The Power of Trees

As we enter the fall season, we’re reminded of the amazing natural changes that occur around us at this time of the year. One of the most noticeable is, of course, watching trees shed their leaves and showcase their bare branches. Trees are such an important part of our outdoor world and taking the time to look closely at them truly brings out their power. These books look at the remarkable relationships that can happen between humans and trees. 

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The City Tree

A newly planted sidewalk tree in the city transforms the neighborhood as residents nurture it through the seasons. Includes information on how readers can help street trees.

My Grandpa, My Tree, and Me

In this story that is at once an education on pecan farming and a reminder of the importance of family histories and legacies, a young girl’s grandfather plants a pecan tree when she is born and then teaches her how to care for it throughout all the seasons of the year. Includes pecan facts. 

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Nell Plants a Tree

Three generations of a family grow up and come together around one pecan tree.

The Tree and the River

A wordless picture book that spotlights a single tree’s life cycle against a changing backdrop of human conflicts, technological change, and natural events. 

We are Branches

Beginning with tree limbs and ending with the human body, poetic text and vibrant illustrations explain the purpose of different types of branches from the branches’ points of view.