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Spider Books for Kids

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If you have a bug lover, you’ll know that spiders are one of those amazing species of bugs with amazing abilities. I have an amazing list of spider books for kids that your bug lover will appreciate.

Spiders are not insects but arachnids since they do not have the same body components as insects.

My son who is the animal expert is very quick to point out that distinction. If you’re creating a spider unit study for your students then you’ll need include some of these spider books.

Have your students read and of these Spider Books for Kids if you have a bug lover or want to learn more about these creatures

Books can be great inspiration for writing, art and crafts and so much more. I love book based learning and that’s what we do here  a lot in the early ages.

National Geographic Readers: Spiders by Laura Marsh

You don’t have to look very hard to see spiders! This National Geographic early reader is at the level one stage, great for beginning readers.

Miss Spider’s ABC Book by David Kirk

Based on the original Miss Spider book, Miss Spider is back, and she’s ready to help teach the alphabet in this fun picture book.

The Itsy Bitsy Spider by Iza Trapani

This board book is inspired by the classic nursery rhyme. In addition, it has beautifully painted images.

The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

Both multi sensory and greatly written, Carle once again brings his stories to life in this story of a spider. Despite distractions from other animals, this spider patiently weaves a web on a fence post. In the end, she creates something both beautiful and useful!

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

While the story is also centered around a pig, his best friend is a spider who works so hard to help Wilbur. This story is a classic and is a great read aloud for young kids.

Spiders: 101 Fun Facts & Amazing Pictures by Janet Evans

Learn 101 fun facts about spiders, with this fun book for kids!

Aaaarrgghhh! Spider! By Lydia Monks

Aargghhh!! It’s a spider! No need to fear – this spider just wants to be your pet!

Spider Rider by Sigal Adler

Travel along the adventures of this brave spider, who travels an ocean with consistency and courage. It’s written as a poem and has a slightly more advanced style compared to some children’s eBooks.

Are You A Spider? (Backyard Books) by Judy Allen

Learn interesting facts about spiders through this question-and-answer book designed for early elementary. It is simple enough for children to understand, but does not talk down to them.

Spinning Spiders (Lets-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) by Melvin Berger

This spider picture book makes a great read aloud for kids interested in finding out more about spiders. It’s illustrations are interesting and realistic.

Andy The Spider by Samantha Rindfuss

Andy isn’t very good at weaving strong webs, so he relies on his sister Emily to do it most of the time. When Emily is kidnapped by an owl, it’s up to Andy to save the day in this beginner chapter book.

Time For Kids: Spiders! by Editors Of TIME For Kids

With early elementary grades in mind, this Spiders book is filled with fun pictures for kids with tidbits of interesting facts and interactive pages.

The Eensy Weensy Spider by Mary Ann Hoberman

Down came the rain and washed the spider out..the eensy weensy spider travels far beyond the drain pipe in this poem, sing-song adventure.

Anansi The Spider: A Tale From The Ashanti by Gerald McDermott

Inspired by the old Ashanti folktale, Anansi the Spider sets out on a dangerous journey, threatened by many other creatures. He is rescued and helped by his sons. But at the end, who should Anansi reward?

Miss Spider’s Tea Party by David Kirk

In this classic story, Miss Spider wants to host a tea party! Unfortunately, no other bug will come in fear of being eaten! What will happen?

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