Terrific Trees

A tree is niceArbor Day is coming up on April 26th.  In Texas, Arbor Day is held on the last Friday in April, though the first Arbor Day was held on April 10, 1872 in Nebraska.  Arbor Day is a chance for us to reflect on the importance of trees and is often celebrated by planting new trees. You may not be able to plant a new tree this year, but you can still learn all about terrific trees with the books listed below.  You can also check out the kid’s site for the Arbor Day Foundation to learn more.



The tree bookThe first part of this clearly-written book is about trees in general--their structure, how they grow and reproduce, and other interesting facts. The second part will help readers identify and learn about more than thirty different kinds of trees found in North America.

PoetreesA collection of poems about trees from coconut palms to bristlecone pines detailing their natural history and their quirky characteristics..

CelebritreesThe 14 trees in this book have earned the title "Celebritrees" for their global fame and significance. Both in fact and in legend, these fascinating trees remind us not only how much pleasure trees bring, but what they can tell us about history.

If i were a treeBrings trees alive with vibrant color and cut paper. [Dar Hosta] pays homage to their importance in our day to day lives, and encourages thoughtful readers to imagine how it would be to be a tree

this tree countsBefore they begin planting new trees, Mr. Tate tells his students to listen closely as the lone tree behind their school counts out ten ways it serves the needs of different animals.

the giving treeA young boy grows to manhood and old age experiencing the love and generosity of a tree which gives to him without thought of return.