Brilliant bee books

Bilal’s Brilliant Bee

Bees are so important to our world, pollinating our food and helping to create a healthy environment for us all to enjoy.

We've put together a list of books about brilliant bees, from funny tales to fascinating facts, to help children find out all about these amazing creatures...

  • Polly Bee Makes Honey

    Author: Deborah Chancellor Illustrator: Julia Groves

    Interest level: 4-5

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  • Polly Bee Makes Honey

    Author: Deborah Chancellor Illustrator: Julia Groves

    Interest level: 4-5

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    This colourful picture book fuses factual information and fictional narrative to present a day in the life of Polly, a worker bee.…

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  • Omar, the Bees and Me

    Author: Helen Mortimer Illustrator: Katie Cottle

    Interest level: 4-8

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  • Omar, the Bees and Me

    Author: Helen Mortimer Illustrator: Katie Cottle

    Interest level: 4-8

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    With a perfect balance of fact and narrative, this heartwarming picture book will engage and delight young children, and inspire t…

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  • When the Bees Buzzed Off!

    Author: Lula Bell Illustrator: Stephen Bennett

    Interest level: 4-7

    Reading age: 6+

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  • When the Bees Buzzed Off!

    Author: Lula Bell Illustrator: Stephen Bennett

    Interest level: 4-7

    Reading age: 6+

    This fabulous lift-the-flap book subtly encourages everyone to plant lots of bee-friendly flowers and is a fun-filled introduction…

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  • Bee

    Author: Britta Teckentrup

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Bee

    Author: Britta Teckentrup

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5+

    This bee-autiful and special book takes children on a poetic journey through the bee's day.

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  • Why Do We Need Bees?

    Author: Katie Daynes Illustrator: Christine Pym

    Interest level: 4-8

    Reading age: 7+

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  • Why Do We Need Bees?

    Author: Katie Daynes Illustrator: Christine Pym

    Interest level: 4-8

    Reading age: 7+

    A robust and attractive lift-the-flap book answering all the questions youngsters might have about bees: where they come from, how…

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  • The Book of Bees

    Author: Piotr Socha and Wojciech Grajkowski Translator: Agnes Monod-Gayraud

    Interest level: 7-9

    Reading age: 7-9

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  • The Book of Bees

    Author: Piotr Socha and Wojciech Grajkowski Translator: Agnes Monod-Gayraud

    Interest level: 7-9

    Reading age: 7-9

    This glorious book will introduce you to the bee world. It is fantastically illustrated in a cartoonish style that is big, bold an…

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  • Bilal’s Brilliant Bee

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Tony Ross

    Interest level: 7-9

    Reading age: 7-9

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  • Bilal’s Brilliant Bee

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Tony Ross

    Interest level: 7-9

    Reading age: 7-9

    One night, just before Bilal's latest test at school, Bumble the brilliant bee appears. He can answer any question at all! Typical…

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  • The Bumblebear

    Author: Nadia Shireen

    Interest level: 4-7

    Reading age: 5+

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  • The Bumblebear

    Author: Nadia Shireen

    Interest level: 4-7

    Reading age: 5+

    Norman the bear loves honey, so he thinks up an ingenious plan to get his paws on as much as he can eat - by enrolling at Bee Scho…

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  • Insect Detective

    Author: Steve Voake Illustrator: Charlotte Voake

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Insect Detective

    Author: Steve Voake Illustrator: Charlotte Voake

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 6+

    A range of insects are introduced – wasps, solitary bees, ants, dragonflies – and their behaviour described.

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  • A First Book of Nature

    Author: Nicola Davies Illustrator: Mark Hearld

    Interest level: 4-8

    Reading age: 6+

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  • A First Book of Nature

    Author: Nicola Davies Illustrator: Mark Hearld

    Interest level: 4-8

    Reading age: 6+

    Hearld's nostalgic illustrations are the perfect accompaniment to this lovely chronicle of a child's first experiences of nature

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