Bees' Nest Books

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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.

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The Dark Stone
Series: The Halloween Amulet. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,600. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2015 by Bees' Nest Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
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?
Taz, Brendan and Emily
Series: The Halloween Amulet. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,860. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2015 by Bees' Nest Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Brendan could be in danger. There might even be a vampire involved. But Taz isn’t interested. He’s got problems of his own.
The Halloween Amulet
Series: The Halloween Amulet. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,350. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2015 by Bees' Nest Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal
If you had accidentally stepped out of the every-day world into somewhere very different, what price would you pay to get back home again?
Winter at Bear Cottage
Series: The Halloween Amulet. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,210. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2015 by Bees' Nest Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal
Winter’s worst fear is bears. So Bear Cottage is not his idea of a fun place to spend his birthday. Especially not while he’s in charge of looking after the Halloween Amulet.
The Celebrate Youth Writing Anthology 2015: A Selection of Writing by Young People from The Test Valley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,740. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2015 by Bees' Nest Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Anthology
Anthology of varied and enjoyable writing by young people from the Test Valley in Hampshire, UK.
Spice City
Series: Tree Speaker, Book 2. Price: $4.29 USD. Words: 75,180. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2014 by Bees' Nest Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
An argument for sustainability in a work of fantasy fiction, Spice City is a sequel to Sally Startup’s teen environmental fantasy Tree Speaker.
Billy's First Werewolf
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,070. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014 by Bees' Nest Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
A short story for teenagers about what might have happened ten years after the early adventures of of Little Red Riding Hood.
The Wavyside Beetle
Price: Free! Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014 by Bees' Nest Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Children’s books » Nature & the Natural World / Environment
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?
The Crossroads
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,030. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2013 by Bees' Nest Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
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 Speaker
Series: Tree Speaker, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,240. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2013 by Bees' Nest Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
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.
Wild Child
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,560. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013 by Bees' Nest Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal
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.


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  • Pizzas, Pirates and a Porcupine on April 06, 2013

    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.