Summer Reading Week 6: Creepy Crawlies

Tails and Tales: Summer Reading 2021 | HCPLC

What’s bugging you? I hope it’s not the creeping, crawling, climbing, flying critters we’ll be featuring this week when we explore the fascinating world of insects and arachnids. Find all this fun stuff in your “Missions” in ReadSquared!



SHOW: The Smallest Show on Earth!  

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 Bros. and Barnum & Baily’s last Ringmaster (really!).   

CRAFT DAY: Climbing Spider Craft 

Grab some popsicle sticks, masking tape, and yarn to create a spider that can climb up any water spout. 

Materials and Directions

AUTHOR DAY: Candace Fleming 

Candace Fleming is the acclaimed author of more than forty books for children and young adults, including this year’s Sibert Medal Award Winning Book

MASHUP DAY: Bug Bites Recipe 

Nut butter, honey, oats and “mix-ins” make these the best bug bites you’ll ever have. 

Recipe and Directions


An internationally known storyteller, performer and teaching artist, Bobby Norfolk is a three-time Emmy Award winner, multiple Parents’ Choice Gold and Silver Award winner, and a National Storytelling Network Oracle Award recipient. Bobby will thrill us with tales of that famous trickster, Ananse the Spider. Visit:

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