Spiders are often a source of either fear or fascination for kids. Some kids squeal and want nothing to do with them, while others find them simply enthralling. If you have any spider lovers in your classroom or home, you will want to add these books to your collection! These 12 spider books for kids are great for those who love spiders, and can even be helpful to those who don’t, as they share interesting facts and photographs without having to have a real spider in the room.
12 Spider Books for Kids
I always love the National Geographic Kids series for its fabulous photos and kid friendly information. There are so many kinds of spiders all over the world, and this text gives you a great look into their lives and homes!
Time for Kids is another series that always has great photographs and information that is just right for kids. Learn about different types of spiders, including where they live and how they move with this engaging reader.
Any Eric Carle book is always a hit in my classroom. While this text is more fiction than the others shared here, you still get an inside peek at just how hard spiders work on their beautiful webs, which can actually be quite magnificent!
This book is a treasure trove of interesting spider facts, and with unique illustrations, it is sure to be one that engages any young spider lover (or even those like me who are a little leery of them!)
Did you know spiders spin different types of webs? Learn all about the webs they spin, how, and why with this beginning reader.
If you have kids looking for the “wow” factor – this book has it! Take a look at 6 famous spiders like the Black Widow, Crab Spider, Tarantula, and more.
This book uses kid friendly text and awesome close-up photography to teach little ones about spiders and how they play an important part in nature.
Kids often have a fascination with poionous spiders – they don’t really want to see them (me neither!) but learning facts about them can be interesting. This book shares all types of facts and images of the infamous Brown Recluse Spider.
The Insecto-Pedia lives up to its name by showcasing the many, many insects and bugs that are in our world. Have a bug lover? This book would be the perfect gift for them!
This interesting book features 90 different spiders from A-Z, including some that you may have never heard of before! The real and close up photographs will either fascinate you or make your skin crawl, one or the other. This book would be great for a classroom library or for research.
Learn about over 100 different insects and spiders with this fun children’s guide! With bright pictures – including some close ups and larger than life images – this is an awesome book to add to your collection at home or school.
Learn about the classification of spiders, vocabulary, and tons of interesting facts with this unique picture book designed just for kids. I especially love how they incorporate what they call “spider smarts” and share unique facts and questions for consideration. That makes this a great read aloud for discussion.
What are your favorite spider books for kids?
More Spider Fun
Looking for more fun spider themed activities? Here are some of our favorites!
Paper Plate Spider Craft (The Kindergarten Connection)