by Vicky Franchino

Part of a Series: Nature’s Children.

Filled with fascinating information (e.g., “Scientists have discovered about 900 types of tarantulas.”), this photo-rich volume is sure to please spider-crazy readers. The text is accessible, and science terms, which appear in bold, red type are defined in a “Words to Know” section. The short chapters cover the creature’s physical features, diet, defense mechanisms, habitats, life cycles, reproduction, close relatives, and future survival concerns due to habitat destruction. A map showing tarantula range, “Find Out More” reading and Web site lists, and an index conclude.

ISBN: 9780531209080

JLG Release: November 2012

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock

Series Nonfiction: Science 3-5

Grades 3-5


12 books / $20.25 a book

  • Book Details




    Print Book


    Library edition


    Children’s Press

    Page Count


    Trim Size

    7 1/4" x 8 3/8"

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 4.8, Points: 0.5

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 4.7, Points: 3


    Level: 780L

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