Age Range: 6 — 9 years
Written for that magical age when children first get excited about reading on their own, SPIDER magazine will reinforce a child’s love of reading by providing amazing stories and beautiful illustrations designed to keep young readers engaged. Pages filled with fantasy and adventure stories by celebrated authors, folk tales, non-fiction, poems, activities, and illustrations by famous children’s artists make SPIDER magazine for kids the perfect choice for newly independent readers.
Fight a giant squid, make a parrot puppet, eat tasty southern cornbread, meet a grouchy gator, and try not to get wet!
Parents’ Choice Gold Award: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2009, 2008, 2007
Parents’ Choice Silver Award: 2013, 2012
Parents’ Choice Recommended: 2010
The International Reading Association Paul Witty Short Story Award: 2008
Weave a Web of Wonder with SPIDER Magazine
SPIDER magazine is a monthly literary feast for your newly independent reader. Written by award-winning authors who know how to enchant readers ready to venture out on their own, and illuminated with detailed drawings by famous children’s artists, SPIDER magazine is crammed with everything kids need to build their independent reading skills.
From folktales to contemporary fiction, poems to activities, puzzles to nonfiction articles, SPIDER is the best choice for building reading skills while nurturing creativity and lifelong love of reading. Our beloved cast of buggy characters live in the margins of SPIDER and help young readers define difficult words and concepts, giving them the tools they need to keep reading on their own. If your young reader is ready to move on from LADYBUG, try SPIDER, the magazine for children who are learning to love to read.
SPIDER is delivered 9 times per year by mail and digitally and features:
- Advertising-free fiction, nonfiction, multicultural folktales, humor, recipes, games, activities, and puzzles created by award-winning writers and illustrators.
- A comic-strip cast of beloved buggy characters, led by the wild and wacky Spider himself, whose dialogue defines difficult words and provides context for advanced ideas to help children learn to read on their own.
- High-interest stories and activities designed specifically for 6- to 9-year-olds, coupled with beautiful illustrations and quality photography.
- “Spider’s Corner,” a place in every issue where children are encouraged to submit their own work for possible publication in the magazine, supporting a child’s own need to tell his or her own stories.