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Curious Kids: Butterflies

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Did You Know?

Did you know that some butterflies drink turtle tears?

Some books below may be eBooks or audiobooks. Ask a librarian or parent for help.

Fiction Books

Non-fiction Books


Color a butterfly coloring page.

Do a bug-themed crossword puzzle!

Make a Butterfly Finger Puppet or a Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Take a Hike! Go on one of our Nature Literature Trail Adventures and see what butterflies you can find!


Learn about metamorphosis and how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly!

World Book Student
Learn all about the science of butterflies.


Eco Kids Planet
Learn about conservation and how to help make a world where butterflies can thrive.


The Blue Butterfly [DVD]
A young boy's dream is to catch the most beautiful butterfly on Earth - the Blue Morpho. His mother persuades a butterfly expert to take them to the jungle to search for it.

Butterfly & Moth [DVD]
Take a flight of fancy with nature's most beguiling creatures. See their miraculous transformation from lowly caterpillar to airborne adult, and learn why these delicate insects have long inspired and entranced us.


The Butterfly Website
This site contains photos, species accounts, maps for butterflies living in the U.S. and northern Mexico, articles, information for gardeners, links to related websites, and more.

The Children's Butterfly Site
This site teaches children all about butterflies and moths with photographs, answers to frequently asked questions, links to other butterfly sites, and a coloring page. It is maintained by the Big Sky Institute at Montana State University.

Climate Kids
Brought to you by NASA. Learn tips from the professionals about how to make your very own butterfly garden!

National Geographic Kids
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about Monarchs!

Save Our Monarchs
Learn how to raise Monarchs to then release into the wild.