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Monarch Butterfly illustration Rainforest
Butterfly books recommended by the EdTechLens team. The butterfly life cycle and migration patterns engage young learners, from preschoolers to 5th graders.

First on our list is a gorgeous book from rainforest photographer Thomas Marent, whose photography is central to Rainforest Journey, our e-learning program:


By Thomas Marent

ISBN-13: 9780756667290

All ages

Next, several books on the butterfly migration and life cycle:

Fly, Butterfly

By Bonnie Bader

The story of Monarch Butterfly migration from the North America to Mexico

For grades PreK-Kindergarten

ISBN-13: 9780448479194

From Caterpillar to Butterfly

By Deborah Heiligman, Bari Weissman, ill

A class experiences the butterfly life cycle

PreK-grade 1

ISBN-13: 9780064451291

Peterson First Guide to Butterflies and Moths

By Roger Tory Peterson, Paul A. Opier, Amy Bartlett Wright

A condensed version of a well-known guide

ISBN-13: 9780395906651

These cross-curricular books use poetry or music:

Seeds, Bees, Butterflies, and More! Poems for Two Voices

By Carole Gerber, Eugene Yeichin ill

Poetic rhymes combined with gorgeous illustration on the myriad interactions of nature. For grades 3-7

ISBN-13: 9780805092110

Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow

By Beth Krommes, Joyce Sidman

Poetry riddles mingle with science lore in this unique book for grades 1-5

ISBN-13: 9780618563135

Also available as a e-book

Butterfly, Butterfly: A Musical Learning Book for Developing Classification Skills

By Brenn Beecroft

This musical game comes with a free audio download

ISBN-13: 9780984899340

A version of this list was first published in the August 2014 EdTechLens newsletter  

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