A Place for Butterflies

by Melissa Stewart
Illustrated by Higgins Bond
Category: Series: A Place for Themes: ,
Once abundant monarch butterflies are disappearing in the United States, 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?
Price: $7.99
  • ISBN: 9781561457847
  • Publication date: 04/01/2014
  • Page Count: 32
  • Size: 10-3/8" x 9-3/8"
  • Age Range: 6-10

Description

Once abundant monarch butterflies are disappearing in the United States, 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 one of the six titles in the prize-winning A Place for… series, a collection that opens readers’ minds to a wide range of environmental issues and shows how humans are striving to protect animals and their natural habitats.

Author/Illustrator

Melissa Stewart

Author

Melissa Stewart has written more than 180 science books for children. Her books have won numerous honors, including CCBC Choices, Bank Street Best Children's Books, NSTA Recommends, Green Earth Book, and Parents' Choice Recommended awards. She offers live and virtual school visits as well as programs for educators.

Higgins Bond

Illustrator

Higgins Bond received a BFA from the Memphis College of Art and has illustrated many books for children. She lives in Tennessee.

Reviews

“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

Awards

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

Resources

Resources: Teacher's Guide

Teacher’s Guide

More Details

AR Level: 5.4
Lexile: 980L
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.