SPIDER April 2020

Celebrate Earth Day with clever chickens, brilliant birds, busy bees, and reckless raccoons. Plus, we take a look into some fun East African traditions and folklore.

Front Cover by Roger Chouinard


Birds, and bees, and bugs! SPIDER Magazine is looking at all three through stories, fables, poems, and crafts. And watch out, a raccoon just might sneak into the mix!


Starting first thing in the morning with an adorable poem about the rooster, followed by a charming story about chickens, you might think SPIDER Magazine has gone to the birds. But then SPIDER bugs out with poems about bees and fables from Ghana about spiders. As always, SPIDER Magazine is chock full of games, crafts, mazes, recipes, and more that will keep your kids entertained from cover to cover.



Enjoy features including:

  • Junk Food by Scott Soeder4
  •  Dawn Patrol by Jane Morris Udovic
  • The Amazing Chickens of Madame Frissette by Fran Hodgkins
  • A Sweet Deal by Emily Cambias
  • Bees by Orel Protopopescu
  • The Hoot and Holler Hat Dance by Laura S. Sassi
  • Animal Towns by Annette LeBlanc Cate
  • Emma and the Honey Thief by Joanne Lukens

Regular features include Doodlebug & Dandelion, Fabulous Facts, Spider’s Corner, Spider’s

Mailbox, Ophelia’s Last Word, Bug Adventure, Buggy Bulletin, The Fun Zone, Mind-Buggler, and

Spider and the Gang.