10 Wiggly and Wonderful Picture Books About Worms

by Lindsay Barrett

Nature-obsessed children will love these books about worms. The wiggly little critters are endlessly fascinating to kids, whether they spot them on the sidewalk after a rainstorm or happen upon one while digging. Leaning into kids’ interest in worms is well worth it. Worms are readily available in nature, remarkably resilient to kids’ hands-on exploration, and they’re interesting to observe and learn about. This list of books about worms has something for everyone. You’ll find friendly introductions to fictional worms and fascinating nonfiction that teaches budding scientists how earthworms and other worms play integral roles in our ecosystem.