Among the bugs, one of the most favorite little critter is certainly a ladybug! Some call them ladybugs, others call them ladybirds, either way they are fun with red body and black spots. Here you will find some of the best ladybug board books to add onto baby’s and toddler’s bookshelf!
Board books with ladybugs we selected here are age appropriate for babies and toddlers. They are also an awesome gifts to give future parents for baby shower or to a child for their birthday.
THE BEST LADYBUG BOARD BOOKS TO READ ALOUD
Like with our other board book recommendations, our selection of ladybug board books for under 3 year old kids is based on one (or more, if we are lucky) things:
- short books with few pages since toddlers have a short attention span
- chunky and durable books to endure rough toddlers
- books with lovely and vivid illustrations
- books with textures or finger puppets for extra sensory experience during reading
Where’s the Ladybug?
Five beautifully illustrated spreads show a series of friendly garden creatures hiding behind bright felt flaps. And there’s a mirror on the final page! A perfect book to share with very little ones. A bright, bold board book with a felt flap on every spread – little hands won’t let it go! Find Where’s the Ladybug? by Ingela P. Arrhenius here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
You’re My Little Cuddle Bug
Each spread of this chunky board book shows a child and parent pair with adorable illustrations, as well as shaped cut-outs and raised elements. Perfect for cuddling up with your little one, these sweet rhyming stories celebrates a parent’s love for their child. Find You’re My Little Cuddle Bug by Nicola Edwards here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Counting with a Ladybug
Twelve bright pages feature an animal-packed number rhyme to read aloud. From one little ladybug to ten noisy ducklings, preschoolers will soon be counting the garden friends as they follow the tactile trails, feel the intriguing die-cut pictures, and embark on an animal adventure. Dazzling dragonflies, greedy snails, pretty butterflies, wriggly caterpillars, green grasshoppers, little bunnies, buzzy bees, and tiny ants are all waiting to be counted in this delightful book, and as you turn each page, there are more and more little ladybugs to count, too! Find Counting with a Ladybug by DK here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
First Words with a Ladybug
With an enticing die-cut cover, charming artwork, and exciting, real-life photos that build knowledge, this colorful toddler first-word book is a great way to help your little one learn before starting school. It will appeal to toddlers’ and preschoolers’ imaginations as they join in with Little Ladybug and say each word! Find First Words with a Ladybug by DK here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
When Spots, the ladybug, wants to play hide-and-seek but Beepo, the lightning bug insists that he will find Spots and all of his friends because they are so bright and spotted. Children will meet a variety of bugs and insects on the pages of this hide-and-seek book filled with fun die-cut pages! Find Hide-and-Seek Ladybugs by Paul Bright here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Ladybug, Ladybug, What Can You See?
Little bug enthusiasts will be delighted to discover the insects and spider hiding behind flaps in this interactive board book. With five spreads of bright, stylish illustrations, a lovable ladybug main character, and a surprise mirror on the final page, this is the perfect book to share with the very youngest readers! Find Ladybug, Ladybug, What Can You See? by Amelia Hepworth here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Will Ladybug Hug?
Ladybug loves to hug! Now Ladybug is getting ready to go on a trip and wants to say good-bye to her friends. . . but will her friends want to receive a hug? Find out in this surprising and memorable storybook all about friendship, high-fives, consent, and of course, hugs. Find Will Ladybug Hug? by Hilary Leung here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Ten Little Ladybugs
The ‘story’ itself is a lovely bouncy sing-song rhythm telling how each ladybug disappears on our journey around the garden. Some children may be upset thinking a fish or bird has in fact eaten the insects but there is a happy ending when everyone including all the distractions come home. Excellent book for anchoring number and counting skills. The tactile nature of the ladybugs that are on each page reinforcing the countdown as one disappears with each page turn. Find Ten Little Ladybugs by Melanie Gerth here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Colors with Ladybug
Perfect for hands-on learning, this book follows a ladybug on a magical adventure where she learns colors with her animal friends. The exciting peep-through cover and finishes on every page inspire interactive learning. Written in rhyming verse, the ladybug’s journey and colorful characters will appeal to a child’s imagination and promote a love of books. Find Colors with Ladybug by DK here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Go to Bed, Snuggle Bug
It’s time for bed, but these snuggle bugs aren’t quite ready yet. Read along with your little snuggle bug and find out all the reasons why. This sweet bedtime story features adorable critters who use every excuse they can think of not to go to bed. Find Go to Bed, Snuggle Bug by Little Hippo Books here: United States | United Kingdom
What else ladybugs can do?
- They can help kids with fine motor skills as they add stickers as a dots on ladybugs.
- Prepare ladybug busy bag to have on hand for independent play.
- Grab few ladybug toys or games for learning and fun!