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Livy Little Honey Bee

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Celia is pleased to announce that "Livy Little Honey Bee," has won the Literary Titan Book Award, the 2024 Reader Views Five Star Gold Award for Best Children's Picture Book, and the 2023 PenCraft Book Awards for literary excellence as the Children - Nature Books  Runner-Up Winner. 


Learn about Celia's inspiration for writing "Livy Little Honey Bee" in her latest interview with Reader Views Kids.

Livy is a honey bee who spends her days gathering nectar and pollen from flowers with other worker bees. But Livy runs into trouble when her determination to express who she really is and what she values in life runs counter to the rest of the hive. Ultimately she is called before the Queen Bee to plead her case.

For children of all ages, Livy Little Honey Bee intends to explore the courage and self-confidence it takes to stand up for who you are as well as the nature of honey bees and the critical contribution they make to our environment through pollination of earth's flowering plants.

A portion of proceeds from the sale of this book is donated to the Pollinator Partnership, the Natural Resources Defense Council and Friends of the Earth Action dedicated to preserving the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education and research. For more information on how you can support these organisations read on.

Click here to read a press release for Live Little Honey Bee.

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Illustrator - Mira Kira

Mira Hirabayashi, known as MIRA KIRA 吉良みら, is a Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Gold Key Winner and Artist of the Year Finalist for OC Register, currently studying at Rhode Island School of Design.

Born in 2001 in SoCal, she has had formal training at Orange County School of the Arts and Art Center College of Design, building her expertise in ink illustrations, comics, graphic novels, children's book illustrations, storyboards, editorial illustrations, and concept design.

Her biggest past-time is creating original characters and conceptual stills or scenes from her original narratives. Other than drawing, she enjoys sleeping, eating, and a variety of media. 

I proudly support
Pollinator Partnership

Pollinator Partnership

Pollinator Partnership’s mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education, and research.

Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth strives for a more healthy and just world. We understand that the challenges facing our planet call for more than half measures, so we push for the reforms that are needed.

Why bees matter
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To learn more or to get involved visit The Polliator Partnership or Friends of the Earth.

Bees play a critical role in our food supply, as they are responsible for pollinating the majority of the crops that we eat and many that feed farm livestock. However, bee populations are facing global threats, including habitat destruction, intensive farming practices, and the spread of pests and diseases. These factors are driving a decline in both the number and diversity of bees.


Honey bees, which have co-evolved with our food production systems, are the most widespread managed pollinator. Despite their importance, they are vulnerable to a range of challenges such as habitat loss and exposure to toxic agricultural chemicals. To ensure the continued availability of a wide variety of foods and the sustainability of agriculture, it is crucial to take action to protect and support bee populations. This involves implementing sustainable farming practices, preserving natural habitats, and reducing the use of harmful chemicals in agriculture.

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