Arnett, Ross H. et al. How to Know the Beetles. Dubuque, IA: William C. Brown Co., 1980. 424 pp.
Brinkloe, Julie. Fireflies! New York: Macmillan Childs Group, 1985. 32 pp. Grades K-2.
Conklin, Gladys. I Like Beetles. Illustrated by Jean Zallinger. New York: Holiday House, 1975.
Evans, Glyn. The Life of Beetles. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1975.
Johnson, Sylvia A. Fireflies. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publications, 1986. Grades 4-6.
Johnson, Sylvia. Beetles. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publications, 1982. 48 pp. Grades 4 and up.
Milne, Lorus and Margery. Nature's Clean-up Crew: The Burying Beetles. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1982. Grades 4-6.
Penny, Malcolm. Discovering Beetles. New York: The Bookwright Press, 1986. 48 pp.
Rounds, Glen. The Boll Weevil. Illustrated by the author. New York: Golden Gate, 1967.
Fiction and Poetry Titles
Buckley, Paul and Kathleen Tucker, editors. Illustrated by the authors. Amy Belliger and The Fireflies. Niles, IL: A. Whitman (PLB), 1987. 32 pp. Grades PS-3.
Eastman, Philip D. Sam and the Firefly. Illustrated by the author. New York: Random House, 1958.
Fisher, Aileen. We Went Looking. Illustrated by Marie Angel. New York: Thomas Crowell, 1968.
Hawes, Judy. Fireflies in the Night. Illustrated by Ellen Alexander. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1991.
Hoban, Russell. Jim Frog. Illustrated by Martin Baynton. New York: Henry, Holt and Company Inc., 1984.
Knight, Hilary. A Firefly in a Fir Tree. Illustrated by the author. New York: Harper and Row, 1963.
Marcroft, Karen. Fulbert Firefly. Illustrated by Renee Marcroft. Salt Lake City, UT: Marcroft Productions, 1986. 48 pp. Grades 3-8.
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. Beetles Lightly Toasted. New York: Macmillan Childrens Group, 1987. 144 pp. Grades 3-7.
See also: Lady bird beetles