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Bugs Are Beautiful

Bugs Like You've Never Seen Them Before!

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

Bug 1

Coccinella septempunctata, Oregon

Bug 2

Virtual Escape Room: Ant-tics!
Reading Lists!

Kids Read Curious Detective: Bugs

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!


Ladybug Origami, Bug Crafts, & More!

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!


Backyard bugs

Bug Art!

Download and print these to make beautiful bug art from Katie Fairlie - find more at https://picklebums.com/!

Extra! Extra! Follow These Bug-Related Rabbit Trails!



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

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