SPIDER November-December 2016
Cover art by Annie J. Won
It’s time for a Thanksgiving feast! Bring on the… snail gravy and helium-filled turkey? This issue of SPIDER is throwing a holiday celebration that’s out of this world—literally! Join detectives looking for a lost dog on planet Mercury, follow the day in the life of an alien, study the stars, make galaxy slime, and learn about winter solstice, the day the North Pole is the furthest from the sun. As days grow shorter, join Lilu and her family as they celebrate Diwali, the Indian New Year and Festival of Lights. You may even get to make some delicious Indian ice cream! Stellar stories, poems, and activities include:
A Day in the Life of an Alien by Mike Shiell
Reader Riots 2016 by You!
Indian Ice Cream by Anita Nahta Amin
Lilu’s Bright Diwali by Anita Nahta Amin
Little Dipper by Janelle Hall-Skank
What’s a Solstice? By Elizabeth Preston
Solstice by Caroline Starr Rose
My Log Cabin Home by Hannah Lindoff
Galaxy Slime by James Darrell Edwards III
Mercury’s Missing Mutt by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb
Regular features include: Doodlebug & Dandelion, Ophelia’s Last Word, Spider’s Corner, Spider’s Mailbox, Mind-Buggler, The Fun Zone, and Spider and the Gang.