2012 California Readers Collection Winner

2010-2011 FL Reading Association's 

Children Book Awards Nominee


2010 Skipping Stones Honor Award Winner


2010 NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Book K-12 Winner


2009 Silver Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Winner

2009 IWLA Book of the Year Award Recipient


2009 iParenting Media Awards for Outstanding Product


Gold Mom's Choice Award Winner

"Children may never view honey bees in the same way again."—The Children's Hour

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life cycle 

queen bees 




nectar and pollen

"Vibrant colors, lyrical rhyming couplets, and accurate science all make this NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book for 2010 ideal to share with younger students."—NSTA Recommends


"[This book] brings us a close-up look at the lives of honey bees . . . Lori Mortensen's text dances neatly between a very simple rhyming text for younger readers ("Sisters fly through the sky") and more in-depth prose notes explaining the science involved. That back-and-forth makes [this book] an ideal book for kindergarten and early-elementary schools."—Boston Globe

"Morning light, warm and bright.
In the trees, honey bees!
Blossoms out, dancing scout.
Sisters fly through the sky."

In the Trees, Honey Bees!