SPIDER October 2019

It's Halloween, and we're headed to the theater! Put on a play about magical pumpkins, stop a wicked witch from taking her wicked plans onstage, and learn about puppet shows around the world.

Front cover art by Bats Langley


Happy Halloween from SPIDER Magazine! With plays, poems, puppets, and Pumpkin Pockets, it’s a perfect primer for the season!


With a wicked witch, a black cat, ghosts, and other Halloween spooks, this edition of SPIDER brings you plenty of boos! But, as always, it’s accompanied by cute illustrations, amusing poems, and silly stories—so you’ll realize just like Halloween, it’s something to have fun with, not be scared by! With stories, articles, cartoons, and more there’s plenty to enjoy as you read. Plus, SPIDER includes engaging recipes and enchanting hands on crafts, you’ll have plenty do once you’ve finished all the stories too!


Enjoy features including:

  • What Are You Going to Be for Halloween? by Stacy Curtis
  • Long After Midnight by Rolli
  • Pumpkin Pockets
  • The Ugliest Pumpkin by Kemuel DeMoville
  • The Very Wicked Witch and the Village Play by Mark Gartside
  • The Epic World of Puppet Theater by Ada Roman
  • The Fable of the Three Cats by J.W. Liotta
  • Behold . . . the Cat by Sharon L. Barry
  • Dog Bot by Jennifer Cole Judd

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.