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Teaching Kids About Spiders - Resources

Did you know that tarantulas got their name from a species of European wolf spiders? This sort of name-sharing can make common names confusing, and it's a major reason that scientists use special scientific names to classify spiders and other organisms. I mention this issue in the back matter for Can a Spider Be Fluffy,  but I've now written a guest post for LitLinks , explaining how teachers and parents can use spiders to introduce kids to scientific classifications.   Now that the new guest post is ready, this seemed like a good time to update my list of spider & bug-themed resources. Reading list - my favorite picture books about spiders: I'm Trying to Love Spiders , by Bethany Barton The Spider , by Elise Gravel Spiders! Strange and Wonderful , by Laurence Pringle, illustrated by Meryl Henderson Are You a Spider? (Backyard Books) , by Judy Allen and Tudor Humphries Nefertiti the Spidernaut , by Darcy Pattison, illustrated by Valeria Tisnes Are They Really Scary? b

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