Spider Books for Preschoolers

If you’re studying spiders or looking for some fun books to read this Halloween, try these spider books for preschoolers. They’re great for young readers. 

You can this collection of picture books to your preschool spider activities. Spiders are the perfect bug to study during the month of October as we head into Halloween. 

Spiders are fascinating creatures, and their webs are so interesting. Kids will love exploring spiders, their life cycle, and more. And, these picture books are a great way to introduce your kids to them while alleviating any fears they may have. 

If you're studying spiders or looking for some fun books to read this Halloween, try these spider books for preschoolers. They're great for young readers. 

Books are a great way to introduce topics to preschoolers. They’re also good for demystifying frightening or unknown topics. If your preschooler are afraid of spiders, you can help calm their fears and teach them more about these creatures with the help of some good picture books.

Books About Spiders for Preschoolers

Below, I’ve featured just a handful of children’s books about spiders that will help your preschoolers learn about spiders. 

You should be able to find them at your local library or book store. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.

Pete the Cat and the Itsy Bitsy SpiderWalter's Wonderful Web: A First Book About ShapesSpinning Spiders (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)


Pete the Cat and the Itsy Bitsy Spider – As the itsy bitsy spider struggles, Pete and his friends know just what to do to help out!

Walter’s Wonderful Web – A determined little spider named Walter is trying to make a sturdy web that will stand up to the blustery wind. Can Walter make a web that is both wonderful and strong?

Spinning Spiders – Find out all about the many kinds of webs spiders spin in this level 2 Let′s Read and Find Out.

Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the AshantiNefertiti, the Spidernaut: The Jumping Spider Who Learned to Hunt in SpaceItsy Bitsy Spider Finger Puppet Book


Anansi the Spider – In this traditional Ashanti tale, Anansi sets out on a long, difficult journey. Threatened by Fish and Falcon, he is saved from terrible fates by his sons. But which of his sons should Anansi reward?

Nefertiti the Spidernaut – This nonfiction picture book for elementary kids chronicles the amazing voyage of Nefertiti, the Spidernaut to the International Space Station and back.

Itsy Bitsy Spider – Play along with this well-loved rhyme and an adorable spider puppet!

There Was an Old Mummy Who Swallowed a SpiderDiary of a SpiderNext Time You See a Spiderweb


There Was an Old Mummy Who Swallowed a Spider – As the old mummy makes his way across a graveyard and through a haunted castle, he swallows all kinds of creepy things. From a rat to witches’ brew, and a crow to a spooky ghost, this mummy keeps swallowing and swallowing…until finally there’s a knock on the door.

Diary of a Spider – This is the diary . . . of a spider. Actually, he’s a lot like you. He goes to gym class and has Grandparents Day at school. But he also spins sticky webs, scales walls, and takes wind-catching lessons. Lucky for him, his best friend is a fly!

Next Time You See a Spiderweb – This book tells the amazing story behind spiderwebs: how they are made by spiders, used for protection and to capture food and moisture. 

National Geographic Readers: SpidersSpidersAre You a Spider? (Backyard Books)


Spiders – You don’t have to look far to see a spider’s web—in the corner of the window, on a fence, or in a bush—spiders make their homes everywhere. And there are so many kinds of spiders! Some red, some blue, yellow, and more…all fascinating. 

Spiders – From tiny baby spiderlings to large tarantulas, nonfiction master Gail Gibbons’ introduction to these intriguing arachnids reminds us that even when they look scary, most spiders are harmless—and even helpful!

Are You a Spider? – Did you know that when a spider’s web is damaged, a spider will often eat the remaining silk before making a new one?

Aaaarrgghh! Spider!The Very Busy SpiderI'm Trying to Love Spiders


Aaaarrgghh! Spider! – Don’t let this lonely spider frighten you! She just wants to be a family pet—and she thinks she would make a better pet than the typical dog or cat. But every time this clever spider tries to impress her chosen family, she scares them instead, until the day she unwittingly enchants them.

The Very Busy Spider – Early one morning a little spider spins her web on a fence post. One by one, the animals of the nearby farm try to distract her, yet the busy little spider keeps diligently at her work. When she is done, she is able to show everyone that not only is her creation quite beautiful, it is also quite useful!

I’m Trying to Love Spiders I’m Trying to Love Spiders will help you see these amazing arachnids in a whole new light, from their awesomely excessive eight eyes, to the seventy-five pounds of bugs a spider can eat in a single year!

Which of these preschool books about spiders will you read first?

If you're studying spiders or looking for some fun books to read this Halloween, try these spider books for preschoolers. They're great for young readers. 

Round Out Your Spider preschool Unit with These Activities

If you’re kids actually enjoy spiders, they will love these realistic plastic spiders from Valefor! There are five spiders included in the pack. 

Add some fun to your dress up box when you include a spider mask. It’s perfect for Halloween or any day. Kids will love wearing it as they act out their favorite spider stories. 

As you begin gearing up for your Halloween celebrations, let your kids help you make this awesome Spider Cake! It’s so cute!

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