What do bats, wasps, bees, ants, butterflies, and moths have in common? These creatures are all pollinators! Pollinators help carry pollen from flower to flower. Without pollinators, we wouldn't have as many colorful flowers and essential crops. We can help them do their important job in many ways, like growing native plants and avoiding pesticides – plus, you can start by learning about them!
Bumble through these buzz-worthy children's titles about the importance of pollinators:
- A Butterfly is Patient by Dianna Hutts Aston (2nd-3rd grade reading level)
- Bugs in Danger: Our Vanishing Bees, Butterflies, and Beetles by Mark Kurlansky (4th-7th grade reading level)
- Flight of the Honey Bee by Raymond Huber (Pre-2nd grade reading level)
- Flower Talk: How Plants Use Color to Communicate by Sara Levine (2nd-5th grade reading level)
- Flowers Are Calling by Rita Gray (Pre-3rd grade reading level)
- Give Bees A Chance by Bethany Barton (Pre-3rd grade reading level)
- The Honeybee by Kirsten Hall (Pre-3rd grade reading level)
- Señorita Mariposa by Mister G (K-2nd grade reading level)
- The Thing About Bees: A Love Letter by Shabazz Larkin (Pre-2nd grade reading level)
- UnBEElievables: Honeybee Poems and Paintings by Douglas Florian (K-3rd grade reading level)
- What if There Were No Bees?: A Book About the Grassland Ecosystem by Suzanne Slade (2nd-4th grade reading level)
- Winged Wonders: Solving the Monarch Migration Mystery by Meeg Pincus (2nd-5th grade reading level)
Discover pollinators in the wild with a Nature Backpack kit from the Library! Kits include a magnifying glass, bug net, various identification guides and a free parking and entrance pass to all Virginia State Parks.
For more books about pollinators, plants, botany, or biology, visit the library or try My Next Read to get a list of book //henricolibrary.org/recommendations tailored to your interests.