Annotated Children’s Bibliography
Carle, Eric. The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Philomel Books, 1987. Board book describes the hatching of an egg and the life of a caterpillar as it transforms itself into a cocoon and then an adult butterfly. Colored artistic renderings.
Dawavendewa, Gerald. The Butterfly Dance. National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Abbeville Press, 2001. Celebrates Native American culture, in this case the Butterfly Dance of the Hopi.
Latimer, Jonathan P. and Nolting, Karen Stray. Butterflies. Peterson Field Guides for Young Naturalists. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000. An introduction to butterfly watching in North America. Color photographs, life-like illustrations.
Latimer, Jonathan P. and Nolting, Karen Stray. Caterpillars. Peterson Field Guides for Young Naturalists. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000. Provides an introduction to discovering caterpillars with tips for beginning field guide users. Color photograph, color illustrations, and easy-to-read text.
Whaley, Paul. Eyewitness Books: Butterfly and Moth. Dorling Kindersley, 2000. Photographs provide eyewitness views of the behavior of butterflies, their structure and life cycle, where they live and feed, and how they protect themselves.