The City Tree


Author: Shira Boss

Illustrator: Lorena Alvarez

In this enchanting and informative picture book with environmental themes, a newly planted street tree transforms the neighborhood as residents nurture it through the seasons. Vibrantly illustrated and including extensive back matter, this is a lovely ode to how trees make citiesand communitiesbetter. Perfect for fans of The Night Gardener and The Curious Garden.

Dani lives on a city block carpeted with concrete—until a street tree moves in. 

The tree brings the wonders of nature to Dani’s doorstep and is good company through the days and seasons. But it will need help to thrive . . .

This love letter to the many gifts of trees reminds us to take care of our neighbors—even those with roots, branches, and leaves.