For the past few weeks we’ve been exploring the life of a bee.
Below you will find a list of books that we are reading and loving!
Reading books with my daughter has been one of my favorite things about motherhood. I have always enjoyed reading (and I’m a first grade teacher on hiatus) so I am thankful that nothing makes E happier then sitting in my lap next to a pile of books.
Did you know that bumblebees can’t see red? Me neither! I feel like I learn just as much reading with my daughter as she does. 🙂
The Big Book of Bugs by Yuval Zommer:This book is a reference book with illustrations that are whimsical and fun. Every few pages feature a different type of insect and facts about each one.
Buzz, Bee! by Jennifer Szymanski: This pre-reader by National Geographic Kids has plenty of crisp, realistic pictures. It also has bee related vocabulary throughout.
Bee by Ting Morris: I like that there is a two page spread on the bee circle of life and a glossary.
How Bees Make Honey by Louise Spilsbury: We pick up our honey locally so my daughter has seen a hive in action but it is always nice to add a photo dimension.
The Bee Book by Charlotte Milner: This book is definitely for an older child but I’ve pointed out a few parts to her.
Bee & Me by Allison Jay: This wordless picture book is so lovely! Every time either my husband or myself read this book to our daughter we change the story complete with funny voices!
Little Yellow Bee by Ginger Swift: This has been a favorite book of my daughters for over a year now. This is the book we were reading when I started to see that she was actually comprehending stories we read. She was 9 months and although she couldn’t talk, she would search and point out the bee on each page as I read. It is very simple and my daughter has memorized the rhymes under the flaps.
The Honeybee by Kristen Hall: Written in more of poem style with rhyming lines and I like that it has rich vocabulary.
Winnie the Pooh and Some Bees by A.A. Milne: This classic book is completely endearing! I grew up with the Disney version of Winnie the Pooh. I am embarrassed to say this was my first experience with an A.A. Milne original but it definitely won’t be the last! I found myself chuckling at some of his wit. Bonus is that there is an audible version on YouTube read by Norman Shelley. My daughter often asks to listen to books in the car and we’ve already heard this one a few times.
I hope this post has given you a few new reads to check out. Happy Reading!
From my home sweet home to yours,
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