Five Good Children’s Books About Trees

children's books about treesGiving gifts to children at Christmas-time can be a source of joy for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and even family friends.  If you are considering what to give the kids in your life, books always make good gifts.  Even before they can read, children love to have books read to them.  Kids will often latch onto favorite books and request that parents read them over and over.  We’ve compiled a list of some good children’s books about trees that kids will enjoy and learn from.

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf  by Lois Ehlert

Kids love to learn about the world around them.  This book is perfect for teaching kids about trees and how they grow and change.  The simple words and brightly colored pages of Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf are appealing even to toddlers and small children.

Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall and Sheri Halpern

Books help kids make connections between themselves, the world, and other books.  Kids will gain a greater understanding of the nature they experience every day through this book.  The complex ecosystem of trees, plants, and animals will come to life as kids point and listen.  A recipe for apple pie is included in this book and offers an engaging activity to extend the opportunity to learn.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault

Kids can’t help loving Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.  And it’s as fun to read as it is to listen to.  The prominently featured coconut tree provides the background for an interesting way to review the uppercase and lowercase alphabet.  Don’t tell the little ones that this book is educational – its sing-song wording will have them chanting along and learning without even knowing it.

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Books have the ability to teach more than just facts.  They can also teach listeners and readers about values.  The Giving Tree illustrates the value of sacrifice and selflessness is a very vivid way.  This book gives you an opportunity to shape the character of the kids in your life.

The Legend of the Three Trees by Catherine McCafferty

Making sense of the world is not always easy for adults, and it can be even more difficult for kids.  Great books can bring make the complexities of the world more easily understood.  The Legend of the Three Trees presents a vivid picture of God’s loving care for the world He created.  The message of this classic is timeless and comforting to kids growing up in a world that doesn’t always make sense.

Trees positively impact our lives in so many ways.  These books can help kids start to appreciate trees and all they provide for us.  We hope you have found this list helpful and that it gives you some good gift ideas for the kids in your life.  All of us at Ping’s wish you a Merry Christmas.