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10 Books About Trees for Elementary Students

These stories will not only help students learn about trees, but more importantly, appreciate their significance and value. These books can help start a conversation about our relationship with nature, conservation, and life cycles.

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STEM: Trees As Habitats

Engage students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) as they explore why snags make excellent habitats for birds, mammals, insects, fungi, amphibians, and reptiles.

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Tall Tall Tree

Use this book’s beautiful, scientifically-accurate illustrations, playful rhymes, and a game of search-and-find, to help children in grades K-4 experience the majesty of redwood trees.

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Wild Ones, Observing City Critters

Grade K-5 readers are invited to play a game of I Spy to find urban wildlife along with this story’s main character, a family dog named Scooter.

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Over and Under the Snow

Use this book with grades K-4 to explore winter habitats, biodiversity, and even predator-prey relationships that all take place over and under the snow.

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Flashlight

Using no words and a dramatic color palate, this book follows a little boy who leaves his tent to explore the environment in the dark.

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Welcome To The Neighborwood

Learn about forest habitats and micro-communities as artist-turned-author, Shawn Sheehy takes young readers from neighborhood to neighborwood.