Tu B'Shevat Books For Children Ages 5 and Up

Now that your children are familiar with the traditions surrounding Tu B'Shevat, dig deep into the themes of environmental stewardship with these beautiful picture books. 

Related: Stories to Inspire Planting For Tomorrow

The Heart-Shaped Leaf

The Heart-Shaped Leaf by Shira Geffen

Recommended for ages 5 to 6

One day, as Alona walks home in the rain, a very special leaf falls on her head. This gentle story illustrates the unique relationship human beings have with the natural world -- especially trees.

Pavel and the Tree Army

Pavel and the Tree Army by Heidi Smith Hyde

Recommended for ages 7 to 8

Pavel is a new American, and he’s excited to take part in making his adopted country beautiful -- so he joins an army corps that’s dedicated to planting trees! Some of the people he works with are less welcoming than others, but Pavel learns that becoming a true American is a little like planting your roots in a new land.

Picture a Tree

Picture a Tree by Barbara Reid

Recommended for ages 5 to 6

Close your eyes and picture a tree. Everyone knows what a tree looks like, right? But there are so many different ways to look at them -- and appreciate all the things that they do.

Sadie’s Snowy Tu B’Shevat

Sadie’s Snowy Tu B’Shevat by Jamie Korngold

Recommended for ages 4 to 5

Sadie knows Tu B'Shevat, the birthday of the trees, is a traditional time to plant a tree -- but it's too snowy where she lives. Her grandmoteher helps Sadie and her brother, Ori, come up with another way to express love and care for the planet we live on.

Pearl Moscowitz's Last Stand by Arthur Levine

Recommended for ages 7 to 8

Pearl loved her street. She loved the people on her street, and she loved the trees on her street -- planted there by her mother years before. So when the city wants to cut them down, it’s time for Pearl to take a stand.


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