SPIDER Magazine January 2021


Ring in the new year with music! Discover instruments made of ice, kids pouring their hearts and souls into piano practice, and some seriously silly opera singing. Meet brave birds that aren’t afraid of a little winter weather.

Front Cover by Mike Wohnoutka


Baby it’s cold outside! But that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun! Celebrate snow, ice, and everything that is nice about winter as you bundle up with this edition of SPIDER Magazine.


Learn how some people use ice to play music and how Lucy uses music to give her grandmother a unique and personal present. Poems about winter and music will introduce your children to rhymes in an accessible and fun way, while a tale from the Lenni Lenape introduces them to cultures around the world. Games, animal track cards, and crafts make this edition of SPIDER Magazine fun for the whole month.


Enjoy features including:

  • Arctic Action Hero by Henry Smith
  • New Year’s Eve by Cindy Breedlove
  • Ice Music by Sue Gagliardi
  • Ice, Ice Baby by Kelly R. Polark
  • A Very Special Gift for Grandma by Stephanie Yu Lim
  • Piano Playing by Raven Howell
  • A.O.K. Spinner by Katarina Gasko
  • Postcard by Beverly McLoughland
  • The Sacrifice of the Rainbow Bird by John M. Burt

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.