Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Poetry Books about Insects and Bugs

To make a science connection, or enliven a summer book activity, consider sharing poetry about bugs and insects. Here are a few examples of poems focused on the insect world.

            The list begins:

            Bulion, Leslie. 2006. Hey There, Stink Bug! Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.

            Cyrus, Kurt. 2001. Oddhopper Opera: A Bug’s Garden of Verses. San Diego: Harcourt Brace.

Fleishman, Paul. 1988. Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices. New York: Harper & Row.

Florian, Douglas. 2012. Unbeelievables: Honeybee Poems and Paintings. New York: Beach Lane.

Frost, Helen. 2012. Step Gently Out. Ill. by Rick Lieder. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.

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