Ants are everywhere, and they come in all different shapes, sizes, and colors. These hard-working little creatures thrive wherever they go, adapting as needed to their ever-changing world.
Honors and Awards
Cybils Award Finalist, Easy Reader
Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
Behind the Book
“Believe it or not, there are more than 10,000,000,000,000,000 and alive right now. That’s a lot of ants. These amazing creep crawlers live in almost anywhere you can think of, so I had no shortage of inspiration as I was researching and writing this book.
“After learning so much about ants, you might wonder if I have a favorite. I do. It’s the Dracula ant, which gets all its nutrients from a single source—the blood from ant larvae. How cool is that?”
by Melissa Stewart
National Geographic
Children's Books, 2009
for ages 5-7
ISBN 978-1-42630-608-2
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Series at a Glance:
National Geographic Reader
Ants   Deadlist Animals!   Deadly Predators   Dolphins Meteors Predator Face-Off
  Robots   Snakes   Titanic   Water   Wolverines
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