Forest Module Print Resources for Students
Ages 4 through 8
George, Kristine O'Connell. Old Elm speaks: Tree Poems. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998. Short
simple poems presenting images of trees, illustrated with paintings; good for reading aloud.
Gile, John. The First Forest . John Gile Communications, 1989. Story about greed versus caring with
trees as characters.
McGee, Marni. Forest Child. Simon and Schuster, 1994. Rich paintings illustrate the story of a boy lost
in the woods and cared for by animals.
Romanova, Natalia. Once There Was a Tree. E.P. Dutton, 1992. A richly illustrated story of a tree stump
and its inhabitants and environs.
Van Leeuween, Jean. Nothing Here But Trees. Dial Books for Young Readers, 1998. A pioneer family
makes a new home in the forested land of Ohio in the early 19th century.
Armbruster, Ann. Wildfires. Watts, 1996. Types of fires, technologies, controversies.
Arnold, Caroline. A Walk in the Woods. Silver Press, 1990. Plants and animamls, how the forest changes
with the seasons.
Arnosky, Jim. Crinkleroot's Guide to Knowing the Trees. Simon and Schuster, 1992. An old woodland
character describes the parts of a tree, differences between forest types and their inhabitants.
Beame, Rona and Lionel Kalish. Backyard Explorer Leaf and Tree Guide with Book. Workman Publish-
ing Cmpany, Inc., 1989. Discusses types and life cycles of trees, how they function, how to collect and
preserve leaves, and presents some projects to do.
Gafney, Michael. Secret Forests. Artists, 1994. Discover insects in their habitat.
George, Lindsay Barrett. In the Woods: Who's Been Here? Greenwillow, 1995. On a walk in the autumn
woods, observe traces of creature activity, nests, food, cocoons.
Hankin, Rosie. Up the Tall Tree. Raintree/Steck-Vaughn, 1996. About the creatures that live in trees.
Kirkpatrick, Rena. Leaves. Raintree/Steck-Vaughn Publishers, 1992. Introduces the various types of
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