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A Monarch Butterfly Story

Board Book, 12 boards, Children's Board Book, Nonfiction, Ages 2 - 6 (Grades preK-2)

ISBN: 978-1-944762-11-7



About this Book:

2018 Green Earth Book Award Short List

A young boy learns about threats to Monarch Butterflies and inspires his class and community to study the butterfly’s life cycle and to plant a butterfly friendly garden, offering the iconic insects safe places to lay eggs and native plants full of nectar to fuel their long migration. Through a simple narrative with beautiful illustrations, young readers will learn about the Monarch Butterfly, its cycle from egg to caterpillar to butterfly, threats to its survival, and respectful human interaction to help conserve this increasingly threatened species. This is the fourth in a series of narrative nonfiction board books, created in partnership with Maine Audubon, written and designed specifically for a preschool market. Previous titles in the series are: A Snowy Owl Story, A Little Brown Bat Story, and A Blanding’s Turtle Story.

Find out more about the Wildlife on the Move series of board books, including how to order a large-format version for your classroom or library.


"Monarch butterflies are in trouble, which makes Melissa Kim’s new book [. . .] all the more important."

––George Smith,

May 4: Authors and Cake with Hope Rowan & Melissa Kim

May 4: Authors and Cake with Hope Rowan & Melissa Kim

On Friday May 4, Hope Rowan ("Ten Days in Acadia") and Melissa Kim (Wildlife on the Move series) will be at Beyond the Sea in Lincolnville for the "Authors and Cake" series. The authors will give a brief talk and reading, on the theme of getting kids outdoors to explore the natural world. Attendees will enjoy layer cake and coffee. Admission is $10; books will be for sale at a 25% discount. The event, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m., is at Beyond the Sea,  2526 Atlantic Highway, Lincolnville.

Melissa Kim

About this Author

Melissa Kim is the author of six children’s books (including a series of books on endangered animals), one adult guidebook, and countless articles for children’s magazines. She



About this Illustrator

Jada Fitch grew up in a family-built log cabin in Sebago, Maine. Much of her childhood was spent attending art classes, working on craft projects, and building forts at her grandp



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