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Children's Nonfiction Trees & Forests

Kids Canadian Tree Book, The

by (author) Pamela Hickman

illustrated by Heather Collins

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Jun 1995
Trees & Forests
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 1995
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1995
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 7 to 11
  • Grade: 2 to 6


Whether kids live in the city or the country, they know that trees are an important part of the environment. Trees provide food and shelter for local wildlife. But how can children learn about the trees in their neighborhood? And how can they find out about the trees in other parts of Canada?

This book in the Kids Canadian Nature Series contains large pictures, hands-on activities and accessible information to help children learn about trees in Canada. Each page is packed with fascinating facts that will stimulate the interest of young nature enthusiasts.

About the authors

PAMELA HICKMAN is the author of over forty non-fiction books for children, including winners of the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature, the Best Book Award from the Society of School Librarians International and the Canadian Authors Association Lilla Sterling Memorial Award. She co-authored the first book in this series, Righting Canada's Wrongs: Japanese Canadian Internment in the Second World War. She lives in Canning, Nova Scotia.

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Heather Collins brings Come Sit By Me alive with the colourful illustration style for which she has become known. Her popular children's picture book credits include Whoosh I Hear a Sound!, The Bare Naked and A Pioneer Story: The Daily Life of a Canadian Family in 1840 for which She won both the Information Book Award and the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award. When she's not illustrating in her attic studio in Toronto, Heather can be found spending time with her two children and her husband.

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Editorial Reviews

A book that will answer many questions children have about trees ... Accomplished with a clearly written narrative, the inclusion of interesting facts, color illustrations that feature children from diverse cultural backgrounds, and several inquiry-based investigations.

Science Books and Films

The series encourages children to become close observers of nature and also provides step-by-step experiments and activities to perform, such as heating a pine cone to release its seeds. Hickman has done a good job of finding interesting tidbits of information and making comparisons. The type is large, and the colorful drawings are attractive.


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