Creepy Crawlies (Page Turner Adventures)

It's a bug's life! This week is dedicated to critters that creep, crawl, and fly as we investigate insects, arachnids, and even a butterfly or two.

Sit back and enjoy as internationally known storyteller, performer, and teaching artist Bobby Norfolk thrills us with tales of that famous trickster, Ananse the Spider. Bobby is also a three-time Emmy Award winner, multiple Parents' Choice Gold and Silver Award winner, and a National Storyteller Network Oracle Award recipient.

Creepy Crawly Bugs! Create the best bug bites you have ever tasted with nut butter, honey, oats, and other "mix-ins". Check below for instructions for this craft that you can print (PDF format).

It's Author Day! Meet Candace Fleming, the acclaimed author of more than forty books for children and young adults. We will be talking with her about her Sibert Medal Award Winning Book, Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera, and her book Cubs in the Tub.

The Itsy Bitsy Spider! Grab some popsicle sticks, some masking tape, and some yarn to create a spider that can climb up any water spout. Check below for instructions for this craft that you can print (PDF format).


Felix the Flea wants to join a Flea Circus. But when his emotions get the best of him, Page and Kenny decide to put on an actual circus to show him the ropes. They're joined by some special guests including a real jumping spider, the owner and star of Circus Kirkus, and Jonathan Lee Iverson...Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey's last Ringmaster -- really!

This project was supported in whole or in part by federal Institute of Museum and Library Services funds, granted through the State Library of Ohio. The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of IMLS or the State Library of Ohio, and no official endorsement by either agency should be inferred.

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