Spider Books for Kindergarten and Preschool

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Check out these fun and educational spider books for kindergarten and preschool-aged students. Kids will love learning more about these amazing arachnids.

Since it’s October, it’s Halloween, and spiders are everywhere, I figured now is the perfect time to bring up the topic of spiders. What better way to do that than to read some spider books for kindergarten?

As we learn more about spiders and read these spider books for kindergarten, we have some fun activities to go along with them.

Spider Books for Kindergarten

In addition to using these spider books as a way for kids to learn about them, we also plan on doing some fun spider crafts. There is a daddy long legged craft that we can make and a paper plate rocking spider.

To add some extra fun to learning about spiders, I want to have the kids make some cute and tasty Reese’s spider treats.

Spider Books for Kindergarten

Kindergarten and Preschool Spider Books

Here are some of our favorite spider books for kindergarten and preschool. Our kids enjoyed reading them and we think your kids will too!

1. Pete the Cat and the Itsy Bitsy Spider

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Pete the Cat has offered to help the itsy bitsy spider as he climbs up the water spout.

One of our favorite spider books for kindergarten, it’s an adaptation of the fun sing a long song that we all know.


2. National Geographic Readers: Spiders

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Full of amazing photography and factual information about spiders, this National Geographic book is a great learning resource.

Along with the information, kids will be able to look at colorful pictures of various kinds of spiders.


3. Spiders

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Kids can follow along with Nic Bishop, a biologist who loves spiders, as he takes a look at some of the most amazing spiders in the world.

The book is full of information and amazing photos of spiders.


4. I’m Trying to Love Spiders

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One of our favorite spider books for kindergarten, they will love seeing these arachnids in a whole new light.

Kids will learn from their awesomely excessive eight eyes to the seventy-five pounds of bugs a spider can eat in a single year.


5. Are You a Spider?

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Kindergarten-aged students will love this spider book written by Judy Allen.

This is a great kindergarten spider book that will help kids learn and be more interested in spiders.


6. There’s a Spider in My Bathtub

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Created by a teacher and someone who loves nature, this kindergarten spider book is a fun book to read.

Come along with an adorable little spider as he travels to a land of dinosaurs, flies head first into a meteor shower, and accidentally falls into a battle with a dragon!


7. Spiders: Amazing Pictures & Fun Facts on Animals in Nature

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Bestselling children’s author Kay de Silva presents “Spiders”. The book uses captivating illustrations, and carefully chosen words to teach children about the ‘humankind’s friend’.

This series is known for its beautiful full-color images. 


8. Itsy Bitsy Spider (Finger Puppet Board Book)

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A cute and fun preschool book about spiders, kids will love this finger puppet board book.

A finger puppet paired with the fun rhyming song, this is one that belongs on your list of spider books for kindergarten and preschool children.


9. The Spider With So Many Shoes

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Ever wonder if a spider wears shoes? Well, guess what? This one does! Come along and join this little girl accompanying the Spider With So Many Shoes on a shopping trip.

What other fun things could come to be?


10. Diary Of A Spider

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Kids will love learning about spiders in a whole new way with this preschool spider book.

Full of fun facts and through the eyes of a spider, this cute spider book is perfect for kids.


11. The Eensy-Weensy Spider

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This charming board book retelling of the popular children’s song is perfect for reading aloud together and now is reissued with a modern cover and larger trim size.

This is another one of our favorite spider books for kindergarten.


12. Pencil Draws A Spider

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This is a fun book about a pencil called … yes … Pencil.

Pencil can really draw and wants to show the kids some of his great masterpieces.


13. Spider Sandwiches

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From fish-eye cheese and bug burgers to snail trail sauce and cockroach curry, Max will feast on anything crawly, creepy, hairy, and sticky. But his favorite snack has to be Spider Sandwiches! Kids will laugh out loud at Max’s monstrous mealtimes and terrible tastes in this silly, funny, gloopy, gunky picture book from bestselling author Claire Freedman and illustrator Sue Hendra.


14. Itsy Bitsy Spider (Touch and Trace Nursery Rhymes)

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Perfectly sized for little hands, this innovative take on nursery rhymes allows young children to touch and trace along the shapes on every page as they learn “Itsy Bitsy Spider,” “This Little Piggy,” and more. Playful illustrations and interactive tracing elements will make this sturdy board book a storytime favorite.


15. Spinning Spiders

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This spider book features remarkably realistic artwork by S.D. Schindler, you will learn about the silk spiders produce, the webs they spin, and the prey they capture.

Kids will even learn how to make a web of their own!


Do your kids have any spider books for kindergarten that they love to read?

Kindergarten and Preschool Spider Books

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