Nature All Around: Trees

Pamela Hickman
Carolyn Gavin

This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated introduction to trees and the important role they play is part of the essential Nature All Around series. The book first explores the parts of trees, their life cycles, the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees, leaf types and the processes of photosynthesis and respiration. Then it takes readers through a year in the life cycle of trees, describing what happens during each of the four seasons. Readers will discover the many ways trees are vital to the environment and how various animals can share one tree as a home.

A two-page spread contains a map of forest regions across the United States and Canada. And there's even a section for “budding” tree-watchers, with fun questions to help identify trees in their neighborhoods.

Combine bestselling author Pamela Hickman's child-friendly, informative text with Carolyn Gavin's whimsical, painterly illustrations and you get both a complete reference tool and a book that children will be drawn to for its enticing visual appeal. This book has strong curriculum applications in grades two through five, when children are learning about the characteristics of living things. It works specifically for life science lessons on the growth and changes in plants, and on the interdependence of living things. End matter includes information about endangered trees and how readers can help, as well as an activity, glossary, and index.

978-1-77138-804-7 | Apr 2, 2019
List Price: USD $18.99, CAD $19.99
4-color 9 x 11 32 pages
Grades: 2 To 5 / Ages: 7 to 10
978-1-5253-0396-8 | Apr 2, 2019
List Price: USD $11.99, CAD $11.99

Awards & Reviews

“A cogent, jauntily illustrated primer.”
— Kirkus Reviews, January 2019
“Classroom teachers, school librarians, and fans of Hickman's previous books will enjoy this lovely, informative volume.”
— School Library Journal, March 2019
“... a solid introduction to trees ...”
— Wall Street Journal, April 2019
“... lively and fun ...”
— San Francisco Book Review, May 2019
“... a clearly informative and picturesque look into the complex world of trees.”
— Booklist, May 2019
“Definitely worthy of purchase, Trees will not only serve as an excellent primer, but it will also give readers a sense of the tremendous importance of trees.”
— CM Magazine, May 2019
“[A] thoughtfully presented resource.”
— Publishers Weekly, July 2019
“A terrific resource and field guide for any budding naturalist!”
— Canadian Children's Book News, October 2019
2019 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

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