The world’s biggest spider is the Goliath Bird-Eater Spider. When its legs are spread out, it’s as big as a dinner plate!

A Handful of Tarantula Coloring Page

Spidery Word Search

Spider Puzzler – make your own spider puzzles!

Some books below may be eBooks or audiobooks. Get help with downloadable books or ask a librarian or parent for help.


Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
A talented spider works out a plan to save a very special pig from becoming the farmer’s dinner.

The Daily Bugle Stories adaptation by Jacob Ben Gunter
Read all about the adventures of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, as reported in the Daily Bugle.

Sinister Spiders of Saginaw by Johnathan Rand
Giant spiders threaten a Michigan city.

The Snow Spider by Jenny Nimmo
In this fantasy, a boy receives several unusual gifts for his birthday, including a piece of jewelry that becomes a spider. The spider weaves webs that reveal another world.


Spiders by Seymour Simon
Physical characteristics, behavior, and life cycle of different kinds of spiders- and lots of pictures!

Spiders by Nic Bishop
Up-close and stop-action views of spiders, and an explanation from the photographer of how he got those pictures.

Spiders and Their Webs by Darlyne A. Murawski
This books pays special attention to spider webs, spider silk, and tells how to make webs visible indoors.

Spiders and Their Web Sites by Margery Facklam
Details about 12 different kinds of spiders, including the black widow, and the "daddy longlegs," actually not a spider at all.

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Spiders: Biggest! Littlest! by Sandra Markle
Information about the biggest and smallest spiders from all over the world.

Spiders and Their Kin by Herbert W. Levi and Lorna R. Levi
This Golden Guide will help you identify all kinds of spiders.

Freaky Facts About Spiders by Christine Morley
Freaky, creepy facts about many kinds of spiders, with lots of pictures.


Creepy, Crawly Fun! [DVD]
This is part of the Magic School Bus series. This one includes a feature about the hunting skills of spiders.

The Web Page
All about spiders, this site was put together by three fifth-graders! Includes spider trivia, photos and more.

Learn about spiders in this cartoon video from National Geographic Kids, then take their quiz.

Tarantulas, from National Geographic
Short sections cover the anatomy, life cycle and species of the tarantula.