Trees for Kids

Selected List of Children's Books about Trees

All twelve books on this list are available in the Princeton Public Library. They were chosen for read-aloud interest, tree-awareness values, discussion starters, science facts, poetry, and marvels that go beyond the usual "Aren't trees pretty? They make shade; they change colors; and birds can build nests in them." 
 

  • ARBOR DAY SQUARE, by Kathryn O. Galbraith, illustrated by Cyd Moore, Peachtree Publishers, 2010
  • CELEBRITREES, HISTORIC AND FAMOUS TREES OF THE WORLD, by Margi Preus, illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon, Henry Holt, 2011
  • CRINKLEROOT'S GUIDE TO KNOWING THE TREES, by Jim Arnosky, Bradbury Press, 1992
  • A GRAND OLD TREE, by Mary Newell DePalma, Scholastic Press, 2005
  • HAVE YOU SEEN TREES? by JoAnne Oppenheim, illustrated by Jean and Mou-Sien Tseng, Scholastic, 1995
  • I WONDER WHY PINE TREES HAVE NEEDLES AND OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT FORESTS, by Jackie Gaff, Kingfisher Publications, 2005
  • I WONDER WHY TREES HAVE LEAVES, by Andrew Charman, Kingfisher Publications, 2003
  • MY MOTHER TALKS TO TREES, by Doris Gove, illustrated by Marilynn H. Mallory, Peachtree Publishers, 2005
  • POETREES, by Douglas Florian, Beach Lane Books, 2003
  • RED LEAF, YELLOW LEAF, by Lois Ehlert, Harcourt Inc., 1991
  • SOMEDAY A TREE, by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Ronald Himler, Clarion Books, 1993
  • TELL ME, TREE: ALL ABOUT TREES FOR KIDS, by Gail Gibbons, Little, Brown & Co., 2002