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Margery Facklam
Spiders and Their Web Sites

Ages 8-11
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SPIDERS AND THEIR WEB SITES
by Margery Facklam, Alan Male (Illustrator)

"People who create computer web sites to attract attention or catch new customers are borrowing an idea millions of years old. A spider's web is its communication center. Not only do spiders have to choose the right site or their networks, but they also make the material to build them with. No wonder spiders are such fascinating animals."

"Discover the fascinating world of spiders. Spinning, jumping, roping prey, diving underwater and even spitting their dinners into submission--the behaviors of twelve different spiders, plus one that's not, are shown in Alan Male's striking artwork, up close and personal in their natural habitats."

[K-1Science Inquiry Project]
[Spiders: Lesson Plans, Cookies, Anatomy ++]
[Links for Black Widow Spiders]

Creepy, Crawly Caterpillars
Ages 7-11
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CREEPY, CRAWLY CATERPILLARS
by Margery Facklam, Paul Facklam (Illustrator)

Take an in-depth look at 13 caterpillars found in various parts of the world. Learn through lively prose and vivid illustrations, the anatomy, growth process, and behavior of caterpillars.

[Teacher's Resource File]
[Gr. 4 Units and Insect Lesson Plans] [Gr. 2 Life Cycle of Butterflies]

Lizards: Weird and Wonderful
Ages 7-12
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LIZARDS: WEIRD AND WONDERFUL
by Margery Facklam, Alan Male (Illustrator)

Do you know the difference between a salamander and a lizard?
"If you can catch it, it is a salamander, if you can't it's a lizard."
Fascinating true stories about 13 reptiles.

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[Ora (Komodo Island Monitor or Komodo Dragon) - Endangered Species]
[Smallest Known Lizard Found in Caribbean]