The fact that I’m putting together a list of books about worms might make you disgusted, but I’m putting together the curriculum for a 5-year-old boy. My son is crazy about worms. We recently moved a bush in our yard. His favorite part was that we found 6-inch earthworms crawling out of the freshly dug soil. In this case, I did a fair amount of digging, but he got to move all the earthworms himself. All that to say, this is a subject that is close to his heart, and I decided to use it as a way to teach him.
worms and other creepy crawlies. Do your kids like to dig in the dirt and find them? There are earthworms one of our favorite things to find, and ours like to find them as well These worms are then collected. We can then see what they do or feed them to the birds if they are small enough. So to go with our wormery project this spring, we put together a basket of different books for our toddlers and preschoolers to read. Their favorite books to read aloud this spring are these:
If you want to add worms to your nature area this spring, this collection of easy to read books on worms for toddlers and preschoolers is a great choice. They can read, look at, and learn more about worms as they work on a worm journal project. As you can see, we haven’t put them in any order because the kids loved them all. Here are our earthworm books for little kids.
Diary of a Worm – by Doreen Cronin
This was his favorite of the worm-themed books we read together. It’s told from the point of view of a young worm, who talks about what he does every day. It’s not scientifically accurate, but there are parts of a worm’s real experience that are shown. This worm goes to school and gets in trouble for eating his homework (the fear of birds, for instance, or the fact that worms have no teeth). The best thing about this book was how funny it was. My son was belly-laughing as we read it, and he asked me to read it again right after we were done.
They play with worms. Is that true? You can find out in Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin, right?
Wiggling Worms at Work – by Wendy Pfeffer
This fun book, which features the art of Steve Jenkins, explains how an earthworm grows and why it’s important for the soil and the growth of crops. The book talks about what earthworms eat, how they move, and how they make egg sacs. It also talks about how they move. My son was very interested in how worms move and the fact that they don’t have bones and can tie themselves in knots. I found the ecological importance of earthworms to be very interesting.
An Earthworm’s Life – by John Himmelman
This book starts with a tiny earthworm coming out of its egg case. It then shows how an earthworm goes through different stages in its life. When the worm meets other animals, like a mole and a young boy, they are very interesting. There are a lot of great pictures in this book, and it’s a great way to learn more about the life of an earthworm.
Inch by Inch – by Leo Lionni
There are a lot of earthworm books on this list. But this one is all about an adorable green inch worm! The inch worm tells other animals how useful he is because he can measure things. The illustrations by Leo Lionni are beautiful. The inch worm measures everything he sees in the story, whether it’s a robin’s tail or a heron’s legs. It doesn’t stop him from taking on the challenge of measuring a nightingale’s song. : It’s a sweet story, and it made us think about both worms (our study of them) and math (our study of math) (measurements).
Worm Weather by Jean Taft
Fun and interactive story: Worm Weather by Jean Taft lets kids see the fun of worms in the rain.
Carl and the Meaning of Life by Deborah Freedman
A simple earthworm named Carl spends most of his time digging through the soil until someone asks him why. Carl is on a journey to find out what life is all about.
Wonderful Worms by Linda Glasers
Wonderful Worms by Linda Glasers is a great book to help you learn about earthworms and their important role in our ecosystem. It includes infographics, charts, and stories to help you learn more about earthworms.
Wiggling worms at work by Wendy Pfeffer.
Worms do a lot of work to help plants grow, and they are important to our ecosystem. Wendy Pfeffer wrote an early reader and science book called Wiggling worms at work. You can learn more about them and how important they are in this book.
An Earthworm’s Life by John Himmelman.
There are earthworms that help keep the soil in your garden healthy! John Himmelman wrote a book called An Earthworm’s Life. It talks about how important it is for them to do their job.
Superworm by Julia Donaldson
No, that’s not what I meant. This is Superworm! But, what happens when the super worm is taken? I don’t know. You’ll have to read Julia Donaldson’s book Superworm to find out. Winnie Finn, Worm Farmer by Carol Brendler.
If you want to talk to Winnie Finn, you should talk about earthworms. Winnie Finn, Worm Farmer by Carol Brendler is a book about earthworms and why they move so quickly.
I Can Only Draw Worms by Will Mabbitt
This is what the publisher said about the book:
It’s a Day-Glo-colored picture book about worms that’s great for people who like The Book With No Pictures and The Day the Crayons Left. This is a book about counting and about worms, but it’s also a lot of fun. When you read this picture book, you won’t be disappointed that the author/illustrator can only draw worms. It won’t take away from how much fun you will have.