Nic Bishop Butterflies and Moths
"Bishop has received much well-deserved acclaim for his stunning photographs, but his text, too, stands out, with information-packed prose that shimmers like butterfly wings, capturing the sense of wonder that infuses his photographs. This book is an example of the very best kind of nonfiction - the kind that inspires as well as informs.” School Library Journal, Starred Review
"this large-format book offers stunning color photos supported by an unusually engaging text." Booklist, Starred Review
Text and Photographs by Nic Bishop
Scholastic ISBN 0439877572
Awards & Honors
2009 Booklist Top Ten Sci-Tech Titles for Youth
2009 Cybils Award Nominee
2009 Junior Library Guild Selection
2009 Booklist Editors Choice
2009 School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
2009 Book Links Lasting Connections
2009 Chicago Public Library Best of Best List
2010 Capitol Choice List
2010 Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award - Honor Book, Transitional Non-Fiction
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The following books are some that were helpful in my research. Some books are academic. None are written for children (although there are lots of neat questions answered in "Do Butterflies Bite?”)
Ed. Carol L. Boggs, Ward B. Watts, and Paul R. Ehrlich. 2003. Butterflies - ecology and evolution taking flight. University of Chicago Press. Written by and for researchers.
Dr. Phil Schappert. 2000. A world of Butterflies. Firefly Books.
Matthew M. Douglas. 1986. The Lives of Butteflies. University of Michigan.
Rod & Ken Preston-Matham. 2004. Butterflies of the World. Casssell Illustrated.
Ken Preston-Mafham. 2004. Volume 4, Grolier World of Animals. Grolier.
Hazel Davis, Caro|A. Butler. 2003. Do Butterflies Bite? Fascinating Answers to Questions about Butterflies and Moths. Rutgers University Press.
Amy Bartlett Wright. 1993. Peterson's First Guide: Caterpillars. Houghton Mifflin.
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