Butterfly lovers, unite!
Butterfly species are disappearing in the U.S., and award-winning nonfiction science writer Melissa Stewart shares why and how we can help. A teacher and classroom favorite from the celebrated A Place for… series!
Once abundant monarch butterflies are disappearing in the U.S.…but that’s only part of the story. Many other butterfly species are also in trouble, and human action is often the cause of their plight. What can we do to help protect this important insect?
In clear and compelling language, Melissa Stewart showcases twelve North American butterflies—from the familiar eastern tiger swallowtail to the rare Palos Verdes blue butterfly—and the ecosystems that support their survival. The simple narrative states the dangers that each of these butterfly populations face, and informative sidebars describe the efforts of people to save them. Featuring glorious full-color illustrations by Higgins Bond and range maps for each butterfly, this book is perfect for aspiring entomologists and conservationists.
This nonfiction picture book is part of the prize-winning A Place for… series, six titles that open readers’ minds to a wide range of environmental issues and shows how humans are striving to protect animals and their natural habitats.
“Gorgeous artwork shows up-close portraits of each butterfly, as well as a larger, detailed view of its habitat. Good observers will spot each butterfly, egg or caterpillar within the habitat.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“Rich with color and detail, Bond’s paintings of varied ecosystems offer plenty for children to see while they learn the facts about butterflies and the accessible message about conservation.” ―Booklist
“Eye-catching and informative.” ―School Library Journal
Green Earth Book Award (Nonfiction) ―Newton Marasco Foundation, 2007
Best Children’s Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education, 2007
Conservation Book of the Year Award ―Izaak Walton League of America, 2006
Society of School Librarians International Book Awards (Best Book, Science K-6) ―Society of School Librarians International, 2006
Young Hoosier Book Award (Nominee, Picture Book) ―Association for Indiana Media Educators, 2009-2010
Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Primary) ―Kansas National Education Association, 2007
Best Books of the Year ―Science Books and Film, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2006
AR Level: 5.4
Themes: Butterflies, Biodiversity, Environment, Habitats, Life Cycle
BISAC 1: JNF051100 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems
BISAC 2: JNF037020 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection
BISAC 3: JNF003120 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Insects, Spiders, etc.