Oh I think I never shall see a thing as lovely as a tree, right? Trees give us so much - clean air, shade on a sunny day, homes for our feathery friends, and so much more. Can you imagine a world without trees?
Around the turn of the century, a young girl named Kate loved trees and loved playing in the forest near her home in Northern California. During that time, it wasn't socially acceptable for little girls to play in the woods and get their dress dirty, but Kate didn't care. It also wasn't acceptable for girls to want to study science, but Kate didn't care about that either and went on to study biology and obtain a degree in science. She accepted a teaching job in San Diego, and when she got there, the town was a dusty desert without a single tree. She missed the trees of her home so much that she searched the world over for trees that could survive the hot climate and brought them back to San Diego. She created a lush, tree-filled park in the center of town that is still enjoyed today. That young woman, Katherine Sessions, became known as the Tree Lady. We really enjoyed reading this, and it highlighted a person that we have never heard about and the wonderful work that she did.
Here is a list of other great kid's books about trees!
Honestly, I have mixed emotions about The Giving Tree. I get that it's a classic for sure, but that tree should really rethink her relationship with that greedy boy. Just saying.
All the letters of the alphabet climb up a coconut tree in this rhythmic tale.
Great pictures and a sweet story about what trees give to our world.
A man tries to chop down a huge tree in the Amazon rain forest. While he works, he takes a break and falls asleep at the tree's roots. While he sleeps, the animals that depend on the tree visit him in his dreams to get him to not kill their home.
Such a powerful novel abouta family that must make the decision to sell the trees on their land in the face of poverty.
a preschooler read that focuses on much more that the alphabet and teaches young readers about team work and peace.
a beautiful poem about two families in two different parts of the world planting trees
Follow a tree through all four seasons in a fun and engaging "magical" way!