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Kaia and the Bees

By Maribeth Boelts
Illustrated by Angela Dominguez

A story of a girl who is afraid of bees – but ready to meet the hive!

Kaia is the brave type. Like hottest-hot-pepper brave. But there is one thing that scares her BEES! And right now, thousands of bees live on her roof because Kaia’s dad is a beekeeper. Her dad says that the world needs bees and that’s why they are beekeepers. But only he goes on the roof, not Kaia unless she can find a way to be the brave girl she always says she is... Against a sunny city setting, author Maribeth Boelts and illustrator Angela Dominguez depict Kaia’s small courageous steps and her tiny insect neighbours with huge empathy and charm. Buzzing to be read at story time, Kaia and the Bees is an honest and relatable tale about bravery and compassion, as well as the importance of bees to our world.

  • A story about a father and daughter who are urban beekeepers.
  • A warm and honest story that explores bravery and compassion, while at the same time bringing attention to the importance of bees to our environment.
  • Kaia is a strong protagonist that readers will identify with, no matter what kinds of fears they have.

About the author

Maribeth Boelts is the author of many books for young readers, including Happy Like Soccer, illustrated by Lauren Castillo, and Those Shoes and A Bike Like Sergio’s, both illustrated by Noah Z. Jones. Maribeth Boelts lives in Iowa, USA.

About the illustrator

Angela Dominguez has created many books for young readers, including Maria Had a Little Llama, a Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor Book. She also illustrated Mango, Abuela, and Me, written by Meg Medina. Angela Dominguez lives in New York City.

ISBN: 9781406390537
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: June 1, 2020
Dimensions: 250 x 230mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $26.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

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