Kuskowski, Alex. Tricky Tarantulas. ABDO Publishing, 2013.
This story is about tarantulas. There are interesting facts, a small cartoon story, and a quiz and glossary in this book. The author provides information but is also shows creativity by incorporating a fun cartoon spider story. The illustrations depict real life tarantula pictures in their natural environment. The cartoon is kid-friendly and adds a fun spin on an informational text for elementary students. This book would be great to use in a science lesson. It's directed toward 1st-3rd grade students.
The quiz at the end will allow teachers to observe and assess whether students were paying attention. I liked the book and even learned something new myself!