The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe by Loree Griffin Burns

Today's featured review comes from longtime kidlit (and adult lit) reviewer Colleen Mondor, Round II judge in the Middle Grade/YA Nonfiction category. Colleen blogs at Chasing Ray as well as being a columnist for Bookslut. Among her many kidlitosphere activities are the Blog Blast Tours–a biannual weeklong festival of author/illustrator interviews–and the What a Girl Wants series featuring YA authors.

HiveDetectives In one of her Bookslut columns last year, she took a look at NFMG/YA finalist The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe written by Loree Griffin Burns (also a fellow blogger) with photographs by Ellen Harasimowicz. Part of the Scientists in the Field series, this volume covers the critical role that bees play in the survival of not only flowering plants but also crops and the humans who depend on them. In her review, Colleen says:

With The Hive Detectives, Burns gives us reasons to make big changes in how we live and does it in a way that will appeal to both teens and adults.

Read the full review here.