Wolf Spiders: Mothers on Guard

Overview

In this book, you will learn how wolf spiders are similar to and different from other arachnids. Close-up photographs and diagrams reveal extraordinary details about the spider's body both inside and out. And hands-on activities will let you experience how a wolf spider female keeps her eggs and young safe. Learn more about this fascinating member of nature's Arachnid World.

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Overview

In this book, you will learn how wolf spiders are similar to and different from other arachnids. Close-up photographs and diagrams reveal extraordinary details about the spider's body both inside and out. And hands-on activities will let you experience how a wolf spider female keeps her eggs and young safe. Learn more about this fascinating member of nature's Arachnid World.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 5–7—Markle follows her "Insect World" series (Lerner, 2008) with a similarly designed overview of spiders, ticks, and scorpions. She presents a mix of common and less-common facts (not all arachnids have eight legs), and her commentary accompanies a particularly strong suite of illustrations featuring large, clear, labeled outside and inside views that display typical body parts. Photos go beyond the standard portraits to show, for instance, harvestmen mating and multiple shots of ticks feeding. Each volume also includes multimedia resource lists and a science activity designed to provide insight on the arachnid world without actually involving any live animals. First-rate.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761350408
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Series: Arachnid World Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 9 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: 850L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.27 (w) x 9.23 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandra Markle is the author of numerous award-winning books for children. A former elementary science teacher, she is a nationally known science education consultant. Markle has received many honors for her series Animal Predators, Animal Scavengers, and Animal Prey. Several titles have been named as National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)/Children's Book Council (CBC) Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, and Animal Predators was honored as a Top 10 Youth Nonfiction Series by Booklist. Markle is also the author of the Insect World series and several single titles. Her book Rescues! was named a Best Book by the Society of School Librarians International and a Recommended Title of Outstanding Nonfiction by the National Council of Teachers of English's (NCTE) Orbis Pictus Award committee; Animal Heroes was named a 2008 Lasting Connections title by Book Links. Markle lives in New Zealand with her husband, photographer Skip Jeffry.
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Table of Contents

An Arachnid's World 4

Outside and Inside 6

Becoming Adults 10

Hunting Parents 14

All Her Eggs in One SAC 24

Spiderlings on Board 26

Hunting to Grow Up 30

The Cycle Continues 36

Wolf Spiders and Other Arachnid Parents 40

Glossary 42

Digging Deeper 44

Wolf Spider Activity 46

Index 48

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