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

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
The Copper Tree

It’s about remembering the good bits of a person and putting them inside you.

  • Isobel Butters (age 8)
  • (via Amazon)
Help A Hamster

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

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