Books About Bugs for Pre-K

These are our favorite books about Bugs and Insects for Pre-K kids. I only list books my Pre-K students and I truly enjoy and find educational.

Bug Books for Pre-K Children

Visit the Bug Activities page for lots of Preschool & Pre-K lesson ideas.

Search for these at your library or click the book covers to go to Amazon. All book links are Amazon affiliate links. (Don’t forget to look for used or paperback books to lower the price.)

Butterfly Books


The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle


Waiting for Wings
by Lois Ehlert


Born To Be A Butterfly
by DK Publishing


Ten Little Caterpillars
by Bill Martin, Jr.


Butterfly (See How They Grow)
by DK Publishing


Are You a Butterfly?
by Judy Allen


From Caterpillar to Butterfly
by Deborah Heiligman

Ants Books


Hey, Little Ant
by Phillip and Hannah Hoose


One Hundred Hungry Ants
by Elinor Pinczes

Bee Books


The Honeybee & the Robber
by Eric Carle


Are You a Bee?
by Judy Allen


DK Readers: Busy, Buzzy Bee
by DK Publishing


These Bees Count!
by Alison Formento

Spider Books


The Very Busy Spider
by Eric Carle


Aaaarrgghh! Spider!
by Lydia Monks


Are You a Spider?
by Judy Allen


Spider on the Floor
by Raffi

More Bugs


The Grouchy Ladybug
by Eric Carle


Ten Little Ladybugs
by Melanie Gerth


The Very Clumsy Click Beetle
by Eric Carle


The Very Quiet Cricket
by Eric Carle


Creepy Crawly Calypso
(Book with CD)
by Tony Langham


Are You a Grasshopper?
by Judy Allen


In the Tall, Tall Grass
by Denise Fleming


The Icky Bug Alphabet Book
by Jerry Pallotta


Are You a Ladybug?
by Judy Allen


There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
by Simms Taback


The Very Lonely Firefly
by Eric Carle


Beetle Bop
by Denise Fleming


Are You a Dragonfly?
Judy Allen


The Best Bug Parade (MathStart 1)
by Stuart J. Murphy


The Bugliest Bug
by Carol Diggory Shields

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