8 Best Books About Ants Update 05/2022

Books About Ants

If your research involves ants or other insects, you could enjoy reading one of the many outstanding children’s ant books available. Here are my reviews of three non-fiction and five fiction books for children about ants.

Ant Cities by Arthur Dorros

Ant Cities by Arthur Dorros

This was the best ant book we’ve ever read. Both of my kids were engrossed in this book, despite the fact that it was aimed at a little older audience. In my opinion, it contained just the proper amount of factual information to keep my children interested in learning more about ants. As a bonus, I learned a lot about ants from reading this book!

a harvester-ant-centered narrative (which, appropriately enough, was the kind of ant we had in our ant farm). We learned a lot about harvester ants from this book, including their feeding patterns, tunneling tendencies, and life cycle. Female worker ants, queen ants, and male ants were among the creatures we encountered. In the book’s last chapters, readers will learn about many species of ants. You should have this book if you plan to keep ant colonies and order live harvester ants. However, even if you don’t plan on monitoring harvester ants, this book is an excellent educational resource for children.

The Life and Times of the Ant by Charles Micucci

Although it’s a great book about ants, it’s definitely better suited for elementary school children rather than pre-schoolers because it’s even more tightly packed with information. Among the many fascinating topics covered in this book are: the family, the ant’s anatomy, how smell trails are used to locate food, the life of an ant throughout the year, and many more! One of the best books out there for kids who are interested in learning about ants is included in this collection.

Are You an Ant? by Judy Allen and Tudor Humphries

The title of this book is a play on words: “Are you an ant?” The reader is considered to be an ant for the sake of the book, and the author writes directly to the reader. It is explained in detail to the reader how an ant is born (“The queen begins to lay eggs.”). A pupa is the next stage of development in the ant life cycle, and you’re in one of them now.”) as well as what ants consume (“Go out and look for food. Seeds are a great addition to any meal. Other fascinating tidbits include the following: Young readers will be inspired to imagine what it might be like to be a black garden ant by the book’s narrative approach. The Life and Times of the Ant, on the other hand, provides far more information than this book does. In addition to its lighthearted tone, it may appeal to younger readers, yet the material offered here is sure to be valuable to older elementary school pupils as well.

One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor J. Pinczes

One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor J. Pinczes

In order to reach a picnic, one hundred ants sang and marched in formation. But the tiniest ant intervenes, claiming that they are moving too slowly and that they would arrive sooner if they marched in two lines of 50. As a result, the ants march on to the picnic as instructed. However, the tiniest ant once more halts them, explaining that marching in four lines of 25 will expedite their arrival. As a result, the ants march on to the picnic as instructed. However, this is still not fast enough, so the tiniest ant has them march in five lines of twenty. They finally make it, but there’s nothing left to eat! In their fury, the ants accuse the tiniest ant of sabotaging their picnic. Now what will they do to the tiniest of all the ants? ‘

I Saw an Ant on the Railroad Track by Joshua Prince

Rhyming and full of intrigue, this is a fascinating book with a charming plot. Switching trains from one track to another is a job done by Jack in this novel. This is the first time I’ve ever heard of someone seeing “a westbound train and an eastbound train.” When he hears a train approaching, Jack tries to reroute the tracks to prevent the train from hitting the ant, but he has a lot of trouble doing so. How likely is it that the approaching train will squish the ant?

The Ant and the Elephant by Bill Peet

The concepts of kindness and assisting others are still relevant today, despite the fact that this novel was published more than 40 years ago. An ant falls into a river at the beginning of the story. He turns to a nearby turtle for assistance when he becomes stranded in the water. However, the turtle is unwilling to assist. The turtle, on the other hand, crashes to the ground a few seconds later. Birds are called upon to assist him in getting back up on his feet. However, the bird is unwilling to assist. The bird’s egg, on the other hand, slips out of the nest and she is unable to collect it. She seeks for assistance from a passing giraffe, but the giraffe refuses. No one is willing to aid the animals as they keep getting into trouble over and over again.

All of the animals are saved when a helpful elephant stops by. He grabs the ant from the water, flips the turtle over on its back, and returns the bird’s egg to its nest. Only the ant acknowledges his gratitude. There is no expression of thankfulness from the other creatures. It’s a good thing that the elephant has helped so many people since he slips into a deep valley and can’t get out of it. What will happen to the elephant now that no one can save it? An army of 95,000 ants steps in to save the day!

That even ants can help elephants when they work together was something I found appealing in this storyconcept. .’s In spite of this, I was saddened to discover that the ungrateful animals failed to learn anything from their mistakes. The term “stupid,” which the lion used, is one we try to avoid using in our house.

Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg

Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg

An ant colony is on the prowl for crystals to feed their queen in this wacky tale. Their trek is hazardous and dangerous, but they reach the gems and bring one back to the queen apiece. Two ants, on the other hand, are having so much fun with the crystals that they’ve decided to stay behind instead of going back to their ant tunnel. The book, written from the point of view of the ants, describes the terrifying day that these two “bad ants” have. They plummet into a scorching brown pool with a terrible thud. A tidal wave nearly took them out. Before being tossed into the air, they almost succumb to their burns. In a swirling hurricane, they take a serious hit.

A human perspective is depicted in both the text and the images of this story. In reality, the crystals are a huge vat of sugar. When a person scoops sugar into a cup of coffee, the “terrifying fall into boiling brown lake” happens. When the coffee is swirled, the ants experience near-drowning “under crushing waves.” When they put their bread in the toaster, they almost died from the intense heat.

A lot of the hilarity in this book is due to the fact that the text is written from the ants’ point of view, whilst the drawings are drawn from a human one.

Find Anthony Ant by Lorna and Graham Philpot

Like “Where’s Waldo” or “I Spy,” this cute book urges children to look for Anthony Ant. There are rhyming text and three different scenarios for what Anthony Ant is doing in the image below on each spread. Finally, the children are tasked with finding Anthony Ant in the ant tunnels. This book will be a hit with kids who like to play “I Spy” games.

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