Five Children’s Books to Help with Learning Manners

We all know how hard it can be to get a simple “please” or “thank you” out of kids, but these characters have them beat! Take a look at some of our favorite children’s book characters that need to get their manners in check.  
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little bee books goes to ALA Midwinter 2016

The American Library Association (ALA) holds two shows a year for librarians from all over the country. The first is ALA Midwinter, which is held during the early months of winter, and the second is ALA Annual, which is held during the summer. Both shows
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Discovering Congo Square

Dear Friends, Have you heard of Congo Square in New Orleans? I hadn’t, until the summer of 2014. I was browsing through The New York Times Book Review when my eyes landed on a write-up for Song of the Shank. The review mentioned Congo Square,
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Behind the scenes with little bee books at BEA & BookCon 2016

Book Expo America (BEA) is the largest annual book trade fair in the United States. Publishers from around the US and abroad are joined by agents, librarians, authors, retailers, and other industry professionals for almost a week every spring to showcase upcoming titles, make deals,
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#AskTheOffice: The Official Sizzle Press Pokémon GO Trainers

Sizzle Press is a sister imprint to little bee books that focuses on licensed properties, media tie-in books, and pop-culture titles for readers of all ages. We are really excited about the latest addition to our fall list: The Last Pokémon Master: An Unofficial Pokémon
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little bee books 2016 Holiday Giveaway!

In honor of the upcoming holiday season, little bee books is doing a tiered holiday giveaway with some of our favorite Christmas, winter-themed, and holiday titles. See below for the full list of prizes! Sign up to win! a Rafflecopter giveaway Please read our Terms
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10 Books for Fairy-Tale Fanatics

Find yourself—or just get lost—in a good fairy tale.   Whether your little ones prefer to journey with giants, mingle with mermaids, or make dares with dragons, there is a whole world of make-believe awaiting kids who love to read about classic fairy tales like
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Behind the Scenes with Christopher Silas Neal

Get ready for some fun animal mashups, we’re celebrating the book birthdays for Animal Shapes and Animal Colors with author/illustrator Christopher Silas Neal! And for more fun, check out out Animals Activity sheets!   1. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer and
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Behind the Scenes with Becky Cattie and Tara Luebbe

Happy Book Birthday to Shark Nate-O! To celebrate this Fin-tastic book, we heard from authors (and sisters!) Becky Cattie and Tara Luebbe.  And for more Jawsome fun, check out the Shark Nate-O activity kit! 1.When did you first realize you wanted to be writers? Tara: I
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Behind the Scenes with Barbara DiLorenzo

We love Quincy, the story of a chameleon who can’t seem to blend in! To celebrate Quincy’s book birthday, we chatted with author/illustrator Barbara DiLorenzo. Barbara shared some fantastic art and stories about other people who struggled to blend in – you can see it
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Behind the Scenes with Judy Carey Nevin

Mommies like big hugs. Mommies like kisses. Mommies like “Good morning to you!” And we’re guessing mommies will also like this adorable picture book What Mommies Like by Judy Carey Nevin, illustrated by Stephanie Six. Here’s a behind-the-scenes conversation with author Judy Carey Nevin. 1. When
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Introducing Yellow Jacket, our middle grade imprint!

We’re so happy to introduce Yellow Jacket, the buzzy new middle grade imprint from Bonnier Publishing USA! Officially launching this summer with four new titles for readers ages 8 to 14: Ask Emma by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk, on sale: 5/1/18 Emma Woods knows just
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Behind the Scenes with Stephanie Six

Get ready for more big hugs and hullaballoo – we’re going behind the scenes with Stephanie Six, illustrator of the picture book What Mommies Like by Judy Carey Nevin. Stephanie also made these adorable printables – a Mother’s Day Card and a coloring sheet. (You can read
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Behind the Scenes with Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk!

We’re so excited to celebrate Ask Emma‘s book birthday! It is it one of the first books from Yellow Jacket, our new middle grade imprint, AND it was written by mother/daughter writing team Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk! 1. When did you first realize you
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Behind the Scenes with Daniel Haack

We’re so excited about Prince & Knight, by Daniel Haack, illustrated by Stevie Lewis. This beautiful picture book is a  classic fairy tale with an LGBTQ twist. Check out our Q&A with author Daniel Haack! 1. When did you first realize you wanted to be an author?
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Behind the Scenes with Baptiste Paul and Miranda Paul!

Rickshaw, a wire bridge, train, toboggan…these are just a few of the ways kids get to school. Adventures to School, by Baptiste Paul and Miranda Paul, Illustrated by Isabel Muñoz, shares some of unique ways kids around the world go to school every day! Learn more
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Behind the Scenes on The Major Eights!

Grab your instrument and get the band together – we’re going behind the scenes of The Major Eights series with the author! The newest book in the series, The Goo Disaster, published earlier this month. 1. When did you first realize you wanted to be
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Behind the Scenes with Stevie Lewis

  We’re loving Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack, illustrated by Stevie Lewis. In this modern fairy tale, a noble prince and a brave knight come together to defeat a terrible monster and in the process find true love in a most unexpected place. If you haven’t
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Behind the Scenes with Tracey Kyle

Meet a little boy named Paco who loves to draw but can’t seem to concentrate during school in this picture book that’s sprinkled with Spanish words! We went behind the scenes with Tracey Kyle, author of A Paintbrush for Paco. 1. When did you first realize
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Q&A with “Stu Truly” author, Dan Richards!

Get ready for a laugh, because Stu Truly is now available and we’re going behind the scenes with author Dan Richards! Dav Pikey calls this book “A charming tale of angst and self-discovery,”  and Kirkus Reveiws says it’s “utterly charmingly…[a] promising and funny debut.” Check out
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Behind the Scenes with Maura Ellen Stokes

Looking for your next great middle grade read? Don’t miss Fadeaway, a “realistic, convincing, and moving debut portrait of grief and friendship” (Kirkus Reviews). We went behind the scenes with author Maura Ellen Stokes to learn more about this fantastic new book!   1. When did
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