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The life cycle of a beetle
Aloian, Molly.
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Publication Information:
New York, NY : Crabtree, [2004]

Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.9 1.0 78670.
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QL576.2 .A58 2004 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
QL576.2 .A58 2004 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Hundreds of thousands of beetles live all over the world in habitats as diverse as swamps, rainforests, and deserts. The Life Cycle of a Beetle describes the growth and development of these fascinating insects from egg to adult. Full-color images of all kinds of beetles, from the familiar to the extraordinary, are included.

Author Notes

Bobbie Kalman was born in Hungary in 1947. She escaped with her family to Austria during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The family spent several weeks there as refugees before immigrating to North America. Her book, Refugee Child, is based on this account. She has degrees in English, psychology and education, and has taught at both the elementary and secondary level. She has also worked as an educational assistant for several publishing companies. She is the author and publisher of over 800 books for children. Her books are sought after because she writes within specific curriculum needs, making the titles very popular in schools and public libraries. Her works include The Early Settler Life series, The Historic Communities series, The Native Nations of North America series, The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures series, and The Science of Living Things series.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Bunches of beetlesp. 4
What is a beetle?p. 6
What is a life cycle?p. 8
The cycle beginsp. 10
Bursting outp. 12
The pupal stagep. 14
Changing formp. 16
All grown upp. 18
Finding a matep. 20
On land and in waterp. 22
Feeding timep. 24
Beetle defensesp. 26
Dangers to beetlesp. 28
Helping beetlesp. 30
Glossary and Indexp. 32