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 M. G. Leonard with Max Barclay - Head Coleopterist at the Natural History Museum  Photo: Paul Mussos for Hay Festival 2018

M. G. Leonard with Max Barclay - Head Coleopterist at the Natural History Museum

Photo: Paul Mussos for Hay Festival 2018

 Dr Sarah Beynon with a beetle larva  Photo: Paul Mussos for Hay Festival 2017

Dr Sarah Beynon with a beetle larva

Photo: Paul Mussos for Hay Festival 2017

The Beetle Collector’s Handbook

Beetlemania is spreading, thanks to M.G. Leonard's bestselling Beetle Boy trilogy. In the books, Darkus learns all about beetles from an old guide his father had used as a child. Now that book is available for readers everywhere to discover beetle facts for themselves! Hilariously narrated by eccentric entomologist "Monty G Leonard", this lavishly illustrated guide is the perfect starting point for young beetle collectors everywhere. From scary to weird to jaw-droppingly gorgeous, the 50+ species featured in this book are certain to inspire a lifelong love of Coleoptera.

The book features afterwords from Dr Sarah Beynon, the coleopterist that runs The Bug Farm and Max Barclay - head coleopterist at the Natural History Museum.

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LONGLISTED FOR THE BLUE PETER BOOK AWARDS 2019 FOR BEST BOOK WITH FACTS

Internal illustration by Carim Nahaboo

 Excerpt from the book. Illustration by  Carim Nahaboo

Excerpt from the book. Illustration by Carim Nahaboo


NEWS, INTERVIEWS AND REVIEWS


WORLD RIGHTS

The Beetle Collector’s Handbook is published by Scholastic in the UK and in the following territories around the world:

Australia, Canada, Faroe Islands, Italy, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden.

TV & Film rights are optioned by Nevision.

AWARDS, ACCOLADES & PRIZES

Longlisted for the Blue Peter Book Prize 2019 - Best book with facts
Shortlisted for the Doncaster Book Award - Nonfiction