Telling Tales through Trees

Throughout history and across cultures, trees are celebrated as symbols of strength, beauty, wisdom, and energy. We have powerful cultural associations with trees, which is why they are often used in storytelling. Specifically, children's books use nature as a way to help frame creative plots and instill positive values. In honor of Earth Day—and in recognition of our mission to produce only 100% recycled notebooks—we chose a few of our favorite tree-themed children's books to share with you.

  1. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  2. Cherry Tree by Ruskin Bond and Allan Eitzen
  3. Tell Me, Tree: All About Trees for Kids by Gail Gibbons
  4. I Can Name 50 Trees Today!: All About Trees by Bonnie Worth and Aristides Ruiz
  5. Who Will Plant a Tree? by Jerry Pallotta and Tom Leonard
  6. Redwoods by Jason Chin
  7. A Tree Is Nice by Janice May Udry
  8. This is the Tree by Miriam Moss
  9. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
  10. Be a Friend to Trees by Patricia Lauber

Emily Nevitt
Emily Nevitt