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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Backyard Books

Children will learn about all kinds of backyard bugs and spiders in these nonfiction picture books. These accessible, fully illustrated books are perfect for reading aloud. Young readers will learn how they would experience life if they were one of these backyard creatures.
  • Are You an Ant?
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    • Are You an Ant?

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      Judy Allen; Illustrated by Tudor Humphries
      Kingfisher

    • Backyard Books: Are You an Ant? by Judy Allen with illustrations by Tudor Humphries will give children who love to track ants an inside look at the everyday life of this fascinating insect, as they...

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  • Are You a Grasshopper?
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    • Are You a Grasshopper?

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      Judy Allen; Illustrated by Tudor Humphries
      Kingfisher

    • Did you know that a grasshopper makes its distinctive sound by rubbing its bristly hind legs together? Amazing discoveries abound in Backyard Books: Are You a Grasshopper? by Judy Allen with illustrations...

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  • Are You a Dragonfly?
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    • Are You a Dragonfly?

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      Judy Allen; Illustrated by Tudor Humphries
      Kingfisher

    • The most colorful wings on the pond belong to the nimble dragonfly, but this delicate flying insect didn't begin life in the air. In Backyard Books: Are You a Dragonfly? by Judy Allen with illustrations...

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  • Are You a Bee?
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    • Are You a Bee?

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      Judy Allen; Illustrated by Tudor Humphries
      Kingfisher

    • Backyard Books: Are You a Bee? by Judy Allen with illustrations by Tudor Humphries shows that--from the perspective of a honeybee--the backyard is a busy place. A young bee faces many challenges...

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  • Are You a Butterfly?
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    • Are You a Butterfly?

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      Judy Allen; Illustrated by Tudor Humphries
      Kingfisher

    • Caterpillar, chrysalis, butterfly; follow the metamorphosis of this familiar backyard creature as it evolves into a delicate flying insect.

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  • Are You a Spider?
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    • Are You a Spider?

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      by Judy Allen, illustrated by Tudor Humphries
      Kingfisher

    • Did you know that when a spider's web is damaged, a spider will often eat the remaining silk before making a new one? Young children will make many amazing discoveries about spiders in the captivating...

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  • Are You a Snail?
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    • Are You a Snail?

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      Judy Allen; Illustrated by Tudor Humphries
      Kingfisher

    • A young snail faces many challenges as it tries to grow safely into an adult. All the facts a young child needs to understand the life of this intriguing backyard creature are packed into Backyard...

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  • Are You a Ladybug?
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    • Are You a Ladybug?

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      Judy Allen; Illustrated by Tudor Humphries
      Kingfisher

    • Beginning with its title question, "Are you a ladybug?", this accessible book is perfect for reading aloud and tells young readers how they would experience life if they were a ladybug.

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Judy Allen

Judy Allen is an award-winning author whose novel Awaiting Developments was short-listed for the Whitbread Children's Novel Award.

Judy Allen, along with illustrator Tudor Humphries, created Kingfisher's award-winning Backyard Books series and many other successful books, including the Reading Rainbow selections Tiger and Seal.

Tudor Humphries

Author Judy Allen and illustrator Tudor Humphries created Kingfisher's award-winning Backyard Books series and many other successful books, including the Reading Rainbow selections Tiger and Seal. Tudor Humphries' recent titles include Hiding and A Floating World.