Season 6 - Episodes 3 & 4 - A Butterfly Adventure

A Butterfly Adventure

A Butterfly Adventure: Part 1  is sponsored by Sourcebooks.

A Butterfly Adventure: Part 2  is sponsored by Penguin Random House Audio.

Lauren, the Reading Bug and a new friend, Mari, are off on another fantastic journey, following the great monarch migration southward to reunite a tiny monarch with his family, and to reunite Mari with her grandparents for the Dia de los Muertos celebration. Join them to learn about the monarch's four stages of life and the important Mexican holiday. 

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Books Mentioned in this Podcast

Fiction: 
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780399226908
Availability: On Our Store Shelves Now
Published: World of Eric Carle - March 23rd, 1994

THE all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Including a special feature, die cuts, this beautiful board book edition, perfect for teaching the days of the week, offers readers an interactive experience.


Miguel and the Amazing Alebrijes (Disney/Pixar Coco) (Pictureback(R)) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780736437660
Availability: In Our Warehouse - Expected arrival in 2-5 days
Published: RH/Disney - October 10th, 2017

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.


Coco: A Story about Music, Shoes, and Family Cover Image
$10.99
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ISBN: 9781484787458
Published: Disney Press - October 10th, 2017

Inspired by Pixar Animation Studios' latest film, Coco, this middle grade novel retells the story of Miguel's daring adventure, and features exciting new scenes about his family.


The Day of the Dead: A Bilingual Celebration Cover Image
$7.99
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ISBN: 9780823423811
Published: Holiday House - June 1st, 2011

Follow two children as they celebrate their ancestors in this bilingual introduction to el Día de los Muertos-- the Day of the Dead! They prepare offerings of flowers, sugar skulls, and special bread, and make delicious foods to eat and share. By spreading marigold petals, they guide the dead home to join the festivities. After hours of singing, dancing, and reminiscing, it's time for bed.


Non-Fiction: 
The Monarch: Saving Our Most-Loved Butterfly Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781943366170
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Published: St. Lynn's Press - April 12th, 2017

The Monarch showcases this magnificent butterfly with eye-popping photos, fun facts about a monarch's life cycle, and things to know about the vital role that pollinators play in our ecosystem. Monarch enthusiast and nature blogger Kylee Baumle provides "action" projects for all ages, from planting milkweed and wildflowers to making butterfly watering stations...to volunteer activism.


Winged Wonders: Solving the Monarch Migration Mystery Cover Image
By Meeg Pincus, Yas Imamura (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534110403
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - March 15th, 2020

For decades, as the monarch butterflies swooped through every year like clockwork, people from Canada to the United States to Mexico wondered, "Where do they go?" In 1976 the world learned the answer: after migrating thousands of miles, the monarchs roost by the millions in an oyamel grove in Central Mexico's mountains.


The Truth About Butterflies (The Truth About Your Favorite Animals #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250232533
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 11th, 2020

Maxwell Eaton III's The Truth About Butterflies is another hilarious addition to this fan favorite series. This guide to the majestic butterfly walks you through its unique life cycle and offers anything you ever wanted to know about the colorful insect...


Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781419716478
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - August 25th, 2015

"Befitting its subject, the book communicates through its visual aesthetic. Tonatiuh integrates images of Posada's old-school calaveras with his own illustrations, done in the sophisticated style that has won him acclaim…It's wonderful to see the nuts and bolts of an artist's work presented so that children can understand the painstaking work involved in anything that looks cool and effortless." — The New York Times Book Review


Other Great Books for You to Explore: 
How to Raise Monarch Butterflies: A Step-By-Step Guide for Kids (How It Works) Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781770850026
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Published: Firefly Books - March 8th, 2012

Día de los Muertos (Celebrate the World) Cover Image
By Hannah Eliot, Jorge Gutierrez (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534415157
Availability: On Our Store Shelves Now
Published: Little Simon - July 24th, 2018

Day of the Dead (Seedlings: Holidays) Cover Image
$8.99
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ISBN: 9781628328585
Published: Creative Paperbacks - August 11th, 2020

Day of the Dead: A Count and Find Primer Cover Image
By Greg Paprocki (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423654261
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Published: Gibbs Smith - August 18th, 2020

Hurry and the Monarch Cover Image
By Antoine O Flatharta, Meilo So (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780385737197
Availability: On Our Store Shelves Now
Published: Dragonfly Books - February 10th, 2009

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