Ladybug Themed Booklist for kids

All young children will love the engaging picture books in this Ladybug Themed Booklist.

Books about ladybugs for kids

Ladybug Themed Booklist for kids

The Grouchy Ladybug, by Eric Carle

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.

Little Ladybug Finger Puppet Book, by Chronicle Books

A brightly colored finger puppet attached to each book peeks out from every spread. Sure to make a little one smile.

National Geographic Kids Look & Learn: Bugs, by National Kids

Why do fireflies light up? How many bugs can you find in your garden? With fun photos and lively, approachable design, this next book in the Look & Learn series introduces preschoolers to the world of insects, including favorites such as ladybugs, fireflies, and butterflies.

Are you a Ladybug? by Judy Allen

This book follows a ladybug through its life cycle from an egg to getting its wings.

Colors with Ladybug, by DK

Perfect for hands-on learning, this book follows a ladybug on a magical adventure where she learns colors with her animal friends. The exciting peep-through cover and tactile glittery finishes on every page inspire interactive learning. Written in rhyming verse, the ladybug’s journey and colorful characters will appeal to a child’s imagination and promote a love of books.

Ten Little Ladybugs, by Melanie Gerth

One by one, ten tactile bugs disappear. Where did they all go? Young ones will love finding out as they feel their way through the sturdy, colorful pages of this innovative book. The cute critters provide a hands-on learning experience and the rhyming text reinforces the counting concept. Interactive, educational, adorable — this magical countdown book adds up to a whole lot of fun.

Ladybugs, by Gail Gibbons

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?

What the Ladybug Heard, by Julia Donaldson

Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan: they’ll sneak past all the animals and steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But they forget all about the tiniest, quietest creature on the farm―the ladybug. She has a plan of her own.

Lady Bugs For Kids, by Jean Hall

Beautiful Pictures and easy reading format will help children fall in love with lady bugs. This is one of over 30 books in the Amazing Animal Books for Young Readers Series.

Ladybugs: red, Fiery & Bright, by Mia Posada

The author of Dandelions: Stars in the Grass provides a look into the life cycle of a ladybug, illustrating how these little bugs grow into bright, flying beetles with vivid red coats and shiny black spots.

Look Out, Ladybug! by Jack Tickle

Ladybug is learning to fly. But she isn’t very good at it yet. She keeps zigzagging, tumbling, and wobbling! Will she ever learn? Follow Ladybug as she bumps into all kinds of animals along the way.

Yoo-Hoo Ladybug! by Mem Fox

Ladybug loves to hide. Come along on a treasure hunt to find this sneaky little bug, wherever she may be! Children will delight in this picture book game of hide-and-seek and will eagerly read along, pointing out Ladybug’s newest and cleverest hiding spot time and again.

The Very Lazy Ladybug, by Isabel Finn

Ladybug is so lazy that she doesn’t know how to fly. She wants to find a new place to sleep and decides to ride on passing animals. But Kangaroo’s pouch is too bumpy, and Crocodile’s tail is too wet. When she hops onto Elephant’s trunk, she gets a big surprise!

Bobby Bee Rescues Lily Ladybug, by Jupiter Kids

Bobby Bee was flying through the flower garden on a spring morning. This was his favorite place to eat breakfast every morning. Landing on a rose full of pollen, he heard a cry for help! He walked over to the edge of the rose to see who it was. In a spider web, Bobby saw his friend Lily Ladybug. She looked scared and like she needed some help. Will Bobby able to help Lily untangle from the sticky web?

It’s a Good Thing There Are Ladybugs, by Joanne Mattern

Ladybugs are actually a farmer’s best friend-they eat the bugs that would otherwise harm plants.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. The illustrations and text features such as captions and bold print help students navigate the text while the photographs add clarity and enable students to better understand the text.

Counting with a ladybug, by DK

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. 

Lots of ladybugs! by Michael Dahl

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. Kids will love the cute, colorful illustrations and challenging hidden pictures, while parents will enjoy this simple read-aloud introduction to mathematics, written by bestselling author Michael Dahl.

What the Ladybug Heard Next, by Julia Donaldson

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!

Kai-lan and the Ladybug Festival, by Mickie Matheis

Kai-lan and her friends get lost on the way to the Ladybug Festival. Which way do they go? Tolee tries to tell everyone that he has a map, but no one is paying attention to him. Kai-lan realizes it’s important to hear what all your friends say, one of them may save the day!

If you are looking for a week filled with fun activities all about Ladybugs, click on the image below to download all of the printables needed.

Ladybug Themed Activities

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