Insects and entomologists feature in many children's books and novels. Visit the Insectography for a detailed list. Using these resources can be a great way to introduce entomological concepts. Perhaps you are interested in conducting an insect unit in an educational program, or offering a themed book club where novels about mutant insects would encourage animated discussion!

Included below is a list of books and related discussion guides that can be used in your own book clubs or programs.

Children and Young Adult (YA) books or novels
Battle Bugs
Cricket Winter
Hope for the Flowers
How to Eat Fried Worms
Inside Jupiter
James and the Giant Peach (more guides for this book: 1)
Project Mulberry (more guides for this book: 1, 2)
A Rustle in the Grass (more guides for this book: 1)
Seven Spiders Spinning
Tales of Glarney
Trouble in Bugland
The Word Eater

Adult novels
Ant Man
The Ant Men 
Bedbugs: A Novel
Bug Island
Children of Time
Chrysalis: Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis
Ender's Game
Entopia: Revolution of the Ants
The Forbidden Bean
Girl of the Limberlost
Hand of the Devil
Hellstrom Hive
The Hephaestus Plague
Invertebrata Enigmatica
Lady of the Butterflies
A Macabre Myth of a Moth-Man
Micro (more guides for this book: 1)
Mort (e)
Shoo Fly Pie (more guides for this book: 1, 2, 3).
Starship Troopers
World Hunger


Study Guides: Insects in Amber