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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Christmas Surprise

There are lots of interesting characters in this story, as well as sensitive ways in which to help children understand how we are all different and to not just see people as "old", but appreciate the richness and stories of their lives.

  • Juno Magazine
  • Saffia Farr
  • Juno Magazine
  • Juno Magazine
Help A Hamster

Brilliantly written and illustrated. Answers questions with sensitivity and care.

  • Read it Daddy
  • Read it Daddy
The Copper Tree

Author Hilary Robinson takes a tender and lighthearted approach towards helping young children understand death and the subsequent feeling of loss.

  • eFuneral
  • Nicholas Kania
  • eFuneral