The Dragonfly Defense (Battle Bugs #7)
Max soon realizes that the lizards are just a small nuisance compared to the giant that's been ferrying them across from Reptile Island. Admiral Longtooth, a huge saltwater crocodile, is determined to show the bugs that the battle may be over, but they'll never win the war.
There is a lot of fighting and Max is frequently in dangerous situations, so this book is not for the sensitive reader. On the other hand, readers who make every stick they find into a sword will find the fast-paced action very much to their liking.
It's somewhat difficult to find early chapter books that have a lot of action and adventure but don't involved characters from movies of television, and even fewer that involve fantasy. Fans of Messner's Ranger in Time or Osborne's Magic Treehouse series will enjoy Battle Bugs, and will most likely be motivated to go on a bug hunt in the yard after reading the informational notes in the back.