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Beetles: The Most Common Insects

Beetles: The Most Common Insects

by Sara Swan Miller

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Children's Literature
Who knew beetles could be so interesting? This wonderful reference book introduces young readers to the world's largest order of insects—Coleoptera. To put it mildly, beetles are everywhere. There may be as many as several million beetle species around the world, and believe it or not, they can live in almost any habitat (except Antarctica, evidently). The author discusses beetles' traits and where they fit in the animal kingdom, then describes fourteen species of beetles in detail. Organized by habitat (woods, fields and gardens, ponds and streams, and underground), these illustrated descriptions contain fascinating facts about each beetle's physical characteristics, habits and behaviors. Some of the highlighted insects include stag beetles, click beetles, fireflies, ladybugs, whirligig beetles and carrion beetles. In addition to close-up color photos and descriptive text, this resource also includes tips for finding, identifying and observing these unusual insects in their natural habitats. The back of the book contains a glossary, a list of relevant books and web sites, and an index. Perfect for research projects, this well-written and well-organized book will come in handy for young scientists who are looking for introductory information about this amazing insect. 2001, Franklin Watts, $23.00. Ages 9 to 11. Reviewer: Debra Briatico

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Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
Animals in Order Series
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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