A queen honeybee may lay up to 2,000 eggs in a day! Read more!

  • Eee Gads… a New Bug!
  • from the University of Illinois Extension Service. Build your own new bug: choose and color its body parts, add a name and details about its habitat & diet. Post it, with your parent’s permission.
  • Try to Make an Ant Get Lost from National Geographic Kids. Ants keep track of their surroundings – but can you confuse the ants into getting lost? Try this experiment! (This is adapted from the book Science Fair Winners: Bug Science by Karen Romano Young)
  • Bugged! A crossword puzzle to complete & color. See the answers!
  • Buggy Word Search - Unscramble these creepy crawly words!

Some books below may be eBooks or audiobooks. Get help with downloadable books or ask a librarian or parent for help.


In Search of Goliath Hercules by Jennifer Angus
Ten-year-old Henri discovers he can speak to insects, and then he begins to change into an insect himself!

The End of the Beginning: Being the Adventures of a Small Snail (and an Even Smaller Ant) by Avi
Avon the snail believes that adventure is the secret to happiness, so he and Edward, a take-charge ant, set off together to find adventures of their own.

Frankenbug by Steven Cousins
Bug-loving Adam decides to create a monster bug to protect him from a bully, in a very buggy take-off on the classic Frankenstein story,

Don’t Bug Me! by Pam Zollman
Megan needs twenty-five insect specimens for a school project, and she’s really "bugged" when her little brother and a classmate interfere!


The Bug Scientists by Donna M. Jackson
Meet four people who work with bugs every day, including a forensics expert who helps solve crimes, and a person who provides insect actors for the movies!

Weird Insects by Michael Worek
Some of the weirdest bugs from all over the world in close-up pictures, from metallic armored beetles to spiny caterpillars.

Bug Zoo by Nick Baker
Can you make crawly pets out of the bugs in your yard? Learn to create an ant farm, a wormery, a bee box and more, for your very own zoo!

Top 10 Minibeasts by Jay Dale
These minibeasts are all arthropods (spiders are arthropods) and are chosen based on a "deadliness scale." Close-up photos included.

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Micro Monsters from Kingfisher
All about the virus cells, maggots, mold, bugs, and other strange microorganisms that live in, on, and around us.

Bugs: Facts at Your Fingertips from DK
Cover-to-cover facts and great photos fill this pocket-size guide.

The Secret Lives of Backyard Bugs: Discover Amazing Butterflies, Moths, Spiders, Dragonflies, and Other Insects! by Judy Burris and Wayne Richards
Learn about the life cycles, diets and defense mechanisms of dozens of backyard bugs.

Don't Squash that Bug!: The Curious Kid's Guide to Insects by Natalie Rompella
Read about the traits and behavior of insects, and why some are helpful to people.

Ohio Bugs
Close up pictures and cool details of Ohio insects. This may help you identify your own backyard bugs!

Bug Videos from National Geographic Kids
Check out some of these amazing bug videos!

Invertebrates from Saint Louis Zoo
Insects are invertebrates. Learn about them here, including insects, worms, scorpions and more!

Invertebrates from Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Read about the bugs on display. Many features include a short video of the bug in action.


Bee Movie Game [Wii & Xbox 360]
Blast away dangers with your handy Pollinator, fly through wind tunnels to gain speed, or use your bee reflexes to slow down time!


A Bug's Life [Blu-Ray | DVD]
In this miniature world of bugs, an ant named Flik hires warrior bugs to defend his colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers. Animated.

Eyewitness, Insect from PBS [DVD]
See the wonders of the insect world, with live-action photography and lots of information.

The Bee Movie [Blu-Ray | DVD]
A bee feels trapped in the honey-making business and goes outside the hive in search of another way to live. Animated.