Coming soon: The second edition of The Wish Trees. This children’s tree planting book was originally an environmental education tool for The ChariTree Foundation’s children’s tree planting work but it grew in popularity and tree quotes from the book started going viral like:
“I’m planting a tree to teach me to gather strength from my deepest roots.”― Andrea Koehle Jones, The Wish Trees
This 2021 edition of The Wish Trees: How Planting Trees Can Help Make the World a Better Place includes a bonus: “How to Plant a Wish Tree. There has been more interest in the book recently due to climate change, so the author added a new updated version with a non-fiction STEM how-to feature called How to Plant a Wish Tree.
100% of profits from this book will be donated to The ChariTree Foundation and other children’s environmental education projects. Andrea loves giving copies to children and teachers she works with especially at schools with environmental education programs as well as orphanages in Africa.
Andrea is now seeking representation for other environmentally themed picture books and a middle grade manuscript she is currently revising.
Contact Andrea if you hear of an outstanding agent interested in environmentally themed children’s picture books about wildfires, ocean plastics…
About The Wish Trees
Inspiring and uplifting, The Wish Trees is rooted in the idea that every child can help make the world a better place. This whimsical children’s book introduces young readers to the fun of tree planting as they meet kids around the globe planting Wish Trees and making wishes.
Kids will discover the wonder of trees and enjoy searching for different animals and tree names with each new page. Thoughtful, empowering and beautifully written by journalist and children’s environmental education advocate Andrea Koehle Jones, The Wish Trees features illustrations by New York Times best-selling illustrator Alicia Padrón. The Wish Trees: How Planting Trees Can Help Make the World a Better Place will inspire little tree planters and wishers everywhere.
Discover how to plant a tree
Young children will fall in love with trees, learn how trees can help our planet and begin to understand that they are never too little to help the world. This second edition of The Wish Trees includes a bonus: “How to Plant a Wish Tree.”
Subjects LCSH: Trees-juvenile literature.
Children’s Forest & Tree Books
Children’s Environment & Ecology Books
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
is available on the Library of Congress website.
Imprint: Independently published
First published: 2008
Second edition: 2021
To make sure your tree grows healthy and happy, talk to your parents and teachers about choosing the best tree seedling for your planting area. Also they can help you find a safe and legal place to plant it. Another fun way to plant a tree is through an organization that plants trees like The ChariTree Foundation — the children’s environmental education charity.
The tree-friendly paperless Kindle edition will launon July 4, 2021 and the paperback will launch in August, 2021.
“I love this book. I love the warmth of the illustrations, I love the language of the book and I love the feeling that I have when reading it. This is certainly a feel-good book that focuses on wishes we make throughout our life… simple, basic wishes… pure and genuine. We wish for shelter, friendship, memories, and yes, mountain bikes too!” – Heather
“A lovely book which will make you do something good after reading it. A book with message for all. Its quite amusing and the illustrations are fantastic.” – Famma
“This reminds me…I want to plant a tree in our garden. ?Such simple but environmental and inspirational book.” – Vim
“Fantastic book! I purchased this book as a sample to view before purchasing a larger quantity as part of a holiday gift. The graphics are great and the unique stories/characters on each page were heartwarming. I recommend this book for all children!” – Melanie
“I loved it… I have a two year old girl and read a small paragraph before she goes to sleep. I finished and and we enjoyed every second of it. It has so much imagination and very simple. I want a tree. ♥” – Rosario
“Beautiful illustrations and text pair to show the wonderful ways children can connect with nature through a single wish tree. The text is poetic and soothing, but simple enough for young listeners and young independent readers. A great gift for nature-loving kids and a wonderful addition to any classroom, library, or home.” — Kate
“Wonderful environmental theme in a book kids enjoy. Postive and uplifting theme. Beautifully illustrated. Printed on recycled paper. Be sure to check out the Love Trees website where, for a small donation, a tree will be planted for your special child, teacher, etc. and that person will receive a “tree certificate” with their name on it.” – Cirroc