The Girl Who Loves Bugs

by Lily Murray
Illustrated by Jenny Løvlie
A humorous, sweet story about what happens when a passionate girl brings her outside interest indoors.
Price: $18.99
  • ISBN: 9781682636558
  • Publication date: 02/06/2024
  • Page Count: 32
  • Size: 9-7/8" x 9-7/8"
  • Age Range: 4-8
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A humorous, sweet story about what happens when a passionate girl brings her outside interest indoors.

From the author-illustrator team of A Dress With Pockets comes The Girl Who Loves Bugs.

Evie LOVES bugs, but no one around her seems to understand. While Evie would rather spend all her time outside studying insects, her moms hurry her indoors to prepare the house for company. Everything needs to be PERFECT for her Great-Gran and the rest of their extended family.

But Evie doesn’t want the fun to be over, and she has a great idea… to bring her bugs inside! Despite her best efforts to keep her little friends hidden, before she knows it the family reunion is totally ruined! With the unexpected help of Great-Gran –who turns out to be a bug-enthusiast too—Evie learns that her interest in bugs is what makes her special (and that the happiest place for bugs to be is outside where they belong).


Lily Murray


Lily Murray grew up in the wilds of snowy nowhere, spending much of her time making up stories. She has continued to do this in her adult life, and now writes both fiction and nonfiction books for children. Her titles include big books about dinosaurs, rhyming books about dinosaurs, and stories about escapee hot dogs.

Jenny Løvlie


Jenny Løvlie grew up in Northern Norway on Ekkerøy, a tiny peninsula sticking out into the Barents Sea, where she was the first child to be born in twelve years. She moved to London to study illustration & animation at Kingston University and now lives in Cardiff. She won the Waterstones Children’s book prize for Best Illustrated Book for The Girls, written by Lauren Ace



“[A] rhyming festival of buggy biodiversity. ”—Publishers Weekly

“This delightful story about a passionate insect collector may attract new converts.”Kirkus Reviews

“A winner for all children with an interest and desire to care for the natural world.”School Library Journal


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BISAC 1: JUV002140 Juvenile Fiction – Animals – Insects, Spiders, etc.
BISAC 2: JUV019000 Juvenile Fiction – Humorous Stories
BISAC 3: JUV013030 Juvenile Fiction – Family – Multigenerational

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