Insect Superpowers: 18 Real Bugs That Smash, Zap, Hypnotize, Sting, and Devour! (Insect Book for Kids, Book about Bugs for Kids)

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$17.99  $16.73
Chronicle Books
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8.1 X 11.1 X 0.5 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author

Kate Messner is the award-winning author of Over and Under the Snow and more than a dozen other books for young readers. She lives on Lake Champlain with her family.

Jillian Nickell is a freelance illustrator, screen printer, and teacher living in Chicago, Illinois. Her work has been included in the Society of Illustrators' Illustrators 52 and Illustrators 55 award shows and book publications.


"Impressive. Action-packed. [Insect Superpowers] gives readers a fun and delightfully creepy way to learn about insect adaptations."-- Booklist, starred review
"[V]ivid. enthralling... Middle-grade report writers might have to get on the hold list if browsers spot [Insect Superpowers] first."-- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"The insect world is buzzing with superpowers! Jumping on the superhero bandwagon, Messner and Nickell bring readers a fascinating and fun read. Nickell's illustrations keep the pages turning. Messner's text flows smoothly in this action-packed format. [Insect Superpowers] will be popular."-- Kirkus Reviews

"Jillian Nickel's illustrations are bold, large, colorful, extremely descriptive, and wonderfully eye-catching. Together Messner and Nickel have created text and pictures with exquisite details."-- School Library Journal
"Together Messner and Nickell have created text and pictures with exquisite details. Any educator who wants to excite their students about nature and insects will love this book. Science teachers and school librarians will definitely want to add this title to their collection."-- Booklist, starred review