Deep Roots: How Trees Sustain Our Planet

deeprootsAuthor: Tate, Nikki
Pub. Date: 2016
Pages: 48
List Price: 19.95
Suggested Grades: 4 to 8
NON-FICTION – (hardcover)

Most of us see trees every day, and too often we take them for granted. Trees provide us with everything from food, fuel and shelter to oxygen and filtered water. Deep Roots celebrates the central role trees play in our lives, no matter where we live. Each chapter in Deep Roots focuses on a basic element—water, air, fire and earth—and explores the many ways in which we need trees to keep our planet healthy and livable. From making rain to producing fruit to feeding fish, trees play an integral role in maintaining vibrant ecosystems all over the world. Facts about trees and hands-on activities throughout help readers discover ways to get to know our giant neighbors.”

Reviewed by Sophia Hunter. CM: Canadian Review of Materials, March, 2016 Highly Recommended “Tate does a wonderful job of creating a broad, but succinct, overview of trees and the critical role they play in our life. She includes examples from around the world, not forgetting urban dwellers. As many libraries and classrooms are seeking to provide more information to young readers on climate change and environmental issues, Deep Roots will be a wonderful addition.”

Kirkus Review “a solid foundation, a taproot to appreciating the incredible diversity and contribution of trees to our everyday lives.”

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