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Filled with more than 150 beautiful, crystal-clear photos and bee fun facts, The Book of Bees is the ultimate guide for kids to explore the lives of these stunning insects and learn about their critical role in fostering a sustainable, healthy Earth.
Did you know there are blue bees and green bees? Or that one species of bee nests in snail shells? Or that many bees don’t live in hives? With more than 20,000 species of bees worldwide, there’s more to bees than just honey!
The Book of Bees gives curious kids a close-up view of busy buzzers from around the world. From the familiar Western honeybee to the extra-large Himalayan giant honeybee and Australia’s vibrant neon cuckoo bee, these pages are packed with detailed photos and fascinating facts on more than 50 species of bees. In-depth species profiles help you identify bees, learn about bee-havior, and find your favorites! And special features examine topics like hive life, nest cells, and other pollinators. The world of bees is exciting and surprising—and The Book of Bees will leave you buzzing!
About the Author
Lela Nargi is the author of science books for kids, including The Honeybee Man (Schwartz & Wade, 2011, illustrated by Kyrsten Brooker), Absolute Expert: Volcanoes and Absolute Expert: Dinosaurs (National Geographic, 2018), and two upcoming books of opposites for Templar. She's also a journalist and her work has appeared in The Washington Post KidsPost, Science News for Students, Highlights, Muse, and many other publications for children (and adults). She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her family and two bunnies.