“The Broken Bees’ Nest: Beekeeping” by Lydia Lukidis

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RWYK Podcast: The Return of Lydia Lukidis, author of “The Broken Bees’ Nest: Beekeeping (Makers Make It Work)”


Hello everyone! We’re super thrilled to welcome back author Lydia Lukidis to the Reading With Your kids Podcast. If you remember, Lydia had joined us in August 2017 to talk about her wonderful picture book The Dilly Dally Bedtime Routine. Lydia is joining us today to talk about her children’s book “The Broken Bees’ Nest: Beekeeping“, a brand new book in the Makers Make It Work series of fun easy-to-read stories that focus on problem-solving and hands-on action.

In this fun interview, Lydia talks about her book that introduces kids to the concept of Beekeeping, explains how caring for living things or insects helps kids build empathy and shares some wonderful insights about the research she has done for her new project.

Be sure to listen to this episode & you will be amazed to find out what Lydia has to say about “The Broken Bees’ Nest: Beekeeping”!


Learn more about Lydia Lukidis

Lydia is an author, creator and conceptual artist. Her passion for reading and writing began at a very young age when she started composing poem after poem in her journals. She later acquired her Bachelor degree in English Literature from McGill University and her love for the written word continued to grow.

Image result for lydia lukidis authorLydia uses her creativity and skills to educate, inspire and entertain children. Her mandate as an artist is to provoke thought and feeling while having a positive impact on children.  Her first book in print is the picture book Gerbs in the House: The Dilly Dally Bedtime Routine. In addition to her creative work, she also composes educational activities, workbooks and curriculum-based texts for children. Her background is multi-disciplinary and spans the fields of literature, theatre, and puppetry. Lydia has co-written and co-produced five plays for Panadream Theatre, a company she co-founded in 2007.   As a puppeteer, she toured extensively spreading joy to children from all walks of life.


For more information on Lydia and her books, please visit lydialukidis.com.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/LydiaLukidis

Twitter: @LydiaLukidis


The Broken Bees’ Nest: Beekeeping (Makers Make It Work)

The Broken Bees' Nest: Beekeeping (Makers Make It Work)Arun and Keya find the perfect tree for a tree house. Too bad it comes with a battered bees’ nest! These bees need a new home―right away! Tying into the popular Makers Movement, Makers Make It Work is a series of fun easy-to-read stories that focus on problem-solving and hands-on action. This charming story explores the Makers theme of Beekeeping and includes explanatory sidebars and an insect-related activity for young makers to try themselves!


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In this episode, You’ll find out

  • More about Lydia Lukidis’s new children’s book “The Broken Bees’ Nest: Beekeeping (Makers Make It Work)”
  • Some of the fun sidebars and activities in The Broken Bees’ Nest that kids and family can engage in.
  • What is the difference between writing creative nonfiction and writing fiction?
  • We love books that have sidebars. Why does she think it will help the young readers?
  • Is that a lesson kids can learn from the animals?
  • Lydia describes a few different takeaways that she would want parents and children to take away from reading her books
  • An exclusive sneak peeks into some of the books she is currently working on.


A big Thank You to Lydia Lukidis for talking to us and sharing her book with our listeners!


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