Spring is just around the corner, which means it’s time to step into the incredible world of butterflies’ life cycles. With their progression from egg to larva (caterpillar) and from chrysalis to adult, the life cycle of a butterfly is undeniably fascinating for students.
This book list features an array of titles that will bring even more color and life to your lesson plans. Ranging from much-loved fiction classics to captivating nonfiction titles exploring the life cycles, habitats, and migration of butterflies, these books have stunning visuals and grade-appropriate text that will keep students mesmerized by animal science.
Your students will also marvel at the process of how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly with Butterflies — a STEM-oriented book that has fascinating facts about one of students' favorite insects. Use this read to spark classroom discussions about animal science and the beauty of nature.
Meanwhile, your students will delight in Make Way for Butterfly, the newest installment in Ross Baruch's The Very Impatient Caterpillar series which is now available for pre-order (and will ship on 4/18). This sweet story will inspire readers to embrace their own uniqueness, while also presenting fun science facts about butterflies and the steps of pollination.
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