If Bees Disappeared


ISBN: 9781250232458

#4 in the If Animals Disappeared series

What would happen if bees disappeared? Find out in this fourth book from Lily Williams in the award-winning If Animals Disappeared Series that imagines the consequences of a world without bees.

The rolling hills and lush climate of Kent, England are home to many creatures.

These creatures are fluffy, sneaky, spikey, and … small, like the bee.

Though bees are small, their importance is BIG. Today there are over 250,000 species of bees but all of them are in danger. Because of disease, pesticide exposure, lack of foraging habitats, and poor nutrition, entire honey bee hives are dying.

What would happen if bees disappeared completely?

Artist Lily Williams explores how such a loss would effect not just bees’ environment, but the world as a whole in this poignant, beautiful book about the importance of our most important bees.

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NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12: 2022

PRAISE FOR If Bees Disappeared

“Sweet as honey.”

Kirkus Reviews

“A rich, well-designed offering with multiple uses for teachers and students. A standout among the many books about honeybees.”

School Library Journal, starred review

“The friendly illustrations help to deliver Williams’s urgent message effectively..”

– Horn Book Review

“Bee books abound, but most collections should consider adding this one, too.”

– Booklist