Gail Gibbons' book taught all of us a bunch about lady bugs! I did not realize they have two sets of wings, that there are 475 types of lady bugs in North America. The girls learned that they eat aphids and other tiny bugs on leaves. We discussed a lot of commonalities between ladybugs and butterflies.
If you like ocean creatures more, this one was quite interesting & eye-opening:
I have requested one more in this series from the library and hope to do some sparkly crafts inspired by these books. Recently we read a book about Chinese characters which the girls loved. I found another book by the same author: