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Booklist: A Bee Vaccine

A is for Bee: An Alphabet Book in Translation, by Ellen Heck (3+). Bee starts with a “B” in English, but in Igbo, Ojibwe, Portuguese, and Turkish the word begins with an A! This gorgeously illustrated, multilingual alphabet book is a joy for all ages. Nonfiction.

A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree, by Daniel Bernstrom and Brandon James Scott (3-7). A hungry bear meets a buzzy bee in this absolutely delightful rhyming read-aloud. Fiction.

If Bees Disappeared (If Animals Disappeared #1), by Lily Williams (4-8). An exemplary introduction to cornerstone species and the cascading impact their disappearance would have on our planet, gently introduced for young audiences. Nonfiction.

The Thing About Bees: A Love Letter, by Shabazz Larkin (4-8). A tender letter from a father to his two sons offering advice and singing the praises of those important pollinators, bees. Fiction.

Sir Ladybug and the Queen Bee (Sir Ladybug #3), by Corey R. Tabor (5-9). A witty and kind-hearted new early reader series starring a brave knight and his companions who in this installment confront a bullying bee. Fiction.

The Last Beekeeper, by Pablo Cartaya (8-12). In a barren, dystopian future one girl’s best hope for survival is to revive the extinct honeybee. Fiction.

Bee Fearless: Dream Like a Kid, by Mikaila Ulmer (10+). An autobiography by the 15-year-old entrepreneur behind a Shark Tank selected honey lemonade business whose socially responsible design supports bee conservation. Nonfiction.