Bishop, N. (2007). Spiders. New York, NY: Scholastic, Inc.

Spiders is every nature-loving child’s dream inside a book. Nic Bishops is able to demonstrate the anatomy of spiders and their distinctive characteristics.  He does this with photography and even includes a centerfold depicting the trajectory of a jumping spider.  This is definitely the way to get young readers interested, and most importantly, educated on the critters that terrify adults the most. The specimens are carefully placed on the page and there is information about these everywhere!

Science teachers can use this book as an introductory piece; it includes basic spider anatomy and behavior. Students can also learn about the differences between insects and spiders.  

Parents can use this book to talk to their children about safety.  It can foster and differentiate a feeling of fear and safety.