Books About Trees

I put this list together for part of our preschool Forest theme, so I left out books that dealt with rainforests. We will do a rainforest theme separately.

I noticed while putting this list together that many ‘tree’ books are rather sad stories. I left those off the list. I think those books have their place, and that the subjects addressed in them (death, selfishness, etc) would be better suited for an actual discussion of those ideas.

Here are the books we selected for our Tree week! Click on the book covers for more information. This post contains affiliate links.


Here are some I had on lists but didn’t get to use myself:

The Growing Up Tree by Vera Rosenberry
Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems by Kristine O’Connell
Around the Oak by Gerda Muller
A Tree is Growing by Arthur Dorros
Meeting Trees by Scott R. Sanders
Have You Seen Trees? by Joanne Oppenheim
The Happiness Tree by Andrea Alban Gosline
The Oak Inside the Acorn by Max Lucado
Busy Tree by Jennifer Ward
The Tree by Karen Gray Ruelle
Gus is a Tree by Claire Babin and Olivier Tallec
Tell Me, Tree: All About Trees for Kids by Gail Gibbons
Where Once There Was a Wood by Denise Fleming

As you can see, there are oodles of tree books. Happy reading!


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  2. Jody says:

    So many of these are new to me. Which ones were your favorites?

    • rellybob says:

      The Lorax, A Tree for Me, Forest Bright Forest Night, We Planted A Tree, and Deep in the Forest were my favorites from this week. Deep in the Forest is a retelling of Goldlilocks and the Three Bears.

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