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Splendid Spiders
Splendid Spiders
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Smithsonian Little Explorer

Splendid Spiders

Spiders are famous for their complex webs, but that's not how all of these eight-legged critters catch food. Some chase prey on the ground. Others hide and grab bugs that come too close! Excite kids' natural curiosity with this Smithsonian Little Entomologist book about splendid spiders from around the world. Readers will be wowed by the amazing variety of arachnids and up-close photos, while also learning about bug behavior, life cycles, classification, and more. The engaging, leveled text supports life science curriculum.

BrandSmithsonian Little Explorer
Age Level4-8 Years
Reading LevelGrades 1-2
Trim Size0 x 0
Page Count32



School Library Journal - Steven Engelfried, Wilsonville Public Library, OR

"These animal profiles are organized into several broad groups (such as bristle worms and tree crickets), providing a useful approach given the wide variety of species. Qualities specific to the group, like habitat and size, are neatly woven in with broader topics that apply to most or all varieties, such as life cycles. . . . High visual appeal, strong informational presentation, and facts about unusual creatures make this a first choice for the 590s." - School Library Journal

April 1, 2020

Melissa Higgins

Melissa Higgins

Melissa Higgins has written more than 100 fiction and nonfiction books for children, including titles for the Capstone imprints Pebble, Pebble Plus, Picture Window, Snap, and Stone Arch. Her books have received medals from the Independent Publisher Book Awards and the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards. Before becoming a full-time writer, Melissa worked as a school counselor and had a private counseling practice. When not reading or writing, she enjoys hiking and taking photographs in the Arizona desert where she lives with her husband and two shy kitties. You can visit Melissa’s website ( to learn more about her books.

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