Fall 2022

The Story of Our Tree

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Two groups of friends. Two tiny seedlings. And one BIG dream of a greener, tree-filled future.

This engaging, science-packed picture book follows two very different groups of young friends as they each plant a tree and then share their excitement through a series of pen pal letters.

In the USA, five friends plant an acorn that grows into an oak tree seedling. They learn about their tree’s life cycle and how it will become an ecosystem that gives food and a home to birds, insects, and other animals. In Senegal, Africa, five friends plant an acacia tree as part of Africa’s Great Green Wall Project. They learn how their tree will nourish the soil, trap water, shade the hot land, and help their village grow crops. Both groups of friends also discover that their trees will help fight climate change!

  • A narrative story supported with high-interest science fact boxes
  • Perfect for nonfiction reading
  • Supports curriculum learning about plant life cycles
  • Includes a “Plant an Oak Tree” project
  • Beautiful mixed media images using illustration, photos, and collage

This uplifting celebration of trees will encourage young readers to not only notice, value, and enjoy these giants of the plant kingdom, but also want to plant a tree themselves.

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Temporarily out of stock
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books, Science
Copyright 2022
Publisher Ruby Tuesday Books
Imprint Ruby Tuesday Books
Language English
Number of Pages 36
Publication Date 2022-09-06
Text Type Informational Fiction
BISACS JUV029010, JUV063000, JUV039060
Dewey 582
Dimensions 8.25 x 11
Lexile 630
Guided Reading Level Q
Features Accessible layouts, Activities, Endnote, Original artwork, and Reviewed



“An upbeat read-aloud choice that presents information while encouraging global awareness.”—Booklist

Author: Ruth Owen

Ruth Owen has written more than 400 children’s books. She writes on many subjects, but science and nature are her favorite topics to research and make accessible for young readers.