Bugs Are Insects (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) (Paperback)
Read and find out what makes an insect an insect and what makes a bug a bug in this colorfully illustrated nonfiction picture book.
With intricate and vividly colored collages from Caldecott Medal winner Steve Jenkins and engaging text from Anne Rockwell, Bugs Are Insects introduces the youngest readers to the fascinating world of the creepy crawly.
This is a clear and appealing science book for early elementary age kids, both at home and in the classroom. An NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book. it includes activities such as conducting an insect survey, drawing a picture of your favorite insects, and planting a butterfly garden.
Both text and artwork were vetted for accuracy by Dr. Ed Spevak, Curator of Invertebrates and Director of the Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Institute Center for Native Pollinator Conservation.
This is a Level 1 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores introductory concepts perfect for children in the primary grades. The 100+ titles in this leading nonfiction series are:
- hands-on and visual
- acclaimed and trusted
- great for classrooms
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- Entertain and educate at the same time
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- Focused; answering questions instead of using survey approach
- Employ engaging picture book quality illustrations
- Use simple charts and graphics to improve visual literacy skills
- Feature hands-on activities to engage young scientists
- Meet national science education standards
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- Over 130 titles in print, meeting a wide range of kids' scientific interests
Books in this series support the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.
Anne Rockwell is a pioneer in the field of nonfiction for very young children. She has more than a hundred books to her credit, including Why Are the Ice Caps Melting? and Clouds in the Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Steve Jenkins has illustrated many children’s books, including What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?, a Caldecott Honor Book, and The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. He has also illustrated Wiggling Worms at Work, Life in a Coral Reef, and Almost Gone in the Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.
“Rockwell, who has written many fine nonfiction titles for preschool and kindergartners, is right on target with this “Stage 1” science title… Dramatic cut paper collage illustrations by Jenkins invite careful looking and ably extend the text. Eye-appealing and useful for beginning science enthusiasts and their parents as well.” — Kirkus Reviews
“The spare, carefully written text makes the distinction between insects and bugs quite clear, and the paper-cut illustrations don’t overwhelm with tiny details.” — Booklist