Even before Joyce Kilmer penned the classic poem, “Trees,” poets have found inspiration in the unique nature of the noble tree. As tree climbers, children can appreciate their enthusiasm. Share some of these tree-focused poetry books, perhaps along with a leaf collecting and tree identification activity.
The list begins:
Argueta, Jorge. 2003. Trees are hanging from the sky. Toronto: Groundwood.
Engle, Margarita. 2008. The Surrender Tree. New York: Holt.
Florian, Douglas. 2010. Poetrees. New York: Simon & Schuster.
George, Kristine O’Connell. 1998. Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems. New York: Clarion.
Gerber, Carole. 2008. Winter Trees. Ill. by Leslie Evans. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
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