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 as one of the ‘Top Ten Books for Children Dealing with Death and Grief’.


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Christmas Surprise

This is a thoughtful story about a class of young children who are invited to a local care home to help the elderly residents get ready for Christmas. Vibrant and colourful pictures are in tune with the words and the children experience that there is much more to this celebration than money can buy.

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Blue Barn Farm

Blue Barn Farm encourages children to appreciate the natural sources of our food and the positive ways in which food can be shared for the benefit of all. Hilary Robinson and Mandy Stanley write groundbreaking picture books that deal with topical issues in a sensitive way.

  • Ruth Humphreys
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The Copper Tree

A delightful and touching story of life and how we live it, as little people and bigger people, together and on our own. ‘The Copper Tree’ brings a tear and a smile to my face at the same time.

  • Ger Graus
  • Chief Executive
  • The Children's University
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