Welcome to Second Grade ~ 2008-09!
Weaving Wonders: Spiders in Your Backyard (Backyard Bugs)
by Nancy Loewen
Describes the physical characteristics, life cycle, and behavior of spiders. Includes anatomy diagram and activity.
Nancy Loewen has written more than 60 childrens books on a variety of Topics, including insects, money, natural disasters, character development, language, and more. Her books have received awards from the American Library Association, the New York Public Library, and Parents Choice. Four to the Pole! (Linnet Books, 2001), a young adult book co-written with polar explorer Ann Bancroft, was a Minnesota Book Award finalist. Nancy lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, two children, and a very demanding cat. Her children hope that the cat will allow them to get a dog someday. (excerpt Amazon Product Review & About the Author)
A Spiderling Grows Up (Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers)
by Pam Zollman
It covers the life cycle of a spider, and the differing ways spiderlings live. Some live on mother spiders back, some fly away on silk strands.
Spiders' Secrets (DK Readers Level 3)
by Richard Platt
Written by leading children's authors and compiled by leading experts in the field, DK Readers are one of the most delightful ways to capture children's interest and help children learn. Learn the truth about six creepy spiders -- from hairy tarantulas with real fangs to eight-eyed jumping spiders!
(excerpt Amazon Editorial Review)
Spinning Spiders (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
by Melvin Berger
How do spiders spin such large webs? Spiders produce a unique silk that can stretch from wall to wall, or between the legs of a chair. 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!
(Amazon Product Review)
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