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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Help A Hamster

A touching story which helps children to gain a better understanding of adoption.

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Tom's Sunflower

The story neatly underlines some of the concerns children develop when they're dividing their time between two parents who no longer live together. The story of Tom has a neat twist that imparts a hugely positive message.

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Help A Hamster

The Copper Tree series of books following the lives of a group of schoolchildren are known for addressing topics and themes that affect small children. Aimed at youngsters aged four to seven, the books – by Yorkshire author Hilary Robinson – tackle social issues from a child’s perspective, in a gentle, reassuring way. Interwoven into the charming picture books are themes such as bereavement, divorce […]

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