Best Books About Trees

The theme for Nature Book Club for November is Trees & Twigs. There are so many great books about trees that choosing just one book for Nature Book club is going to be too hard. We will definitely be using several books this month because I can’t choose just one! Below are the best books about trees that I have so far discovered. 


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14 Best Books About Trees for Kids

Tree: A Peek-Through Picture Book

Through a hole in the book’s cover, an owl invites you inside to meet a majestic tree and all its forest inhabitants during the changing seasons. With clever peekaboo holes throughout, each page reveals a new set of animals playing and living in the tree—baby bears frolicking in the spring, bees buzzing around apples in the summer, squirrels storing nuts in the fall, and finally the lone owl keeping warm during the winter chill—until another year begins. . . . ~from Amazon

The Tree Book for Kids and Their Grown-Ups

The birds, the bees, the flowers and the…TREES! How do trees grow? Why do leaves change? What kind of tree is that? The acclaimed Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s guide answers all kids’ (and their parents’) tree-related questions in an easy-to-understand way. It features 33 different trees that grow in North America, from rural Georgia to the streets of New York City to the California suburbs. ~from Amazon

I Can Name 50 Trees Today!

While stopping to admire some of the world’s most amazing trees, the Cat and Co. teach beginning readers how to identify different species from the shape of their crowns, leaves, lobes, seeds, bark, and fruit. Kids will learn about many trees common to North America. ~from Amazon

Tell Me, Tree: All About Trees for Kids

Featuring a special section on how children can make a tree identification book of their own, this title is a bright and colorful introduction to trees, leaves, and their inner workings in nature. ~from Amazon

We Planted a Tree

In this simple poem illustrated by award winner Bob Staake, two young families in two very different parts of the world plant a tree. As the trees flourish, so do the families . . . while trees all over the world help clean the air, enrich the soil, and give fruit and shade. ~from Amazon

Tall Tall Tree

Complemented by STEM-based activity suggestions, an introduction to the amazing natural world of the giant redwood combines rhymes, gentle artwork and counting prompts that reveal the teeming life that can be found in and around the world’s tallest trees. Simultaneous. ~from Amazon

The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree

This book about nature and the changing seasons focuses on a young boy and a very special apple tree. In Gail Gibbons’s bright illustrations, Arnold collects apple blossoms in spring, builds a tree house in summer, makes apple pie and cider in the fall, and hangs strings of popcorn and berries for the birds in winter, among other seasonal activities. Includes a recipe for apple pie and a description of how an apple cider press works. ~from Amazon

Wishtree

“Warm and thoughtful, this story is told from the perspective of an ancient oak tree who has seen it all. Bestselling author Katherine Applegate gets readers rooting for the old tree, along with the people and animals who come to depend on it. The shorter length and strong plot are appealing for middle grade readers who are growing into novels with less illustrated narrative and more complex subject matter.” – Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor ~from Amazon

Tree Soldier

Tree Soldier is a charming rhyming story, with beautiful and glowing illustrations, that shows children that spending time with family is more meaningful than a big home overflowing with toys ~from Amazon

Mrs. Peanuckle’s Tree Alphabet

Whether they’re short or tall, pruny or smooth, full of berries or flowers or nuts, the 26 types of trees in this alphabet primer are sure to surprise and delight the youngest of readers (and their parents). ~from Amazon

Big Tree Down!

In this warm and positive book, people from all parts of the community—neighbors, city workers, and children—come together to clean up and remember Big Tree, and to plant Little Tree in its stead. This wonderful story of neighborly cooperation and community engagement will introduce kids to the joys of being involved in the world immediately around them. ~from Amazon

The Busy Tree

Spectacular illustrations rendered in oil paint, and a rhyming text that describes a tree’s activities from its roots to its branches, introduce young readers to the amazing activities that go on in a tree. Acorns nibbled by chipmunks, ants scurrying across a trunk, a spider spinning a web, leaves “breathing out air for all to breathe in”—everything adds up to a “busy tree” for all to “come and see.” ~from Amazon

What on Earth? Trees

Find out how trees are made and how they grow so tall. Then create a tree hotel and see what wildlife comes to stay! This brilliant information book features a mixture of explore, investigate and create pages which encourage children to learn about the natural world in an engaging, hands-on way. ~from Amazon

The Hugging Tree

A little tree ends up on a cliff and must grow there. She finds comfort in the sea and the moon, support from loons, and connection and warmth from the people sitting in her shade. The Hugging Tree is a poetic and peaceful story that aims to teach children about hope and resilience. Rather than a lonely tree on a lonely cliff, the tree represents community and a place to get in touch with inner hopes and dreams. ~from Amazon

See, what did I tell ya? Aren’t those the best books about trees?

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