10 Butterfly Books to Read with Kids

When I was a child, my mom always got us a special spring surprise, a caterpillar kit!  I can still feel the excitement when we opened the box!  It was amazing to be able to watch the caterpillars grow and change in their life cycles.  I continue this tradition with my own kids.  It makes me remember the way my mom always taught us in fun engaging ways!

This year when the caterpillars arrived, I had ten books ready to use while we watched the life cycle occur.  These books are colorful, engaging, and teach a  great amount of information about the life of a butterfly.


1.   Are You a Butterfly? by Judy Allen

2.  National Geographic Readers: Caterpillars to Butterfly by Laura Marsh


3.  Butterfly Colors and Counting by Jerry Pallotta

4.  Where Butterflies Grow by Joanne Ryder

5.  Monarch Butterfly by Gail Gibbons

6.  Butterfly Butterfly (Life Cycle Book) by Cammie Ho

7.  How to Raise Monarch Butterflies: A Step by Step Guide to Kids by Carol Pasternak

8.  Caterpillars, Bugs, and Butterflies: Take-Along Guide by Mel Boring

9.  The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

10.  Explore My World Butterflies by Marfe Ferguson Delano

Enjoy your Butterfly reading and watching!

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