Regarding the Bees: A Lesson, in Letters, on Honey, Dating, and Other Sticky Subjects

by Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise

The fifth (and final) book in the Regarding the . . . series tackles spelling bees, bees that spell, standardized testing, and the dramas of (sigh) seventh grade love.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152066680
  • ISBN-10: 0152066683
  • Pages: 144
  • Publication Date: 04/06/2009
  • Carton Quantity: 120

About the book

The seventh graders at Geyser Creek Middle School are beeyond stressed. They're preparing for a spelling bee and a horrible standardized test called the BEE (Basic Education Evaluation). Plus, this year the hunt for their honeys has become all-important. It's a good thing they have Honey, a bee that spells (yes, really!), as their class pet—and one fabulous teacher named Florence Waters. Sweet! 


The fifth book in the Regarding the . . . series takes the sting out of spelling bees, standardized tests, and even dating. Using letters, newspapers, and whatever else strikes their fancy,  the Klise sisters have again created a book that spells J-U-S-T P-L-A-I-N F-U-N.

About the author
Kate Klise

Kate Klise is the author of many punny and funny middle grade novels, including all of the books in the popular 43 Old Cemetery Road series. She has also written a number of picture books and young adult novels. Ms. Klise lives in Norwood, Missouri. For more information about Kate, visit

M. Sarah Klise

M. Sarah Klise illustrates picture books and middle grade novels with a graphic twist. She also teaches art to children and adults in the Bay Area in California. For more information about Sarah, visit


"Fast and funny."--Booklist

"Fans of the series will appreciate this installment, reluctant readers will be drawn to the format, and more advanced readers will appreciate the wordplay and puns sprinkled throughout."--School Library Journal