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Meet Thomas Shahan, Bug Photographer
Thomas Shahan was a Tulsa kids just like you! He grew up to become an artist and a photographer. His macro-photographs of insects (that means pictures of bugs that are really, really close up) are really popular! (He's been on national TV many times!)
You can see ALL of Thomas Shahan's bug photography here: http://thomasshahan.com/#photos
In the meantime, here are two of our favorites:
Walker's Moth, So sxetra grata, Belize
Coccinella septempunctata, Oregon
Help Ant-oni Get Back to His Colony!
Kids Read Curious Detective: Bugs
Are you a "just the facts" Curious Detective reader? This list is for you!
Kids Read Connector: Bugs
If your favorite books follow realistic characters and stories, you are a Connector, and this list connects Connectors and stories with bugs!
Kids Read Magic, Dragons, and Swords: Bugs
The books you like to read have one or all of the following: MAGIC, DRAGONS, & SWORDS - and you are exactly that: a Magic, Dragons, and Swords reader! This list features leadership in fantasy stories and realms.
Kids Read Class Clown: Bugs
Where is the funny? That's where you want to be, if you're a Class Clown reader! Laugh a lot and learn about bugs with these books.
Kids Read Adventure Time: Bugs
Do you like your bugs with a side of adventure? Adventure Time readers will love this list of books that have both.
Kids Read Serial Reader: Bugs!
You are a Serial Reader if you love staying with the same characters and settings in the same series of books. Get to know some great series that feature insects!
Ms. Joy Shows How To Make an Origami Ladybug!
Backyard Scavenger Hunt
Click the image or link below for the full scavenger hunt, in English and Spanish!
Bug Activities & Crafts!
Download and print these to make beautiful bug art from Katie Fairlie - find more at https://picklebums.com/!
Awesome Videos About Bugs!
Bug Movies You Can Check Out from the Library!
A Bug’s Life https://tccl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1763049063
Wild Kratts: Bugging Out https://tccl.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S63C2990073
Bee Movie https://tccl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/2192839063
The Ant Bully https://tccl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/2036992063
Minuscule, Valley of the Lost Ants https://tccl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/3244161063
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids https://tccl.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S63C3703058
- What is the difference between arachnids and insects? Watch this video to find out! Insects vs Arachnids
- Spiders! Strange and Wonderful by Laurence Pringlehttps://tccl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/3774263063
- Spiders by Sue L Hamilton https://tccl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/2946415063
- The Spider by Elise Gravel https://tccl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/3216967063
The Worm by Elise Gravel https://tccl.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S63C3231368
Nematodes, Leeches, & Other Worms by Steve Parkerhttps://tccl.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S63C1985123
We Dig Worms by Kevin McCloskey https://tccl.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S63C3632440
Pill Bugs by Monica Hughes https://tccl.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S63C1775906
Snails & Slugs
Snails, Shellfish and Other Mollusks by Daniel Gilpin https://tccl.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S63C1985115
Bees & Beekeeping
Bees: A Honeyed History by Piotr Socha https://tccl.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S63C3684262
The Way of the Hive: A Honey Bee’s Story (A graphic novel scheduled for publication in April 2021)https://tccl.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S63C5432382
The World of Bees by Cristina Maria Banfi https://tccl.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S63C5432382