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The Bee's Bookshelf

Welcome to the Bee’s Bookshelf! The official book club of the Scripps National Spelling Bee is a place to explore the connection between stories and spelling and to celebrate your favorite books with friends. Each month we’ll read and talk about a new book together, so make sure you sign up to receive our monthly emails so you’ll always know which book we’ll be diving into next.

Keep scrolling for more information about our official Pinterest page and our Goodreads group where you can access themed book club party ideas and join in our discussions about the book we’re currently reading. We can’t wait to talk about our favorite stories with you!

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Great readers make great spellers.

We truly believe in the power of words and reading and wanted to create a space where some of the best spellers (and their friends and family members) could get together to talk about their favorite stories. Thus, the Bee’s Bookshelf was born.

To start off the new year, we're challenging you to read all 12 of our Bee's Bookshelf selections for 2018. Download the 2018 Reading Challenge checklist to keep track of each month's book club pick!

The Doublecross

Join us for spy school in May! The Bee's Bookshelf selection is The Doublecross by Jackson Pearce. 

Everyone in twelve-year-old Hale's family is a spy. They all work for the Sub Rosa Society, an elite organization that's so top secret that new agents aren't recruited, they're born. His parents may be the ultimate spy team at SRS, but Hale isn't like them, and he struggles to pass the physical test that will allow him to be a field agent.

But when both his mother and father go missing on a secret mission, it's up to Hale to step up and save the day. With a hilarious and charismatic cast of characters, The Doublecross will have you furiously flipping pages (stealthily, of course) until the very end.


About the Author


JACKSON PEARCE currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with a slightly cross-eyed cat and a lot of secondhand furniture. Jackson began writing when she got angry that the school librarian couldn’t tell her of a book that contained a smart girl, horses, baby animals and magic. Her solution was to write the book herself when she was twelve. Her parents thought it was cute at first, but have grown steadily more concerned for her ever since. Visit her online at www.jacksonpearce.com.