Spring 2021

Bee Love (Can Be Hard)

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Otis wasn’t scared of many things, but at the top of his list? Bees.

When Grandpa was younger, he was afraid of bees too. That is, until he learned about them. “Bees are amazing insects,” Grandpa tells Otis. “They’re pollinating powerhouses!” To help Otis overcome his fear, Grandpa takes him to a bee farm, where he learns that while “bee love” can be hard, it is also important.

Lovely pastoral paintings are the backdrop to this gently told, delightful, relatable story. The book includes extended information about bees, beekeeping, and pollinators.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction
Category SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2020
Publisher Page Education Foundation
Imprint Page Education Foundation
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2021-04-29
Text Type Informational Fiction
BISACS JUV002140, JUV039050, JUV013030
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 9.25 x 11.25
Lexile 610
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, and Original artwork


  • Children's Nonfiction Award, Winner, 2021

Author: Kamie Page

Kamie Page is a second grade teacher and lifelong teacher. She and her father, Alan Page, are award-winning authors.

Author: Alan Page

Alan Page, retired Associate of the Minnesota Supreme Court and NFL Hall of Famer, is an award winning children's book author. He and his wife, Diane, founded the Page Education Foundation.

Illustrator: David Geister

David Geister is a storyteller with a paintbrush who has created artwork for historic sites, publications, and private collectors. He is the illustrator of more than twenty picture books.