Wolf Spiders: Mothers on Guard

Wolf Spiders: Mothers on Guard

by Sandra Markle

Hardcover(Library Binding)



Make way for that arachnid with babies on its back—it is a wolf spider mother protecting her young! 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761350408
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Series: Arachnid World Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.27(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.37(d)
Lexile: 850L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 10 Years

About 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 Lakewood Ranch, Florida with her husband, photographer Skip Jeffery.

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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