Finding Home

A Story of a Mason Bee

Authors: Brannen Basham and Jill Jacobs
Illustrator: Beth Basham

An illustration of a bee in a native bee house with a wildflower garden in the background from Sprigggly's Beescaping's book

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.

An illustration of a bee in a native bee house with a wildflower garden in the background from Sprigggly's Beescaping's book
Finding Home: A Story of a Mason Bee Book
Back cover of Finding Home: A Story of a Mason Bee by Spriggly's Beescaping

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) 

Monarch Caterpillar spread from Finding Home: A Story of a Mason Bee
Finding Home Inside Spread
Finding Home: A Story of a Mason Bee Inside Informational Spread

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.

Jill Jacobs teaching in the kids course for Finding Home: A Story of a Mason Bee

*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.

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