Tiny slimy worms are an important part of our ecosystem. The help purify the soil, making it healthy and nutritious for growing the plants we need. Read about worms with these fun, creepy and informative titles.
Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin
This is the diary . . . of a worm. Surprisingly, a worm not that different from you or me: He lives with his parents, plays with his friends, and even goes to school. But unlike you or me, he never has to take a bath, he gets to eat his homework, and because he doesn’t have legs, he just can’t do the hokey pokey — no matter how hard he tries. Oh, and his head looks a lot like his rear end.
Inside the Worm’s Hole by Meish Goldish
It’s a cool, damp night, and a wriggling worm searches for food in a garden. Before the sun rises, it returns to its home in the soil. Tiny hairs on the worm’s skin grab the dirt to help the crawler move forward. As the worm squirms underground, its long body breaks up the soil and creates tunnels. Welcome to the worm’s hole! Clear text, colorful photos, and diagrams will engage young readers as they explore the habitat, physical characteristics, diet, and behavior of these curious creatures. Age-appropriate activities and critical-thinking questions give readers an opportunity to make observations and gain valuable insights.
Yucky Worms by Vivian French
Who would want to be friends with a wiggly, slimy worm? You can’t even tell which end is which! But there’s more to these lowly creatures than meets the eye. Kids are invited to find out where worms live, see how they move, and understand why gardeners consider them friends with the help of this humorous and informative look at an unappreciated — and fascinating — creature.
Day of the Night Crawlers by Troy Cummings
Monsters have never been this much fun! In this second book in the series, Alexander and his new friend, Rip, try to learn more about the monster-filled notebook. They follow clues left by strange worms called night crawlers. It turns out new monsters are in town–giant fish monsters called tunnel fish–and even a fish-kabob monster! This humorous, action-packed book has fun black-and-white illustrations on every page.
The Case of the Chewable Worms by Bill Myers
The earth is being invaded by worms! They’re everywhere…crawling on kid’s toothbrushes, squirming in their sandwiches, making guest appearances in Mom’s spaghetti dinner. And worst of all, people find them…tasty! But is it really an invasion or the work of B.A.D.D. (Bungling Agents Dedicated to Destruction)? Only Secret Agent Dingledorf and his trusty dog, Splat, can find out and save the day…while also realizing the importance of doing good and helping others.
After you’ve finished reading about our creepy crawly friends, get down and dirty with this delicious treat. Directions can be found here.