Just in time for summer, you're invited to a virtual launch party for Begin With a Bee—a fantastic new nonfiction picture book about the rusty-patch bumblebee, Minnesota's state bee! Join authors Liza Ketchum, Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Phyllis Root, and illustrator Claudia McGehee as they share details from the making of the book and facts about the rusty-patch bee, and take questions from the audience (as time allows).
To Attend: Use the link below to register for the event. Pre-registration is required! You can register for the event for free, select a bundle of a free ticket and book(s), or can donate to help us keep events happening. Registration ends at 5pm on May 25. All registered attendees will be sent the link to join the party on the evening of the event.
To purchase a book without registering: Use the search feature at the top of the page to purchase other books by Phyllis Root, Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Liza Ketchum, and Claudia McGehee, or call Red Balloon Bookshop at 651-224-8320 from 10am - 5pm, Tues - Sat to purchase via phone or to purchase books in-store. For full hours, go here. Note: these methods will *not* register you for an event. Red Balloon Bookshop is currently open for in-person shopping as space allows. We have many ways to get books to you including Parking Lot Pick-up, Neighborhood Delivery, and shipping options. Visit our FAQs page for more information about these services.