Books and Websites to Share with Kids
When the cicadas are at their most deafening, these resources will help you understand and explain why:
- BioKids – Info, pictures, sounds and more from the Univ. of Michigan
- Creature Feature – All about cicadas, from National Geographic for Kids
- Cicada – Detailed Encyclopedia Britannica entry, with more links to other resources
by Helen Frost
For K-1st grade. Includes detailed photos, with a focus on cicadas’ physical characteristics. Includes a glossary.
by Ann O. Squire
For 2-5th Grade. Learn about the fascinating lives of cicadas and how they emerge from the ground by the thousands every summer, filling the air with their mating calls. Includes a glossary, index and “learning more” section.