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 Ladybug Day

Enchanted Learning - Ladybug information, diagrams, and crafts.

FamilyFun - Ladybug activities and crafts.

Ladybug Unit - Some classroom ideas for a Ladybug unit.

Ladybugs in Space - Information on an experiment involving sending ladybugs and aphids into space.

Lady Beetles - Great photographs of different types of ladybugs.

Santa Clara County Parks - Just for Kids - Contains Ladybug lore, history and a quiz!

Bright Beetle by Rick Chrustowski.
Wonderful illustrations accompany the story of the life cycle of a ladybug.

The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle.
This ladybug learns a lesson in manners while meeting one animal after another.  It also presents the concept of telling time.  Great book to use in a math lesson!

The Ladybug and Other Insects (First Discovery Book) by Pascale De Bourgoing (Editor).
Offers good information and strong graphics with transparent pages.

Ladybugs by Althea.
A good nonfiction book on the life cycle of the ladybug.

A Ladybug's Life (Nature Upclose) by John Himmelman.
A simple nonfiction book about ladybugs.

Are You a Ladybug? (Backyard Books) by Judy Allen.
Follows the life cycle of the ladybug and presents other useful information in an appealing way.

What About Ladybugs? by Celia Godkin.
A good lesson on a natural way to control aphids in the garden - use ladybugs rather than pesticides!

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