Brewer, Jo. 1967. Wings in the Meadow. Houghton Mifflin: Boston.
Brown, Ruth. 1983. If at first you do not see. Henry Holt & Co.: New York. Reading rainbow book of a caterpillar's search for food in strange places.
Carle, Eric. 1991. The very hungry caterpillar. Putnam Publishing Group: New York. A wonderful standard.
French, Vivian. 1993. Caterpillar, caterpillar. Candlewick Pr.: London. Story of several kinds of caterpillars that eat nettle. Covers life cycle.
George, Jean Craighead. 1993. The moon of the monarch butterflies. Harper Collins Publishers: New York. The spring migration from Mexico and the hazards faced by one female monarch. Great art.
Hutchins, Ross. 1966. The travels of monarch X. Rand McNally and Co.: New York. Story of the migration of a tagged butterfly and the hazards it faces on its trip to Mexico.
Morris, William. 1970. The longest journey in the world. Holt, Rinehart and Winston: New York. A caterpillar's journey in a garden.
Prior, R.W.N. 1993. The great monarch butterfly chase. Bradbury Press: New York. Two boys follow a monarch to Mexico.
Robinson, Elva. 1989. When will you be a butterfly? DLM Teaching Resources: Allen, TX.
Simpson, Richard E. 1986. The Monarch Butterfly Workbook. Lucia Mar USD: Arroyo Grande, CA.
Thompson, Susan L. 1976. Diary of a Monarch Butterfly. Walker and Co.: New York.
Trimble, Marcia. 1999. Malinda Martha Meets Mariposa, A Star is Born. Images Press, Los Altos Hills, CA. 32 page children's book, ages 4-9.
Waddington, Margaret, M. 1984. Coloring book: Caterpillar to butterfly. C.E. Tuttle: Rutland, VT.
Waddington, Margaret M. 1984. Caterpillar to butterfly. Academy Press: Rutland, VT.
Yoshi. 1991.The butterfly hunt.. Picture Book Studio: Boston. Story of boy catching butterflies.
Zappler, Lisbeth. 1987. A Day in the Life of a Monarch Butterfly. Eakin Press: Austin, TX.