“Every Tree Has a Story” by Cécile Benoist, transl. from the French by Sylvia Rucker, illus. by Charlotte Gastaut

This is such a gorgeous book, and I’m so glad I bought it and FINALLY got around to reading it. I picked it up at one of my favorite bookstores because I couldn’t look away from the cover. I was transfixed by the illustration and knew I had to own a copy, and now after reading it, I’m glad to have this as part of my collection.


Kids Nonfiction — Nature & Environment





From Goodreads

This visually stunning book is an exploration of unique trees—from the tallest Sequoia in California, to a very special forest in India, to a lone Acacia in the Sahara desert—offering a window into different cultures around the world.

Spectacular art enhances twenty fascinating stories about unique species, traditions, and the people who both nurture and destroy different trees from every corner of the world. This beautiful book improbably tells the story of women’s equality in India; endangered species in the Seychelle Islands; and the green belt movement in Kenya—among other true tales of the tallest, broadest, most interesting, significant trees on every continent.

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Six for Sunday: For the Love of Nature

Six for Sunday is a bookish meme created and hosted by Steph at A Little But a Lot.

This Sunday’s topic:

Books with nature themes

I’ve selected 6 books below that discuss some aspect of nature. The bunch here is composed of graphic novels and picture books, some for adults and some for kids. I’ve read all except two. (I’ll like the titles to my reviews.)

The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America by Matt Kracht (illus.)

This is one of the books I haven’t read yet, but I’m looking forward to it. From the bits I’ve quickly read, I get that this one will be hilarious. It’s a field guide that does contain true facts about the illustrated birds, but it’s all done in a snarky tone. I’d say it’s for older teens and adults.

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