Fall 2023


We're Not Scary — We're Amazing!

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

If you love spiders, or if you are terrified of spiders, or if you just want to be mind-boggled by some incredible arachnid facts, this book is for you!

These little eight-legged creatures are often the stuff of people’s nightmares, but spiders are amazing animals that are essential for our world. In this book, spiders set out to convince their human doubters that they really aren’t out to scare or harm people. In fact, they are far too busy weaving beautiful silk structures, hunting, keeping insect pests under control, and raising their young to want to frighten humans.

  • Meet some weird and wonderful spiders, including bat-eating spiders, scuba-diving spiders, and spiders that disguise themselves as poop
  • Learn how spiders are essential to ecosystems everywhere
  • Investigate why some people are afraid of spiders
  • And celebrate the lives of these little animals that so often get ignored or are dismissed as scary

Told from a spider’s point of view, this fascinating, fact-packed celebration of spiders is determined to turn kids everywhere into spider fans and protectors.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Animals
Copyright 2024
Publisher Ruby Tuesday Books
Imprint Ruby Tuesday Books
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2023-08-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF003120, JNF037020, JNF053050
Dewey 595
Dimensions 8.25 x 11
Guided Reading Level U
Features Fast facts, Glossary words bolded within text, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents

Author: Ruth Owen

Ruth Owen has written more than 400 children’s books. She writes on many subjects, but science and nature are her favorite topics to research and make accessible for young readers.


Kirkus Reviews

“Engaging enough to soothe even confirmed arachnophobes.”—Kirkus Reviews