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Why study butterflies and grasshoppers like everyone else? Here are some great books about dragonflies to help you study a brand new insect.
Preschoolers are fascinated by insects and the stranger they look the better! And I have to admit that after 4 kids, I’m rather tired of studying bees and ants. So this time around, my youngest children and I are learning about dragonflies!
Books About Dragonflies
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about dragonflies. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them on Amazon by clicking the images below.
Life Cycles: Dragonflies | Life Cycles: Dragonflies very gently introduces dragonflies to young children. It’s written at an easy, beginning reading level with beautiful illustrations. This makes it the perfect book to teach young preschoolers or beginning readers about dragonflies.
Dazzling Dragonflies | If you’re looking for a very simple introduction to the life cycle of a dragonfly, Dazzling Dragonflies is the book you’re looking for! It has simple, attractive illustrations and an engaging story. The book is the perfect introduction to the life cycle of dragonflies.
Are You a Dragonfly? | Like Dazzling Dragonflies, Are You a Dragonfly is written to engage preschoolers. It starts by asking if you are a dragonfly. Then goes on to describe what you would be like if you were a butterfly. You’d breathe water through the end of your tail! This is another well-written book on dragonflies for preschoolers!
Dragonflies: Catching, Identifying, How and Where They Live | Did you know there are different types of dragonflies? I certainly didn’t! This book not only teaches you about the various types of dragonflies and damselflies, but it also teaches you and your preschoolers how to correctly catch, hold, and observe the insects.
A Dragon in the Sky | If you’re looking for a detailed book to read to your child about dragonflies, A Dragon in the Sky is perfect. I would expect the book to take several days to read aloud to your child. You follow Anax, a green darner dragonfly through his life cycle beginning with his parents meeting and mating. Anax travels hundreds of miles over the next couple of months, from western New York to south-western Florida.
Sir Small and the Dragonfly | No list about dragonflies is complete without a fun story to go along with it. In this easy reader, Sir Small is visiting a town on his trusty ant when a dragonfly swoops down and makes off Lady Teena. No one will go to the rescue except Sir Small. Will he be able to save Lady Teena from the dragonfly? Read and find out!
Dragonflies | Describes these unusual insects, who use their special eyes to find their dinner.
Dragonflies (Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!) | Text and photographs describe the physical characteristics of the insect known as the dragonfly.
Dragonflies (Insects) | Introduces some of the characteristics of dragonflies that includes information on their color, their habitat, eyes, and wings.
Eliza and the Dragonfly | The science about dragonflies is perfectly integrated into a story in which the remarkable metamorphosis of a dragonfly from a mucky nymph (Eeeewww, says Eliza) to a beautiful winged creature (Magnificent! says Aunt Doris) is a metaphor for the magic of how Eliza, too, grows up
Dragonfly’s Tale | After a poor harvest, two children regain the Corn Maidens’ blessings for their people with the aid of a cornstalk toy, the dragonfly.
Have you studied dragonflies with your preschooler yet?