Five Spider Books for Children

In honor of my very first favorite book, Charlotte’s Web, here’s a few fun spider books for children.

charlottes webCharlotte’s Web

E.B. White

Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte’s web, high up in Zuckerman’s barn. Charlotte’s spider web tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur’s life when he was born the runt of his litter.

 

very busy spiderThe Very Busy Spider Board book

Eric Carle

Early one morning a little spider spins her web on a fence post. One by one, the animals of the nearby farm try to distract her, yet the busy little spider keeps diligently at her work. When she is done, she is able to show everyone that not only is her creation quite beautiful, it is also quite useful!

 

anasi.jpgAnansi and the Magic Stick

Eric A. Kimmel

It’s a fine bright day, and all the animals are working–all except Anansi, that is! He’s sleeping, as usual. Warthog, Lion, and Zebra laugh so hard at his messy house that they wake him up. Anansi stomps off in a huff–right into an amazing secret! Hyena has a magic stick that follows his orders. If Anansi steals the stick, he’ll never have to work again, and his home will be the neatest one in town. Is the magic stick his secret for success? Or the beginning of disasters he can’t even imagine?

 

I'm trying to love spiders.jpgI’m Trying to Love Spiders

Bethany Barton

The Official Spider Test.

What do you do when you see a spider?

  1. Lay on a BIG spidey smoocheroo.
  2. Smile, but back away slowly.
  3. Grab the closest object, wind up, and let it fly.
  4. Run away screaming.

If you chose b, c, or d, then this book is for you! (If you chose a, you might be crazy.)

I’m Trying to Love Spiders will help you see these amazing arachnids in a whole new light, from their awesomely excessive eight eyes, to the seventy-five pounds of bugs a spider can eat in a single year! And you’re sure to feel better knowing you have a better chance of being struck by lightning than being fatally bit by a spider. Comforting, right? No? Either way, there’s heaps more information in here to help you forget your fears . . . or at least laugh a lot!

 

diary of a spider.jpgDiary of a Spider

Doreen Cronin

This is the diary . . . of a spider.

Actually, he’s a lot like you. He goes to gym class and has Grandparents Day at school. But he also spins sticky webs, scales walls, and takes wind-catching lessons. Lucky for him, his best friend is a fly!

Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss, the team behind the #1 New York Times bestselling Diary of a Worm and Diary of a Fly, spin a hilarious tale about the upside-down web world of an eight-legged charmer and his unlikely friend, Fly.

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