Do you know how far bees must fly to get enough pollen to make honey? Or how many flowers the average honeybee will visit? Bees are an important part of our lives and an animal that your kids should learn about in and outside the classroom. These books will not only educate your kids about bees but there are also some fun stories mixed in too. So here you go our pick of the best Bee Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers.
Best Bee Books for Young Kids
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There are so many books about bees out there for your kids. Whether you’re looking for the perfect bee book for your bee unit study or to get your kids excited about spring and summer, these books are perfect. Here are the top best bee books for kids.
The Honeybee follows a little honeybee as they buzz from flower to flower in this beautiful picture book for kids.
National Geographic Readers: Bees and Buzz Bee
We do love the National Geographic Readers books. The Bees one is fantastic for your toddlers and preschoolers to learn all about bees. With engaging text and authentic and beautiful photos in this book about bees.
You can also get a National Geographic Pre-Reader Buzz, Bee which your toddlers and very young preschoolers will enjoy sharing with you.
DK Readers: Amazing Bees
Like the National Geographic Series above the DK Readers are excellent for you kids. In Amazing Bees you little ones can learn about everything you need to know about bees and why they’re so special.
Am I even a Bee?
Did you know that the honeybee and the bumble bee yellow and black colouring isn’t the only sort of bee! Your kids will love this story Am I Even a Bee to discover more about the different sorts of bees there are. Featuring Osmia, a green, unfuzzy, and solitary bee and her friends you can see that there are much more to bees than you first thought!
Don’t Worry, Bee Happy
Set in the word of creatures Don’t Worry, Bee Happy is a fun story. Poor Froggy wants peace and quiet, but their friends Bumble and Bee want to have fun! If you kids enjoyed this one it’s one of 3 stories about the unlikely trio.
Seeds, Bees, Butterflies and More!
Poetry is great for young kids, some of our most read books were ones filled with poems. Seeds, Bees, Butterflies and More is a fantastic book where bees feature heavily and their importance in our world.
Love these books? Why not head over to our Bee Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers for some ideas to go along with them.
Mad About Minibeasts
Another poetry book for your toddlers and preschoolers and not just featuring bees but the Bee poem inside is wonderful. Mad about Minibeasts is a brilliant collection of poems all about bugs and other minibeasts. It’s one of the books that I have kept on my bookshelf even now my kids are much older as I love the illustrations and poems so much myself.
The Magic School Bus Inside a Beehive
If your kids love Ms Frizzle and the Magic School Bus then The Magic School Bus Inside a Beehive will be a hit for them. Hop aboard The Magic School bus as Ms. Frizzle’s class takes a deep dive into the world of bees.
Flat Stanley and the Bees
Both my kids loved the Flat Stanley Books and we read many of them. This one is an early reader book Flat Stanley and the Bees. In it Flat Stanley plays in the backyard with his friends, unfortunately there’s a lot of bees and chaos ensures!
Discovering the Busy World of the Beehive
I recently discovered this series of books and Discovering the Busy World of the Beehive is a beautifully illustrated and informative book for young kids all about the community world of the honey bees inside the bee hive. They highly recommend checking this book out and the others in the series and I will be adding them shortly to our Nature Table Book Suggestions as they are so good.
Bee Crafts and Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers
- Bouncing Bee Craft for Kids
- Pine Cone Bumble Bee Craft for Kids
- Super Easy Bumble Bee Craft Stick Craft for Kids
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