Spring is around the corner to brighten our days, and so are the Boroondara Library Service butterflies! We will have some butterfly chrysalises in the library for September school holidays, which will be released at a special event to be announced soon. 

Want to learn more about beautiful butterflies? Well here's a fact from Encyclopedia Britannica 'the monarch butterfly has a foul taste and odour and is avoided by birds!'. Want to know even more? Try these amazing butterfly books, selected by our library staff. Read up on our new friends while we wait for them to hatch!

Our best butterfly books

Board books

Butterfly by Teresa Bellón
Caterpillar by Harriet Evans
Creepy crawlies by Laura Hambleton
Five little bugs by  Shannon Hays
Look, a butterfly! by Yasunari Murakami
The butterfly garden by Michael Torres

Picture books

The very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle
The woolly bear caterpillar by Julia Donaldson
Butterfly, we're expecting you! by Libby Hathorn
Butterfly, butterfly by Petr Horacek
Caterpillar and Bean by Martin Jenkins
Butterfly park by Elly MacKay
 Secret world of butterflies by Courtney Sina Meredith
Backyard bugs by Helen Milroy
The butterfly: the adventures of Sally, Sam and the pup by Rhonda Summers


Life story of a butterfly by Charlotte Guillain
The secret life of caterpillars by Densey Clyne
Insect emporium by Susie Brooks
Bugs by Camilla de la Bedoyere
The big book of bugs by Yuval Zommer