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’.


More testimonials

Christmas Surprise

This title is the second in ‘The Copper Tree Class’ series and shows the children planning for and making a visit to the local care home at Christmas. One of the children, Rupal, has parents who work in the home and when her mother suggests the visit, the children are excited at the possibility. Everyone […]

  • Books for Keeps
  • Elizabeth Schlenther
  • Books for Keeps
The Copper Tree

The perfect story for children who have lost a parent or much loved figure in their life, honest unsentimental and reassuring. It belongs in every school library.

  • Barbara Smith
  • Former Acting Head Teacher
  • Mount Pellon School, Halifax
Help A Hamster

A touching and insightful story that helps children understand more about adoption.

  • Bookseller’s Children’s Buyer Guide
  • Bookseller's Children's Buyer Guide