In this series, students are introduced to many types of spiders. Easy-to-read text covers the biology, diet, behavior, habits, and habitat of these creepy crawly creatures. Readers will learn about each spider's size, markings, and color. A diagram of the spider's body aids readers in identifying anatomical features. Reproduction and spiderling development are also introduced. Threats to the spider and its habitat including predators and humans are covered, as well as the unique shelter each spider builds to keep safe. Full-color photographs grab the young reader's attention and a distribution map shows where each spider is found. Glossary words in bold, phonetic spellings, and an index supplement easy-to-read text. These books are ideal for research reports and general reading. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.