The Copper Tree

The Copper Tree Class

The Copper Tree Class is a series of books following the lives of a small group of children and the lives of those around them. The creators, Hilary Robinson and Mandy Stanley, have addressed critical topics and themes that affect small children, such as death, relationships with the elderly, adoption, child caregivers and bullying and gently interwoven those strands into accessible and charming picturebooks.

A book to help explain death to a child

Book cover of The Copper Tree by Hilary Robinson and Mandy Stanley

It can be difficult to explain the death of a loved one to a child. A book can provide the ideal opportunity for addressing and exploring issues which are associated with death and an accessible picture book like The Copper Tree can help.

The Copper Tree was chosen by efuneral.com as one of the ‘Top Ten Books for Children Dealing with Death and Grief’.

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The Copper Tree

We think it is excellent for pre-schools and infant schools and the only book we know of that addresses the death of a teacher.

  • Jane Keightley
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  • Child Bereavement Charity
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Help A Hamster

This is a very touching book about being adopted. When the class hamster has babies, Alfie Tate becomes involved in finding new homes from them. This is especially poignant because Alfie explains to the class that he was adopted when he was little. He shares his life story book, which has pictures of him when […]

  • Juno Review
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The Copper Tree

A great book for young children facing bereavement.

  • Waterstones
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