SPIDER Magazine November-December 2022


With so much to be thankful for, it’s party time! Floating lanterns on Loy Krathong fill one boy with hope. A girl finds treats hidden in her shoes on Il Giorno dei Morti. Harvest festival feasts are best when shared.

Front Cover by Stephen Costanza


Celebrate the special days of the season with this edition of SPIDER Magazine. Discover a little-known fact about the poem “Mary had a Little Lamb” and how it ties into the way we celebrate Thanksgiving and see how other countries celebrate. Enjoy a poem about Chanukah traditions and create a craft from the Philippines or make your own turkey of thanks. Plus read stories from Bangkok and Sicily. Each page bursts with vibrant illustrations and Spider’s friends show up throughout to help explain words or add fun facts.


Enjoy features including:

·         Slapshot by Juleesa Torres 

·         Doodlebug & Dandelion by Pamela Dell 

·         Reader Riots: Best Jokes of 2022by You!

·         Ten Thousand Krathongs by Marianne Zebrowski

·         Bug Adventure by Michael Chesworth

·         Tasty Kwanzaa Tabbouleh by Matt Smith

·         Mary Had a Little Turkey by Greta Burroughs

·         On Chanukah by Ilene Bauer

·         Filipino Parol Star by Darlynne Luchico

·         Pina and the Missing Shoes by Maria Giura

·         Little Jack Frost by Gretchen V. Hanson 

Regular features of SPIDER Magazine include Spider’s Corner, Spider’s Mailbox, Ophelia’s Last Word, Bug Adventure, Buggy Bulletin, The Fun Zone, Mind-Buggler, and Spider and the Gang.