Butterfly Life Cycle Books

These books feature fun and engaging stories that explain the stages of life that a butterfly goes through, from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis, to adult butterfly.

When you add these books to your spring butterfly unit, your child can explore the beauty of butterflies while learning about the amazing transformation they undergo.

Caterpillar to Butterfly

A caterpillar hatches. It eats and eats and grows into a butterfly that flits and floats across the sky. Follow the life cycle of one of nature’s most beautiful creatures.

A Butterfly's Life Cycle

The process of a new life starting is fascinating! Watch a butterfly grow from an egg to an insect. Young readers will learn about the stages in a butterfly’s life. 


Describes the various stages of a monarch butterfly’s life, from egg to pupa to caterpillar to butterfly, as well as its migration and dangers that it faces.

Sally and Dick observe a small miracle in their own backyard—the metamorphosis of an egg into a caterpillar into a chrysalis into a bright new butterfly! 

My, Oh My--A Butterfly!: All About Butterflies

Readers will be captivated by the vivid photographs of the butterfly’s life, and informative text.

A Butterfly's Life

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