Top 7 Children’s Books Featuring Butterflies

Speech-Language Pathologists love to talk about butterflies because they are fun, colorful, and because BU-TTER-FLY is a 3 syllable word packed with great consonants (a bilabial sound--b, 2 alveolar sounds--t and l, and a labio-dental sound-f). This week, we asked our favorite librarian, Andy Howe, to share her top 5 books about butterflies... she gave us 7!

Andy's Top 7 Children's Books Featuring Butterflies:

EchoSpeechTherapy BobandOtto.jpg

Bruel, Robert.  Bob and Otto.  Neal Porter Book - Roaring Book Pr., 2007 (A sweet story about friendship and change.)

Donaldson, Julia.  Where's My Mom? Dial Books, 2008 (This book also features some nice descriptive words like big, and furry.)

EchoSpeechTherapy WaitingForWings.jpg

Ehlert, Lois. Waiting for Wings. Harcourt, 2001 (Great rhymes and vibrant collage illustrations!)

Horacek, Petr.  Butterfly Butterfly: A Book of Colors. Candlewick, 2007 (As indicated by the title, great for teaching colors as well.)

Martin, Bill.  Ten Little Caterpillars.  Beach Lane Books - Simon and Schuster, 2011 (This one is by the author and illustrator of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and just as fun!)

Bader, Bonnie.  Fly Butterfly.  Grosset and Dunlap - Penguin, 2014 (A beautiful tale of butterfly migration from Penguin's Core Concepts Series.)

And of course, everybody's favorite: Carle, Eric. The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Scholastic, 1989


Andy with a live butterfly at the LA Times Festival of Books.

Andy with a live butterfly at the LA Times Festival of Books.

Andy Howe is a local librarian who excels in providing book suggestions for children and young adults. In addition to being a bibliophile, Andy is an excellent cook, a grandma, and a celebrator of vibrant colors.