Bees : a honeyed history
From Athena to Alexander the Great and from Egypt to Ethiopia, explore different methods of beekeeping and the debt that humans owe this vital species.
A beetle is shy
From flea beetles to bombardier beetles, an incredible variety of these beloved bugs are showcased here in all their splendor.
Bugs from head to tail
Part bug book, part guessing game, this informational picture book challenges readers to guess which creepy crawly each of the eight body parts belong to.
The case of the vanishing honeybees : a scientific mystery
Large numbers of honeybees are disappearing every year and no one knows why. In this real-life science mystery, scientists and beekeepers are working to answer these questions and save the world's honeybees before it's too late.
Diary of a worm
A young worm discovers, day by day, that there are some very good and some not so good things about being a worm in this great big world.
Du Iz Tak?
A young fly imitates his garden insect friends to try to figure out what he's best at.
I, fly : the buzz about flies and how awesome they are
Flies are cooler than butterflies! They flap their wings 200 times a second, and their babies are much cuter than caterpillars. Who wouldn't want to study an insect like that?
Insectlopedia : poems and paintings
Presents twenty-one short poems about such insects as the inchworm, termite, cricket, and ladybug.
Small wonders : Jean-Henri Fabre & his world of insects
Meet Jean-Henri Fabre, considered the father of modern entomology.
From butterflies and moths to crickets and cicadas, a rhyming exploration of backyard-bug behavior.
The spider and the fly
An illustrated version of the well-known poem about the wily spider and the luckless fly.
Text and up close and personal photographs introduce readers to different types of spiders and their behavior.
Super bug encyclopedia : the biggest, fastest, deadliest creepy-crawlies on the planet
Profiles the largest, strongest, and loudest insects from all over the world, providing statistics and facts on each.
The tarantula scientist
Describes the research that Samuel Marshall and his students are doing on tarantulas, including the largest spider on earth, the Goliath birdeating tarantula.
A wasp builds a nest
This elegantly illustrated book explains stage by stage how a wasp nest is built. As the nest gets bigger and the story progresses, the book's pages become bigger too. Cross sections show the amazing construction of the nest and how the wasps live and work.