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About Arachnids

A Guide for Children (About... (Peachtree))

Cathryn Sill, John Sill (Illustrator)


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Paperback (3/1/2006)


Creepy crawlies and eight-legged wonders abound in this classroom favorite and beginner's guide to arachnids. From the creators of the award-winning About... and About Habitats series.

In this addition to the acclaimed About... series, former educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what arachnids are, their diversity, how they live, what they eat, and how they reproduce.

With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to a range of arachnids, from the poisonous Brown Recluse Spider to the innocuous Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion. An afterword provides more details.

About Arachnids is part of the award-winning About... series. Ideal for casual exploration as well as for early childhood and elementary science and animal units.


Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 ―National Science Teachers Association, Children's Book Council
NSTA Recommends ―National Science Teachers Association
Society of School Librarians International Book Awards (Honor Book, Science K-6) ―Society of School Librarians International
Texas 2 2 Reading List ―Texas Library Association
Young Hoosier Book Award (Nominee, Picture Book) ―Association for Indiana Media Educators
South Carolina Picture Book Award (Nominee) ―South Carolina Association of School Librarians
Armadillo Readers' Choice Award (Master List) ―Round Rock Independent School District

Peachtree Publishing Company, 9781561450381, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2003