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Nature All Around: Trees

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4.30  ·  Rating details ·  103 ratings  ·  45 reviews
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 t ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 2nd 2019 by Kids Can Press
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Jul 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: nature loving kids
A great information book on trees and all the facts about them. Any nature loving kids out there will find this book interesting. It goes into how the tree functions, how to identify and who lives in them. I learned a few things reading this book. There is a main thread and then more stuff to read about the items spoken about so you can make this as in depth as you want or it can be simple, up to the reader.

The artwork is nice. There is a lot of love given to the trees.

This is a great non-ficti
Lisa Vegan
This is a superb book. I would have pored over and over this as a child. As a lifelong city dweller with only occasional forays into remote nature areas I am not as skilled as I’d like at naming various kinds of trees and other plant life as I see them. So even at my age I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This is a textbook for kids about trees. I think it should be in every elementary school library/classroom and most homes where kids live.

Children curious about trees/botany and those who enjoy n
Inactive Canadian
This is an attractive and informative children’s nonfiction book about trees, part of Kids Can Press’s new Nature All Around series. The text is probably best suited to older kids (aged 9-12) as there is an assumption that readers will have some familiarity with atmospheric gases (oxygen, carbon dioxide, ozone, etc.) as well as with the male and female parts of plants. Author Pamela Hickman (who holds a degree in environmental science and biology) begins by clarifying how trees differ from other ...more
Arybo ✨
Bark protects the trunk and branches from extreme weather, infestation disease and sometimes even fire.

Did you know that? Because I did not.

This boos was so fun and interesting to read. I'm fascinated by nature, but I'm living in a city and there are few moments in wich I can taste the nature and the trees and the animals. I love Earth, this planet is the only thing we have and we should not waste this place anymore.

Even if the book is for American and Canadian Readers the informations about
Jul 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nature-animals
This is actually an updated version of Hickman's 1999 book, Tree Book. The text is primarily the same with a few updates and additions in this 2019 edition but the illustrations are completely different and by different illustrators. This 2019 book is excellent and I highly recommend it to children and adults interested in trees.

That said, if you are using this for educational purposes for young children, I would recommend also using another book with more realistic illustrations or photographs
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent book for teachers or parents who want to explore the world of trees with children. My first praise has to be for the drawings, which are spectacular! Having a class (of almost any age!) learn to draw trees by imitating the style of Carolyn Gavin's illustrations would be a fantastic artistic skill-building afternoon! The information about trees is approachable and easily used when identifying trees. I loved the "special tree" sidebars with information about interesting adapta ...more
Clare O'Beara
I am all in favour of giving books on trees to young people. When today's kids can recognise hundreds of brand names by whatever age but not recognise tree species, something is wrong. They may not even know how it is you can tell trees apart, even during winter.

My only complaint is that this little book is focused on North America, but if you live in USA or Canada you'll be delighted. The lively bright pictures don't patronise young readers but do sometimes seem over-simplified and the bees, s
May 11, 2019 rated it liked it
A beautifully, informative book about trees, their life cycles and the important role they play in our world.

Not only is this book visually comprehensive with lush and bright illustrations by Carolyn Gavin, but the text is child-friendly yet warmly extensive, offering tips and questions for the curious minded. Accompanied with activities, maps, and a necessary glossary, Pamela Hickman has taken children into the heart of nature and opened our eyes to just how unique and special trees are whilst
Laura (Book Scrounger)
I love the bold and detailed (and very green!) illustrations in Nature All Around: Trees. This nonfiction book (hopefully the start of a series?) provides lots of basic information about trees -- from the differences between deciduous and evergreens, to pollination, photosynthesis, classification, as well as a look at how trees change over the course of the four seasons.

In addition to providing general information, this book gives some tips on exploring and appreciating the incredible variety of
Candice Forte
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoy this book! It is beautiful and has a good bit of information about trees. The only thing I was hoping for was more about tree identification. Generally it touched on the most common trees in the US overall, though. Given the target group with the book I suppose it was wise to stick to the US, but my 10 year old would have liked to see trees around the world. Perhaps that could be another volume. I enjoyed the illustration style of the book and the information and I recommend it!
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A lovely illustrated guide to trees native to the US & Canada, with lots of information about a variety of them, as well as many ways they are essential to the ecosystem. Difference between leaf structures, blooming, and how they assist various animals in thriving-- and fun facts in between! A wonderful picture book packed with lots to learn. ...more
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful homage and informative book about trees. It covers every aspects of them and can be a good introduction to one of the most important thing, and no respected enough, on our planet. Love it!
A lovely compendium of trees throughout the seasons and their lifespans. Brilliant for quick facts and outdoor learning!
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was one of those books that I approached with hesitancy as there are a lot of books about trees. Although art is used for illustration instead of photographs they can be hit or miss. Without actual photographs, unlike some ARCs lately that I have read ,I didn't have to worry about unsightly watermarks to blemish the view.

The actual book turned out to be amazing in my view. It was a nice and informative book about trees without being too busy. Nor is there too much scientific lingo to conf
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens, planty
I received a digital ARC from Kids Can Press via NetGalley.

This little book has the sweetest illustrations with some fantastic facts for any curious kid! The labelled drawings are correct and clear and would be a wonderful addition to any explorer's home library.

I wish there were more books like "Nature All Around". It makes learning easy to grasp and enjoyable. It highlights the importance of trees, points out endangered trees, and talks about caring for a tree of one's own. If we could get thi
Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
Nature all Around: Trees by Pamela Hickman. PICTURE BOOK. Kids Can Press, 2019. $18. 9781771388047



This book features information about trees; their types, their leaves, their lives through the seasons, life in a tree, and tree watching. There illustrations are simple and bright, with lots of fact boxes, close ups, and fact points.

This is a charming book that many adults would think is absolutely adorable, especially the artwork. However, I
Nov 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
For a 'my first tree-spotting' guide, this can surely not be beaten. It takes us through the biology of a tree, whether deciduous or evergreen, guides us through what is happening to a tree at any stage in the year, and gets us to appreciate them with the help of simple things to look for when tree-spotting. Sure, it won't itemise all of the many hundreds of species we might encounter, but in simply telling us what the right questions to ask are, we will soon learn a knowledge of the different s ...more
Becky B
An introduction to types of trees, parts of a tree, how trees grow, and where various types of trees grow in North America.

This is a quick, but quite thorough introduction to trees. The former biology teacher in me was quite satisfied with it. It covered everything from the simple distinction between deciduous and evergreen to the functions of xylem and phloem the names of pigments that show through in the fall to a summary of photosynthesis. A tree’s place in the ecosystem is also covered, a ma
Rachel G
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a great resource for reading aloud to young children! My oldest is almost six and this was a fun book to read with him. We have many evergreen trees on our property, and we were able to learn more about the differences between evergreen and deciduous trees.
The writing is informative without being dense or overwhelming. The illustrations are colorful and whimsical, but detailed enough to be recognizable. I enjoyed the facts about the oldest tree in the world, the biggest tree in the worl
One more, please!
Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
There are more than 850 tree species in the United States. Wouldn't it be nice to take a walk and be able to not only appreciate the trees surrounding you, but to be able to identify those trees and their unique qualities as well?

That is what Hickman aims to do in this new release, Nature all Around: Trees. With this resource you will learn all the parts of trees from trunks, bark, roots, branches, crown, leaves and seeds and what makes each one different. This is definitely meant as a beginners
Ruby Khan
Oct 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Non-fiction text to use in science. Simple and accurate illustrations make this book accessible to all year groups. Not only useful for the topic of seasons and plants in science, but also for the appreciation of the world around us. This book allows for the development of understanding of one of the most important things on our earth: trees.
DJ *The Bookish Den*
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is GORGEOUS! I want a hard copy NOW!

If you’re a homeschooler or teacher-you need this. This would be perfect for nature studies.

Lots of great info about trees paired with gorgeous illustrations.

I’d give this 10 stars if I could.

*thanks to the publisher for the ebook to review!
The Shakti Witch
Jan 11, 2019 rated it liked it

A beautifully illustrated informative book about trees for kids. It explains everything scientifically required to know about trees but is too North American centric to be of use or appeal outside of that continent.

*Thanks to Netgalley and Publisher for ARC in exchange for honest review
Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Each page of this informative book is a work of art. Readers will learn about the life of trees from seed to maturity throughout the seasons. This is the perfect guide to tree watching and a must have for classroom curriculum.
Edward Sullivan
Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
An appealing and informative introduction to the parts of trees, their life cycles, the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees, leaf types and the processes of photosynthesis and respiration.
Nov 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Gorgeous book full of lovely illustrations and packed with information about trees, all packaged in a very approachable and enchanting way.

*eARC Netgalley
Lisa Day
Mar 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Lots of information and great illustrations.
Jennifer Strong
May 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s, 2019
Lots of great information and beautiful illustrations!
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction, jf
This book was incredible. The illustrations are breathtaking, and it's written clearly and succinctly. Time to go identify some trees!
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A fully comprehensive look at trees. Stunningly illustrated.
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