Ten-year-old Samantha Hansen loves science! In the beginning of fourth grade, she never let a moment go by without talking about rocks. Now she’s back with a new obsession: insects! Upon learning that the local apiary is for sale, she goes into action to save the honey bees. Will her someday boyfriend Todd or her best friend Kelli be part of her plan? Will That Kid Richard get in the way? Sam’s lists of insect facts and funny thoughts highlight her quest to keep the bees in the community, the challenges she faces at school, and her ongoing struggle with her temper. Join Samantha as she looks to science for answers and does her part to change the world.
About the Author
Nancy Viau is the author of five picture books and several middle-grade novels, including the Schiffer titles Samantha Hansen Has Rocks in Her Head, Beauty and Bernice, and Just One Thing! (a 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year). A former teacher and kid at heart, she often visits elementary schools to share her journey to publication and the writing process. Nancy works as a seasonal assistant librarian, and when not reading or writing, she searches for adventure at home and abroad.