The Bees' Nest appears in fictional form in the book Spice City by Sally Startup. Bees' Nest Books is Sally's own publishing company. She produces thoughtful fiction for children, teenagers and young adults.
It's Wally’s turn to look after the amulet. Instead of the colourful gem everyone expects, a mysterious dark stone is revealed. Is there something wrong with the amulet, or is it Wally herself that's the problem?
Mortimer Darkling goes to Wavyside school, but he lives in Wavyways Wood so he's not like the town children. One day a strange and unusual beetle leaves the wood to join Mortimer in the classroom. Some of the town children are scared. But is the beetle really dangerous, or can it be helpful?
How does Rob Brightson end up as lead guitarist in a successful rock band? How does he choose his way at the crossroads? Does he need supernatural help? Or do Rob and Demon Lover just work damned hard?
Tree speaking is a talent, like stone listening and animal talking. Tree speakers are healers, knowing both plants and people. But the world beyond Willow's small village is changing. She must find a way to use her talent to protect her way of life.
A wild child, a witch and a wolf, dancing and danger. Brought up by the witch of the Hollow, Nesty is feared and bullied. Then with some new friends, including Indigo the traveller child and a wolf called Silken, she risks danger, adventure and kindness.
Full of endearing characters, not least the pirates, in spite of all the disruption they cause. This story is very funny. It is perfect for children to read alone or for adults to read aloud. Beneath the humour is a depth of consideration that adds very much to the story's uplifting tone. Evie and her dad need to be both tactful and clever to handle a hilariously difficult situation. The illustrations are clear and cheerful, with some enchanting details, such as the baby elephant's pirate earing.