Miss Spider's Tea PartyWhat better way to celebrate National Hot Tea Month in January than by reading great books about tea and tea parties!  One fun tea party story is Miss Spider’s Tea Party by David Kirk, a charming picture book for children ages 3 to 6.

Miss Spider is hosting a tea party, and wants nothing more than to be joined by other insect friends. But all the insects, from the beetles to the bees to the moths, fear attending the party of such a strange creature! Poor Miss Spider tries recruiting guests to no avail, until she discovers a lone moth whose wings are too damp from the rain to fly. She dries the moth’s wings, and the two bugs talk over pie and tea, until the moth’s wings are dry. With Miss Spider’s assistance, the moth is able to fly again. When the moth tells the other insects they have nothing to fear, they join Miss Spider for a splendid afternoon tea party.

David Kirk brings the story to life with lively, rhyming text and bright, colorful illustrations. Children will relate to Miss Spider’s loneliness, and rejoice with her when her friends finally come for tea. This is a great book to read curled up together in a chair, at bedtime, or during a tea party!

Check out more tea and tea party-themed titles :

  • Ages 1-3:
    • My Very First Tea Party by Michal Sparks
    • Ruby’s Tea for Two by Rosemary Wells
  • Ages 3-6:
    • Arianna and the Strawberry Tea by Maria Fasal Faulconer
    • A Bargain for Frances by Russell Hoban
    • Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
    • Tea for Ruby by Sarah Ferguson
  • Ages 4-8:
    • Annie and Snowball and the Magical House by Cynthia Rylant
    • Annie and Snowball and the Teacup Club by Cynthia Rylant
    • The Boston Tea Party by Pamela Duncan Edwards
    • Fancy Nancy Tea Parties by Jane O’Connor
    • Henry and Mudge and Mr. Hopper’s House by Cynthia Rylant
    • Mr. Putter and Tabby Pour the Tea by Cynthia Rylant
  • Ages 8-11:
    • Boston Tea Party by Russell Freedman

Until next time, Happy Reading!


the Singing Librarian