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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.

If you’re interested in joining us on this wild ride filled with incredible books and even better conversations about them, we invite you to sign up to be in-the-know through monthly emails.

The Secret Keepers

Our book club pick in October is The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart. 


Have you ever had to keep a really big secret? One that, if you told, would change your entire life forever and ever? Full of magic and humor, The Secret Keepers invites readers to join the adventure, decipher clues, and ask themselves the question: Is knowing a secret a gift or a curse?

Cal Wants You to Join the Bee's Bookshelf!


The official book club of the Scripps National Spelling Bee has selected The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart as the selection for November, and it's all thanks to 2017 national finalist Cal Alexander. Watch our latest video to hear Cal's reasons for choosing this great author's book!

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About the Author

Trenton Lee Stewart is the author of the award-winning and New York Times bestselling Mysterious Benedict Society series. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.