Lola Meets the Bees

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Pub Date 09 Apr 2024 | Archive Date 09 Apr 2024

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In the latest Lola Reads book, Lola learns about urban beekeeping in this simple and charming introduction to the importance of bees.

Lola wants to learn more about beekeeping from her mother's friend Zora. The two suit up to visit the hives on the roof of Zora's city apartment building. Lola learns about pollination, the special dance honey bees do to communicate, and how the queen bee and worker bees make the honey stores. Back at home, Lola makes a small garden of her own to attract bees and encourage pollination.

Lola Meets the Bees is the ninth title in the much-loved Lola Reads series, as book-loving Lola continues to be curious about the world around her.
In the latest Lola Reads book, Lola learns about urban beekeeping in this simple and charming introduction to the importance of bees.

Lola wants to learn more about beekeeping from her mother's friend...

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ISBN 9781623543839
PRICE $16.99 (USD)
PAGES 32

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Thank you to Anna McQuinn, Charlesbridge, and NetGalley for the Arc!

Lola meets the bees was so cute and informative. The artwork was really nice. I feel like it was written perfectly for children. It held their attention and they were sad the book was already over. They want to read more Lola books!

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A cute book that teaches kids about honeybees! I loved all the info here! The font of this was that one becoming popular recently in children’s books where it doesn’t really look like it brings. That is my one criticism!

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This was a fun, easy way to teach my young son about bees. The illustrations are cute and the text is engaging. Each page is well thought out and easy to follow. A great way to introduce the topic of bees and honey to young children.

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I am so pro bees and teaching kids about them. I learned stuff from this adorable book too! It makes me want to have a garden and honeybees.

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This is the cutest book about the bees. I love the font that they use!!!!!! The illustrations are the sweetest. This would be great for a class read aloud when talking about bees or for a child who wants to learn more about bees!

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A very cute story about Lola who goes to visit a friend who has bees and learns all about them. I love honey and am a supporter of a beekeeper in my community who shares about her hives and the work involved online, and this was a really good book that will hopefully introduce kids to bees in a way that makes them want to learn more, and not be afraid of them. The illustrations were nice and bright and should catch and hold kid's attention as they read this book.

I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

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This was a perfect bee book for a child. The perfect amount of educational and cute little story. Facts, art, science and learning. My favorite.

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Lola and the Bees by Anna McQuinn and Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw from Charlesridge Publishing is the ninth book in the Lola Reads series.

Lola is going to learn more about beekeeping from a friend of her mom. She gets to wear a special suit and among other things, discovers some of the special jobs that the different types of bees in a hive have and how bees talk to each other.

My granddaughter and I really enjoyed the illustrations and meeting Lola for the first time.
Her favorite part had to do with special gardens that can be made for bees.

My sister is a beekeeper, and I loved reading this book to my granddaughter and seeing the magic of beekeeping brought to life through such a special book.

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This is a super cute, and educational book, about bees for small children.
The pictures go great with the story.
I'd reccomend this for anyone who wants to teach their little ones about bees and the importance of pollination.

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This was such a cute little story teaching about bees. I'm a big bee advocate so I loved being able to teach my 3 year old about bees in a fun way.

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This is a really adorable and educational book about bees for young kids. I used it to teach my little sister about bees. Thank you Netgalley!

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Lola has another exciting adventure in this picture book. She goes to visit her mom’s friend who has a colony of bees that she cares for. The bees live on top of a rooftop on the city. Lola learns how the bees live in a hive and what they need to make honey. I love that the story shows that even people in the city can help nature right where they are.

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I will be purchasing this title for my library. It will also be used in my toddler and STEM story times.

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I received an advanced copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
It’s all about the bees and young Lola who gets to visit them. When she gets to visit her mother’s friend who is a bee keeper, Lola is beyond excited. Dressing up in the protective garb, Lola meets the Queen Bee, the sleeping babies and all the worker bees. As she eats the honey on bread, Lola is given flower seeds to plant at her place. This picture book shows the reader all sorts of fun facts of honey bees and bumblebees, and many other bees too. Lola is an excited child with all sorts of adventures in her other picture books. A fun read with pretty designs of those titular bees!

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Even though this is a fiction book, this book offers a lot of useful facts about bees and their hive. This is a good book for children who take an interest in bees.

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3.5 stars rounded up. The illustrations were my favorite part. The text was educational if a bit straightforward.

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I'm a huge fan of the Lola books in general. This one was very cute. Lola meets a beekeeper and learns about how important bees are. Illustrations are great. Text is perfect for young readers. Highly recommend.

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Another winning Lola title! It's no surprise that this Lola book shines since the others in the series do too. Lola is back for another fantastic learning adventure. I love how accessible this book is while still teaching us a lot about bees. It has a great story with interesting facts blended together. The pictures are engaging and add a lot of depth and understanding to the text. I've already added this to my list of spring books to buy! This would make a great addition to a spring celebration and / or an Easter basket.

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This Lola book actually ended up being one of my favorites from the collection!

We are big Lola fans in our house... the illustrations are ALWAYS so inviting and beautiful, I always appreciate the aesthetic of each book.

There are so many fun facts about bees and farming them. I think this is very age appropriate and I hope this shows kids how lovely and less scary bees really are.

I also appreciated the small blurb about bee stings on the cover page.

Thank you NetGalley and Charlesbridge for another digital copy from the lovely Lola collection of stories.

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Beautifully illustrated. A wonderful supplemental book for homeschoolers learning about pollinators or just bees and simple to follow along, as well as answer children’s questions about bees. Really enjoyed the encouragement to support bees and how to do so in a city.

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Thank you to NetGalley and Charlesbridge books for the ARC.
This is a super cute, and educational book, about bees for small children.
My daughter enjoyed it and I would recommend this for anyone who wants to teach their little ones about bees and the importance of pollination.

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This book gives an excellent explanation of bees, safety, hives, getting the honey, etc. It is age appropriate for early elementary and is engaging. The illustrations are wonderful!

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I am loving this series so much! This picture story book is one of the most perfect books to introduce to your kid about bees and how their world functions as.

I just love how the author and the artist have perfectly blended all the required information and their realistic yummy versions of bees/their honey combs/their kingdom/information on their stings and how we can protect ourselves from them. I appreciate the fact that this book explains well when bees sting if they must!
The kids will know why bees are the way they are and from where we get the honey on our tables from.

Love the illustrations so much!

Thank you, Charlesbridge, for the advance reading copy.

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I love finding children’s books on here for my kids. This book was super fun and they loved learning a little more about bees during the story.

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This was an informative story on bees and beekeeping. Lola's excitement about bees is contagious. My niece asked questions and was really engaged with the story.

FYI: ARC

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Thank you to Net Galley for an e-copy of Lola Meets the Bees by Anna McQuinn in exchange for a honest review.This is a great book chock full of information and beautiful illustrations. about bees .Lola meets her mom’s friend who explains the types of bees, the working of the hive and how honey is made.Lola also plant seeds to attract her own bees to her garden.Great informational story for young emergent readers in 1st-2nd grades.

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Lola Meets the Bees is a delightful addition to the Lola Reads series, offering a charming and educational journey into the world of urban beekeeping. In this ninth installment, Lola's curiosity takes center stage as she explores the importance of bees and their role in our ecosystem.

The simplicity of the narrative is its strength, making it an ideal read for young audiences. Lola's adventure with her mother's friend Zora unfolds with a perfect blend of warmth and information. The book succeeds in breaking down complex concepts like pollination and the honey-making process into easily digestible nuggets of knowledge. The special dance of honey bees becomes a captivating dance of words on the page.

The setting of urban beekeeping adds a unique and contemporary touch to the story, making it relatable for children growing up in city environments. The rooftop hives on Zora's apartment building provide a backdrop that effortlessly combines urban living with the natural world.

The illustrations complement the narrative beautifully, bringing Lola's world and the bees to life with vibrant colors and engaging visuals. The inclusion of Lola creating her own garden to attract bees adds a wonderful hands-on element, encouraging young readers to connect with and appreciate nature in their own way.

Lola Meets the Bees stands out as a valuable tool for introducing ecological concepts to children. It seamlessly weaves environmental awareness into Lola's inquisitive nature, promoting a sense of responsibility towards the world around us. The Lola Reads series continues to be a reliable source of both entertainment and education, and this installment is no exception.

Overall, Lola Meets the Bees is a sweet and accessible read that educates without feeling didactic. It's a buzz-worthy addition to any young reader's collection.

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another great book from Anna McQuinn. I adore the Leo and Lola stories, and this this is a perfect addition. The simple yet informative pictures and text will help kiddos understands bee, and their importance.

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I haven't read very many Lola books, although I know that Lola and Leo have a strong fan base. The illustrations are bright, colorful, and engaging. My 3-year-old child was drawn to the illustrations of bee boxes, the flowers, and Lola's family and friends. McQuinn does a great job of explaining how beekeeping works at a very elementary level. This would be a great book to work into a lesson on pollination, the life cycle of bees, or prior to a trip to a beekeeper. I'm not sure that the topic would resonate without further lessons or prior interest. As it is, I would recommend this book to fans of the series or readers looking for an introduction to beekeeping, but not otherwise.

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This is part of a series. Lola is a sweet, kind, cute girl who learns about bees and so did I. One thing I noticed in this book is that a child would be exposed to some new and different vocabulary words. Lola visits her Mom’s friend who is a bee keeper and helps tend the bees. The drawings are adorable. If the entire series is like this book, I would encourage you to explore them as well. Recommend.

I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

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Thank you, Netgalley, for this e-ARC!

Anna McQuinn's Lola books are consistently age-appropriate and enjoyable. Lola is learning about bees, so she and her mom visit Zora, mom's friend. The city setting is unique compared to other picture books about pollinators and gardening. There are illustrations and descriptions of bee safety and the importance of bees, which are done in an approachable way. For example, when describing the queen bee, "she makes special smells that tell the bees what to do and keep them happy". An excellent addition to early literacy collections or ages 2-6.

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I received an arc of this title from NetGalley for an honest review. I love all the Lola picture books and especially like this one about bees. Lola is going to meet her mom's friend, who is a beekeeper, and she is quite excited. Lovely illustrations go with this book.

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Such a great book for the little bookworms in your life! The illustrations are adorable, the wording is easy to understand for little ones, and the content is relevant. I would highly recommend!

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This is a lovely, simple intro to beekeeping. Lola is sweet and curious. The pictures are peaceful and sweet. This works fine as a standalone or can be read as part of the Lola series. The description says it's about urban beekeeping, but interested future beekeepers of all varieties can learn something here.

Thank you NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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This is a delightful little story that teaches children about the critical role that bees play in our ecosystem, without ever making the learning seem like work.

Lola and Zora are cute characters, the diversity element was nice to see, and I especially loved how Lola was growing her own bee-friendly plants by the end of the book! Highly recommended for young children.

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This series is one of my absolute favorites. I adore Lola and all of her books. As a librarian, I read them year after year to my early childhood students.

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I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is an adorable book with really cute pictures!

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I adore this whole series! I especially love this book in that it feels like fictions but it’s layered with nonfiction. And how lovely that it might help educate kiddos who are afraid of bees!

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A picture book that is great for helping kids learn about bees. I loved it. I think kids will enjoy it.

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Lila Meets the Bees by Anna McQuinn is a cute and informative read for all the littlest bee keepers out there, Follow along as Lola learns about bees and their products, as well as what she can do to help the bees herself.

Thanks NetGalley and Charlesbridge for the advanced copy!

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Bees! Raised in hives on a rooftop in town! Who knew? We learn about the work bees do and why we need them while also learning that all bees are not raised in meadows or very large backyards.
The illustrations by Rosalind Beardshaw are delightful, imaginative, clear, and colorful.
Well suited for reading WITH someone of any age including ESL, and great for gifting to anyone, and even to a school or teacher or your public library!
I requested and received a free temporary e-book on Adobe Digital Editions from Charlesbridge via NetGalley. Thank you!

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In this book, we follow Lola who wants to learn about beekeeping from her mother's friend. Lola learns about pollination and the dance bees do to communicate to each other. She also learns a few more things about bees.
I really liked this book because I like how informative it was about bees. The illustrations were also really nice.
My 7 year old said that she liked that we learned about what we could do to help bees.
My 9 year old said she liked that it tells us what to do for the bees.

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We are big Lola fans in our house! My daughter always wants to be her!

Lola meets her mums friend, Zora, who is a bee keeper. Zora keeps beehives on the roof of her apartment.

Lola meets the bees is such a wonderfully written, illustrated and informative book.

It explains to the young reader in an accessible where bees live, how to look after them, the importance of them and the dangers of them.

There is also a super handy adult part at the beginning of the book in case you get a bee sting and what you should do.

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I really loved everything about this. Thanks to Anna McQuinn, Charlesbridge, and NetGalley for letting me read an advanced copy. Kids can learn about bees, not just in the wild, but in a city environment so they can see how they can interact with nature and be responsible no matter where they live. Lola is adorable, and I'm going to check out her other books.

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Lola meets the bees is an informative read with a simple prose great for children. With its simple and easy writing children can read this book independently without the help of their parents.
I loved that the author talked about the endangerment of bees and ways we can stop it from happening.
The book also talks about the different kinds of bees, how they make honey and what each of the bees’ roles are.
I really liked how cute and informative the book was. Highly recommend.

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