Just for Book Worms: Discover Bee Exhibit Recommended Books

Just for Book Worms: Discover Bee Exhibit Recommended Books


The latest exhibit at the Discovery Center is all about bees! In Discover Bees, open July 9 to September 5, 2021, visitors can explore a hollow tree bee habitat, operate a honey stand, pollinate flowers, run an entomology lab and get all the buzz about the critical role of pollinators in the Kansas environment and economy. The exhibit is also full of fantastic bee books for children, and we've put together this list to share some of our favorites and where to find them!

Books for Little Kids: Preschool Storytime Picks


Little Yellow Bee and La Aberjita Amarilla
by Ginger Swift, Illustrated by Katya Longhi, Translated by Arlette de Alba
This sturdy board book with cardboard flaps is published in both English and Spanish.

The Thing About Bees
by Shabazz Larkin
A beautiful letter from a father to his children about bees, bravery and love. This book contains wonderful messages for both parents and children.

Bee: A Peek-Through Picture Book
by Britta Teckentrup
This colorful book is full of engaging rhymes, peekaboo holes and hidden pictures.

Give Bees a Chance
by Bethany Barton
A perfect book for curious kids who wonder why and how bees work.

The Honeybee
by Kirsten Hall, Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
A cheerful, high-energy account of a year in the life of a bee.

Books for Big Kids: School-Age Budding Scientists


Buzzing with Questions: The Inquisitive Mind of Charles Henry Turner
by Janice N. Harrington, Illustrated by Theodore Taylor III
The true story of scientist Charles Henry Turner, one of the first black entomologists in the United States. Beautifully captures the process of scientific research and inquiry. Depicts racism.

The Bug Girl (a true story)
By Sophia Spencer with Margaret McNamara, Illustrated by Kerascoet
A true story about a little girl’s love for bugs and quest for acceptance. Depicts bullying.

The Bee Book
by Charlotte Milner
Packed with facts and modern illustrations, this book is an excellent introduction to bee biology.

Bruno the Beekeeper: A Honey Primer
by Aneta Frantiska Holasová
Charming illustrations fill this rich guide to beekeeping.



Where to Find Them


Find special displays of bee books at these hives of knowledge.

Topeka & Shawnee County Library

Paper June children's book and creativity shop at 927 N Kansas Ave. in NOTO (pictured above)