE

Oliver makes friends with Albert, the new boy in class, and they have fun together, playing kickball and collecting bugs.




The boll weevil ball book The boll weevil ball

Murphy, Kelly, 1977-
E MURPHY

When a very, very small beetle decides to attend a ball, he won't let anything stop him -- not even the danger of being squished on the dance floor.




The Great Bug Hunt book The Great Bug Hunt

Dobkin, Bonnie.
E DOBKIN

Children set out looking for insects and they find all kinds.




The grouchy ladybug book The grouchy ladybug

Carle, Eric.
E CARLE

"The Grouchy Ladybug" is bigger and brighter, as irascible but irresistible as ever, and will surely delight new generations of readers, as well as her devoted fans of all ages.




The little squeegy bug book The little squeegy bug

Martin, Bill, 1916-
E MARTIN

A wingless little bug with no name wants to be a bumblebee and begins to search for a pair of wings.




The perfect pet book The perfect pet

Palatini, Margie.
E PALATIN

After Elizabeth's parents do not agree with her various suggestions for the perfect pet, she discovers a solution.




The very lazy ladybug book The very lazy ladybug

Finn, Isobel.
E FINN

A ladybug so lazy that she never learned to fly decides to find a new place to sleep, but she gets a big surprise when she hitches a ride on an elephant's trunk.




The very lonely firefly book The very lonely firefly

Carle, Eric.
E CARLE

A lonely firefly goes out into the night searching for other fireflies.




The Worm family book The Worm family

Johnston, Tony, 1942-
E JOHNSTO

The Worm family may be different, but they are proud of being worms. In a tale both warm and quirky, this family of down-to-earth worms proves that being different is truly grand. Full color.




Willy the worm book Willy the worm

Jones, Christianne C.
E JONES

- Basic topics and objects- High frequency words- Simple language patterns- GRL: D-E- Familiar topics- Frequently used words- Repeating patterns- GRL: F-G- New ideas- Larger vocabulary- Variety of language structures- GRL: G-H- Challenges in ideas- Expanding vocabulary- Wide variety of sentences- GRL: G-I- More complex ideas- Extended vocabulary range- Variety of language structures- GRL: J-O- Wide range of concepts and ideas- Challenging vocabulary- Complex language structures- GRL: N-P




Worm gets a job book Worm gets a job

Caple, Kathy.
E CAPLE

Worm attempts various jobs for his animal friends so that he can buy painting supplies and enter the art contest.




Young naturalist's handbook.  Insect-lo-pedia Juvenile Book Young naturalist's handbook. Insect-lo-pedia

Reinhart, Matthew.
J 595.7 REINHAR

This comprehensive insect picture book is not for the faint of heart! It's crawling with facts about the lives, bodies, habitats, and defenses of the world's coolest, creepiest, and sometimes crunchiest critters. You may find out more than you ever wanted to -- such as that, when in danger, a dragonfly nymph can make a quick escape by shooting a jet of water from its rear end! Matthew Reinhart's encompassing and fun look at all the juicy facts about insects is sure to enlighten budding young naturalists. Book jacket.




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