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Trees That Give

  • Details about The Tree Lady : The True Story of How One Tree-loving Woman Changed a City Forever

    The Tree Lady : The True Story of How One Tree-loving Woman Changed a City Forever

    by H. Joseph Hopkins ; illustrated by Jill McElmurry

    Unearth the true story of green-thumbed pioneer and activist Kate Sessions, who helped San Diego grow from a dry desert town into a lush, leafy city known for its gorgeous parks and gardens. Katherine Olivia Sessions never thought she'd live in a place without trees. After all, Kate grew up among the towering pines and redwoods of Northern California. But after becoming the first woman to graduate from the University of California with a degree in science, she took a job as a teacher far south i……more

  • Details about A Tree for Emmy

    A Tree for Emmy

    written by Mary Ann Rodman ; illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss

    Emmy loves trees. She loves oak trees with acorns. She loves pine trees with cones, and willow trees with swishy branches. But best of all, Emmy loves the mimosa tree that grows in her grandmother?s pasture. Emmy swings on its branches, plays with its fuzzy pink blossoms, and rattles its seedpods like maracas.But when Emmy decides she wants a mimosa tree of her own for her birthday, she is dismayed to find that many grown-ups do not share her enthusiasm. Garden stores only sell ornamental trees ……more

  • Details about Our Tree Named Steve

    Our Tree Named Steve

    Alan Zweibel ; illustrated by David Catrow

    Dear Kids, A long time ago, when you were little, Mom and I took you to where we wanted to build a house . . . . I remember there was one tree, however, that the three of you couldn't stop staring at . . . . After the family spares him from the builders, Steve the tree quickly works his way into their lives. He holds their underwear when the dryer breaks down, he's there when Adam and Lindsay get their first crushes, he's the centerpiece at their outdoor family parties. With a surprising lack of……more

  • Details about The Giving Tree

    The Giving Tree

    by Shel Silverstein

    This story of a boy who grows to manhood, and of a tree that gives him her bounty through the years, is a moving parable about the gift of giving and the capacity to love.…more

  • Details about Tree


    written by David Burnie ; [special photography, Peter Chadwick, Philip Dowell, and Kim Taylor].

    Photographs and text explore the anatomy and life cycle of trees, examining the different kinds of bark, seeds, and leaves, the commercial processing of trees to make lumber, and the creatures that live in trees.…more

  • Details about Rain Forests: A Nonfiction Companion to Afternoon on the Amazon

    Rain Forests: A Nonfiction Companion to Afternoon on the Amazon

    by Will Osborne and Mary Pope Osborne ; illustrated by Sal Murdocca

    What is the strangest plant in the rain forest? Which rain forest animal is the creepiest? What medicines have been discovered there? How can we save our rain forests? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Magic Tree House Research Guide: Rain Forests, Jack and Annie’s very own guide to the mysteries of the rain forest. Includes information on rain forests around the world; fun facts about rain-forest bugs, birds, plants, and animals; maps and photographs; and much more! From……more

  • Details about Tree Castle Island

    Tree Castle Island

    Jean Craighead George ; with illustrations by the author

    In search of the legendary Paradise Island, Jack Hawkins sets out to explore the wilds of Okefenokee Swamp. Although he never finds what he's looking for, he makes a shocking discovery--his twin brother from whom he was separated at birth.…more

  • Details about The Last Fairy-Apple Tree

    The Last Fairy-Apple Tree

    Emily Rodda ; illustrations by Raoul Vitale

    In the fourth installment of this magical series, Jessie returns to the Fairy Realm to help the gnomes of Hidden Valley. Illustrations.…more

  • Details about The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest

    The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest

    by Lynne Cherry

    Exhausted from his labors, a man chopping down a great kapok tree in the Brazilian rain forest puts down his ax, and, as he sleeps, the animals who live in the tree plead with him not to destroy their world. "This modern fable with its urgent message contains an abundance of information."--The Horn Book…more

  • Details about The 52-Story Treehouse

    The 52-Story Treehouse

    Andy Griffiths; Terry Denton (Illustrator)

    Andy and Terry live in a 52-Story treehouse. (It used to be a 39-story treehouse, but they keep expanding.) It has a chainsaw-juggling level, a make-your-own-pizza parlor, a rocket-powered carrot-launcher, a life-size snakes and ladders game, a remembering booth, a Ninja Snail Training Academy and a high-tech detective agency, with all the latest high-tech detective technology, including the Disguise-o-Matic 5000! Something that is sure to come in handy as they try to solve the mystery of: What……more