Spectacular Spiders

From the Series Linda Glaser's Classic Creatures

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

With simple text and full-color illustrations, Spectacular Spiders describes the physical characteristics, habits, and environment of the garden spider.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Expository Literature, Animals
Copyright 1999
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2011-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.9
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
Dewey 595.4'4
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8.75 x 9
Lexile 590
Guided Reading Level L
ATOS Reading Level 3.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 2899
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
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Author: Linda Glaser

Illustrator: Gay Holland

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Linda Glaser's Classic Creatures

Linda Glaser’s simple picture books honor some of our planet’s most fascinating creatures. Kids love these fact-filled and fun books with their bright and interesting illustrations. View available downloads →


  • NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, Winner, 1999


School Library Journal

“A young girl admires the work of a garden spider living in her backyard and describes its physical and behavioral characteristics. Focusing on the arachnid’s use of spider silk, she tells how it constructs a web to catch insects, employs a ‘dragline’ to escape predators, and securely wraps its prey and its eggs in silk. A six-page appendix, in question-and-answer format, offers snippets of miscellaneous information about spider anatomy, habitats, natural enemies, lifespan, and special characteristics of 13 different species.”
School Library Journal