Sky Tree: Seeing Science Through Art
Author: Thomas Locker
Illustrator: Thomas Locker
Publisher: HarperTrophy, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Recommended Age Range: 4 to 8
Through beautiful paintings of one tree, the author shows each of the seasons and the weather it brings. Simple poetic language accompanies each image along with questions about how each picture makes the reader feel.
Awards: American Bookseller Pick of the Lists; Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children (NSTA)
Tap the Magic Tree
Author: Christie Matheson
Illustrator: Christie Matheson
Publisher: Greenwillow Books, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Recommended Age Range: 3 to 7
The magic of the seasons is captured in Tap the Magic Tree; an interactive picture book showing nature at its finest throughout the year. With budding leaves, blooming apples, lost leaves, and frosted branches, this book shows one tree’s amazing transformation with every turn of the page.
Awards: Amazon.com Best Books of the Year 2013: Ages 3-5 (Picture Books); 2013 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Book Award for Preschoolers; NPR’s Best Books of 2013: Kids’ Books