A Story of a Mason Bee
Authors: Brannen Basham and Jill Jacobs
Illustrator: Beth Basham
Finding Home shows readers an inside look at the lives of six beneficial native creatures through an engaging and educational tale of a mason bee’s search for a new home.
This book is part of a larger curriculum kit - learn more!
Like most native bees, mason bees only need a few important things nearby to survive: plenty of flowers, water to drink, and a place to call home. While searching for its new home, the mason bee meets other beneficial wildlife including bumblebees, ants, caterpillars, butterflies, and hummingbirds!
Explore the special informational section in the back of the book featuring vocabulary words, photographs of the animals you meet in the story, and interactive activities.
Target Age: 6-10
40 pages, 11 (w) x 8.5 (l)
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Authors Brannen Basham and Jill Jacobs are owners of Spriggly’s Beescaping, a nature education and habitat restoration business from Western North Carolina. Spriggly's focuses on supporting native plants and pollinators. Discover their other publications, informational videos, and educational exhibits.
Illustrator Beth Basham, Brannen’s mother, features her detailed acrylic paintings with watercolor-washed backgrounds in Finding Home. She holds a painting minor from Auburn University and studied in later years at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts.
*The bonus course for kids comes free with your purchase of Finding Home: A Story of a Mason Bee. Enjoy an interactive video book reading, educational lessons, movement games, a sing-a-long, and more! Receive your access code when you purchase the book.
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You may purchase the Kid's Course without purchasing a copy of the physical book. However, when you purchase a copy of the physical book, you receive a discount code to access the Kid's Course for free OR use that discount code to take $20 off the full Gardening for the Planet Course Series, which includes the Kid's Course.
Finding Home Curriculum Kit
Looking for a nature-based curriculum kit that comes with everything you need?
This easy to follow, learning standards-based curriculum kit is inspired by and connected to the children's book, Finding Home: A Story of a Mason Bee. The book and kit are perfect for classrooms, homeschool, summer camps, nature centers, and more! This digital download includes one hardcover copy of the book sent to an address of your choice - details below.*
The curriculum guide and resources found in this digital download can be used individually or as part of a five day cross-curricular mini-unit. The extension activities included in the kit are primarily created for 1st - 3rd grade learners, however, the education from the activities are applicable to younger and older learners.
Children's Book Details:*
Your purchase includes one hardcover copy of Finding Home mailed directly to your door. Simply use the coupon code and link in your digital download to get your copy sent ASAP. If you already have the book, please consider giving your free copy as a gift to a local library, classroom, family member, or friend!
The book features watercolor illustrations and includes the following beneficial creatures: mason bees, bumble bees, ants, caterpillars, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
Bonus Online Videos
This book and this kit come with access to an online kid’s course, featuring an interactive book reading and associated educational videos to enhance learning.
One-time $150 cost, includes hardcover book (and shipping). Discount available for multiple licenses through Teachers Pay Teachers. If interested in purchasing more than 10 licenses, please contact email@example.com for an additional discount.