Diary of A Spider by Doreen Cronin & illustrated by Harry Bliss
This is the diary…of a spider. But don’t be worried — he’s more scared of you and your gigantic shoe! Actually, he’s a lot like you. He goes to gym class and has Grandparents Day at school. But he also spins sticky webs, scales walls, and takes wind-catching lessons. Lucky for him, his best friend is a fly!
Aaaarrgghh! Spider! by Lydia Monks
Don’t let this lonely spider frighten you! She just wants to be a family pet–and she thinks she would make a better pet than the typical dog or cat. But every time this clever spider tries to impress her chosen family, she scares them instead, until the day she unwittingly enchants them.
Sophie’s Masterpiece: A Spider’s Tale by Eileen Spinelli & illustrated by Jane Dyer
Sophie’s no ordinary house spider. She’s an artist; and every web she spins is more wondrous than the one before. But don’t mention that to the guests at Beekman’s Boardinghouse, because they don’t like spiders. No one there wants anything to do with Sophie or her magnificent creations — no one except the woman on the third floor. She’s a new mother “weaving” something herself; and when she runs out of yarn, Sophie knows the time has finally come to create the masterpiece of a lifetime.