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Classroom Bibliography : Background on Butterflies and Monarchs

Berger, Melvin. 1993. A butterfly is born. Newbridge Comms.: New York. Macmillan early science Big Book. Life cycle of the monarch with wonderful big photos and simple text.

Bouton, David W. 1991. Monarch Butterfly: A Fragile Tissue in the Wind. David W. Bouton: Davenport, NY.

Clyne, Densey. 1994. Flutter by, butterfly. Independent Publishers Group: Chicago. Life cycle of butterflies with good photographs of many species. Discusses enemies and other information.

Drew, David. 1987. Caterpillar diary. Rigby Education. Available big book or small book. The life cycle of an emperor gum moth in big photos.

Drew, David. 1989. The life of the butterfly. Rigby Education. Available big book or small book. The life cycle of the large cabbage white.

Dunn, G.A. 1991. Discover Butterflies. Publications International, Ltd.: Illinois.

Garland, Peter. 1992. Monarch Butterfly. The Wright Group. Emergent level. Simple version of the life cycle with good photographs.

Gibbons, Gail. 1989. Monarch butterfly. Holiday House. Story of the life cycle and migration. Good art.

Goor, Ron and Nancy. 1990. Insect metamorphosis from egg to adult. Macmillan Children's Group: New York. The process of metamorphosis in many insects, including butterflies. Great photos.

Green, Ivah, E. 1964. The Monarch Butterfly. Encyclopedia Brittanica True to Life Books. Encycl. Brittanica Press: Chicago, IL.

Gunderson, H. The Wonder of the Monarchs. Holt, Rinehart and Winston: New York.

Harvey, Diane and Bob. 1991. Melody's mystery. Beautiful America Publishers. Text in Spanish and English, wonderful photographs, emphasis on migration and life cycle.

Heller, Ruth. 1992. How to hide a butterfly. Platt and Munk: New York.

Hoffman, Don. 1989. Wanderer: The Monarch Butterfly. S.L.O.N.H.A.: Morro Bay, CA.

Hogan, Paula. 1984.The life cycle of the butterfly. Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers: Chatham, NJ. Simple text on monarch metamorphosis.

Hopf, Alice L. 1965. Monarch Butterflies. Thomas Crowell and Co.: New York.

Ivy, Bill. 1986. Nature's children: monarch butterfly. Grolier Educational Corporation: Connecticut. Good information in moderately difficult text.

Josephson, Judith. 1988. The monarch butterfly. Crestwood House: Mankato, MN. Well laid-out book for 3-6 grade researchers.

Julivert, Maria A. 1991. The fascinating world of butterflies and moths. Barron's Educational Series: Hauppauge, NY.Good close-up drawings and lots of information.

Kalman, Bobbie and Tammy Everts. 1994. Butterflies and moths. Crabtree Publishing Co.: New York. Good comparison of butterflies and moths, and lots of close-up photos.

Kaufman, Elizabeth. 1986. Butterflies. Price/Stern/Sloan. Information about many butterflies.

Lasky, Kathryn. 1993. Monarchs. Harcourt, Brace and Co.: New York. Factual information of entire life cycle and migration. Good photographs, text more appropriate for upper elementary.

Lavies, Bianca. 1992. Monarch butterflies: mysterious travelers. Dutton Children's Books: New York. Complete informative text with photographs.

Lepthien, Emily. 1989. Monarch butterflies: A new true book. Children's Press: Chicago. Photographs with simple text.

Ling, Mary. 1992. See how they grow: Butterfly. Dorling Kindersley, Inc.: New York. Simple version of the life cycle of several species. Photographs and art.

Marcher, Marian W. 1954. Monarch Butterfly. Holiday House: New York.

May, Julia. 1973. The Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly. Children's Press: Chicago.

Ordish, George. 1975. The Year of the Butterfly. Charles Schribner's Sons: New York.

Porter, Keith. 1990. Discovering butterflies and moths. Franklin Watts, Inc.: New York. Good information for upper level elementary students.

Pringle, Laurence. 1997. An Extraordinary Life. Orchard Books: New York.

Reidel, Marlene. 1981. From egg to butterfly. Carolrhoda Books: Minneapolis, MN. The life cycle of butterflies.

Ryder, Joanne. 1989. Where butterflies grow. Dutton Children's Books: New York. The life cycle of a black swallowtail, with information on starting a butterfly garden.

Sabin, Louis. 1982.The amazing world of butterflies and moths. Troll Associates: New York. General information on basic biology.

Simon, Hilda. 1969. Milkweed Butterfly - Monarch, Models and Mimics. Vanguard Press: New York.

Spooner, Sally. 1987. How to raise the monarch butterfly. Spooner: Lakeville, MA.

Still, John. 1991. Eyewitness Juniors-9 Amazing Butterflies and Moths. Alfred A. Knopf: New York. Good photos and simple explanations for K-4.

Stone, Lynn M. 1991. The Remarkable Flight of the Monarch. Rourke Publishing Co.: Vero Beach, FL.

Stokes, D., L. Stokes, and E. Williams. 1991. The Butterfly Book. Little, Brown, and Company: New York.

Thurman, J. and Caroline Rodgers. 1985. The Monarch Butterfly. Boxwood Press: Pacific Grove, CA.

Urquhart, F. A. 1960. Monarch Butterfly. University of Toronto Press: Toronto, Ontario.

Uruqhart, F. A. 1987. The Monarch Butterfly: International Traveler. Nelson-Hall, Inc.: Chicago.

Valiant, S.D. 1992. Questioning the caterpillar. Natural History 101 (12): 46-59.

Walker, Colin. 1989.Going to be ... a butterfly. The Wright Group. Fluent level. Life cycle with drawing.

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