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Friday, April 29, 2016

A Tree-mendous Book List for Arbor Day + Giveaway!

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In 1872, J. Sterling Morton proposed a celebration of tree planting called Arbor Day.  This tradition of planting trees is still going strong!  If you are looking for ways to celebrate, just visit the official Arbor Day website.   

When I was in college, I took a class in which we studied John Muir.  His passion for nature was deep and contagious.  If you want to create just a spark of what John Muir had in your kiddo, you might consider reading these lovely picture books about trees.

Picture Books about Trees #trees #ArborDay #picturebooks

Tree-mendous Books to Read for Arbor Day


Stuck by Oliver Jeffers #kidlit #picturebookStuck 
by Oliver Jeffers
published by Philomel

I'm not sure if this is a book about a tree or a book about a kite...but I love it either way!  This is another spectacular book by the author of The Day the Crayons Quit!



The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

The Giving Tree 
by Shel Silverstein
published by Harper & Row

This classic by Shel Silverstein is a must have for every child's library. Be careful when reading it to your kids, though--you just might need a tissue.  
Maple by Lori Nichols #picturebook



Maple 
by Lori Nichols
published by Nancy Paulsen Books

When Maple is a baby, her parents planted a tree.  The tree is her friend and when she becomes a big sister, she and the tree know just what to do to take care of her baby sister.



The Little Tree by Muon Van #picturebook
The Little Tree

by Muon Van
illustrated by JoAnn Adinolfi
published by Creston Books

This book is wonderful.  I just reviewed it and loved not only the book, but the inspiration for the story too.


Who Will Plant a Tree? #picturebook Who Will Plant a Tree?
by Jerry Pallotta
illustrated by Tom Leonard
published by Sleeping Bear Press

Who will plant a tree? Well, anyone can...





little tree by Loren Long #picturebook

Little Tree 
by Loren Long
published by Philomel

This book makes it pretty clear that I need to do another tearjerker list!  It is all about holding on, letting go, and growing up. 
It Will Be Okay by Lysa TerKeurst #picturebook



It Will Be Okay 
by Lysa TerKeurst
published by Thomas Nelson

This picture book is all about embracing change instead of fearing it.  It speaks to both children and adults and is just lovely.  I reviewed it when it came out and fell in love with it.  You can read that review HERE.


The Busy Tree by Jennifer Ward #picturebook

The Busy Tree by Jennifer Ward
illustrated by Lisa Falkenstern
published by Two Lions

This tree is busy from roots to branches!  Read about all the fun things going on in and on the tree...


Tree :  A Peek Through Picture Book

Tree:  A Peek Through Picture Book
by Britta Teckentrup
published by Doubleday Books for Young Readers

This one, with its peek through hole, is a fun read for toddlers!



\A Grand Old Tree by Mary Newell DePalmaA Grand Old Tree
by Mary Newell DePalma
published by Arthur A. Levine Books

The old tree flourishes for many years and provides food and shelter for animals.  After the tree dies, it is still useful.


Rosario's Fig Tree by Chris Wahl #picturebook

Rosario's Fig Tree
by Chris Wahl
illustrated by Luc Melanson
published by Groundwood Books

Why was Rosario digging up a dead tree?  What garden magic was going on?  Read my review and view the trailer!



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