Welcome.

Phyllis Root is the author of fifty books for children, including Big Momma Makes the World, which won a Boston Globe Horn Book Award, Aunt Nancy and Old Man Trouble which won a Minnesota Book Award, Plant a Pocket of Prairie which won a John Burroughs Riverby Award, as did One North Star  two years later, along with a Northeast Minnesota Book Award.  
 

Welcome.

Phyllis Root is the author of fifty books for children, including Big Momma Makes the World, which won a Boston Globe Horn Book Award, Aunt Nancy and Old Man Trouble which won a Minnesota Book Award, Plant a Pocket of Prairie which won a John Burroughs Riverby Award, as did One North Star  two years later, along with a Northeast Minnesota Book Award.  
 

Books.

Begin with a Bee is Phyllis Root’s newest picture book, is available now (U of MNPress). Illustrations by Claudia McGehee. Begin with a Bee and its story of the life of one queen bee, a rusty-patched bumblebee, teaches us not only about bees but also about our own responsibilities in the natural world.

“The real queen in this colony is the striking artwork . . . Close-ups of the bees alternate with views of a lush countryside and its other denizens. It’s an inviting book on any shelf, and the story is concise enough for longer storytimes. Educators, caregivers, and young readers will all be buzzing with delight. This book is the bee’s knees.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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Check out the BEGIN WITH A BEE playlist on Spotify, curated by illustrator Claudia McGehee

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