Synopses & Reviews
A new addition to the series that includes Lowdown on Earthworms, The Buzz About Bees follows the same formula offering an in-depth look at an endangered and vital part of the natural world. Accompanying information about the history, social structure and science behind the world of bees and honey are conservation activities to make the world a place where hives of bees can thrive.
2014 Silver Birch Express Award nominee
Canadian Science Writers? Association Outstanding Youth Book 2013 shortlist
On CCBC's Best Books for Kids and Teens list 2013
On Resource Links? Best of 2013 list
On Ontario Library Association Best Bets List 2013
Imagine a world without bees. Not only would it be less colourful - with fewer wildflowers and flowering plants - it would be less fruitful as well. A world without bees would mean a world where the food supply would be significantly diminished. Global bee researcher Laurence Packer estimates that bees are responsible for 1/3 of our food supply.
Buzz About Bees is the latest addition to the series that includes Lowdown on Earthworms and follows the same formula offering an in-depth look at an endangered and vital part of the natural world.
Accompanying information about the history, social structure and science behind the world of bees and honey are conservation activities to make the world a place where hives of bees can thrive.
"With punny titles such as "UnBEE-lievable Body Parts" and "Let Me BEE: I'm BUZZ-y Working," Buzz About Bees takes an upbeat, yet serious, approach to its topic... Absorbing, cheerful, and easy to read."
-- CM Magazine
"We really liked Buzz About Bees by Kari-Lynn Winters and would recommend it to anyone who loves nature and wants to take care of it. My sister and I are both home schooled and we were able to include this fun book as part of our science curriculum."
-- Mason (age 11) and Emilee (age 12), Reader Views Kids
About the Author
Kari-Lynn Winters is a picture book author, poet, and performer. She enjoys being in the classroom in any capacity, as a presenter, a teacher, or as a student. After finishing her doctoral program at UBC in literacy education, Kari-Lynn assumed her new job as Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, where she teaches drama-in-education to and mentors teacher candidates. Previously, Kari-Lynn also taught in North Carolina, Oregon, Vancouver, and Toronto. She holds a teaching degree from the University of Toronto for children ages 3-13. She is also a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal, where she earned a certificate in technical theatre.