The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees

A Scientific Mystery

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Honeybees are a crucial part of our food chain. As they gather nectar from flowers to make sweet honey, these bees also play an important role in pollination, helping some plants produce fruit. But large numbers of honeybees are disappearing every year . . . and no one knows why. Is a fungus killing them? Could a poor diet be the cause? What about changes to bees’ natural habitat? In this real-life science mystery, scientists and beekeepers are working to answer these questions . . . and save the world’s honeybees before it’s too late.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-4677-0592-9
$31.99 $23.99
978-1-4677-1700-7
$47.99 $35.99
978-1-4677-5926-7
$53.32 $39.99
978-1-5124-4235-9
$29.99 $29.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Animals, Science, STEM, STEM: Life Science/Animals
Copyright 2014
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2013-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 8.3
BISACS JNF051100, JNF051150, JNF003120
Dewey 595.79'9
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 980
ATOS Reading Level 6.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 159955
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Author/Illustrator note, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Awards

  • Building STEAM with Día Book List, Winner, 2015
  • South Carolina Book Award Nominee, Nominated, 2015
  • Green Earth Book Award Honor, Commended, 2015
  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2014
  • Booklist Top 10 Books on Sustainability for Youth, Winner, 2014
  • AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books Finalist, Short-listed, 2014
  • New York Public Library Best Books for Kids, Winner, 2013

Reviews

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“[The title] stands as fine example of science writing for newbie science readers—and teachers extending their use of trade books under Common Core.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Booklist

“This attractive volume explores the world of honeybees and the mysterious malady that threatens them….Throughout the book, excellent color photos illustrate the text.” —Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“Markle presents a solid, respectful overview of colony collapse disorder….In all, a solid addition to the insect shelves, with a valuable emphasis on science as process.” —Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

“An excellent first purchase for reports as well as for general interest.” —starred, School Library Journal

Author: Sandra Markle

Sandra Markle is the author of numerous award-winning books for children. A former elementary science teacher, she is a nationally-known science education consultant. Markle has received many honors for her series Animal Predators, Animal Scavengers, and Animal Prey. Several titles have been named as National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)/Children’s Book Council (CBC) Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, and Animal Predators was honored as a Top 10 Youth Nonfiction Series by Booklist. Markle is also the author of the Insect World series and several single titles. Her book Rescues! was named a Best Book by the Society of School Librarians International and a Recommended Title of Outstanding Nonfiction by the National Council of Teachers of English’s (NCTE) Orbis Pictus Award committee; Animal Heroes was named a 2008 Lasting Connections title by Book Links. Markle lives in Lakewood Ranch, Florida with her husband, photographer Skip Jeffery.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

Join award-winning science author Sandra Markle as she sheds light on some of the most fascinating scientific investigations in the animal kingdom. Solve real-life science mysteries alongside the teams of scientists dedicated to saving vanishing species or discovering new ones. And see… View available downloads →