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Booklist: The Medieval Jousting Giraffe Weevil

Hello, World! Backyard Bugs, by Jill McDonald (0-4). Engaging illustrations and clear text introduce the youngest readers to insects they might find in their own yards. Nonfiction.

Some Bugs, by Angela DiTerlizzi & Brendan Wenzel (2-4). A lilting and joyous rhyming look at backyard bug shenanigans. Fiction.

Du Iz Tak?, by Carson Ellis (4-8). Insects chat amongst themselves in an inventive language in this delightfully original story with award-winning illustrations. Fiction.

It Fell From the Sky, by The Fan Brothers (4-8). When a glorious object (a glass marble) lands in the grass, a spider claims it as his own, to the dissatisfaction of his insect friends. Fiction.

One Million Insects, by Isobel Thomas & Lou Baker Smith (6-8). Insect taxonomy, physiology, and necessity are covered in a beautifully illustrated and informative picture book. Nonfiction.

Strange Nature: The Insect Portraits of Levon Biss, by Levon Biss & Gregory Mone (6+). Exceptional, hyper-magnified photographs of insects offer readers unparalleled views, while humorous text informs as it amuses. Nonfiction.

Wicked Bugs (Young Readers Edition): The Meanest, Deadliest, Grossest Bugs on Earth, by Amy Stewart & Briony Morrow-Cribbs (8+). An adaptation of the author’s bestselling adult book, an educational option with an ick factor for confident readers. Nonfiction.