Looking for a new fiction chapter book for your voracious tween reader? If so, read on, because I want to tell you about Bees on the Roof by Robbie Shell.
Environmental Fiction is a new genre of book
Bees on the Roof by Robbie Shell, is part of this new genre, and it will help middle grade children understand the vital link between bees and the circle of life. Wrapped into this wonderful coming age of age story, is an educational component.
Sam is a seventh grader in need of a topic for his science fair project. He also has another worry. The restaurant where his father works is in danger of being closed down. Sam thinks he has the solution! He enlists the help of three of his friends to help him put beehives on the roof of a hotel in New York City.
….and then comes trouble….
Bee sting allergies, a great bee die-off, and a rival team’s cheating are just the start! Then you add in a reclusive science teacher, Sam’s romantic feelings towards a classmate, and the mystery that surrounds the real world and potentially devastating syndrome called “Colony Collapse Disorder,” make this bee project anything but simple!
Fun, educational, and environmentally friendly
Bees on the Roof will encourage children to learn more about our environment, to understand the important roll that bees play in our food chain, and to appreciate the balance of nature and bees. Maybe most importantly and urgently, it conveys REAL facts about bees and Colony Collapse Disorder, in ways that kids will find easy to grasp.
This book will….
- Encourage our children to take a more active role in our environment.
- Touches on how a child can cope with the loss of a parent, and bullying too.
- Describes the art of beekeeping and why it appeals to all ages.
About the Author
Robbie Shell is a former business journalist that has appeared in numerous publications including Philadelphia Enquirer, and The Wall Street Journal. She has worked and lived in New York City, Washington D.C., Boston, and Philadelphia, Pa. Bees on the Roof is her FIRST work of fiction.
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