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In the Trees, Honey Bees!

Written by Lori Mortensen

Illustrations by Cris Arbo


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 Disney's iParenting Media Awards

for Outstanding Product


Gold Mom's Choice Award Winner

​"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

​"Children may never view honey bees in the same way again."

The Children's Hour

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