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Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!
Bzzzzzz...insect season is here! Children are expert bug detectives. Encourage them to go outside and find bugs to inspect and investigate. Talk about their discoveries and ask lots of questions! These books and fingerplays are the perfect way to get the adventure started.

Find books about bugs and other creatures in the Science and Nature book list.
     Cover Art: Insects: Biggest, Littlest

Fingerplays & Songs
Five Little Fireflies

(count with fingers as you say rhyme)
One little firefly shines very bright.
Two little fireflies show their lights.
Three little fireflies glimmer and glow.
Four little fireflies watch them go!
Five little fireflies fly in the night.
Blink! Blink! Blink! Blink!
(open and close fingers)
My! What a sight!

Cover Art: It's a Firefly Night

Creepy Crawly

Once there was a creepy crawly,
Climbing up the castle wall-y.
(stand up and creep hands up from toes)
Weather turned to stormy, squally.
(arms up and sway in the wind)
And the rain began to fall-y.
(flutter fingers down)
Down from the castle wall-y,
Fell the little creepy crawly.
FLUMP!
(All fall down!)




Itsy Bitsy Spider
The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout.
Down came the rain and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain.
And the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again.

 More Video Fingerplays

Books
Cover Art: The Ant and the Grasshopper The Ant and the Grasshopper
In this version of the classic fable, a weary ant is energized by the swinging sounds of a grasshopper and his "buggy" band.
Cover Art: Bugs Galore Bugs Galore
Bugs of all shapes, colors, and sizes--including bed bugs, cute bugs, live bugs, and dead bugs--are presented in illustrations and rhyme.

New Books

Some Bugs

Found

Green is a Chile Pepper

How To Cheer Up Dad

more New Picture Books

Storytimes at your Library
Many storytimes require registration and fill up early. Registration is available online, by phone and in person.
  • Baby Storytime - for children from birth to 24 months and their parent or caregiver. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format designed especially for babies. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement.
  • Family Storytime - For children of all ages and their parent or caregiver. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement.
see all Storytimes at Hennepin County Library

see all events at Hennepin County Library


Amy Amy, Birth to Six Librarian
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