Zinnia and the Bees


Zinnia’s yarn bomb flops.

Her older brother (aka best friend and yarn bombing accomplice) leaves without a word.

And then the worst ever of worst evers: BEES. IN. HER. HAIR.

Told from the alternating perspectives of Zinnia, a humorous young loner and knitter, and an unintentionally comical hive of honeybees, this quirky, heartfelt novel will strike a chord with anyone who has ever felt alone, betrayed, or misunderstood as it explores the challenges that come with learning to trust yourself and the often messy process of discovering the true meaning to home.

Zinnia and the Bees was a Southern California Independent Booksellers Association 2018 Book Award finalist in the middle grade category.

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See it on Goodreads.

…offbeat and emotionally true.” —Kirkus

“…Davis does an excellent job crafting human characters who are varied in their emotions and grow in awareness.” —School Library Journal

This [is a] fascinating and unusual look at family, friendships, and insects…” —Booklist

Download the Zinnia and the Bees discussion guide and bee facts! See an author video about the book.

And a printable pom-pom craft tutorial found here!

Plus, a one-sheet with a bunch of stuff about the book in one place.

I'm Danielle Davis



I'm Danielle Davis. I grew up in Singapore and Hong Kong and now live in Los Angeles. I've got an M.A. in literature and creative writing and a number of my short stories have been published in literary magazines. I've also had the privilege of teaching English to middle school and community college students. Now, I read and write and enjoy volunteering with literacy organizations.
I blog about picture books at This Picture Book Life.


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