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Zinnia and the Bees


MIDDLE GRADE NOVEL

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.

Between a failed yarn bomb, a missing brother, a mother who doesn’t get her, and a nosy new neighbor who seems to notice way too much—especially when it comes to her buzzzzzy new friends—Zinnia’s last day of seventh grade is challenging, to say the least. But learning to trust herself might just be the toughest challenge of all, as Zinnia discovers in this irresistible story about discovering the true meaning of home.

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

PURCHASE Zinnia and the Bees:

 Indiebound    Barnes & Noble     Amazon   

See it on Goodreads.

Or buy the book at your local, independent bookstore!! If you order through Skylight Books you can have a signed copy shipped to you by mentioning you’d like yours autographed in the checkout comments!

…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.

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Events

  • September 30th, 2018

    2:40 PM

    OC Children’s Book Festival | Costa Mesa, CA

    Middle Grade Author Panel: The Powerful Message of Encouragement

  • October 6th, 2018

    10:15 AM

    SCBWI W San Gabriel Valley LitMingle

    Navigating the first year of publication presentation with Roda Ahmed 

  • October 20th, 2018

    12:00 PM

    SCIBA Awards |  San Gabriel Valley

    2018 Southern CA Independent Booksellers Awards Luncheon

  • November 7th, 2018

    4:00 PM

    Studio City Library | Los Angeles, CA

    Zinnia and the Bees presentation, craft, and book raffle!

I'm Danielle Davis

CHILDREN'S BOOK WRITER

Hello!


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.

Skype and School Visits

I offer free 20 minute Skype visits with classes or groups! Please drop me a line if you’re a teacher, librarian, or book club leader and would like to schedule an author Skype or Google Hangout.

And I’m currently scheduling school visits for 2018. You’ll find all the info in this downloadable PDF. Then please drop me a line if you’d like to schedule one!

 

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