Mother Goose Time’s “Bees & Butterflies” Book List

April’s Mother Goose Time curriculum is called “Bees & Butterflies”. Included in Mother Goose Time’s monthly curriculum is a list of books that coordinate with the month’s theme.  This month includes many picture books for children to learn more about bee basics, types of bees and wasps, metamorphosis, and the types of butterflies.

Week 1: Bee Basics

Curious George: A Home for Honeybees by H. A. Rey

The Very Greedy Bee by Steve Smallman

The Very Greedy Bee

Buzz-Buzz, Busy Bees by Dawn Bentley

Bee & Me by Elle J. McGuinness

Bear Wants More by Jane Chapman

Week 2: Types of Bees & Wasps

Honeybee’s Busy Day by Richard Fowler

Honeybee's Busy Day

Buzzy the Bumblebee by Denise Brennan-Nelson

All About Bees: A Picture Book for Kids About Bees by Emma Jacobs

I Can Read About Bees and Wasps by David Cutts

Hornets: Amazing Pictures and Facts About Hornets by Breanne Sartori

Week 3: Metamorphosis

Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert

Ten Little Caterpillars by Bill Martin Jr.

National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly by Laura Marsh

Are You a Butterfly? by Judy Allen

Are You a Butterfly?

Butterflies and Moths by Lisa M. Herrington

Week 4: Types of Butterflies

Monarch! Come Play with Me by Ba Rea

Where Butterflies Grow by Joanne Ryder

Butterfly Kisses for Grandma and Grandpa by Alayne Kay Christian

Butterfly Kisses

Caterpillars to Butterflies by Bobbie Kalman

Butterfly Colors and Counting by Jerry Pallotta


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