Loree Griffin Burns has a passion for science and discovery, which she channels into creating fascinating books of non-fiction for young people. Her first book, Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion, was published by Houghton Mifflin Company in 2007 and received several honors, including a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book award, an ALA Notable Book designation, and an International Reading Association Children’s Book Award.
To research her second book, The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe, Loree and photographer Ellen Harasimowicz immersed themselves in the world of bees and beekeeping, visiting bee schools, local apiaries, university laboratories, and large-scale commercial beekeeping operations. Their book has garnered Notable designations from the American Library Association and the National Council of Teachers of English, a Recommendation from the National Science Teachers Association, and was awarded the SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books.
Loree lives in central Massachusetts with her husband and their three children and regularly visits schools, libraries, and book festivals to share her work.
At ALA, Loree will booktalk and share activities for The Hive Detectives.