Monarch Butterfly Resources

I've raised monarch butterflies for the past six summers. I'm still fascinated, and I'm still learning! Here are some web sites and books I've found helpful, along with photos and videos from our backyard.


Web Sites



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Books About Monarchs for Children


A Butterfly’s Life by Ellen Lawrence
Butterfly Tree by Sandra Markle
Flight of the Butterflies (Penguin Young Readers, L3) by Roberta Edwards
How to Raise Monarch Butterflies: A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids by Carol Pasternak
Let’s Look at Monarch Butterflies by Laura Hamilton Waxman
Monarch and Milkweed by Helen Frost
Monarch Butterfly by Gail Gibbons
The Monarch’s Progress: Poems with Wings by Avis Harley
Mr. McGinty’s Monarchs by Linda VanderHeyden


Books About Butterflies and Caterpillars for Children


A Butterfly is Patient by Dianna Hutts Aston
A Place for Butterflies by Melissa Stewart
Butterflies and Moths by Nic Bishop
Butterflies by Seymour Simon
Butterflies by Jonathan P. Latimer, Karen Stray Nolting (Peterson Field Guide for Young Naturalists)
Caterpillars by Marilyn Singer
Caterpillars by Jonathan P. Latimer, Karen Stray Nolting (Peterson Field Guide for Young Naturalists)
Face to Face with Butterflies by Darlyne A. Murawski
Face to Face with Caterpillars by Darlyne A. Murawski
Flying Colors: Butterflies in Your Backyard by Nancy Loewen


Books for Adult Readers


Butterflies through Binoculars: The East. A Field Guide to the Butterflies of Eastern North America by Jeffrey Glassberg
The Family Butterfly Book: Discover the Joy of Attracting, Raising & Nurturing Butterflies by Rick Mikula
Touch a Butterfly: Wildlife Gardening with Kids by April Pulley Sayre

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