There’s something children find fascinating about bugs. Maybe it’s because they’re small, or maybe it’s because they look strange, or maybe it’s because they just like the way they crawl around. If you’ve got a child who can’t get enough of the creepy crawlies who live outside our homes, then these story books are for you!

Centipede’s 100 Shoes by Tony Ross

“One hundred shoes, please!” said the little centipede. “Fifty left ones, and fifty right ones.” “Why do you want one hundred?” asked the shoe seller. “Because I’m a centipede, which means a hundred feet,” said the little centipede.

Beetle McGrady Eats Bugs by Megan McDonald

Beetle McGrady dreams of being an explorer like Marco Polo or a pioneer like Amelia Earhart. She dreams of being brave and daring, and she will begin by … eating an ant.

The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

The farm animals try to divert a busy little spider from spinning her web, but she persists and produces a thing of both beauty and usefulness. The pictures may be felt as well as seen.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep.

There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly by Rashin Kheiriyeh

An illustrated version of the cumulative folk song in which the solution proves worse than the predicament when an old lady swallows a fly.