Season 10 - Episodes 5 & 6 - A Forest Adventure

A Forest Adventure

Join Lauren and the Reading Bug on an impossible adventure into the heart of a mother tree. Learn about the complex and incredible systems that help trees grow big and strong, and about what you can do to help protect them.

Books Mentioned in this Podcast

Fiction: 
Big Tree By Brian Selznick, Brian Selznick (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Brian Selznick, Brian Selznick (Illustrator)
$32.99
ISBN: 9781338180633
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 4th, 2023

The fate of all life on Earth may depend on the bravery of two little seeds in this epic adventure from the #1 New York Times bestselling creator and Caldecott Medalist of The Invention of Hugo Cabret.


Billy and the Minpins By Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593113424
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2019

Billy's mum says he must never go out through the garden gate and explore the dark forest beyond. So, one day, he does exactly that! There Billy meets the amazing Minpins, tiny people who live inside the hollow trees.


Stuck By Oliver Jeffers, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Oliver Jeffers, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780399257377
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Published: Philomel Books - November 10th, 2011

When Floyd's kite gets stuck in a tree, he's determined to get it out. But how? Well, by knocking it down with his shoe, of course. But strangely enough, it too gets stuck. And the only logical course of action . . . is to throw his other shoe. Only now it's stuck! Surely there must be something he can use to get his kite unstuck. An orangutan? A boat? His front door? Yes, yes, and yes. And that's only the beginning.


The Night Gardener By Terry Fan, Eric Fan, Terry Fan (Illustrator), Eric Fan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Terry Fan, Eric Fan, Terry Fan (Illustrator), Eric Fan (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481439787
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 16th, 2016

One day, William discovers that the tree outside his window has been sculpted into a wise owl. In the following days, more topiaries appear, and each one is more beautiful than the last. Soon, William’s gray little town is full of color and life. And though the mysterious night gardener disappears as suddenly as he appeared, William—and his town—are changed forever.


Forest Bath Right Down This Path By Illustrator Khoa Le (Illustrator), Lisa Robinson Cover Image
$18.99
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ISBN: 9781683649984
Published: Sounds True - May 9th, 2023

On a sticky summer day, when it is too hot to do anything, Kayla suggests a forest bath. Daddy needs a little more convincing, but soon they are heading into the forest. Kayla takes in the sights, sounds, and smells of the natural world around her. Cinnamon fern and bunchberry grow in the shade. The packed dirt under Kayla’s feet is hard and the sunlight through the branches is soft. She breathes a symphony of scents—soil, sedge, and moss—and finds a stream with an icy current. A black-throated green warbler trills in the distance zee-zee-zee-zoo-zee.


Non-Fiction: 
Because of an Acorn: (Nature Autumn Books for Children, Picture Books about Acorn Trees) By Lola M. Schaefer, Adam Schaefer, Frann Preston-Gannon (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452112428
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 2nd, 2016

Because of an acorn, a tree grows, a bird nests, a seed becomes a flower. Enchanting die-cuts illustrate the vital connections between the layers of an ecosystem in this magical book. Wander down the forest path to learn how every tree, flower, plant, and animal connect to one another in spiraling circles of life. An acorn is just the beginning.


Can You Hear the Trees Talking?: Discovering the Hidden Life of the Forest By Peter Wohlleben Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781771644341
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Published: Greystone Kids - October 1st, 2019

Discover the secret life of trees with this nature and science book for kids: Can You Hear the Trees Talking? shares the mysteries and magic of the forest with young readers, revealing what trees feel, how they communicate, and the ways trees take care of their families. The author of The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben, tells kids about the forest internet, aphids who keep ants as pets, nature's water filters, and more fascinating things that happen under the canopy.


Other Great Books for You to Explore: 
The Giving Tree By Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780060256654
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Published: HarperCollins - February 18th, 2014

The Mushroom Fan Club By Elise Gravel Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781770463226
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - May 8th, 2018

Katya's Book of Mushrooms: Fungi, Fauna, Facts & Folklore By Katya Arnold, Sam Swope Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250893567
Availability: On Our Store Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - July 11th, 2023

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