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Staff Favorites: 18 Must-Read Children's Books

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The Great Kapok Tree


by Lynne Cherry
Ages 4-8

This lighthearted story touches on a rather serious matter -- the endangered rain forest. Children are given an inside look at what the Kapok tree means to all the creatures that live around it, and how important it is to preserve the world's ecology. This colorful book effectively brings to light how everyone is capable of making a difference in the world, one little creature at a time. Members of our team have read this book time and time again.

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