BLOG: City of Trees Top Three for World Book Day

4 March 2020

This World Book Day might not be what we’re used to, but reading is even more important during lockdown. For adults, reading provides an opportunity for mindful activity and a creative escape. For children, reading inspires imagination, creativity and connects children to nature.

World Book Day recommendations for children:

For BEGINNER READERS: The wolf, the duck and the mouse by Mac Barnett.

For EARLY READERS: Rabbit and bear by Julian Gough and Jim Field.

For FLUENT READERS: Beetle Boy by M.G. Leonard.

City of Trees 'Top Tree'

Chosen by staff at City of Trees, this next top three will be a great addition to your lockdown walks, so you can learn more about the trees you see around you every day.

Around the World in 80 trees by Jonathon Drori

“Trees play a role in every part of human life, from the romantic to the regrettable. From the trees of Britain, to India's sacred banyan tree, they offer us sanctuary and inspiration - not to mention the raw materials for everything from aspirin to maple syrup”.

The Hidden life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

“Trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers”.

Wise Trees by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel

“Diane Cook and Len Jenshel… spent more than three years traveling to more than 70 sites across five continents to photograph some of the world’s most historic and inspirational trees. Wise Trees presents these beautiful trees, along with their remarkable stories”.

What are your World Book Day recommendations to read with kids or enjoy for adults? Let us know what you’re reading right now to connect to nature! Tweet, facebook or tag us on instagram /cityoftreesmcr