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12 Engaging Picture Books about Bees

Picture books about bees are a great way to introduce little ones to nature study and the importance of bees in our environment.

Don’t miss the free printable bee count and color activity pages below!

picture books about bees

Are your little ones busy little bees? You’ll want to teach them all about real live busy bees! Picture books about bees can ignite an interest in these important workers in our yards and gardens. These books can be a good starter for a unit study, too. Add them to your morning basket and read aloud time.

I also highly recommend trying the free reading resources at Reading Eggs. They offer free printables (no strings attached) as well as a 30-day free trial. It can be a great encouragement for kids to read!

Need an adorable companion craft to go along with your bees book basket? You need to try this cute Bumble Bee craft.

The Best Books about Bees for Kids

Bee: A Peek-Through Picture Book
In this fun peek through book your preschooler will discover the many exciting aspects of a bees life. This is an excellent option for spring when the bees return.

The Honeybee
In this lyrical story, your preschooler will follow the adventures of a group of honeybees from one hive. Explore flowers in a spring meadow as they collect nectar and create honey. This book is beautifully illustrated.

Bee and Me
In this book, children can explore the crucial role that bees play in our environment. This is a great way to encourage kindness to insects in young readers.

Honey Tummies
A cute little bee named Benny loves to eat! He collects as much pollen and nectar as he can! When he learns winter is coming, his mom teaches him a secret about his little bee body that helps him collect enough to last all winter long.

Calling All Honeybees
This book teaches children about all of the fascinating parts of bees, including how they make honey! This book is a great introduction to the science of bees for eager learners.

The Bee
In this detailed book, children can learn about bees, their cousin the wasp, and even termite nests. Kids will enjoy the transparent overlays of this book that make learning a layered event that is tons of fun!

Bea and Bee
Bea loves tending to the flowers in the garden. But, she really wants a pet! When she finds a little bee, she needs to convince her mother to let her keep it as a pet. Can she do it?

The Bee Book
In this detailed books young readers will discover how social and hardworking bees are! Discover what it takes to be a queen bee and what the life of a worker bee is like, as well as fun facts about bees.

Little Yellow Bee
This little chunky book is perfect for early reading. It has 6 sturdy life the flaps that bring so much fun to the story. With simple sentences and colorful illustrations this is a great book for learning about bees.

Five Busy Honey Bees
This is a book the entire family will enjoy and learn something from. Learn all about the organization of colony and how each bee has a job. Learn how and why bees create honey.

Horsefly and Honeybee: A Picture Book
A horsefly and a honey bee take a nap in the same flower, and trouble ensues. When they meet again they must learn how to work together to avoid even more trouble!

Willbee the Bumblebee 
This catchy, rhyming book is so much fun to read with preschoolers! With bright illustrations and a funny story about a little bee and his unraveled shirt, your preschoolers will giggle throughout the story.

Have you studied bees in your homeschool? Check out these books to get started today!

Don’t forget your free bees coloring pages!

You might also like to read:

Celebrate Spring with Nature Study

11 Ways to Connect your Child to Nature

Why You Need Nature Walks in your Homeschool {and How to Do Them}

Nature Study for Beginners

15 Picture Books about Gardens and Seeds

Books about Spring Your Kids Will Love to Read

Butterfly Books for Kids (with free printable butterfly coloring pages)

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  1. What a great list! I looked through it and just put a few of those books on hold at my library. I look forward to enjoying them with my little ones. Thanks!! 🙂

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