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If you’re studying ladybugs with your preschoolers, be sure to include one or more of these ladybug books for preschoolers.
Gather a collection of nonfiction and fiction books to add to your ladybug activities for preschool.
Nonfiction books will help your preschoolers understand ladybugs and how they grow from eggs to adults.
Fiction picture books will help kids relate to the ladybugs that they see in their own backyard.
Ladybug Books for Preschoolers
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of picture books that will help your preschoolers learn about ladybugs.
You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
The Grouchy Ladybug – As children follow the Grouchy Ladybug on her journey, they will learn the important concepts of time, size, and shape, as well as the benefits of friendship and good manners.
Are You A Ladybug? – The book follows a ladybug through its life cycle from an egg to getting its wings.
Counting with a Ladybug – Twelve bright pages feature an animal-packed number rhyme to read aloud. From one little ladybug to ten noisy ducklings, preschoolers will soon be counting the garden friends as they follow the tactile trails, feel the intriguing die-cut pictures, and embark on an animal adventure.
Ten Little Ladybugs – Young readers may feel the raised ladybugs as they count down from ten to one.
It’s a Good Thing There Are Ladybugs – Many people thing ladybugs are pretty. Some even think they bring good luck. The well-organized chapters help readers (Ages 6-7) identify key details.
Ladybugs – When you think of a ladybug, you might picture a little red beetle with seven black spots on its back—but did you know there are thousands of types of ladybugs, spread across the world?
Lots of Ladybugs!: Counting by Fives – Find the hidden numbers in this exciting counting book! This nonfiction picture book introduces children to counting by fives through a fun-filled seek-and-find with ladybug shells.
What the Ladybug Heard at the Zoo – Ladybug is ready for a vacation! When she flies into the city, the last thing she expects is to run into those no-good robbers Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len.
Lu, the Little Ladybug That Was Afraid to Fly – Join Lu on her adventure and discover the hidden world of bugs, stunning nature, and the art of being BRAVE!
You’re My Little Cuddle Bug – Celebrate your little cuddle bug with this sweet and colorful rhyming board book! With chunky pages for little hands and die-cut cuddle bugs to add depth and interest, children will love the interactive features alongside the story.
Ladybug Girl Loves… – Ladybug Girl is Lulu, a little girl who loves to dress up in her ladybug costume and use her imagination to turn every moment into an adventure.
Lily the Ladybug Lifeguard – The wonderment of summer, lightning bugs, swimming, friendships–these are all cherished by five-year old Lily. She especially loves ladybugs! But Lily soon discovers that ladybugs and pools don’t mix!
What the Ladybug Heard Next – Out of jail and up to no good, Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are robbers on a mission. They’ve been stealing eggs from the fat red hen, and now they have their eyes set on the real prize―the fat red hen herself. They think their plan is foolproof, but they haven’t counted on one very tiny, very quiet thing. The ladybug has outsmarted these bandits once―and she’s ready to do it again!
A Ladybug’s Life – Ladybugs are a farmer’s best friend-they eat the bugs that would otherwise harm plants.
Will Ladybug Hug? – Meet Ladybug. Ladybug loves to hug! Now Ladybug is getting ready to go on a trip and wants to say good-bye to her friends. . . but will her friends want to receive a hug?
Enhance Your Activity Time
Keep the fun going when you add this adorable ladybug costume to your dress-up box.
Kids of all ages will love watching this ladybug wand blow on the wind.
These set of rainbow wooden ladybugs are the perfect toy to expand your child’s imagination. They are the perfect addition to any play setting.