What are the best books about spelling bees?

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    #1Bee Season

    Bee Season

    Bee Season is a fiction book written by Myla Goldberg, first published in 2000. It tells the story of Eliza Naumann, a nine-year-old girl born into a family of achievers.

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    Daniel Washington
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Certainly an interesting take on what essentially is a book about the pressure of finding some talent in a family obsessed with overachieving. Spelling Bees simply become the vehicle of Eliza's success but the heart of the story is a not-so-typical coming of age story and the ups and downs of achieving success and the pressure to maintain it."
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    #2American Bee

    American Bee

    American Bee: The National Spelling Bee and the Culture of Word Nerds is a non-fiction book written by James Maguire, first published in 2006 by Rodale Books. It explores the history and culture of the National Spelling Bee.

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    Randy Hanson
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "For those who have never been to the National Spelling Bee, this book gives an accurate depiction of what it it like. The author interviewed many spellers and their parents, including my daughter and I, and describes their hard work, perseverance and dedication. But he also writes of the fun things that happen, the pride and heartbreak, all in a warm, easy to read style that will have you turning the pages all night."
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    #3A Boy Named Charlie Brown

    A Boy Named Charlie Brown
    A Boy Named Charlie Brown is a graphic novel written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz. It was first published in 1969 as an adaptation of the animated movie of the same name, directed by Bill Melendez.
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    Robert Richards
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "A classic. Charlie Brown crosses generations. Great read for young and old!"
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    #4The Berenstain Bears and the Big Spelling Bee

    The Berenstain Bears and the Big Spelling Bee

    The Berenstain Bears and the Big Spelling Bee is a children's picture book written by Jan Berenstain and illustrated by Stan Berenstain. It tells the story of Sister Bear as she gets trained by Papa Bear for the school spelling bee.

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    Lorenzo Vásquez
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Jan Berenstain is a widely famous author and the Berenstain Bears books are her most well known books. This tells the tale of how hard the bears have to work and study as a family in order to win the spelling bee. It shows that hard work and dedication pays off in this classic book. "
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    #5I Put a Spell on You

    I Put a Spell on You

    I Put a Spell on You is a juvenile fiction novel written by Adam Selzer, first published in 2008 by Delacorte Press. It tells the story of four sixth-grades who set out to compete for the town's spelling bee.

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    Justin Johnson
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "competition at its best, you think six grader are not competitive, think again. Spelling bees, competition of children at their finest"
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    #6Simon Ellis, Spelling Bee Champ (Franklin School Friends)

    Simon Ellis, Spelling Bee Champ (Franklin School Friends)

    Simon Ellis, Spelling Bee Champ is a children's book written by Claudia Mills and illustrated by Rob Shepperson. First published in 2015, it is part of the Franklin School Friends series.

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    Eugene Hunter
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This was a treat for my child, they really enjoyed it. Your child will love it too."
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    #7Abigail Spells

    Abigail Spells

    Abigail Spells is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Anna Alter, first published in 2009. It aims to teach children about the value of friendship by telling the story of Abigail and her friend George.

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    Brian Meyer
    Written on May 8, 2018
    " It took me straight to the solution. This one didn't have as many purchasing options (i.e hardback, paperback, kindle, etc...) It also provided other books similar to this one that I may be interested in. "
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    #8Akeelah and the Bee

    Akeelah and the Bee

    Akeelah and the Bee is a book adaptation of the 2006 movie of the same name. It tells the story of Akeelah, an 11-year-old girl from Los Angeles, and her quest to win gold at the National Spelling Bee.

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    Jordan Rose
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "When my daughter entered the fifth grade, she took part in her first spelling bee. She was scared and anxious not knowing what to expect. I tried to find anything that would help her feel more comfortable, when I found the book Akeelah and the Bee. It is such a beautiful and warm story that kids will love. It was truly inspiring for my daughter and helped her win her first bee!"
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    #9The Royal Bee

    The Royal Bee
    The Royal Bee is a juvenile historical fiction novel written by Frances and Ginger Park, with illustrations by Christopher Zhang. It was first published in 2000 by Boyds Mills Press.
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    Christine Price
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "my daughters both loved this book when they were young. now we give it as a gift to any young girls in our lives. It is a great story of social justice and questioning. "
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    #10Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia

    Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia
    Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia is a juvenile fiction book written by Barbara O'Connor, first published in 2003. It tells the story of a girl named Bird, who joins a state spelling bee and makes a friend along the way.
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    Zachary Watson
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Everyone needs a goal and here Bird wants to get to Disney World. Finding the path to the goal is part of the adventure and storyline of this novel intended for young readers. Along the way comes acceptance and the fame that is part of having good friends."
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    #11The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

    The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

    The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a book by William Finn. It includes songs and sheet music from the Broadway musical of the same name.

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    Eugene Simmons
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I picked this up for a paper during English as a source but this really was an awful read. I don't really like musical flavor thrown into this at all."

Summary

Best What are the best books about spelling bees
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Bee SeasonBooks 24 Paid
2American BeeBooks 22 Paid
3A Boy Named Charlie BrownBooks 21 Paid
4The Berenstain Bears and the Big Spelling BeeBooks 19 Paid
5I Put a Spell on YouBooks 18 Paid
6Simon Ellis, Spelling Bee Champ (Franklin School Friends)Books 16 Paid
7Abigail SpellsBooks 15 Paid
8Akeelah and the BeeBooks 14 Paid
9The Royal BeeBooks 12 Paid
10Fame and Glory in Freedom, GeorgiaBooks 11 Paid
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