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Book reviews by our Bkids Club members


Honey biscuits by Meredith Hooper

Book review: Honey Biscuits

“Honey Biscuits” written by Meredith Hooper. Illustrated by Alison Bartlett.

My 18 month old daughter, Erin and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Erin loved the bright illustrations and I love to cook so it was nice to read her a book about baking with honey.

The book is about a little boy called Ben helping his Gran make honey biscuits, his Gran explains where each ingredient comes from – we loved the page with the bees on it!  We attempted making the biscuits, apart from ending up with honey in my hair and all over the kitchen it was a great success and they were very scrummy.  This is a wonderful book for children.


Charlotte Tonge ACCA BA(Hons) (Erin’s mum)

This book is available from Amazon books priced between £2.19 for second-hand copies and £5.24 for new.




Book Review – Hannah and the Honey Bees

Review By: Finn McMullan, age 10

Finn McMullan won our competition for a smoker last year. He also obviously supports Man Utd.

Finn McMullan won our competition for a smoker last year.

Hannah and the Honey Bees is a book written by Alison Simms. An ordinary girl named Hannah dreams herself into a beehive and has a great time.

Hannah learns about bees at her granddad’s farm. She gets a bee suit for her birthday so granddad can teach her about hive inspections and bee equipment. Hannah happily helps granddad catch a swarm and extract the honey.

One day Hannah falls asleep in the garden and ends up in a beehive. She meets a young bee called Tweeny and they become friends. Tweeny takes Hannah to the queen, where she introduces herself. The queen tries to feed her royal jelly, which I think is funny. One day while Hannah is in the hive, she sees lots of wasps trying to get in. She quickly tries to help save the colony. The bees win the battle bravely but something sad happens.

Hannah & the Honey Bees is available through's shop, £9

Hannah & the Honey Bees is available through’s shop, £9

Hannah and the Honey Bees is an exciting, wonderful story that will interest kids, especially bee keepers. I really liked it and recommend this book.