Spinning Spiders

by Melvin Berger

On Sale: 05/06/2003

Spinning Spiders

by Melvin Berger

illustrated by S. D. Schindler

On Sale: 05/06/2003


Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children (NSTA/CBC)

About the Book

Read and find out about spiders in this colorfully illustrated nonfiction picture book.

In this book, featuring remarkably realistic artwork by S.D. Schindler, you will learn about the silk spiders produce, the webs they spin, and the prey they capture. You will even learn how to make a web of your own!

"A lively and interesting look at a popular subject," according to a starred review from School Library Journal.

This is a clear and appealing science book for early elementary age kids, both at home and in the classroom. It's a Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades. The 100+ titles in this leading nonfiction series are:

  • hands-on and visual
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Top 10 reasons to love LRFOs:

  • Entertain and educate at the same time
  • Have appealing, child-centered topics
  • Developmentally appropriate for emerging readers
  • Focused; answering questions instead of using survey approach
  • Employ engaging picture book quality illustrations
  • Use simple charts and graphics to improve visual literacy skills
  • Feature hands-on activities to engage young scientists
  • Meet national science education standards
  • Written/illustrated by award-winning authors/illustrators & vetted by an expert in the field
  • Over 130 titles in print, meeting a wide range of kids' scientific interests

Books in this series support the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

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Critical Praise

"In a clear, easy-to-read style, Berger discusses how arachnids differ from insects, how they catch and eat their prey, and how webs protect them from their enemies. Five different types of spiders are included, along with information about how they create and utilize their unique webs. Detailed, full-color illustrations, often on spreads, highlight the well-organized text. Close-up scenes of these creatures at work capture the delicacy and beauty of their amazing creations.Directions for mounting and preserving a web without harming a spider are appended. A lively and interesting look at a popular subject." - School Library Journal (starred review)


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780064452076
  • ISBN 10: 0064452077
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 05/06/2003
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:7.25 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Zoology
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / How Things Work-Are Made
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Insects, Spiders, etc.

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