Category: Correlated Reading

Three full-color, interactive books included in the optional Arthropods Read-Aloud Book Pack expand learning and provide a fun, engaging addition to your Arthropods study.

With vibrant illustrations, The Boy who Loved Bugs tells the inspiring story of one of the greatest naturalists in history. Learn how little Jean-Henri turned into a man whose love of nature, love of God, hard work, and constant curiosity has inspired generations. (31 pages, full-color, 11″x8.5″)

With a sense of wonder for the natural world, timeless drawings, and engaging detail, Fiddler Crab is a “living book” that describes the fascinating life cycle of a fiddler crab as it grows from a small underwater larva into a feisty shoreline-dwelling adult crab. (38 pages, full-color, 5.5″x8.5″)

The Story of Maria Merian is a beautifully illustrated book that tells the story of Maria Merian as she grows from a girl curious and eager to learn about the world around her to a pioneer in science who still inspires people today. (32 pages, full-color, 11″x8.5”)

These books are all published by The Good and the Beautiful and are designed to appeal to children in grades K–8. Lessons will prompt students when to read these optional books, but they are not integrated with the lessons.

Arthropods Read-Aloud Book Pack

$21.97

by Anthony Klemm and Sue Stuever Battel

Do all spiders create webs to catch their food? Why do bees buzz? This book will spark children’s curiosity about crawling creatures of all kinds, from beautiful butterflies and fierce parasitic insects to interesting arachnids and cooperative colony dwellers. Gorgeous illustrations give readers an up-close-and-personal look at the captivating behaviors of bees, spiders, wasps, moths, lice, and many more of God’s creations. Children of all ages will be intrigued by the questions and detailed answers in The Insects & Arachnids Questions & Answers Book.


The Insects & Arachnids Questions & Answers Book is suggested to accompany our Arthropods science unit as extra reading for students in Grades 7-8.

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The Insects & Arachnids Questions & Answers Book Arthropods Grades 7-8 Extension

$7.99
For Littles

Why do honey bees make honey? What is that insect that looks like a stick? Young children will love learning about insects and spiders as they complete these wipe-clean mazes. Simply wipe the ink away to use again and again!

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Insect & Spider Mazes

$9.99
For Littles

Uh-oh! These beetles and butterflies are mixed up! Are you able to put them back together?

Two Butterflies and Beetles Flip Books are a hands-on, independent activity perfect for preschoolers to explore as they match up different insects or make silly creature combinations.

Six beautiful, engaging insects included in each flip book. Not sold separately.

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Butterflies and Beetles Flip Books

$11.99
Picture Book for All Ages

An inquisitive girl in 17th-century Germany, Maria Merian, greatly wondered about the natural world beyond the walls of her home. She was especially curious about the tiny creatures crawling around in the garden. Her curiosity only grew greater when an uncle surprised her with a box of worms. However, these weren’t like the worms digging about in the soil of her mother’s chamomile; these were the larvae of Bombyx mori —silk moths—and they would change the trajectory of Maria’s life. This beautifully illustrated book tells Maria’s story as she becomes a pioneer in science and still inspires people today.

This book is an optional read-aloud book for our Arthropods science unit and is included in the optional Read-Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

Original Publication Only Available from the Good and Beautiful Bookshop

The Story of Maria Merian by Ashlee Klemm

$6.99
Picture Book for All Ages

Nearly 200 years ago, a curious little boy named Jean-Henri wandered the hills around his cottage in the French countryside, fascinated with the wonderful world of insects around him. With vibrant illustrations, this book tells the inspiring story of one of the greatest naturalists in history. Learn how little Jean-Henri turned into a man whose love of nature, love of God, hard work, and constant curiosity has inspired generations.


This book is an optional read-aloud book for our Arthropods science unit and is included in the optional Read-Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

Original Publication Only Available from the Good and Beautiful Bookshop

The Boy Who Loved Bugs—The Story of Jean-Henri Fabre by Molly Sanchez

$7.99
Level 4

With a sense of wonder for the natural world, timeless drawings, and engaging detail, this “living book” describes the fascinating life cycle of a fiddler crab as it grows from a small underwater larva into a feisty shoreline-dwelling adult crab. You’ll find yourself cheering along for young fiddler crab to beat the odds–to transition to land, to escape a hungry bird, to win a mate, and to survive a battle against a larger crab. Fiddler Crab is a delightful introduction to nature study for all ages!


Fiddler Crab is an optional read-aloud book for our Arthropods science unit and is included in the optional Read-Aloud Book Pack is suggested to accompany that unit.

Fiddler Crab by Mary Adrian

$6.99